Amanda Schneller

Welcome to Ms. Schneller's First Grade Classroom!

Please continue to READ over the summer!

Here is a list of books that your child can read over the summer:


  • Young Cam Jansen and the Library Mystery*
    David Adler
  • The Princess and the Pizza
    Mary Jane Auch
  • Frog and Friends
    Eve Bunting
  • A Fine, Fine School
    Sharon Creech
  • The Big Something
    Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Gilbert and the Lost Tooth
    Diane De Groat
  • Runaway Ponies!
    Cathy Hapka
  • Baby Mouse* (Graphic Novel)
    Jennifer Holm
  • Flat Stanley at Bat
    Lori Houran
  • Frog and Toad All Year
    Arnold Lobel
  • Gooney Bird Greene
    Lois Lowry
  • Fox in Love*
    James Marshall
  • What a Good Kitty
    Mercer Mayer
  • Fancy Nancy*
    Jane O'Connor
  • Amelia Bedelia, Cub Reporter*
    Herman Parish
  • Henry and Mudge*
    Cynthia Rylant
  • Mittens at School
    Lola Schaefer
  • Splat the Cat*
    Rob Scotton
  • Detective Dinosaur
    James Skofield
  • Mac and Cheese*
    Sarah Weeks
  • Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
    Mo Willems
  • Flappy and Scrappy
    Arthur Yorinks


  • Everything I Know About Monsters
    Tom Lichtenheld
    001.944 Lichtenheld
  • The Great Big Book of Families
    Mary Hoffman
    306.85 Hoffman
  • Trout Are Made of Trees
    April Pulley Sayre
    577.16 Sayre
  • Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator
    Sarah C. Campbell
    594.38 Campbell
  • Can You Tell a Bee from a Wasp?
    Buffy Silverman
    595.79 Silverman
  • Jet Plane: How it Works
    David Macaulay
    629.133 Macaulay
  • You Read to Me, I'll Read to You:
    Very Scary Short Stories to Read Together

    MaryAnn Hoberman
    811.54 Hoberman
  • The Book of Boys (for Girls) and the Book of Girls (for Boys)
    David Greenberg
    811.54 Greenberg
  • How the Sphinx Got to the Museum
    Jessie Hartland
    932.014 Hartland
  • The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps
    Jeanette Winter

Please review these concepts over the summer for math:

-making graphs

-even and odd numbers

-using tally marks to count by fives

-subtracting two and three digit numbers

-order of addition and subtraction properties

-start learning multiplication and division fact families

-understand money usuing bills and coins

-two- dimensional figures

-tell time to the nearest five minutes

Our Classroom Mission Statement

The tweeting birds of Ms. Schneller's first grade class will do our best work every day, be respectful to others, and never stop learning. Our goal is to work together to be good leaders and positive role models for our school.


Bird Binders

Your child was given a B.I.R.D binder that is to be taken home and brought back to school everyday! This binder holds monthly snack calendars, general information from our class, and information from Maggie Cordova. Please make sure that you are checking this binder daily.

Homework Folders

Your child is given their homework folder every Monday and it is to be returned every Friday. There is a schedule for each week that shows which assignment to do along with at least 15 minutes of reading each night. Please make sure that the nightly homework routine is a time when you sit down with your child and work together to reinforce skills taught in class.

Grading Scale 
Your child's goal is to get a "3" on their class work assignments.

1-Emerging: Student is beginning to learn the subject and has not met grade level standards.

2-Nearing Proficient: Student is showing some knowledge of content.  More work is needed to meet grade level standards.

3-Proficient: Student is consistently showing knowledge of content that meets grade level standards and expectations.

4-Advanced: Student is showing skills in specific area that are above grade level expectations.

Students are expected to turn in classroom assignments and homework assignments with their full name (first and last) and the date.*


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