Katie Robertson

First Grade Teacher

(423) 623-3811 ext. 319

Courses Taught:

First Grade General Education

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Katie Robertson


I am one of the first grade teachers here at Newport Grammar School. I went to NGS K-8 and Cocke County High School 9-12. I graduated from Carson-Newman University with my Bachelors in Education (K-6). I have been teaching for 12 years. This is my fifth year teaching at Newport Grammar School. My husband's name is Chris and we have two sons, Shane (age 7) and Theo (age 5). I graduated from Cumberland University in May 2022 with my Masters of Arts in Education.

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Mrs. Robertson's First Grade Class (2023-24)


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Click here for an overview of what's taught in 1st Grade.

Here's what we're learning right now...


These are the TN standards we are currently covering in our curriculum:

1st Quarter Math Essential Questions:

iReady Unit 2: Numbers within 20, Addition and Subtraction and Representing Data

1.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g. by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


1.OA.B.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.


1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract with 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on, making ten; decomposing a number leading to a ten using the relationship between addition and subtraction; and creating equivalent but easier or known sums.

Represent and interpret data.

1.MD.C.5  Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories. Ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

2nd Quarter ELA Essential Questions: 

WRITING FOCUS: Informational Writings

SS UNIT: Citizenship Unit and Change Over Time Unit



Week of 10/23/23

Unit 2 Week 3 Story → At a Pond

Where do animals live together?

What are possessive nouns?

Reading Skills: Main Idea and Key Details

Spelling Pattern: nd, sk, nk word families


Week of 10/30/23

Unit 2 Week 4 Story → Nell’s Books

How do people help out in a community?

What are the elements of fiction, especially fantasies?

What are nouns, esp. common and proper nouns?

What are syllables?

Reading Skills: Visualize, Key Details, Plot

Spelling Pattern: th, sh, ng word families


Week of 11/6/23

Unit 2 Week 5 Story → Follow the Map

How can you find your way around?

What are plural nouns? How should you add -s or -es to a word to make it plural?

Reading Skills: Ask & Answer Questions, Character, Setting, Problem and Solution

Spelling Pattern: ch, tch, wh, ph word families



Week of 11/13/23

Unit 3 Week 1 Story → On My Way to School

How do we measure time?

What is a fantasy?

What are onomatopoeias? 

How do I identify character, setting, and plot?

How do I use commas in a series?

How do I use past and present tense verbs?

Spelling Pattern: Long a: a, a_e


Week of 11/27/23

Unit 3 Week 2 Story → The Big Yuca Plant

How do plants change as they grow?

How do I identify the plot and sequence of a story? 

What is fantasy? 

How do I make and confirm predictions? 

How should I use present and past tense verbs?

How do I distinguish between singular and plural nouns?

Spelling Pattern: Long i: i_e


Week of 12/4/23

Unit 3 Week 3 Story → The Gingerbread Man

What is a folktale?

What is a verb? What is subject-verb agreement?

What is past tense? What is future tense?

How can I use commas correctly?

Reading Skills: Plot, Cause/Effect, Dictionary Skills

Spelling Pattern: Soft c and g

Week of 1/8/24

Unit 3 Week 4 Story → Long Ago and Now

How is life different than it was long ago?

How can I use commas in dates?

When should I use is? are?

Reading Skills: Compare and Contrast within Text; Fact or Opinion; Nonfiction

Spelling Pattern: Long o: o_e; Long u: u_e; Long e: e_e

RLA Standards/Objectives

Click on the document below for a detailed list of Wonders Unit 1-6 ELA standards.

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Starting 1st Grade- What You Need to Know

Click on this week's PDF file to see a list of important dates and events as well as this week's homework assignments.
Back to School



Please remember that the Newport Grammar School's homepage has TONS of digital resources for your everyday use.

Just scroll to the VERY top of this webpage, look to the far right, and click on the yellow rectangle that says "Digital Resources" for all sorts of FABULOUS links and icons. Or...you can simply click here: 


"Useful Links" is also another great yellow rectangle you can click on at the top right side of this webpage.

1st Grade BACK TO SCHOOL Supply List & Summer Reading Program Info

ATTENTION PARENTS: Please be sure to answer my parent survey so that I have your up-to-date contact info. Click on the purple Google form icon below to get started.
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New assignments come home every Monday night and are not be due back until Friday. I always assign the following to be practiced nightly:

-That week's reading passage & "Fast & Fluent" page

-Spelling words list

-Sight word flash cards

-Writing Journal- one response to the reading each week with a matching illustration

-Math Fast Facts flash cards

Homework Hotline (615) 298-6636

Mrs. Robertson's Classroom Library