NOLA First Grade

  • Hi all, 

    It has been nice to get to know you and your kids the last two weeks. I am hoping that many of you are finding a routine and getting into a good schedule with things at this point. Please contact me anytime that you need help. I will be using this page to communicate different items for the week and helpful tips as well. I hope this serves as a guide to help you stay on track and answer any questions. 

    Here is my plan for class meetings this week. This could vary based on if I get any questions but I thought I would let you know my plan 


    Class Meetings- M, W, F

    Office Hours- T, Th 


    9:30-10:00 OR 10:00-10:30


    First Grade

    11:00-11:30 OR 11:30-12:00


    Monday- Letter names and sounds, read a book, retelling 

    Wednesday- I will touch on some math concepts covered in modules 2 and 3 

    Friday- We will do a class activity that focuses on mindset

    Have a great week! 

    Mrs. Kleckner 

  • You can find the complete weekly schedule here 

    First Grade Weekly Schedule

    Alphabet Videos- I have recorded videos for the animal letter cards that I go over with the students on Mondays. This is an optional activity, but I highly recommend it for any student that is still having trouble with letter names or letter sounds. There is a watch first video that explains the progression of the videos to help you know where to start your child. You would only need to practice one of these a day. They are 2-4 minutes long so they are a great Language Arts warm up. 

    Letter Names and Sounds Videos

    Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Program

    The Heggerty program aims to introduce important phonemic awareness concepts on a daily basis to students. Last year was the first year that I used it in my kindergarten classroom, and there was a noticeable increase in students' ability to understand and utilize these concepts to read and write. It goes over rhyming, blending, segmenting, initial sound, ending sound, substituting and other areas of phonemic awareness. At 10-15 minutes a lesson, it really packs in a lot of great content. The most important part is that students must follow along and participate to get the most out of the program. It is intended to be taught as one lesson a day, which is why most weeks have 5 lessons.

    This is the kindergarten version of the program, but since many of the students did not use this in the classroom last year I thought it would be good to start with the basics to get an understanding of what to do. If your child already did Heggerty last year they may not need to do this again at this time. We got to lesson 25 in my classroom before leaving for COVID, so you could pick back up later on. Reviewing these concepts will definitely help your child as they work on reading and writing so it wouldn't hurt to review. 

    Lesson 1 Heggerty

Important Notes/Reminders

  • Important Notes/Reminders

    • Optional assignments will not be graded but you can still submit them with the weekly work if you would like me to see what you completed
      • If you are ahead of these assignments and want to keep working you are more than welcome to do that 


    • Please allow me to unmute your child if you are asked before starting a zoom meeting. This makes it easier for me to communicate with your child without someone having to be right beside them to help unmute. 


    • Please do not log in to the zoom room until the time you wish to attend. I will start the meetings as close to the given time as possible, but if you come into a meeting 5 minutes early you will be joining a meeting that is still in progress


    • Please attempt to attend at least one class meeting a week


    • If you have questions feel free to ask questions as needed. It is my goal to get back to you as quickly as possible and I am here to help