Weed Union Elementary school


Weed Union
Elementary school


Mrs. Harrison

1st Grade Teacher – Room 5

Hours Available: 7:30 – 8:30 am and 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Email: kharrison@weedelem.k12.ca.us

Phone: (530) 938-2715 x133

Class Dojo Messaging is the quickest way to contact me!

Our Daily Schedule

Monday – Thursday:

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome/Attendance/Lunch/Pledge
9:00 – 10:30 Leveled Reading Groups using the Success For All program
10:30 – 10:45 Morning recess/Snack**
10:45 – 11:15 Spelling/Grammar
11:15- 12:15 Math
12:20 – 1:05 Lunch/Recess
1:05 – 1:35 PE (M-T); Writing (W-Th)
1:35 – 2:40 History/Science (M-T) Targeted Intervention/Centers (W-Th)
2:40 – 3:00 Clean up and prepare for dismissal

**When sending a snack with your child, please be sure that it is something that they can eat quickly while at recess. The school provides a small snack each day.


10:15 – 10:30 Welcome/Attendance/Lunch/Pledge/Morning Work
10:30 – 11:15 Writing Practice/Spelling Test
11:15 – 11:25 Brain Break/Snack
11:25 – 12:20 Enrichment (Art, Music, Dance)
12:20 – 1:05 Lunch/Recess
1:05 – 2:00 Getting Along Together program
1:00-2:15 Prepare for Dismissal
2:15 – 2:45 Whole School Assembly in the Gym
2:45-3:00 Dismissal from playground/gym

Super Improver WALL

This year in Room 5, we will be using the Super Improver Wall to help us set goals to improve in our behaviors and in our academics.  Students will earn stars for making progress toward personal goals. 

This year, your child will have the opportunity to continue to grow as a learner and set new goals for themselves. For the first few weeks, we are all working toward learning and practicing the classroom and school rules. Please continue to practice and review our rules at home. 

Here is how the Super Improver Wall works:

  • Each student will be given a Sea Turtle level card to start the year. The students will be working to earn stars on their card. When they have made 3 improvements towards their goal, they will level up. Each level will require more stars than the previous level.
  • Each time a student levels up, they will get a certificate to bring home. The highest level is the Peregrine Falcon
  • Please keep in mind that your child may not earn a star every single day. To earn stars, they must demonstrate progress toward their goal and make great choices! 
  • When students are struggling to meet their goals or classroom expectations, stars will not be taken away. 

I am accepting requests for After School Support on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm beginning October 18. Please complete this form  if you are interested in having your child attend. He/She will be picked up from and returned to the SAFE program.

Week of November 7, 2022

Important Dates:

  • November 9, 2022: Fall Picture Make Up Day
  • November 10, 2022: Regular Board Meeting, P22, 7:00 pm
  • November 11, 2022: NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day
  • November 18, 2022: No SAFE Program
  • November 21 – 25, 2022: NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Spelling Words (11/7/22): s” blends

  • skip
  • step
  • skin
  • smell
  • spin
  • sled
  • spot
  • slip
  • out
  • was 
Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction Strategies
In Unit 2, Expressions Math we are learning the addition strategy of “counting on”.  This strategy has the student count from the first addend in an addition problem. For example, if the problem is 5+4, children say (or “think”) the first number as if they had already counted it. They then count on from there. The last number they say is the total. They can keep track by raising a finger or making a dot for each number they count on. This is a temporary method to help your child build fluency with addition and subtraction within 10. The goal by the end of the grade is to automatically know the answer when the total is 10 or less. For a short, fun video, check out Jack Hartman’s “Count On by 1’s” video.
Last week, we re-assessed students and created new SFA reading groups. Mrs. Harrison’s reading group is continuing to read on Lesson 11: The Costume Party. Students have a copy of the book and should read the book aloud to an adult each night. Once read, please sign the Read Every Day (red notebook). With repeated reading, your child will become a more fluent reader.
Students are working on distinguishing a “fact” from an “opinion”. This is setting the foundation for opinion writing. Be sure to ask your child what they have learned about bats and snakes! Have them give you one fact and an opinon.

Behavior Program

In Room 5, we follow the district wide behavior program for Weed Elementary School. The plan has three rules:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible


In addition to these schoolwide rules, Room 5 has the following rules to help students be safe, respectful and responsible:

  • Rule 1: Follow directions quickly.
  • Rule 2: Raise your hand for permission to speak.
  • Rule 3: Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
  • Rule 4: Make smart choices.
  • Rule 5: Keep your dear team happy.
  • Diamond Rule: Keep your eyes on the target.


Students who apply these rules in Room 5 to their academics, social and physical interactions with students and staff will be rewarded for their effort in the following ways:

  • Nominated to be “STUDENT OF THE WEEK” for their effort and achievement (certificate) at the weekly assembly
  • Receive “Red Tickets” for class drawing once a week
  • Praise and recognition in the classroom
  • Participation in Fun Friday Choice Activity

We follow a 5-step color card system. When students are not making good choices about their behavior, their card will be moved to the next step. All students start each day on Green.

Step 1: Green: Great Work!

Step 2: Yellow: Warning

Step 3: Blue:  Loss of recess with a Behavior Action Plan

Step 4: Orange:  Formal Time Out

  • Student referred to the office to call home and receive a written referral
  • Student will complete a “Time-Out” sheet in their “Time-Out” room 
  • Student will then return to class

Step 5: Red: Suspension

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