Mrs. Heinlein

"Elementary School community is an environment of excellence in teaching and learning where students reach high academic standards and learn to be self-motivated, well-rounded citizens.” 


Welcome to

Mrs. Heinlein’s

1st Grade Class Webpage

Welcome to 1st grade! As an alumni of Edgemere Elementary, it is great to be back in the community. I graduated from Towson University in 2009 with a bachelor in Early Childhood Education. I am also certified in Special Education and I am currently earning credits to get my masters in Human Resources and Instructional Technology. This is my 10th year teaching; I spent 4 years in Kindergarten here at Edgemere, 3 years in 2nd grade, and this is my 3rd year in 1st grade. I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog bandit, reading, and anything to do with Disney.  


"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go."
-Dr. Seuss


*9:15-9:30-Morning Meeting
*10:35-Bathroom Break
*12:20-12:45-Calendar and Read Aloud
*3:00-3:25-Science, Social Studies, Health


Specials Schedule






Classroom Rules & Expectations
In our class, we follow the Edgemere Elementary Pride:
            Persist with all tasks
                                      Respect my teachers, peers, and myself
Interact kindly
       Do my best always
       Enjoy our diversity
    We have a behavior chart in the classroom and every student has their own clip. They have the chance to move up and down the levels. Each night, I will color the dates block on the Monthly calendar the color your child was on at the end of the day. Please sign the calendar every night. As a class we can earn cubes to get a class prize! These are the different behavior levels:

Our class will be using Class Dojo this year. ClassDojo is a behaviormanagement tool for the classroom. Each student has a profile – complete with their own avatar – to which teachers can assign positive and negative points (or 'dojos') throughout the lesson. Students will use the following point system for behavior at the end of the day:

5-6 points= Student went above and beyond and had an amazing day!

3-4 points= Student had a great day and was focused on learning.

0-2 points= Student is determined to come to school ready to do their best the next school day.  

Here is what to come in the 3rd Quarter:



Unit 1: Exploring Story Elements
Unit 2: Exploring Elements of Non-Fiction
Unit 3: Tales Over Time
Unit 4: Unique Animals Everywhere
Unit 5: Figure It Out
Unit 6: Exploring Change


Unit 1: Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System (How Many of Each?)
Unit 2: 2-D Geometry
Unit 3: Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System 2 (Solving Story Problems)
Unit 4: Data Analysis
Unit 5: Measurement
Unit 6: Addition, Subtraction, and The Number System 3 (Number Games)
Unit 8: Twos, Fives, and Tens
Unit 9: 3-D Geometry



During the quarter, we will work on sentence structure and adding details to a sentence.
Please practice spelling at home by sounding things out. Students are working on restating the question in their answer.


Social Studies Science
Geography Basics X Marks the Spot          
My Local Community Creeper and Creature Feature
My State is a Community Making Waves
 My Nation is a Community 

Personal Health & Family Living
Healthy Living Part I
Healthy Living Part II


Link to the BPCS Parent Webpage-

Link to our Facebook Page-

Link to the schools Twitter account- @Edgemere_BCPS

Link to check your child’s progress- BCPSOne

Link to check your child’s behavior on Class Dojo-

Link to our class Twitter account-  

Here's to a great year! Please refer to your child's take home folder every night. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at or call the school at 410-887-7507.