Meet Your first grade teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology, Appalachian State University. Master's in Reading Education, East Carolina University.

Meet Your first grade teacher

Welcome! My name is Valiree Coyt. This will be my third year teaching at East Clayton Elementary! My undergraduate degree in Elementary Educaton was earned from Appalachian State University. I also have a Master's Degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University. I have a deep love of reading and share that love with my students. I believe the ability to read is absolutely essential! I truly believe that reading is the foundation from where all learning stems from. It is my goal to help students become life long readers and life long learners. I am so excited to get to work with you and your child this year! Please sign up for Remind as this will be my primary means of contacting you (information was in the packet you received at orientation).


    What are we doing this week?



    Literacy: I can retell facts about a topic using details from the text. 

    I can retell a story and identify the lesson of the story.

    Writing: I can write opinion pieces and give reasons to support my opinion. 


    I can tell time to the hour and half hour.

    I can undertstand place value.

    I can apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.

    Science/Social Studies:

    I can explain what happens during the season of spring. 



    List A

        night    lie   right tied       tight

    pie     light       high might    tries

    Tricky Words: one, lives, lamb

    List B

    knight dried slight  replied    frightening

    cried light highlighter   sunlight tries

    Tricky Words: appropriate, succeed, courageous


    Upcoming Events: 


    March 19th- Early Release

    April 9th- Early Release

    April 19th-26th--Easter Break :)

    May 30th-Last Day of School!!!!!!!! 










    8:25-9:00 → Unpack & Morning Work


    9:00- 9:20 → Calendar and Morning Meeting Time


    9:20-10:45 → Literacy Block


    10:50-11:40 → Enhancement


    11:40-11:50 → Restroom/Story Time


    11:55-12:25 → Lunch


    12:30-12:50→ Spelling


    12:50-1:20 → Writing/S.S./Science


    1:20-1:50 → Recess


    1:50-2:00 → Water/Restrooms

    2:00-3:00 → Math


    3:00-3:40 → AIR Time and Snack


    3:40-3:45 → Pack-Up


    3:45 → Dismissal


    Enhancement Roation

    Day 1- P.E.

    Day 2-Technology

    Day 3- Media

    Day 4- Guidance

    Day 5- Art

    Day 6- Music










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