Monthly Archives: April 2020

See you tomorrow for a class meeting!

Be ready to share one thing you have done at home to spread kindness! This can be a way we have helped out around the house, a letter we have written to someone, or something kind we have said in person or on a phone call. We will also have a guest reader tomorrow ! SEE YOU AT 2:00!

To join, please click here:

To join by phone : Dial-in: (US) +1 917-341-2789 PIN: 716 765 520#

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

I hope that this weekend is fun and rejuvenating for everyone! We will have a class meeting on Monday at 10 am at the link below. The theme for this class meeting is SPORTS! Wear your favorite sports shirt or bring your favorite sports equipment to share with our friends! Parents: During this meeting I will go over the assignments for the week and let you know what needs to be turned in. That information is also on the checklist as well if you are unable to attend our class meeting. I can’t wait to see you all!

Dial In Option: Dial-in: (US) +1 225-442-0079 PIN: 848 239 481#

Good Morning First Grade!

Three updates for today….

  1. We will not be having our usual google meet this Friday afternoon because all PM teachers will be in a meeting. So, we will have one on Monday afternoon. The theme of this meeting will be sports. Bring your favorite sports equipment, jersey, or team memorabilia to share with friends. We will also be going over the assignments that are due next week. The link will be up this weekend:)
  2. Many of our friends are having difficulty with the science video. Please do not stress over it. Just do what you can.
  3. There are three assignments listed to turn in today. Pick your favorite and turn it into Miss Riley and I. You do not have to turn in all three.

Make it s Thundering Thursday first grade! Miss you bunches!

Happy Monday!

Good Morning first grade! Let’s have a great week! Miss Riley and I are looking forward to seeing all of your hard work! This week we will have new spelling words and new high frequency words to practice at home. Also, please take a minute and check out the fun activities our special area teachers have prepared for you!

Spelling Words : home rope hope rode rose those like nine right walk

High Frequency Words: brown loudly city love hello pulled

Our Next Class Meeting!

Hoping to see you on Friday for our second class Google Meet! Click below at 2pm this Friday to join! It’s a class pj party so wear your favorite pjs and bring a stuffed animal to share. We can’t wait to see you again.

Please keep sending me your work. Miss Riley and I love to look at it and send comments back to you. Keep it up first grade! We miss you bunches!!

Click below for the google meet Friday, April 17 at 2pm!

Dial In Option: Dial-in: (US) +1 225-442-0079 PIN: 848 239 481#

Happy Monday First Grade!

I loved seeing you on Thursday through our google meet conversation! I have missed you all so much! Today begins out next set of remote learning activities. Below are a few pointers that should make the week go smoothly. As always, please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Please make note of which activities are to be sent to the teachers so that I can make sure I have marked your child’s work as submitted. Assignments to be turned in are labeled in the directions for the assignment.

When photographing your child’s work, please make sure the photo is close enough that I can see it and give feedback.

I will be having another Google Meet session on Friday! Stay tuned for the details.

Below is a list of my office hours. During this time, you will get immediate feedback if you have any questions.

Thanks for all of your support! This is not the way we wanted to end our school year, but we will all do our best and be here for each other!

OFFICE HOURS: M- 10-11a, T 2-3p, W 2-3p, Th2-3p, F 10-11a


We are so excited to announce that we are going to have a class google meet tomorrow! This may get a little crazy having so many people together, but here are some tips!

Below is a google meet link. If you are using the computer to connect, please click on the link below. There is also a dial up option, with a PIN number to enter when prompted if you are using your phone for audio only. Please hover at the bottom of the screen and turn your microphone off by clicking on the microphone icon. When you want to speak, please turn it back on by clicking the icon again. Turning the mic off when the teacher is speaking helps from the distraction of background noise. Each child will get a turn to talk and ask any questions they may have.

I do have some important updates for parents concerning completion and turn in procedures for remote learning activities, so we are asking that a parent or adult be in the room when we are meeting. Our meeting topics will then be posted on the blog.



Mrs. Appel and Miss Rile

Looking forward to seeing work from you!

Dear Kiddos,

Today ends the first round of our assignments of review material. I hope you have fun today listening to The Hula Hoop Queen and I can’t wait to see some pictures of the beginning, middle, and end ! It’s also really important to talk and learn about fire safety with your family, as we are doing in social studies today!

I miss you very much!

Mrs. Appel