Welcome To First Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Kalina's class!

I have been teaching for Omaha Public Schools for 17 years.  This is my sixth year teaching first graders.  (I taught second graders for ten years.)  I have a master's degree in elementary education and am always learning new information to help my students.  


First graders are always busy!

--adding and subtracting numbers 0 through 10
--writing turn around facts
--solving story problems

Language Arts

--fluently reading sight words
--reading cvc and vce words

--making connections

--responding to reading
--writing using the four square and other methods

--speaking clearly and appropriately

--listening for information