First Grade News

Distance Learning Edition for the week of 3/30

Important Information you will find in this newsletter

  • Optional Zoom Class Meet-ups this week
  • Teacher Calls
  • Learning Board for student learning until April 3rd
  • How to access DreamBox and Istation
  • Teacher Communication: teachers to check in with students next week; teacher "office hours" 1:50 - 3:30 daily
  • Breakfast and lunch services
  • Additional Resources

Zoom time is here!

I will be hosting 2 Zoom Classroom Meet-ups that are completely optional this week! For those that are not already using Zoom, Zoom is a video conferencing service that will allow me to meet with the Cowboys and Cowgirls and for them to see each other!


RPE has been working to ensure that Zoom will be used appropriately and intentionally by students and teachers.


Wednesday Optional Zoom Meet-up: 9:30 - 10:00

Activity: We will use this time to see friends, catch-up, and set up class norms for our new Zoom Classroom.

**Link to Zoom call will be emailed to parents prior to meeting time


Thursday Optional Zoom Meet-up: 11:30 - 12:00

Activity: We will use this time to see friends, catch-up, and set up class norms for our new Zoom Classroom.

**Link to Zoom call will be emailed to parents prior to meeting time


Pick the one that works best for your family.

See Teacher Communication below, if your child will be unable to join a Zoom Meet-up.


Be on the lookout for more information on our class’ Zoom meeting later this week. This will be another great opportunity to connect with our students!

Teacher Calls

If your child will be unable to join one of our Zoom Classroom Meet-ups, OR if they would like a call from me this week in addition to our Zoom Classroom Meet-up, please sign up here

Student Learning Board

First Grade Learning Board


The First Grade Learning Board includes low-tech and high-tech learning experiences intended to help your child review concepts and skills that s/he has learned in first grade.


These activities should last your child until April 3rd.


The district currently recommends that your child spends six hours a week on their learning.


You can also access the First Grade Learning Board on the RPE First Grade website under the “Distance Learning” tab.

Accessing Technology

Please see Logging into LaunchPad for information on how to log in and how to download Istation and Dreambox, if you have not already.


Your child can use the QR code on their QuickCard to log-in to LaunchPad without having to type their username/password. If you need a QuickCard for your child, please let me know, and I will send you a new one (printer required).


Accessing Epic!:

https://www.getepic.com/students


Class codes for accessing Epic!:

Braun: vpn8790

Partridge: ​tvb2210

Reiss: hiz5465

Timberlake: uyd7438

Torres: See email sent by Epic! from Ms. Torres. If you did not receive the email from Epic!, please email Ms. Torres.
Worob: get2126

Breakfast and Lunch Services

For more information about breakfast and lunch pick up please see Leander ISD News & Announcements.

Additional Resources

Additional learning opportunities can be found under the “Distance Learning” tab in the section labeled “EXTRA Resources” on the RPE First Grade website. These are simply extra opportunities and are neither expected nor required!