About Mrs. Kanizer
Welcome to First Grade! I am so happy you are here!
This is my 14th year teaching at Terre Town Elementary. I currently live in Clinton, Indiana with my husband and our dog, Addie. I spent a lot of time riding horses and playing sports when I was growing up. I love to read, cook, and travel. I attended both Indiana State University and Ball State University. I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education and my Masters in Elementary Education.
First Grade Classroom Supplies
It is necessary for each child to have appropriate supplies to ensure success in school. Below are the items which your child will need for classroom use. Supplies are inexpensive this time of the year. Please consider purchasing multiples to re-supply your child as needed.
- A backpack without rollers
- 4 boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons
- 20 Elmer’s glue sticks
- Scissors (Fiskar or Academic work best)
- 24 yellow #2 pencils (sharpened if possible)
- 1 box of Crayola Classic Markers
- 6 Expo Dry Erase Markers (black only)
- 2 white Hi-Polymer erasers (can be found at dollar stores)
- Regular size school box
- 2 large boxes of Kleenex
- 1 box of gallon size baggies
- Headphones for computer lab (no ear buds)
- Clorox or Lysol disinfectant wipes
- 1 roll of paper towels
- Large bottle of hand sanitizer
*Please no hand-held pencil sharpeners
At this time we are in need of crayons, glue sticks, and black dry erase markers. Thank you!
Our classroom rules are from Whole Brain Teaching by Chris Biffle.
- Follow directions quickly. In the interest of keeping our class moving along and keeping students engaged, students must follow directions quickly.
- Raise your hand for permission to speak. This pertains mostly to teacher led instruction. Does this mean students will not be able to talk? No! For every 5-9 minutes of teacher talk, students will be asked to explain new learning to each other.
- Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat. When we are busily working, we don’t want to lose valuable learning time to wandering. This does not mean we will be sitting all day. We will use movement to engage our brains!
- Make smart choices. This rule has few words, but covers a great deal!
- Keep your learning community happy. Following classroom rules and having a class engaged in learning makes everyone very happy.
Whole Brain Teaching is a highly interactive form of instruction that delivers information to students in short “chunks.” Kids then teach what they have just learned to their partners, using hand-gestures to help remember specific vocabulary. While students teach each other, the teacher walks around the room to discover who understands the lesson and who needs more instruction.
Research shows that children retain more information when they have an opportunity to put it into their own words and use gestures to emphasize key instructional units …plus, it’s amazingly fun! For more information about Whole Brain Teaching you can go to www.WholeBrainTeaching.com. Thank you for your cooperation!
Recess– 12:20- 12:40
All Specials are from 1:20-2:00
Monday– Library with Mrs. Reynolds
Tuesday– Computer Lab with Mrs. Kanizer
Wednesday– Art with Mrs. Burley
Thursday– P.E. with Mrs. Roberts
Friday– Music with Mr. Rainy
7:55-8:30 Breakfast and Morning Routine
8:30-10:30 Reading and Language Arts Block
10:30-11:00 Small Group Block
11:00-12:00 Math Block
12:00-12:40 Lunch and Recess
12:40-12:50 Teacher Read Aloud
12:50-1:20 Writing Block
2:00-2:30 Science/Social Studies Block
2:30 Prepare to go home and Dismissal