Mrs. Shoemaker's Class - Stone Spring Elementary School


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Stone Spring Elementary
1575 Peach Grove Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone 540-574-1199
Fax 540-432-0053

Welcome to First Grade!

 I am enjoying learning to know your first grader! We encourage independence and responsibility in first grade, so we hope your child will come in with a positive attitude, a desire to learn, and be ready to work and do his/her best (make strong choices)! I am honored to be a part of your child's early learning experience. I am proud of their efforts and hard work. They have shown a lot of progress! It is important that we work together to help your child have a successful year and build a solid foundation for future learning!


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school and leave a message, send a note with your child or click here to send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Units of Study

Science & Social Studies 

- Seasons (Winter changes in plants, animals & people)

- Famous Americans (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin, George Washington Carver, Eleanor Roosevelt)

- President's Day

- Force, Energy & Motion


- Recalling basic addition and subtraction facts to 18, using ten frames and number bonds and manipulatives

- Measurement- length, weight & volume

- Graphing (collecting data to create and interpret graphs)

- Counting, Number Relationships and place value to 100


Please check your child's backpack each evening for notes, announcements and homework. You can also see what they've been working on and how you can help them in their learning. :)

Homework is reading a book each night and practicing sight words and Word Study words.

First Grade homework is informal and similar each week.  The students are expected to complete the following assignments each night:

-Read each night with your child. Have your child read their take home book in their bag.

-Practice your child’s Word Study words for the week when sent home. 

Word Study words are usually sent home every or every other Monday, if more practice is needed.  

- Help your child practice the list of sight words that were sent home. This will really help them in their reading and writing.

It is very important that you help your child with their homework each night to help them be more successful at school.



As with all material found on the Internet, teachers and parents should be very careful in allowing students to explore these sites unless direct supervision is provided. Harrisonburg City Public Schools is not responsible for the content of various links beyond the initial levels of each site.

Last Updated 02/27/2017

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