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1st Grade - Mrs. Lauren LelieuR

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Welcome to First Grade!

This is my fourth year as a Beresford Bear but my eleventh year teaching. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology. At Beresford, I am a member of the HET team, PBIS team, and School Site Council. 

I grew up in the Washington D.C. area, where I taught first grade, second grade, and third grade. My family moved to the Bay Area in the summer of 2013 to be closer to family.  

I live in San Mateo with my husband Chris and daughter Molly.  When I'm not teaching I spend time traveling, cheering for the Washington Nationals and Washington Redskins, rocking out to classic rock music,  running after Molly and spending time with family and friends. 


  • Please make sure that students bring a water bottle to school every day. 
  • Please make sure to attend the Monday morning announcements in the LGI.
  • When students return their "take home book bag" to school they may choose a new book to bring home to read.
  • Music and Art are on Thursdays. We have music with Mrs. Goity and art with Mrs. Canda.
  • Library is on Fridays! Students may not check out a new book until the previous book has been returned. 

What we are learning:


*We are working on Benchmark Unit 3: Plants and Animals Grow and Change. The essential question for this unit is: How do living things change?

As you read with your child:

  • Ask your child to identify what type of text it is (fiction, non-fiction, fable, fairytale, poem)
  • Ask your child to identify the key details (big ideas) of the text. 
  • Ask your child to make a prediction (a good guess) while they are reading.
  • Ask your child to ask questions while they are reading. 
  • Ask your child to identify characters and what we can learn about them by what they say, think and do.
  • Ask your child to find words with the short vowel sounds of: a, e, i, o, and u,  l blends (bl, sl, pl, cl, fl, etc.) or r blends (br, cr, dr, etc.)
  • Compare and contrast two texts.


Unit 1 Home-School Connection

Unit 2 Home-School Connection

Unit 3 Home-School Connection

Unit 4 Home-School Connection

Unit 5 Home-School Connection



1st Grade - Mrs. Lauren Lelieur

Mrs. Lelieur



Upcoming Events:

 PTA Meeting: Literacy Night- December 5th 

Winter Break- December 22nd- January 8th 

MLK Day Holiday- January 15th 

PTA Meeting- January 16th 

Inspire Your Heart with Art- January 26th 

LIFESKILLS Day- February 7th 

Sweetheart Dance- February 9th 

Presidents Day Holiday- February 19th 

Literacy Week- February 26th- March 2nd 

PTA Meeting- March 6th 

Professional Development Day No School- March 12th 

Report cards go home- March 23rd 

Fun Run- March 28th 

Minimum Day- March 30th 

Spring Break- April 2nd-13th 

Founder's Day/Talent Show- May 9th 

Art Show- May 23rd

Memorial Day Holiday- May 28th 

Student-Led Conferences- May 29th- June 1st Minimum Days all week!

PTA Meeting- June 5th 

Dance Party- June 8th

Volunteer Tea- June 13th 

Last Day of School- June 21st Minimum Day!

Important Information:

First Grade Information

Homework Policy:

First graders are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night in addition to the weekly homework packet. 


Room 8 Wishlist 


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