Hawthorne Elementary School

Ms. Renee Gaston

Welcome To First Grade - Room113

Welcome to the exciting, adventurous journey I call first grade!  This is my thirty second year teaching first grade at Hawthorne, and I am looking forward to a year filled with friendship, fun, growth, and development with your child.  In my classroom, I recognize each student as a unique person with individual needs and learning styles.  My main goal is to find the strengths in every child and build on them.  I believe that it is my responsibility to provide the students with the tools they will need to become lifelong learners.  I hope to instill in the children a love of exploration and discovery.  I want the learning process to be a positive experience.

Weekly News

Well, it is hard to believe that our year is coming to an end.  The children have grown into helpful, caring, responsible, and enthusiastic students ready for second grade!  It has been so exciting to see their growth academically and socially.  Thank you for sharing your child with me.  I am going to miss all of them next year!  I would like to say a special thank you for your support, kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness throughout the year!  Parent truly help make the year successful.


I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing summer vacation!







Extra Information

* Please do not forget to label your child's winter coat, hat, gloves, mittens, boots, and snow pants.


* Please have your child dress appropriately for the winter weather.


* The school nurse is asking for donations of old clothes for the school office.


* Library books are due on Monday.  


* Red folders should be brought to school each day.


* Please contact me if you would like to read to the class.


* Daily snacks should be placed in the backpack.





- phone number and address


- tying shoes


- zipping and buttoning winter coats


Specials Schedule

Art  - Thursday ~ 1:55-2:55

Library - Tuesday ~ 1:55-2:25    

Music - Wednesday ~ 2:25-2:55

             Friday ~ 1:55-2:25

P.E. - Tuesday ~ 2:25-2:55

          Wednesday ~ 1:55-2:25

Math Resource

Class Size

We have 21 students in our classroom.


Boys ~ 11


Girls ~ 10



Each student has had the opportunity to be a classroom star!  They all continue to shine!

May Birthdays

Reece ~ 5-5-18


Rafe ~ 5-10-18


Lydia ~ 5-15-18


Zach ~ 5-17-18


Matthew ~ 5-20-18


Charlotte ~ 5-24-18


Sam ~ 5-27-18