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USD 240 Elementary Grade 1

USD 240 1st Grade

Mrs. Macy Mrs. Ehlers Ms. Menges
kmacy@usd240.org rehlers@usd240.org bmenges@usd240.org
785-488-3323 785-283-4774 785-488-3323
Bennington Grade School Tescott Grade School Bennington Grade School
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Get to know your teacher

Bio coming soon! RacheI Ehlers - I was born and raised in Eastern Colorado, where I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher.  That dream came true after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. My husband Tom and I have raised our two children in this area and love being a part of the USD 240 family.  When not at school, we enjoy spending time at the lake!

Brittney Menges - I am originally from Colby, Kansas. I graduated in May of 2019 from Kansas Wesleyan University with a bachelors degree in elementary education. In my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends and I also love to travel! I currently live in Salina, KS but I frequently make trips back to Colby to spend time with my parents, younger sister, and our pets. I am so excited to meet all of my students this year and begin my first year of teaching!

What students will learn in 1st grade


In ELA our students will be introduced to different genres in both fiction and non-fiction, new high-frequency words, vocabulary words in our reading series, as well as being introduced to different print concepts in our reading series, Journeys. 

In Math, first grades will learn their math facts in addition and subtraction within 20, understanding place value, telling and writing time to the hour and half hour, reading and interpreting data, and becoming fluent with numbers to 120 (counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s).

Monthly we will do various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities.


Strategies for success


ELA - Reading at home with or to your child daily and asking them comprehension questions are great ways to help your child with their reading.

Math - Asking your child real world questions as well as utilizing flashcards will help your child too. 

There are great free apps out there to help your child with math and reading. 


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