Welcome to 1st Grade
    Miss Deidre Flynn Robinson 
  • Welcome to 1st Grade at Thornton Central School!

     For those of you I haven’t had the opportunity of meeting yet, my name is Mrs Rideout.  I am a Plymouth State University graduate and have my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education K-8. I first came to Thornton Central School five years ago as a student teacher in a second grade classroom. I fell in love with teaching and with TCS, and came back as a teacher’s assistant the following year for grades 3, 4, and 6. I have taught third grade and first grade at TCS.

    Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, playing with my two big dogs, and reading. This year in first grade, we will be working on becoming confident readers and writers. We will learn about letters and numbers, and will practice our writing in monthly journals. In Reading, we will be using the Reading Street Program and will read at least one new story as a class each week. The stories we read will correspond with the letters, sounds, and words we learn each week. We will be focusing on learning lots of new words this year and on including them in our writing.

    In Math, we will be using the Math in Focus program, and will work on building number sense with a variety of fun, hands-on activities. We will learn addition and subtraction, how to tell time, and place value. We will also continue working on counting strategies and on making patterns.

    I look forward to working with you all this year! :)