Welcome First Graders!

My name is Amy Verbeke and I currently live in Reno, NV. I grew up in Michigan and moved to California 10 years ago. I graduated from UC Irvine and have performed at Disneyland Resort for a number of years. I’ve also performed with Disney Cruise Line sailing onboard with people from all over the world.

I’ve worked at Goddard preschool for 2 years, was a substitute teacher with SNACS this past school year, and now excited to be with your 1st graders! I love to travel, sing and dance, and spend time outdoors hiking, swimming, snowboarding, and skiing!



◊Online Distance Learning◊


Our classroom can be accessed through classroom.google.com and please message me via Dojo for our class code.
Please check google classroom and classdojo for weekly assignment updates and daily messages. We also will have zoom meetings throughout our online learning time to be able to see each others’ smiling faces. 🙂


Google Classroom  (ask me for the code)


Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Be Happy! 


What’s Happening for 1st Graders

This week’s objectives:

May 18-22 Packet

May 11-15 Packet

May 4-8 Packet-compressed

Packet April 27-May 1

Packet April 20-April 24

Verbeke packet April 13-17

Verbeke Packet week 2 april 6-10


Please make sure you are completing a reading and writing choice board activity EACH day.

MobyMax   school code nv511 – ask me for your username/password

Freckle      (class code Q5E2B8)



This week’s homework:

Reading at home (15-20 mins)

Take AR quizzes HERE


Our class will spend an extensive amount of time discussing our classroom rules throughout the school year. All children are expected to follow our classroom rules.

  1. Listen when someone is talking.

  2. Follow directions the first time they are given.

  3. Treat everyone with kindness and respect.

  4. Take care of our school and classroom.

  5. Work and play safely and quietly.

  6. It’s ok to make mistakes!


Learning Through Choice

Must Do’s (Complete all each week)

  • Reading with Teacher
  • Handwriting Center – spelling words
  • Vowel/consonant worksheet
  • AR Reading Tests
  • Math counting center

Can Do’s (Choice Centers)

  • Student Literary Art Magazine
  • Literature – Picture Response
  • Free Draw
  • Watercolors
  • Journal
  • Language – Word of the Day, Sightwords
  • Card Games – Old Maid, Number War, Go Fish, Memory
  • Alphabet Bingo
  • Shape manipulative
  • Counting games
  • Computer math games
  • Addition Flashcards
  • Silent Reading / Buddy reading
  • Snack