Hello.  I have been teaching First Grade at Columbus ISD for 23 years.  I graduated from Texas State University with M.S. in Education and Master's degree in Counseling and Guidance.  I was raised in the beautiful, small town of Round Top and graduated from Round Top-Carmine.  I now live in Columbus with my husband and daughter, Taylor.  My goal is to provide a safe, loving environment that encourages learning and fun.  I am excited to be a part of your child's day and look forward to a great year.
CES First Grade Teachers would like to encourage students to continue with their learning during this time off. We are including ideas as well as learning resources to help with this.  If you have any questions, please email us using the links on the staff pages.
Recommended Daily Activities:
Rise & Shine: Take care of personal hygiene & eat breakfast
Work:Assist with household chores
Learn: Spend 45-60 minutes three times daily engaging your brain
Play: Be creative and physically active
Bedtime: Keep as much routine as possible 
Available Online Learning Resources:
CLI Engage Family Engagement Resources (PreK)
Khan Academy (PK-12th)
Watershed Youth Education (3rd-12th, Science)
Children's Museum of Houston (PK-5th)
Nueces Delta Preserve Classrooms (PK-12th, Science)
Texas A&M Forest Service (1st-12th, Science)
National Science Foundation (K-12, Science)
Understanding Science (4th-9th, Science) 
Ask a Biologist (3rd-10th, Science) 
PBS Learning Media (PK-12th) 
EdSitement! (K-12, Social Studies)
National Archives (6th-12th Social Studies)
BrainPop Jr. (K-5th) 
Code.org (K-12, STEM)
Readingeggs.com (2yrs-12yrs)
Starfall.com (K-3rd)
ABCya.com (K-6th)
CoolMathGames (2nd-7th)
SplashLearn.com (K-5, Math)
K5Learning.com (K-5)
ParentToolKit (K-3)
Istation.com (students should know their logins)
These are our sight words for the remainder of the year. Please practice reading daily.
Benchmark Sight Words

Benchmark Reading Lesson