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Fry 1st 100 Sight Words ,  Fry 2nd 100 Sight Words,  Fry 3rd 100 Sight words


Hello! I am so excited for the 2020-21 school year to begin! My name is Ms. Festa, and this is my 4th year here at Porter Traditional School. Even though this year will look different, I look forward to making connections with students and families. I am originally from Connecticut, and am currently finishing my masters degree in school counseling! I enjoy sunshine, working out, and being around my friends. A constant goal of mine is to incorporate social emotional learning into my classroom, and look forward to learning and growing together this year. Canvas will be our platform for learning during this virtual time together. 


Contact: festamn@pwcs.edu
Office Hours:

Canvas Information and Log Ins:

Year at a Glance (YAAG): 

Curriculum Resources: 

Math:Mathematics Pacing Guide for Grade 1
Reading and Writing: K-2 Unit Pacing
Science: Science Standards of Learning
Social Studies:Social Studies Pacing Guide

How to Videos:
Canvas Walk Through
Moby Max Log In
Capstone Library

Outside Resources
Moby Max
Teach My Monster to Read
Epic ( class code-   )

Please check out my Youtube channel for read alouds and mini lessons:Ms. Festas Youtube Channel


  • Remember to label ALL of your student’s belongings  (coats, sweaters, lunchbox, bookbag)
  • Encore Rotation is  P.E, ART, MUSIC (PAM) please wear tennis shoes on PE day
  • Pack a healthy snack each day (no sweets or juice for snack please.
  • Return the agenda and the red folder daily
  • Please E-mail me with any notes or changes in transportation, often times written notes get lost on they way to school or when students are unpacking their belongings.
  • Send all money in an envelope marked with your students name, our room number (Room 102) and it’s purpose.
  • Be VERY consistent with transportation, please notify your teacher by email and/or call the office to make a change.  We DO NOT check email during the school day, only before school and after school. Please call the office if the change in transportation happens during school hours.

Our Classroom Schedule: 
8:50-9:00       Breakfast Bell 
9:00-9:15  Morning Meeting
9:15-10:45 Language Arts
10:50-11:05 Milers
11:05-11:20 Stars/Snack
11:20-12:30 Math
12:45-1:15     Lunch
1:30-1:45       Recess
1:50-2:25      Encore (PE, ART, MUSIC)
2:30-3:25      Soc Stud / Science
3:25-3:40       STARS/Pack UP 3:40               Dismissal

Our Encore Schedule
Day 1 we have PE with Mr.Mathias
Day 2 we have Art with Ms. Nicholson
Day 3 we have Music with Mrs. Kelsey