Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Everyday Math Resources


We use Everyday Mathematics Edition Four in first grade.  Here is a link to the parent resource page :

The page gives information on homework, goals for each unit and even how to play the games we use in class at home.  I hope you find this information useful.

Mrs. Dryzal

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Showing our Pride!

Mrs. Dryzal 

Penny Dice Game

We are working on counting in Everyday Math.  We have been working on counting by 1s, as well as skip-counting by 5 and 10.  On Wednesday, we played the Penny Dice Game.  Players start with a pile of 20 pennies. Each player takes turns rolling the die and taking that number of pennies. The player who has the most pennies at the end wins.   This game also teaches children to compare numbers using more than and less than.  

Sunday, August 20, 2017

D.O.T. Folder

D.O.T. Folders
The D.O.T. (Daily Organizational Tool)folder contains the sections listed below.  Each folder has three pockets.
  Please see that your child returns this folder daily.
Keep at Home
In this section of the folder, students will place work and other items that are to be kept at home.  This pocket should be cleaned out daily.
This section of the folder will contain homework papers.   Please return them in the same pocket. Your child will also have reading homework on a nightly basis.  This will be separate from the D.O.T. notebook, since not all first grades use this system. Be sure to check both daily.
Important Notes and Excuses
This section of the folder will contain any notes from school, notes from our Principal, school district as well as classroom information, etc. You may also send notes to school via this pocket.  This folder is also for sending excuses to school when your child is ill. If a doctor has seen your child, please send notification of that as well. 
Weekly Behavior Chart

The Important Notes and Excuses section will have a copy of a weekly behavior chart.  I will fill in the chart on Fridays according to the behavior of your child for the week.  Please be sure to sign the chart each weekend.  I will check charts on Mondays. 

Feel free to call, send in a note or e-mail

me with any questions about the D.O.T. folders.

Mrs. Dryzal

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Daily Schedule 2017-2018

A printable version is available at :  http://westside.gjsd.net/apps/bell_schedules/

Students arrive/ Breakfast/ interventions8:30 AM9:05 AM35 min
Homeroom/ Announcements8:55 AM9:05 AM10 min
Success for All Reading9:10 AM10:55 AM105 min
ELA10:55 AM11:20 AM25 min
Lunch11:20 AM11:50 AM30 min
Recess11:50 AM12:10 PM20 min
Mathematics12:10 PM1:10 PM60 min
Writing/Word work1:10 PM2:25 PM75 min
Specials2:25 PM2:55 PM30 min
Intervention2:55 PM    3:25 PM30 min
Student Dismissal3:25 PM3:45 PM30 min

Specials Schedule 2017-2018

Day A--Physical Education--Mr. Callihan

Day B--STEAM--Ms. DiPaolo

Day C--Music--Mrs. Myers

Day D--Library--Mrs. Hindman

Day E--PATHS--Mrs. Dryzal

Day F--Art--Mr. Barr

Our specials will run from 2:25-2:55  each school day.

Mrs. Dryzal

Sunday, June 4, 2017

First Grade 2016-17

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Wishing my students and their families a wonderful summer!  Thank you for a fun year!

Mrs. Dryzal