Contacting Mrs. Jernigan

Office: 927-3570

Attendance: 927-3578

I prefer to be contacted through email or stop by the classroom.

Daily/Weekly Schedule in Room 7

Weekly Pullouts:

  • Science with Mr. Winter Tuesday 8:30-9:30
  • Music with Mr. Kline Wednesday 1:00-1:30
  • Computers with Mrs. Love Thursday 11:45-12:15 
  • Library with Mrs. Comins Friday at 9:30-10:00
  • PE Tuesday at 1:00 and Friday at 10:45
  • Fridays LPIE Art/Genius Hour starts September 8th (very other week) 1:00-2:00
  • Lunch 12:15-12:30

Daily Schedule:

8:30  Begin our day:  Math Talk, Mindfulness, Shared Reading, Word of the Day (vocabulary), Handwriting

9:30 Reading Workshop M-Th

10:30  Recess

10:45  Writing Workshop M-Th

11:45  Read Aloud and Word Work

1:00   Math Workshop M-Th

2:30   Get ready to go home!

What is mindfulness?

What is mindfulness?
  • Anyone can do it. Mindfulness practice cultivates universal human qualities and does not require anyone to change their beliefs. Everyone can benefit and it’s easy to learn.
  • It’s a way of living.  Mindfulness is more than just a practice. It brings awareness and caring into everything we do—and it cuts down needless stress. Even a little makes our lives better.
  • It’s evidence-based. We don’t have to take mindfulness on faith. Both science and experience demonstrate its positive benefits for our health, happiness, work, and relationships.
  • It sparks innovation. As we deal with our world’s increasing complexity and uncertainty, mindfulness can lead us to effective, resilient, low-cost responses to seemingly intransigent problems.

Growth Mindset and Mindfulness

Accountable Talk

Accountable Talk empowers students to learn how to respect the views of others while strengthening their communication skills. They get to practice being good conversationalists, participating in conversations in a polite manner, and to draw up healthy arguments based on evidence.


Practice having an accountable conversation with your child by asking some questions.  Below are some questions related to our curriculum which might help guide your conversation.  Choose one or two at a time for a meaningful conversation.

  1. What is Accountable Talk like in your classroom?
  2. What does it mean to have a Growth Mindset?
  3. What is Writing and Reading Workshop?  How does it work in your classroom?
  4. What do you do when you shop for books?
  5. What are some the reading or writing strategies you are trying in order to be a better reader/writer?
  6. Can you tell me about the toy you designed during Genius Hour?
  7. What is the 4 star rubric you use in math?
  8. Can you tell me about some of the vocabulary words (Word of the Day) you are talking about in your classroom?
  9. What is GoNoodle



First Trimester Vocabulary - Word of the Day!

Take a moment to have a conversation with your child using some of the vocabulary words we have been working on in the classroom. The Word Of The Day is designed to grow vocabulary for oral discussion, word work,  and to use within our writing and reading.  Word choice includes curriculum we are studying, words that build character, citizenship, and personal responsibility.


First Trimester Word Of The Day

joy, smile, kind, listen, think, family, friend, play, light, shadow, courage, orbit, autumn, change, earth, season, moon, respect, reflection, pumpkin, equal, persistent, responsible, trust, belong, caring

Educational Websites

Learn about Common Core at this website

Understanding Common Core


Mrs. Jernigan's Classroom Website

We too can be reporters! Learning how to use the green screen and make videos with our nonfiction units of study

Babe was a shining star at the character counts assembly

Babe was a shining star at the character counts assembly

Discovering Geometry hands-on

Baking Snowflakes with Mrs. Myall

K-5 Write-On Day! Sharing our writing with our 4th grade buddies

Red Cup Genius Hour Challenge

Snow People Creations!

Baking pumpkin pies with our own personal chef, mrs. myall!

Genius Hour - Make a tower with 5 pieces of newspaper and one long piece of masking tape. Grateful for Stanley 8th graders support and conversations

First Graders Learn about the layers of light and animals that live in the ocean

Thank you Jennifer Brown, Marine Biologist, and LES Parent for sharing your knowledge and excitement for learning with us.


Take a look at some very fun websites recommended by Mrs. Brown


Family discussion and discovery of ocean vocabulary:

  1. bioluminescent
  2. phytoplankton
  3. zooplankton
  4. marine sanctuary: Monterey Bay, Cordell Bank, Channel Island, Farlon Islands
  5. research vessel 
  6. photosynthesis
  7. ROV: remotely operated vehicle: Argos and Hercules

Website Updated

This website was updated on

January 19, 2018


Updated PE too! 

Did you know absences cost the District $54 per day? 

If you pull your kids out of school for vacation, please consider donating $54/day to the District by giving Ms. Kelley in the office a check.

Up and Coming School Events and Activities

SOCK HOP is Friday January 26 from 5:30-7:30

Dress up with traditional sock Hop attire!

$5.00 entry fee 

$3.00 pizza

$1.00 water

$2.00 cookies

$1.00 discount applied if you donate socks or travel-size toiletries

2018 Science Fair

This year’s LPIE LES Science Fair is just around the corner!!

This year's event will be on Thursday, February 22, from 6-8pm and in the Multipurpose Room, save the date! 

To participate, please register at by January 20th!

To help jump start your planning, visit the LPIE Science Fair site for project ideas

For any questions, or to volunteer, please contact Michael Bernstein at

Math Overview for First Grade - Please work on math facts to 20!

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Represent and solve problems involving addition    and subtraction.

Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Add and subtract within 20.

Work with addition and subtraction equations.


Number and Operations in Base Ten

Extend the counting sequence.

Understand place value.

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.


Measurement and Data

Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units.

Tell and write time.

Represent and interpret data.



Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Stacking cups and towers with 4th grade buddies

Music with Mr. Klein

Music with Mr. Klein

The sun comes out for PE with Coach Ian. We are learning to improve our jump rope skills.

Thank you LPIE!


LPIE Art with Mrs. Larson

Guest Readers in Room 7

A fun morning at Stanley Middle School - Learning about robotics