Welcome to First Grade with Miss Huhtanen

Parent Updates


Happy Friday,

I want to make sure that everyone has read Mr. Scott's parent update and is aware that next week is Read Across America week.  Students are encouraged to dress up in a daily theme!  The theme of the day is determined by the book we are reading to the kids on that day. 

  • Monday- Green Eggs and Ham Day (wear something green to school)
  • Tuesday- Fox in Socks Day (wear mismatched socks or your favorite crazy socks)
  • Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday (wear mismatched clothes to school)
  • Thursday- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Day (wear your favorite color shirt)
  • Friday- The Lorax Day (help clean up your house and/or community)

There is no school Friday.



Daily Schedule

  • 8:00-8:45 Morning Meeting & SEL
  • 8:45-9:15 Phonics
  • 9:15-10:00 Reading Centers
  • 10:00-10:10 Read Aloud/ Movement Break
  • 10:10-10:55 Language Arts
  • 11:00-11:30 Lunch
  • 11:35-12:00 Recess
  • 12:05-12:10 Rest/ Bathroom
  • 12:10-12:55 Whole Group Math
  • 1:00-1:45 Specials
  • 1:50-2:35 Math Centers

*Effective Monday, February 3rd*

Specials Schedule:

  • Monday- Art
  • Tuesday- Gym
  • Wednesday- Informational Literacy
  • Thursday- Exploratory (taught by Mrs. Burns in February)
  • Friday- Music

Books and Riddles

Scholastic online book order code: TXTYN

Wordplay Riddles:

What do the classroom computers eat for snack?

A: Microchips


What goes up when the rain comes down?

A: An umbrella


What goes around the yard without moving?

A: A fence


What can you put in a glass, but never take out?

A: A crack


What has bark, but makes no noise?

A: A tree


What has hands, but can't hold anything?

A: A clock

Contact Information

Miss Huhtanen
Phone number: (860) 564-2728 ext. 1218
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First Grade Practice

Online Practice at Home:

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  • Reading: Lexia
  • Math: Freckle

Anytime Practice:

  • Tying your shoes
  • Fry's First 100 Sight Words
  • Listing nouns, adjectives, and verbs
  • Writing numbers to 120
  • Counting to 120
  • Counting by 10s
  • Counting by 5s
  • Counting by 2s
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year

Discuss Essential Questions:

Lesson 1- What is important about being a friend? 

Lesson 2- What happens during a storm?

Lesson 3- Why is going to school important?

Lesson 4- Who can you meet in a neighborhood? 

Lesson 5- What happens on a train?

Lesson 6- What lessons can you learn from story characters?

Lesson 7- How do animals communicate?

Lesson 8- How is music a part of everyday life?

Lesson 9- What makes a story or poem funny? 

Lesson 10- How can you show a friend that you care about him or her? 

Lesson 11- What kinds of plants and animals would you find in the ocean? 

Lesson 12- How are jungle animals different from animals on a farm?

Lesson 13- What changes do different seasons cause? 

Lesson 14- Why is it important to have rules? 

Lesson 15- What makes birds different from mammals? 

Lesson 16- What do astronauts do? 

Lesson 17- What are some different ways to travel? 

Lesson 18- What do farmers need to grow food? 

Lesson 19- Why is it important to learn about people from the past? 

Lesson 20- How can you help a friend who feels sad? 

Lesson 21- What grows in a garden? 

Lesson 22- Why do some animals have spots or stripes? 

Lesson 23- How can you take good care of a pet?

Lesson 24- What happens to a tree as it grows? 

Lesson 25- What can you learn from someone who is from another country? 

Lesson 26- What are some different ways to make art?

Lesson 27- Why is it important to try your best? 

Lesson 28- How can weather change your day? 

Lesson 29- How can insects be helpful? 

Lesson 30- Why is teamwork important in school or sports?