Ms. Renee Gaston


Art  - Wednesdays

Library - Fridays   

Music -  Mondays and Thursdays       

P.E. - Mondays and Thursdays


Parent Website


We have 20 students in our classroom.

Boys ~ 9

Girls ~ 11

May, June, July, and August Birthdays

Kelsea 5 ~ 1

Liam 6 ~ 1

Sia 6 ~ 6

Avan 6 ~ 11

Londyn 7 ~ 16

Aliya 7 ~ 31

Madison 8 ~ 10

Leon 8 ~ 15


5-1~ Spring Sing

5-8 ~ Late Start

5-21 ~ Field Day

5-27 ~ No School

5-28 ~ End Of Year Party

5-31 ~ Last Day Of School

~  Please check red folder each night.

~ Library books are due every Friday.

~ Please pack a fruit or vegetable each day for a snack.

~ "Sharing Time" is every Friday.  Please bring in something to share with your classmates (an item or a thought).


Welcome to the exciting, adventurous journey I call first grade!  This is my thirty third 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.


* Please do not forget to sign up to be a guest reader.

 Guest reading time is on Tuesday afternoons from 2:25-2:50.

The following concepts were covered throughout the week:

Language Arts:

- started our readings of different life cycles

- asked questions and used background knowledge to link new information with key ideas

- shared questions and facts on a K-W-L chart

- used a vocabulary word web to deeply understand works in a book 

- wrote in our weekend journals

- continued with opinion writing (writing that is meant to persuade the reader to think like you)



- compared counting by ones and counting by tens to decide which way is more efficient 

- used the place value chart to record and name tens and ones

- interpreted two-digit numbers as either tens and some ones or as all ones

- wrote two-digit numbers as addition sentences that combine tens and ones

- added ones and ones and tens and tens

- used tape diagrams/double tape diagrams to solve problems 

- worked in our math journals and application booklets

Social Studies:

- started our map skills unit


- completed our butterfly/insect unit

- released our butterflies in the outdoor classroom