Our Awesome First Grade

Welcome to JES First Grade Fun! This website was built to keep you updated on all the cool and exciting things happening in our classroom throughout the year! Check out the new design and let me know what you think! .

ClassDojo

Class Dojo is an app that I will use throughout the year for daily/weekly communication. It also serves as a behavior tracker. Your child will be assigned a random monster avatar and when I use it, they can either get points for positive behavior choices or lose points for poor behavior choices. Click on the image above for more information.

Google Classroom

As we switch over to Distance Learning, First Grade will be using Google Classroom to assign tasks and teach lessons/concepts. Remember, this is all new to us as well. There will be bumps along the way. But we will make it through this! Click on the picture above to go to our Google Classroom.

Imagine Learning Literacy

Imagine Learning is one of the resources that we are using to enhance your child's reading and literacy skills. We recommend encouraging your child to be on Imagine Learning 60 minutes a week. And, yes, your child can be on more than that. Click above to log into your account.

Imagine Learning Math

At JES, we will mainly be using Big Ideas to teach math concepts. However, we still encourage your child to be on Imagine Learning Math at least 60 minutes a week. Again, yes, they can be on more.

Your First Grade Team

Say Hello to your Fabulous First Grade team! .

Mrs. Mallery

Mrs. Mallery

Hello! I am Mrs. Mallery! I have been teaching first grade for 6 years, as of 2020 and love every second of it! Being able to shape the minds of these adorable children warms my heart and drives me to be my best self! I look forward to many more years as a first grade teacher at JES!

Mrs. Withee

Mrs. Withee

Hello, I’m Mrs. Withee! I have been teaching in Jefferson for the last 16 years, 13 as a kindergarten teacher and 3 in first grade. I went to high school here and I love our little town. I am excited to be on this new adventure with you!

Mrs. Mellison

Mrs. Mellison

Hi! My name is Melissa Mellison and this is my second year at JES. I have had the opportunity of teaching Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th and 5th grade, before and after staying home to raise our 5 children. Teaching 1st grade has given me the privilege of working with creative, inquisitive students, who inspire me to keep learning. When I am not teaching, I love to cook, read, take walks and drink a good cup of coffee.

Miss Kuenzi

Miss Kuenzi

Hello! I am Miss Kuenzi! This is my first year teaching as a student teacher and it has been such an amazing experience here at Jefferson. I absolutely love teaching and helping kids learn! First grade is fantastic!