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First Grade Room 31

Mrs. Horgan's 


First Grade Classroom! 

kids reading

Children are our future.  They come to me from all walks of life, making them all very unique individuals.  I believe it is my responsibility to know and understand your children that are entrusted to my care and adjust my teaching to meet their needs.  I will provide an environment that stimulates all learning styles.  I believe this enables every child to attain their highest level of achievement.

jungle animals
Wild About Learning!

Our school theme this year is "Wild About Learning!"  Students and families will see images of children and jungle animals "wild" and excited about learning throughout the building, each encouraging students to become learners that are "wild" about all they will learn this school year in their classrooms, in the lunchroom and on the playground.

                           monkeys on a vine                                    

When the first graders come to our classroom they will see monkeys hanging out and having fun as they learn together.  They are on each locker, on the hallway walls and on bulletin boards.  Many of the monkeys will have student names on them.  I wonder how many times my 1st graders will find their names?

  school supplies       


First Day of School

The first day of school is September 6th and is a half day.  The school day begins at 8:50. On half days we dismiss at 12:10. On full days dismissal is at 3:58. First graders will line up outside the doors on the north side of the building (door #9). There will be a sign with my name on it that students will line up behind. Students are not allowed to play on the playground equipment before the school day begins.

If families have already bought their school supplies, they may bring them on the 1st day.  Students are asked to make sure they have a soft pencil case, not the plastic box style.  These do not fit in our drawers.  Some of the supplies will be kept in student desks and some of them will be stored for community use. A list of school supplies, by grade level, can be found on the Hoover home page.

On the 1st day, the youngest and only students from each family will be bringing home a packet of information and forms that need to be filled out at home and returned as soon as possible.  Please look for this packet in your child's backpack. The pink card will need to be signed on both sides in the bottom right corner.

                                            parents & kids at school

Curriculum/Open House Night

On September 28, Hoover will have a Curriculum/Open House Night for parents.  It is a very important night as I will be explaining your child's 1st grade year.  I will be explaining my expectations, our daily schedule, homework, lunch routines, parent/teacher communications and many other important topics. Please try your best to be here as it is difficult to convey so much information on an individual basis. The Curriculum portion of the evening for 1st grade will be from 5:30-6:15. During this time your child will be playing outside on the playground with Hoover staff supervising.  From 6:15-7:15 students will be brought back in the building and will meet you in our classroom for the Open House portion of the night.
Classroom Updates from Room 31

I would like all my 1st grade families to sign up for my classroom updates.  You can do this by sending me an email using the link at the bottom of this page.  It only takes a few minutes of your time.  I use this means of communication to email families every Sunday to give important information such as the curriculum being taught each week, spelling words, projects, assignments, field trip info and other general information to save on paper.

Below are a few pictures to get a sneak-peak of our classroom:

Our Constitution
We will learn all about our country and how it began.

Our classroom calendar where we will learn
 many ways to make numbers, time, money, weather and temperature.

reading tools
You will learn to read using these reading tools.

guided reading table
This is our guided reading table where
we will learn to read and build words together.

classroom tables
This is where you will read, write and
explore 1st grade with your classmates.


 Math facts help at home:

Addition Flash Cards

Timed Practice tests

Website math fact practice (see MyLinks)





"Each day, our mission at Hoover Elementary School is to provide a joyful and engaging environment, which inspires a love of learning."

Mrs. Horgan's Website
Hoover Elementary
15900 Levan
Livonia, MI 48154