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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

Schools Out For Summer!

Our last day of the school year is Thursday June 7th.  All students will be dismissed at 12:15.


I want to thank all families for supporting our room 7 family and for helping to make this year so wonderful.  

I hope you all have a fantastic summer break.  Remember to enjoy the little things in life and take notice of those priceless moments throughout your day.  Have wonderful adventures and travels together even if you don't venture far from home.  


Best Regards,

Judy Jernigan

Upcoming Events


Thursday/Friday, May 31st and June 1st  

Lafayette School’s annual musical.  This year’s presentation is Oliver. Room 5 will be attending the Friday afternoon show at 1:00. Evening shows are at 7:00.


Monday, June 4th-Beach Day

A Celebration of Reading: Your child can wear beach clothing (no swimsuits or flipflops; be sure shoes are safe and appropriate for the playground), hat, sunglasses, etc. Please also send a beach towel.  Your child may bring a favorite book or two from home to read while we are outside. We will be reading and “beaching it” in the morning. Don’t forget sunscreen!


Tuesday, June 5th

Game Day in Room 5. Please bring a board or card game to school. We will have an opportunity to enjoy playing games after the 5th grade Rocket Launch.  Please make sure all games are easy to transported back and forth to school.  

5th Grade Rocket Launch 5th grade classes have been learning about aerodynamics and have designed bottle rockets (water pressure fueled) to test their thinking.  The launch will be in the morning on the playground. We will watch with one of the classes in the morning.


Wednesday, June 6th First Grade Picnic

10:45-12:00 Festivities will be on the field behind the classrooms. Invitations and information will be sent home in blue folders this week.



Thursday, June 7th   Last Day of School 

School dismisses for the summer at 12:15 for grades 1-5.

We won the walk-a-thon golden shoe for the first grade class with the most laps!
We won the walk-a-thon golden shoe for the first grade class with the most laps!

Website date last Update

This website was updated June 5, 2018.

Kindness week

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.

Music with Mr. Klein
Thank you LPIE!