It's a great day to be at Ride!!

Natalie Wanczyk
First Grade
Twitter: wackyfirstgrade

A Little Bit About Me:
This is my 13th year to teach.  I have taught first grade for 11 years and second grade for 1 year.  I LOVE first grade and watching the growth the kiddos make each and every day.  I grew up in the Humble area.   I graduated from The University of Houston with a major in Elementary Education and obtained my masters in  counseling from The University of St. Thomas.   I enjoy spending my time with my daughter Ellie and family and friends, crafty things and scrapbooking.

Welcome to First Grade!

Upcoming Dates:

1-100th Day of School
2- Groundhogs Day
7-Progress Reports go home
14- Valentine's Day Celebration

Class Schedule

8:00 Announcements, warm-up
8:05 Tardy Bell
8:05-8:20 Calendar
8:20-8:30 Read Aloud
8:30-9:00 Writing
9:00-9:45 Reading/Phonics/Word Study
9:45- 11:00 Guided Reading/Anchor Stations
11:05-11:30 Recess
11:35-12:05 Lunch
12:05-1:15 Math
1:15-2 Science/Social Studies
2:00 Enrichment

Enrichment is on a 6 day rotation with PE every other day.

Volunteer opportunities: Mystery Guest Reader-see shutterfly sign ups, Pumpkin Bread, and The Forum Field Trip

Helpful Information

Ways to communicate: Class Dojo, E-mail, or phone. You can also follow our class on Twitter- wackyfirstgrade

Homework: Sent home via Email every Monday with the Peek at the Week, Homework is due on Friday. Please read daily and record on calendar in red folder.

Healthy Snacks at 9:30 No chips, cookies or candy. Some suggestions (crackers, goldfish, pretzels, fruit, snack bars, cheese, apple sauce pouches, gogurt) Please no nuts during snack time.  Please send in water bottles with sports top lids.

Birthday Celebrations: Store Bought Cookies only after lunch.

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Ms. Becca Bennett
Our class student teacher

Ms. Bennett enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her family.  She grew up in the Houston area and went to college in Colorado.  She is engaged to Kyle who is currently in the Army.  Ms. Wanczyk has known Ms. Bennett since she was in the 6th grade.  


The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, Texas 77304; (936) 709-7752.