Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista

Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista

Learning should be ๐ŸŽ‰FUN๐Ÿคฉ! Join us on our learning adventures and see how first graders are taking ownership of their own learning through pLaY, technology, and good old fashioned hands-on activities โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Operating as usual

23/07/2022

โ€œThank youโ€ just isnโ€™t enough! Like I said before, I couldnโ€™t do what I do without the support of my friends, family, and community.

If you know of any companies or individuals who would like to donate to an elementary classroom, please feel free to share my list!

https://bit.ly/battistawishlist

I am beyond grateful and blessed ๐Ÿ’

11/07/2022

This will be my 21st year of teaching ๐Ÿฅณ! Itโ€™s definitely something that I canโ€™t be successful at on my own.

If you can, I would be incredibly grateful for any help with my wishlist this year. Ways my sweet villagers can help:
- share my post with friends or businesses โฉ
- email an Amazon gift card of any amount youโ€™re comfortable with to me at [email protected] ๐Ÿ’Œ
- purchase something from my wishlist that you are comfortable with. https://bit.ly/battistawishlist ๐Ÿ’

Last year was a tough one, and am so grateful for everyone who helped me through it. Looking forward to *hopefully* a more normal year!

23/11/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!
๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ”

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 28/09/2021

Nothing like new skinny markers and a multi colored clicky pen to get kids excited about writing the same words over and over and over againโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜‚
๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธcan you guess what word is written in code?!

๐ŸฅฐA special thank you to amazing friends and parents for donating items that get my first graders motivated and excited to learn!

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 04/09/2021

I got these great gifts from a sweet parent this year ๐Ÿคฉ
My kids absolutely loved finding THEIR color!

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 24/08/2021

Here we go! Ready for a magical year #20! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ

11/08/2021

Lots of recovery, rest, and reflection have been going on the past two months!
Iโ€™m excited to use these hands-on activities to help my first graders make sight word spelling more fun ๐Ÿค“๐ŸŽ‰ and to strength their little ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ!







16/07/2021

My new โ€œappโ€ for parents next year! ๐Ÿ“ฒ
I saw an idea on making a Google Slide into an app. Just save the link to the home screen and viola!

If youโ€™d like to donate to the 21-22 Battista Bunch ๐Ÿ’:
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/SL6Y0XVAOS2K?ref_=wl_share

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 11/05/2021

We โ€˜mustacheโ€™ you a question... are you ready for summer?!




Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 03/05/2021

๐ŸŒช doesnโ€™t start with G!
Today was G day on our countdown to summer vacation and The Bunch brought in a game to play.
Well, our little ๐ŸŒช warning โš ๏ธ kinda sucked the fun away...but gummy worms and Goofy episodes helped lift their little spirits!


Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 22/03/2021

๐Ÿ’ž together again

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 11/03/2021

I'm very visual, and color-coding has always helped me stay organized. I LOVE what emojis and colored folders have done for my Google Drive! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿค“

Timeline photos 09/03/2021

A little something special for when I canโ€™t be there โญ๏ธ

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 04/03/2021

Who would have thought that my favorite subject to teach was my own worst subject in school?! I LOVE teaching writing in first grade. This week we worked on hooking the reader with the introduction ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 16/02/2021

A perfect way to end our literacy unit on the sun, moon, and stars! Sunrise ๐ŸŒ„ and sunset ๐ŸŒ… watercolors to go with our poems! ๐Ÿค—
Group B gets their turn next week!

Author Jan Brett's Free Coloring, Video and Activity Pages 15/02/2021

Author Jan Brett's Free Coloring, Video and Activity Pages

Jan Brett fan? She is one of my absolute favorite authors/illustrators!
Check out her free resources!

Author Jan Brett's Free Coloring, Video and Activity Pages A collection of projects and activities of books for kids, and classroom activities and lesson plans for teachers about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 15/02/2021

Earning stars for sentences, some fun drawing, and independent reading! Great first day back to school!

