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 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


E.A.R.T.H. Week at LES is April 16-20!

We invite students to participate in the following activities:



  • E for Environment (Monday) Shoe drive begins! Drop off any size and condition pairs by front office
  • A for Art (Tuesday) Make sunflower seedlings to bring home in newspaper flowerpots after lunch
  • R for Refuse, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle (Wednesday) Toothbrush, floss container and toothpaste tube collection for the rest of the year. Box outside the front office. Terracycle site
  • T for Transportation (Thursday) Bike or walk to school and meet for snacks in the courtyard
  • H for Have a Heart (Friday) Crayon collection all week in your classroom

Trout Study from eggs to Lafayette Reservoir

Let the chess games begin


We are about to embark on learning a game that your child will play for the rest of their lives.  Research shows that the game of chess improves IQ, increases creativity, and improves memory.  It is problem solving and full of thinking strategies.  


Parents, I hope you are ready to be challenged by your first grader.  Have fun and play often!


Thank you for the chessboard donations!

Sharing our opinion/persuasive stories with classmates so we may advocate for change.

A big thank you to the Kim (Summer Kim) family for organizing a wonderful classroom lesson and craft for the Lunar New Year. They also organized The Lion Dance for the whole school to participate in.

Lunar landing genius hour challenge with Mr Meneghetti and 8th grade coaches - creating a craft with shock absorption to safely landing on the moon

Learning to tell time

We love to read and learn together - Nonfiction Unit of Study

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

Red Cup Genius Hour Challenge

Discovering Geometry hands-on

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

Valentine’s From great friends, yummy treats with mrs. myall, painting bird houses, a special story with Mrs. Healy, love all around. It doesn’t get much better than that!

Website date last Update

This website was updated April 8, 2018.

First Grade Celebration of Learning

When:  Thursday May 3rd

Time: 5-7 PM

Please note this event is to celebrate your first graders learning and accomplishments.  It works best if siblings can stay home, so plan ahead so all parents can attend!  It is a fun evening.

We love our yoga!

Voting in the library with Mrs. Comins

Kindness week


We looked at kindness through many lens this week! Canine Companions, supporting each other’s learning, Mrs. Maddux reads The giving Tree, wonderful literature and discussions, the making of a kindness chain, developing some empathy for people in wheelchairs, enjoyed reading...It’s ok to be different by Todd Parr

Problem of the month math challenge

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.

Coding in the computer lab!

The buddy challenge


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