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First Grade
H1 McAllen
Teacher Information:
Name: Sarah M. Sarinana-Carrillo
Conference Time: 9:40-10:30
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Welcome Parents and Students!

I am very excited to share this school year with each and every one of you!
A Little About Me
My name is Sarah Sarinana-Carrillo and I was born and raised here in McAllen, Texas. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After receiving my degree, I obtained a certification in Early Childhood – 6th Grade, and ESL. My experience includes: Early childhood Literacy internship, Constructionist Math/Science internship, Sylvan Learning Center Teacher, and Education Coordinator at the Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center. This is my sixth year here at Horizon Montessori; I taught one year in Pre Kindergarten, three years in Kindergarten, and this is my second year teaching First Grade! I love weightlifting, learning, and my beautiful dog Callie! My major goal for my career is to help students fall in love with learning and learn their own talents.
"Every child deserves a champion:an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connections, and insists they become the best they can possibly be."
Classroom Rules
1. Be Responsible
2. Be Productive
3. Be Respectful
Daily Schedule
7:30-8:00               Breakfast
8:00-8:20               Calendar
8:20-8:40               Journal  
8:40- 9:30              Math Lesson
9:30-10:15             Electives
10:15- 10:30          Read Aloud
10:30- 11:30           Math Centers/ Montessori Time
11:30-12:05            Lunch
12:05-12:20            DOL
12:20-1:20              Grammar
1:20-2:30                 Reading
2:30-3:00                 Science/ Social Studies
3:00-3:15                 Snack
3:30                         Dismissal
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*This Week  In Class*
Story of the Week: The Storm by Raul Colon
Question to think about: What clues tell you how a character feels?
Phonics: Using the letters r, h, /z/s, b, g, and short i; using -it
Spelling Words: if, is, him, rip, fit, and pin
Sight Words:  for, have, he, look, too, and what
Comprehension: Understanding character and Infer/Predict Readers make inferences when they use their own experiences along with information gathered from the text to create meaning or draw a conclusion that isn't directly said in the text.
Vocabulary: Context clues (Using the surrounding words to help you to figure out the meaning)
Writing: Writing about yourself and using captions with your picture
Grammar: Using nouns-words that name places and things
Addition and Subtraction
Senses in Science: Sight, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, Touching
Social Studies 
Needs and Wants
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September 03, 2018: Labor Day – No School

September 10, 2018: Grandparents Day- Enjoy a morning snack with your grandchild from 7:15-8:00am

September 10 – 14, 2018: Pay to Play week:

Monday – Patriots Day: Dress in Red White and Blue

Tuesday – Sports Day: Dress in your favorite sporting teams outfit

Wednesday – Western Day: Dress in your cowboy gear

Thursday – Superhero Day: Dress as your favorite super hero

Friday – Mexican Independence: Dress in your Mexico colors

September 11, 2018: Coffee with the Principal 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

September 27, 2018: Title 1 Meeting Night


October 01, 2018: Perfect Attendance Party/A Honor Roll Party

October 08, 2018: Columbus Day Weather Day – No School

October 09 – 12, 2018: Fire Prevention Week “Every Second Counts . . .”

October 00, 2018: Fall Pictures (TBD)

October 22-31, 2018: Red Ribbon Week / Door Decoration Contest

October 27, 2018: International Fest (Saturday)

October 29, 2018: Staff Development – No School

October 31, 2018: Wear superhero shirt or costume “ You have the Power to say No to Drugs”

Parade - Class Parties


November 04, 2018: Daylight Saving Time

November 06, 2018: Food Drive Begins

November 11, 2018: Veterans Day

November 12 – 16, 2018: National Bully Prevention Week

November 00, 2018: Winter pictures & Fall retakes (TBD)

November 19 – 23, 2018: Harvest Holiday – No School


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December 03 – 07, 2018: Benchmark Test

December 08, 2018: Staff Development

December 11, 2018: Winter Concert 6:00 p.m. Elementary Auditorium

December 13, 2018: Toys for Tots – Gingerbread Houses

December 24 – 31, 2018: Winter Holiday – No School


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January 01 – 09, 2019: Winter Break – No School

January 07, 2019: Staff Development

January 08, 2019: Workday

January 09, 2019: Return to school from Winter Break

Classroom Websites
Class Dojo
Brain Pop Jr.
Go Math
Class Dojo
Hoizon Student Homepage
Compass Learning