Welcome to
Mrs. Howard’s

Phone: (812) 462-4449
Email:  kdh3@vigoschools.org


Hello, My name is Kara Howard. This is my 10th year teaching 1st Grade at Riley Elementary! I am very excited to start a new school year here at Riley! I have been employed by the Vigo County School Corporation since 2002. I taught at Farrington Grove for 10 years. At Farrington Grove, I taught 1st grade, 2nd grade, and Title 1/Reading Recovery. This will be my 14th year teaching 1st grade and my 10th year at Riley. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a Master’s degree in Special Education. I received both from Indiana State University. I have 3 wonderful boys named Noah, Eli, and Karson. Noah will be a Freshman at Rose Hulman this year.Eli will be a Junior at South, and Karson will be a Fifth Grader at Riley. I enjoy running, and have participated in many half marathons. I also enjoy reading, and watching my boys play in the marching band and play football. My goal each year is to make sure that each child in my classroom is working up to their fullest potential. I know that children are all different. I provide daily small group activities in which each child in my classroom has the opportunity to work at their level. Please feel free to contact me by email at: kdh3@vigoschools.org or by calling the school at (812) 462-4449.
First Grade Supply List:  2022-2023


  • 4 dry erase markers (Crayola and RoseArt do NOT erase as well)
  • 1 box crayons
  • 8 small glue sticks
  • 1 red pen
  • 1 Highlighter…any color
  • 1 package of 3×5 white index cards
  • 24 #2 sharpened pencils (Plain ones are preferred, these will be collected and shared among the group.)
  • 6 two pocket HARD PLASTIC folders with brads (1 each of the following colors)
    • Purple, Red, Green, Blue, Orange, Yellow
  • 1 large pink eraser
  • Scissors (pointed)
  • 1 PLASTIC school box not bigger than 8×5 inches
  • 1 box tissue
  • 1 old adult sized sock to use as an eraser and a holder for dry erase markers
  • 1 box gallon zip top bags
  • 2 inch binder with a clear plastic cover
  • 1 composition notebook**It would be a good idea to buy extras of the consumables and keep them at home to send in when these supplies need replenishing. Back to school sales are the best time to buy these items!**Thank you!!
  •  Eyes Watching
  •  Ears Listening
  •  Voice Quiet
  •  Body Still
Weekly Schedule

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Computer Lab

Friday: P.E.

Daily Schedule

8:00-8:30:  Morning Work

8:30-9:00:  I/E

9:00-10:15: Reading

10:15-10:30:  Recess

10:30-10:50:  Reading

10:50-11:30:  Grammar/Writing

11:30-12:10:  Math

12:10-1:15:  Math

1:15-1:55:  Specials

1:55-2:45:  Math, Science, Social Studies, Health