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Welcome to Camarena’s First Grade Blog

Welcome to the ’20-’21 school year! We are all excited to meet our 1st grade Robo Griffins and start the new year!  While it may not be under ideal conditions, we will work together to provide a meaningful school experience from a distance until we can safely return back to the school site.

Our blog will be our main source of communication. Please make sure that you refer to it for updates on a regular basis.

We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to an amazing school year!

Warm Regards,

The 1st Grade Team

Posted in Distance Learning, Events and Activities, Resources

First Grade Materials Distribution

We are having a new distribution of materials packets for our first graders here at Camarena.  The first-grade teachers have prepared a second packet filled with learning resources that your child will need in order to fully participate in upcoming lessons and learning activities.  


Here are the pickup dates and times:
Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 2:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


All first-grade students’ packets will be available during any of these times.
Please drive into the front parking area at the school and there will be tables set up on the sidewalk, along the curb, in front of the first two-story building.  Pull up to the curb, park and exit the car wearing a mask, and retrieve your child’s packet.  It will be on the table marked with the teacher’s name.  One of the first-grade teachers will be waving to you from the second-floor balcony.  Thank you for following all social distancing protocols!
We thank you for taking the time to pick up your child’s materials packet and investing all of your efforts in his/her learning. We appreciate your dedication and support!

Students, the first-grade teachers are excited to say “Hello” to you from a distance.  If you would like to pick up your materials packet during the time that your own teacher is supervising the distribution, here is the schedule:

Ms. Lidstone: Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sra. Muro:  Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Ms. Lidstone: Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Sra. Muro: Thursday, Nov. 5th from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Ms. Miller, Mrs. Jackson & Mrs. Mendoza:  Friday, Nov. 6th from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

See you soon!

Posted in Distance Learning

Whiteboard and Marker

whiteboard or sheet protector with white paper/cardstock inside
black dry erase marker with chisel tip preferred

After a few weeks of learning, we have discovered that the best way for us to view student work during live meetings is with a whiteboard and a black dry erase marker (NOT extra fine tip). Therefore, if possible, it would be best if students can bring these supplies to each class meeting. Using a clear sheet protector with white cardstock or paper inside also works well. If you are unable to obtain these items, please let your child’s teacher know. Thank you!