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Mrs.Triplett's Room 9

Meet the Teacher

Hello! My name is Trish Triplett and I will be your child's 1st grade teacher. This will be my 14th year teaching in the Oakley Union Elementary School District and my 6th year here at Almond Grove Elementary School. I started my career teaching fifth grade at Iron House Elementary and after a few years moved over to teach Special Education Preschool at Oakley Elementary. I opened up the preschool program here at Almond Grove, then moved back to General Education. I have a Multiple Subject Credential from California State University East Bay, an Early Childhood Special Education Credential from San Francisco State University and a Master's Degree from CSUEB. I enjoy learning and perfecting my craft, so I continue to seek out opportunities to attend seminars and keep up to date with the latest strategies for teaching. I am looking forward to a terrific year working with you and your children. I hope to instill a love for learning for your children along the way! Let's Sprinkle Kindness Like Confetti together!

Please call me, email me or stop by the room anytime or phone at 925.625.6720









8:20-8:30   Arrival

8:30-9:00     Morning meeting

9:00-10:00   Language Arts

10:00-10:15  Recess

10:15-10:45  Language Arts

10:45-11:50  Math

11:50-12:25  Lunch

12:25-1:00  Math Workshop

1:00-2:00   Sci/SS/Art

2:00-2:25   PE  (M, T, Th, F)

2:25               Dismissal

Wednesday Early Dismissal 12:30



We are always looking for classroom helpers, party assistance, and parents to cut out laminating at home if you are interested.

The more your child reads the better reader and writer they will become.  Reading to your child can be also included in the 20 minutes because when you read to your child, you are modeling good reading, as well as increasing your child's world knowledge and vocabulary. Remember to talk to your child about the stories read, ask about setting, characters, plot, etc. Writing is also something that improves with practice, so keep working on sentences and letter formation.


The homework folder is due each Friday

Our spelling tests will be weekly and cover the "Dolch" list (1-7) five words each week.





Sprinkle Kindness Like Confetti


     I am excited to have your child in my first grade classroom this year!  I am looking forward to an exciting year filled with lots of learning. We will all work together to make room 9 a friendly, positive and safe place to learn.  Our theme for the year is, "Sprinkle Kindness Like Confetti".

    In my experience children who are engaged and excited about a subject tend to understand new material better. In room 9 we will be doing many hands-on activities, experiments, artwork, music, working in small/large groups, as well as individual instruction. We learn chants, hand movements, and songs to remember grammar rules and mathematics. We READ, READ, READ! and memorize our sight words!

     First grade is a year for growth and an important year for reading foundational skills.  I would like to make this experience as easy and fun as possible by creating an environment in which students are eager learn. I understand there are various levels of learning styles and I will adapt my teaching to enhance more learning opportunities for each student.

   We have an exciting first grade year ahead us and honestly I can't wait! If you would like to be a part of it and help in the classroom please sign up on my Class DoJo.



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Fun Brain - These games include math tic-tac-toe, math baseball, math car racing, and other motivating concepts to make practicing math concepts fun. Your child can easily adjust the questions to make them easier or harder while playing.   Click on “search for games” or on your child’s age to find more math games.

Fema -This site contains word problems based on natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods and volcanos. These will require pencil and paper.  The FEMA website also has crossword puzzles, jigsaws, mazes and word searches.

Super Kids -Create printable math worksheets for your child customized to whichever types of problems you would like him or her to practice.  Very easy to use.

Teacher Kids -This site offers multiple choice answers for word problems, time, money, rounding, and many other math skills in an online worksheet form that grades itself.

Bang on Time! Practice telling time.

ABCya! Children's computer games & activities feature large and easy-to-use navigation buttons as well as voice instructions. Games and activities include: alphabetical order, upper-case and lower-case letters, counting numbers, connect the dots, numerical order, shapes, addition, e-storybooks and holiday games.

