Brianna Hoggard » Mrs. Hoggard's First Grade Eagles

Mrs. Hoggard's First Grade Eagles

   Welcome to First Grade with Mrs. Hoggard! This is my ninth year teaching, fifth year in first grade, and first year at Petersburg Primary.I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011 and have taught first grade, second grade, third grade and fifth grade. I am originally from Virginia Beach, VA and moved to North Carolina to go to school. My husband and I moved to South Carolina just a few weeks ago with our two dogs, Pip and Nina, and we all love it! I am so excited for all of the wonderful opportunities this year holds for us and the amazing things we will accomplish. I encourage you to connect with us on class dojo if you can, please let me know if you need another invite printed or sent and I will make sure to get that to you. 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time for any thing as I can honestly tell you I cannot do this without you. 
                                    Our Daily Schedule

7:15-8:00           Breakfast /Independent Reading/Free Journal Writing/Check Folders

7:45 - 8:25        Imagine Learning Computer Lab Time

8:25-9:30          Readers Workshop/Small Groups

  • 8:25-8:45 - Interactive Read Aloud /Mini-Lesson ( Science and SS are integrated in)
  • 8:45-9:00 – Independent/Private Reading/Partner Reading
  • 9:15-9:45 – Centers (Rotate through sight words, guided reading, writing about reading, phonics)

9:45-10:15          Writing

  • 9:30-9:45 Teacher led lesson
  • 9:45 – 10:10 Independent Writing/ Teacher pull and work time
  • 10:10 – 10:15 Share out

            TUESDAY         9:40-10:40         PE

10:15-11:25         Math  - Lesson and start workshop

  • 10:15 – 10:30 Review counting songs and fact fluency songs
  • 10:30-10:50 Teacher led lesson
  • 10:50-11:15 Independent work time
  • 11:15-11:25 Discuss centers for the day and go over who goes where, set up and then continue after Specials (this is when I pull small groups)

11:25-11:55         Lunch / Clean up and prepare for recess

12:15-12:35         Recess

12:35-12:45         Brain Break/Get Ready for Specials

12:45-1:25          Specials

            Monday-            Art

            Tuesday- Music

            Wednesday- Guidance

            Thursday- Computer

            Friday- Media

1:25-2:05           Math Workshop/Small Groups

2:05-2:15           Get Ready for Dismissal/Line Up in the Hall ( at second bell start walking to gym)

*If needed, this schedule is subject to change in order to accommodate and meet the needs of students.*


What can I do to help at home? 

Reading - The biggest thing we talk about in school is how we get better at things is to practice, so reading with your child everyday is the number one way to help. In addition to this talking about and writing about what you read are key to deepening our understanding of text. You can use the leveled questions in students homework folder to help you. Be sure to read both fiction and nonfiction with your child as well. 

Math - Having a strong number sense will make so much of a difference in math daily. Have your child practice writing and saying their numbers to 120. You can also have them do this counting down (this one can be a little harder), counting by 5's, 10's, or from any number you give them (start at 63 and count up, start at 65 and count up by 5's, start at 100 and count down, etc.). Also practice skills such as telling time to the hour and half hour, identifying coins and counting change, identifying 2-D and 3-D shapes, making a graph of a survey question ( what's your favorite food), or even measuring items around the house. 

Online websites you can use - usernames and passwords are in student homework folders and sent on dojo

xtra math (log in information sent home, let me know if you need)

starfall: for full access: username: password: petersburg

Epic: Class code Blu6707 - You do not have to purchase a subscription, they will give you so many free questions a day

Storyline Online

Tumble Books




Important Dates to Remember:      
  • ·       Dec 6th – 1st and 2nd grade santa picutres

    ·       Dec 6th – All field trip money and permission slips are due

    ·       Dec 12th – 1st Grade Field Trip to Ball Theatre

    ·       Dec 13th – Chocolate Sale Incentive Magic Show at 1:00

    ·       Dec 20th – Early Dismissal 11:30

    Dec 23- January 3 – Winter Break
Thank You For All You Do!!!!