Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies Certifications: Elementary Self-Contained Grades 1-8 Elementary Reading 1-8 English as a Second Language
Mrs. Kimberly McSweeney
Hello! My name is Kimberly McSweeney and I am very excited to be your child's First Grade teacher. This will be my 19th year as an educator and my 16th year teaching for NEISD. I have taught at Steubing Ranch for 2 years. Our campus is a very happy place to work and be a part of! Prior to my first year of teaching, I studied and earned my degree from Texas State University in San Marcos when it was in its' last year known as Southwest Texas State. Go Bobcats!
When I am not at work, I can be found spending time with my husband, Will and my son, Isaac! We enjoy swimming, riding bikes, fresh air and the sun. Sometimes we run. I use to run a lot and I still enjoy it. We cheer on the Boston Red Sox and the UT Longhorns and we cheer pretty loudly! I love the New England states. My husband is from Vermont, so we travel there each summer to visit family, the beaches of the East Coast, and go sailing. I would love to own my own sailboat, but that is mostly a dream!
This was not a typical summer, but it is time to get back to work! I always find it so exciting to return, decorate my classroom, and have everything ready to meet my new group of students. Even though we are about to embark on a very new way of starting school and learning, this is going to be a fabulous year! We will navigate through this together and we will rise up for your children! Please know that I am here for any questions that you may have in helping your child have a successful year in First Grade!
Our Virtual Daily Schedule
7:15 - 7:30 Breakfast at Home
7:40 - 7:55 Morning Announcement Live on Zoom
8:00 - 8:40 Phonics Mini Lesson Live on Zoom/ Small Group Instruction/Independent Work
8:40 - 9:30 Reading Skill Mini Lesson Live on Zoom/ Small Group Instruction/Independent Work
9:30 - 9:40 BREAK, STRETCH, WIGGLE, GO TO THE BATHROOM
9:40 - 10:20 Writing Skill Mini Lesson Live on Zoom/Small Group Instruction /Independent Work
10:25 - 11:05 Specials Mini Lesson/ Activity Live on Zoom
11:05 - 11:30 Recess
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 Math Mini Lesson Live on Zoom/ Small Group Instruction/ Independent Work
1:00 - 1:45 Science Mini Lesson/Live on Zoom/Small Group Instruction/Independent Work
1:45 - 2:15 Social Studies Mini Lesson/Live on Zoom/Small Group Instruction/Independent Work
2:15 - 2:45 Read Aloud/Closing Announcements
3:00 - 3:30 Teacher Office Hours
First Day of School
August 17, 2020
See you online at 7:40!