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Mrs. Spittal 1B


by Jennifer Spittal

September 14, 2013


Welcome to First Grade...Room 1B!

    My name is Mrs. Spittal.  This is my seventeenth year of teaching...sixteenth year in this district.  However, this is my eighth year teaching first grade.  My previous years were spent teaching in the Pre-K program.  

     I was born and raised in Bourbonnais.  I graduated high school from B.B.C.H.S, continued my education at Olivet Nazarene University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and then obtained my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, also from Olivet.  

    I am married to my husband, Ryan, of fifteen years and have three great kids...Jack, 11 years, and Kate, 8 years and, our youngest girl, Quinn, 4 years...who remind me that being a parent is the hardest but most rewarding job there is.

    My hope as a teacher of young children is to help each child enjoy learning. I want school, especially my classroom, to be a fun, safe environment where success is experienced daily.

    Listed below are the expectations of a first grader along with websites that would be beneficial for your child.  If you should have any questions or concerns please feel free to send a note with your child, e-mail me at jspittal@cusd4.org or phone me at 697-2642.  

Thank you for the privilege of teaching your child!  

The expectations of a first grader...

Classroom Rules...

  1. Be kind.
  2. Pay attention.
  3. Make good choices.

School Rules...

  1. Be respectful.
  2. Be responsible.
  3. Be productive.


  1. Read 10 to 15 minutes each night.
  2. Practice spelling words.
  3. Practices math facts (flashcards).

Listed below are some websites that have helpful tips and tools for you as parents, and some really fun, interactive websites for your child (they will be learning and not thinking of it as studying or homework! ?)











Please remember that for math games you can use dice, cards, flashcards, and other items found around your home.  For spelling and handwriting practice, have your child write in different colors, or in sand or shaving cream.  If you want additional websites, just Google “preparing for second grade,” “second grade math,” "second grade reading,” etc.  If the work is too challenging, Google “first grade math,” or “first grade reading.”




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