Fun Brain - These games include grammar gorillas, spell-a-roo, and alphabetize.

PBS Kids - This is a site where families can surf together, and where parents and caregivers are happy to have their children interact, learn and play.

Starfall - This is a wonderful site that has many interactive activities to go along with reading.

Enchanted Learning - Enchanted Learning produces children's educational web

sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.

Teachers and Families - is a web resource developed by teachers for students and their parents. The site offers free learning resources for pre-K through high school students.

ABC Teach - This is the place for kids, parents, student teachers, and teachers. - Learning skills for life, games for Pre-k through 6th grade. - a fun educational website for teachers and kids, free elementary language arts activities, educational interactive games, reading, writing and book making online for kids.

Reading Games for Kids - These games are appropriate for kids ages 6 up.

On-line Stories and More - Intended for first grade, but could be good for review or remediation.

From this site you can hear Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Hector Elizondo, Lou Diamond Phillips, and more read some of your favorite stories.  Click here to listen to Polar Express, A Bad Case of Stripes, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch.

ABC Order - Practice placing words in alphabetical order.

Storybook Web:  This website contains a captivating collection of activities for children aged 5-8 years. The site is based on popular children's stories by authors Scoular Anderson, Debi Gliori, Mairi Hedderwick and Frank Rodgers. In addition to the range of interactive activities, you can watch

and listen to the authors reading excerpts from their stories and answering some questions about how they get their ideas for writing.

Spelling Practice:  You can practice your spelling words online!  Look, say, cover, type & check

An adaptable spelling tool for word level work. It is simple to input the words you want to focus on.

More spelling practice!! Type in your words and you can practice them by playing games and taking practice tests!

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.

Wacky Web Tales!

ABCya! Children's computer games & activities feature large and easy-to-use navigation buttons as well as voice instructions. Games and activities include: alphabetical order, upper-case and lower-case letters, e-storybooks and holiday games.



8/14-Otis Spunk Meyer Kick off

8/23-Picture Day

9/2-No school

9/13-No school

9/19-Family STEAM night

9/20-Progress reports

9/27-Family Day

9/30-10/11 Fall Break

10/25-Harvest Carnival

10/31-Halloween parade



Strive for Less Than Five Days Absent

Get off to a good start, “Attend today, achieve for a lifetime!”

Attendance is an important life skill that will help students graduate from college and keep a job.








Success in First Grade!

1. Read together daily!!!! Children who read at home with their parents perform better in school.
2. Establish a family routine for homework. Set aside a regular, quiet time and place for students to work and be encouraging.
3. Be involved with your child's school. Parents who are involved with the school have students that succeed better in school.
4. Focus on your child’s progress. By focusing on what your child does well, your child feels more successful.
5. Work with your child. Helping your child with studying spelling words, math facts or preparing for a test, as this makes your child feel more confident with your support.
6. Look over your child’s papers often. When you show an interest in what your child is doing, often the child works harder to succeed.
7. Setting limits helps your child see your priorities. Don’t be afraid to set limits for TV, radio, video games or the like, especially during study time.
 8. Teach your child to be responsible. Your child is a student, so make them responsible for their education, such as putting their own homework in their backpacks.
 9. Make learning important. Find excitement in learning by taking your child on nature walks, going to special events and demonstrating that you want to learn things with them.
 10. Have fun with your child!!


Mrs.Triplett’s Student Supply List for Room 9


One box of Crayons (24 count)

Colored Markers



2 Giant Glue Sticks

Blunt Tip Child scissors

One Composition book


Here are a few items we would love donated throughout the year...


  • Dry erase markers
  • Erasers
  • Small prizes
  • Sheet Protectors
  • Construction paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes
  • Tissues
  • Colored copy paper, and white copy paper
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Lined paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Books
  • Board games,balls for recess play,hula hoops,jump ropes




Birthday celebrations are welcome in room 9! Please either bring in party favors, a fun craft to do or a class book to share and sign!