Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Kathleen Smith
I am proud to be a Belshaw Bear! I have been teaching for eight years. This is my third year with Antioch Unified School District and my second year at Belshaw. I hold a Bachelors of Science degree from San Jose State University and a Multiple Subjects Credential from San Francisco State University. I live in Concord with my husband and nine year old twins. I am excited to help students learn and grow in first grade.
We follow the Belshaw Bear Necessities
Welcome to First Grade!
I am delighted to be your child’s first grade teacher. Cooperation between child, teacher and parent/guardian will enhance our learning experiences this year. I will keep you informed of current events in our classroom as well as other information through this website and Class Dojo.
Homework: Every student should have a backpack to carry his/her papers home every day. Homework assignments will be in the form of weekly packets. The packets will include a reading log, math exercises, a sight word list and a spelling word list. Packets are sent home Mondays in the blue homework folder and are to be turned in on Fridays. Spelling tests and sight word tests will be conducted on Fridays. I will send home a blue homework folder every day except Friday. The students are to bring the folders back to school every day.
Supplies: Please make sure your child’s name is on his/her lunchbox and jacket. Please leave all other personal items at home. The school provides pencils, crayons, glue, scissors, rulers, etc. Toys and jewelry should stay at home to prevent loss and distraction.
Birthdays: As part of our healthy eating program, we will not be celebrating individual birthdays in the classroom with cookies, cupcakes, pizza etc. Your child will be recognized on their special day with a book and a pencil. We will have ONE BIG BIRTHDAY celebration for EVERYONE in June.
Monday – Computers
Tuesday - Physical Education (Athletic Shoes Required)
Wednesday – Music
Thursday – Physical Education (Athletic Shoes Required)
Friday – Library