Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Sandra Woodford
Hello and welcome!
My name is Sandy Woodford and I am one of the First Grade teachers in the Minersville Area School District. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University and a Master's Degree from Wilkes University. I have been teaching in the district for twenty-six years.
The first grade curriculum covers material relevant to the Common Core Standards required by the state.
For the first three weeks, we will be reviewing Kindergarten reading skills and forming a routine for the year. When we begin our first grade curriculum, the children will work on increasing high-frequency word recognition, building a vocabulary, and focusing on reading fluency and comprehension skills. The Reading and Spelling tests will usually be on a Friday.
The Math curriculum begins with a focus on addition and subtraction to 10 in Topics 1 and 2. The students will practice addition and subtraction facts as well as learn strategies to solve math problems. Students will have quizzes throughout the topic and a cumulative test at the end of each topic.
Homework is usually assigned Monday through Thursday. Please check your child's homework planner and folder nightly. You can also view nightly homework on this site.
I will use DOJO messages or a note in the student planner to keep you informed of classroom behavior as needed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me through DOJO, email or a note in the student planner. I will reply as soon as I possibly can during the day.