1st Grade Teacher
Hi, my name is Mrs. Lisa Tolnay. I have been teaching for over 30 years. I have taught 5th, 2nd, 3rd, Kindergarten, 1st in my second school, Infant of Prague and now again beginning 2017-2018 school year here. I don’t have a favorite. I loved something about each and every grade. Teaching is such a rewarding occupation. The kids are always making me feel so blessed to be part of their lives. In addition to teaching I am a mother of two daughters who have made me so proud as well. My daughter Emily is a fashion designer in NYC and my daughter Rachel works in health care. I love spending time with my family whenever we get the chance. Much laughter and love is always part of my time with my family and students! I am in charge of running the Summer Sparklers program each summer. Each year it is a fun filled program and I look forward to it Summer. The teachers and I work hard to make the program the success that it is every year. My free time is spent with my husband and friends, traveling and finding great deals is what I enjoy when I get the chance!
Week of March 19th-March 23rd
***IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, March 21st-School Liturgy
Monday, March 19th- Donuts with Dad
Thursday, March 22nd- Grade 1 V.I.P. Breakfast -8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Math- Chapter 8 begins this week. All students are working very hard in all math chapters. If any child does seem to not understand we are very lucky to have Ms. Sovik as our Math Resource teacher to reinforce what they are having problems with. All usernames and passwords for Mathletics computer program have been written in all student’s agendas. We are working on teaching the kids how to use this program so that they can go on it at school and at home.
Spelling- This weeks’ words are Memory words that will continue to help the kids build on their vocabulary and help when writing.
Handwriting- Many student’s handwriting has improved a great deal in weekly Spelling Journals. Keep up the super effort.
Reading- We have continued to read mini Chapter stories in the second of 2 textbooks. The kids continue to improve on reading independently. Please encourage your child to choose a book that they need to practice at home and come in and read to us. Everyone enjoys this.
Science- Students have begun a chapter on animals. Social Studies- Students are talking about needs and wants.
Religion- Lent continues in our classroom and in our school. Each classroom is collecting quarters for Catholic Charities. Our class is collecting Florida quarters but all monetary donations count so if you don’t have any Florida quarters but wish to donate to Catholic Charities please send it in. All is appreciated.
If your child has been doing any Acts of Kindness for you at home please email me so I can add it to our classroom cross that has many different AOK already.
Thank you to all families who had sent in donations for Easter baskets for St. Vincent de Paul Society. I’m sure any family that does receive any one of the baskets from our school will be very appreciative.
THINKING OF WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS DURING SUMMER BREAK….. CONSIDER OUR SUMMER SPARKLERS PROGRAM
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