Sunday, October 8, 2017

Tales with Tails October Visit Pictures

Jack, an English Sheepdog, visited our Writing Class on Friday afternoon.  We did a meet and greet today to familiarize the students with the dogs who will be visiting our classrooms each month.  During the next visit, students will read to our visitor.  They are quite excited for the next visit. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Mrs. Dryzal

Monday, October 2, 2017

Decomposing Numbers

 In Everyday Math Unit 2, students are learning to decompose numbers.  Using the 10 Frame, students discovered the different combinations of 10, as well as decomposing numbers within 10.    You can visit this link for more information about Unit 2 and what students will be learning. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Mrs. Dryzal

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sharing Our Me Bags

 Students shared their Me Bag contents with the class last week.  Then they each wrote about why the item they shared was special to them.  The students really enjoyed sharing their items with the class.  Thank you for participating in our home/school project!

Mrs. Dryzal

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 :

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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A to Z Countdown-May 1-5, 2017

A to Z Countdown for the Week of May 1-5

Monday--B--Bubble Gum Day--bring your favorite gum to share with the class!  

Tuesday--C--Candy--Bring candy to share with your classmates!

Wednesday--D--Dance Day--We’ll dance in class today!

Thursday--E--Extra Recess

Friday--No School Act 80 Day

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Air and Weather Science Investigation 1

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Above is a slide show of the fun learning experiences we've been having in Science class.  Students 
are learning about Air.  These photos begin at Investigation 1 and end with Investigation 4.  We have 2 more investigations on Air before we complete this unit of study. Ask your child about the experiments in the pictures to learn more about what we're learning about in class.  

 Thank you for stopping by!  
Mrs. Dryzal

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Valentine's Day and the 100th Day All in One!

 We celebrated Valentine's Day by exchanging Valentines and having an Ice Cream Sundae Party.  Thank you to all of the families who donated items for our party and thank you to Galliker's Dairy for their donation of ice cream for our entire grade level.

 Due to the Snow Days we've had, the 100th day was on the same day as our Valentine's Day Celebration.  We did a variety of 100th day Math Activities.  

We solved some difficult Math problems to find 100 on the 100 Grid.  The students really enjoyed finding the mystery picture.  

Thank you for stopping by!  
Mrs. Dryzal