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 11 years. This is my fourth year teaching at Newport Grammar School. My husband's name is Chris and we have two sons, Shane (age 6) and Theo (age 4). 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 (2022-23)


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This month’s ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS in Math: Chapter 1: Addition Concepts

•How do pictures show adding to?

•How do you model adding to a group?

•How do you model putting together?

•How do you solve addition problems by making a model?

•What happens when you add 0 to a number?

•Why can you add addends in any order?

Common Core Math Standards

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.

August/September Reading/Language Arts Essential Questions:

WONDERS Smart Start Lessons


EQ: What are your favorite books?

EQ: What are some well-known nursery rhymes?

EQ: What are choral readings?

EQ: What is the difference between fiction and nonfiction?


EQ: What are vowels? What are consonants?

EQ: What are the short vowel sounds?


EQ: What are rhyming words?

EQ: What are the long vowel sounds?

Wonders Unit 1 Essential Questions:

Week 1 Story → “Nat and Sam"

EQ: What do you do at your school?

EQ: How can I capitalize and punctuate sentences?

EQ: How can visualizing help me to become a better reader?

EQ: How can I find key details in a text?

EQ: What is realistic fiction?

Spelling Pattern: Short a CVC words

Week 2 Story → “Go, Pip!”

EQ: What do you do where you live?

EQ: How can I identify a sentence/not a sentence?

EQ: What is a noun?

EQ: How can I find key details in a text?

EQ: How can visualizing help me to become a better reader?

EQ: What is plot?

EQ: What are syllables?

EQ: What is a fantasy?

Spelling Pattern: Short i CVC words


Week 3 Story → “Flip”

EQ: What makes a pet special?

EQ: What are plural nouns?

EQ: What is a fantasy?

EQ: What is the difference between a statement and a question?

EQ: What are rhymes?

Reading Skills: Visualize, Key Details, Plot

Spelling Pattern: l-Blends


Week 4 Story → “Friends”

EQ: What do friends do together?

EQ: What are possessive nouns?

Reading Skills: Ask & Answer Questions, Key Details

Spelling Pattern: Short o CVC words


Week 5 Story → “Move It!"

EQ: How does your body move?

EQ: What is a verb?

EQ: What is the writing process?

EQ: What is readers theatre?

Reading Skills: Ask & Answer Questions

Spelling Pattern: Blends sp, gr, dr

RLA Standards/Objectives

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

Summer Reading
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New assignments will come home every Monday night and will not be due back until Friday. I will always assign the following to be practice nightly:

-That week's reading passage

-Spelling words

-Sight words

-Math fact practice or worksheet

Homework Hotline (615) 298-6636