09/02/2021

Safer Internet Day

06/02/2021

A little word work at big brotherโ€™s baseball practice!

23/01/2021

๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒ™โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 18/01/2021

This photo storage box from has been a life saver for remote teaching! I have just about all I need in here for whole and small group lessons! And it ticks away nicely under my desk ๐Ÿ˜Š
Theyโ€™re on sale for $14 right now! Go get one!

02/01/2021

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22/12/2020

Did you see it?!


ใƒปใƒปใƒป
THE GREAT CONJUNCTION ๐Ÿชโœจ
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Hereโ€™s my final product of tonightโ€™s rare astronomical event! I still canโ€™t believe that they were that close, and Iโ€™m so excited to share this with you guys!
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17/12/2020

Best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ thing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ever ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
โœจ๐Ÿ–

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 14/12/2020

I absolutely love this dice game! The Easter bunny brought it to my oldest when he was in kindergarten. Iโ€™ve used it with my third grade math students and now with my first grade math students! The picture got cropped, but there is a 12 sided die that is the target number for the math equations. Check my stories to see my mathematicians in action! (I gave them an equation to prove true or false.)

09/12/2020

When remote things can get that a little too routine and boring. Spicing it up and making the kids do the examples!

As we head into another month of full remote I have some new tricks up my sleeve ๐Ÿ˜‰




03/12/2020

Cozy independent reading ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฅ They didnโ€™t stop until it was time to! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 02/12/2020

Itโ€™s not truly first grade unless there is โœจglitterโœจ

They wouldnโ€™t let me keep their ornaments ๐Ÿ˜’

Photos from Magical First Grade with Mrs. Battista's post 01/12/2020

I love math workshops! Students get to choose what they want to work on...student choice = more motivation and more effort ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

These kiddos chose some subtraction games, and their strategies are on point ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ




I canโ€™t pull small groups because of having to stay 6โ€™ away, but I can walk around to observe their work and pop over for a quick 1-in-1 mini-conference to correct any misunderstandings.
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Thanks โค๏ธ

27/11/2020

A little about me and my educational journey...I graduated from Niagara University in 2001 with a BA in Elementary Education and concentration in Math. In the summer of 2002 I moved to Charlotte, NC and was hired at a GREAT elementary school thatI have been at for the past 19 years ๐Ÿ’™. I then continued my professional learning and received my Masters in Literacy PreK-12 from Queens University of Charlotte. After that, I earned my National Boards Teachers Certification (and renewed last year ๐ŸŽ‰). I am always on a quest for the best ways to reach my little learners - and one things is constant. Little people need FUN, happiness, and trust.

I taught 1st grade for my first 9 years, 3rd grade math for the next 8 years, and went back to 1st last year. These past 2 years have been like no other, and I will do what ever I can to make these early years special, memorable, but at the same time filling these little learners with knowledge in a developmentally appropriate way amidst a global pandemic ๐Ÿ’

27/11/2020

Welcome to my page! I *just* created this page, so thank you for being the first to join with me!

I'll be posting all about my adventures with the Battista Bunch, hybrid learning, remote learning, activities that my firsties are doing, things you can do at home, and MY learning along as I continue on my 19th year in teaching. We are ALL lifelong learners, and I hope that I will instill that into my sweet little ones!

You can also follow me on Instagram

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My new โ€œappโ€ for parents next year!  ๐Ÿ“ฒI saw an idea on making a Google Slide into an app.  Just save the link to the hom...
A little word work at big brotherโ€™s baseball practice!
Best ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ thing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ever ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโœจ๐Ÿ–
When remote things can get that a little too routine and boring. Spicing it up and making the kids do the examples!As we...
Cozy independent reading ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฅ They didnโ€™t stop until it was time to!  ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ#firstgrade #reading #studentchoice #cracklingfi...

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