Mrs. Holland - First Grade
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BookMy name is Sherri Holland and this is my 27th year of teaching.  I have a multiple subject teaching credential and a specialist credential in early childhood education from California State University, Fresno. I have taught kindergarten, first grade, K/1st, and third grade. This year I will be teaching first grade and I love it!

My goal this year is to help your child develop a love of learning, a sense of accomplishment in everything he or she does, and to become a capable, successful little student!

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:15 Morning message
8:15-8:50 Reading Mastery
8:50-9:40 Guided Reading
9:40-9:55 Recess
9:55-11:05 Guided Reading/Writing
11:05-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:10 Story
12:10-1:20 Number Talks/Math
1:20-1:48 Common Core Units
1:48-2:00 Recess
2:00-2:10 P.E.

Music, Art, and Technology are also part of our day.


Your child is given homework Monday through Thursday in a homework folder. I also expect your child to read each and every day. I will send home short stories during the week which your child should practice at home, but it would be great if you could make sure your child has many books available to read at home.House


Please make sure your child has pencils, crayons, paper, and a variety of learning tools at home.  Working together we can create an excellent learning environment for your child.  Students should carry a backpack to and from school each day.

Classroom Rules Our Five “Bees” Promise
Listen and follow directions. “Bee”lieve in yourself!
Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat. “Bee” a good listener.
Keep your hands and your feet to yourself. “Bee” responsible!
Respect your classmates and your teacher. “Bee” a hard worker.
  “Bee” kind!

Students will learn the six traits of good character, which include respect, trustworthiness, honesty, responsibility, fairness, and caring.

We will learn many new things in first grade. Here are some of of of the new common core standards we are working on...

First Grade:

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems.
Relate counting to addition and subtraction.
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120.‚Äč
Tell and write time in hours and half-hours.


Just let me know if you’d like a complete list of Common Core State Standards and I’ll make a copy for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help you any way I can.  Thank you!