Ms. Thayer's Classroom

Homework & Announcements

Homework is sent home every Monday. It consists of a reading log and spelling words. Please be sure to fill out the reading log and return on Fridays. We encourage students to read 20 minutes each day. In the News Letters you will find the spelling words that you should cover with your child.

About Ms. Thayer!

Hello and welcome to my site! For those of you curious about who is teaching your children please read on. I am a born and raised Onalaska Native, in my fourth year teaching 1st grade and abosolutely love it. I have two children of my own who also attend Onalaska. Hobbies I enjoy are: hiking, biking, kayaking, gradening and scrapbooking. Feel free to reach out to me for anything you need!

Class Schedule

Time: Activity
8:15 Morning Routine & Calendar
8:25 Math
9:15 Recess
9:30 Reading Intervention
10:15 Writing
11:05 Lunch / Recess
11:50 Read to Self
12:10 Reading & Daily 5 Centers
1:25 Specialist
2:10 Recess
2:25 Snack & Read Aloud
2:35 Math Intervention
3:10 Dismissal

Specialist Schedule:

  • Monday: P.E
  • Tuesday: Music
  • Wednesday: Computers
  • Thursday: P.E
  • Friday: Library

Birthdays, Holidays & Other Celebrations:

In first grade we celebrate Holidays with class parties and celebrations! Birthdays our celebrated with a class book created by the students and optional treats brought in by parents. Johnny Appleseed, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, 120 Days of school, and End of the year! Other celebrations include popcorn parties and bucket filling parties. Popcorn parties are earned by "brownie points" or whole class points for following expectations. Bucket filling Parties are earned by our class filling up our large Jar with acts of kindness. Fab Friday: is an earned 15-20 minute free play at the end of Friday's.


For those unfamiliar with the common core cirriculum I have provided a few links to better assist your child with their development & homework.

  1. IXL
  2. SpellingCity
  3. Class dojo
  4. Prodigy
  5. Scholastic
  6. Epic
  7. MathCubes
  8. MonkeyMath (IOS)
  9. MonkeyMath (Android)
  10. Starfall


You can reach out to me through email: or through our Class Dojo App