Ms. Jamie Russo



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jamie Russo

Ms. Russo is a career teacher with a BA & M.Ed from the University of St. Thomas. She is really excited to use her Masters degree at MIMS in Multi-cultural Urban Education and to facilitate GT strategies for higher learning outcomes. This is her first year to teach 1st grade and is looking forward to the new experience.  She spends her spare time with her 4 dogs and cat. She volunteers with an Italian Community & Culture Club and 2 Rodeo Committees (Carnival Ticket Sales and Agricultural Education).


Weekly Update for September 16 - 20  - ELA & SS for Ms. Russo & Mrs. Worden 

Thank you: Thank you to everyone who was able to attend Open House.  It was a wonderful turnout.  

Monday:  Spelling Test & Reading Test 

Tuesday:  Red Folders go home.  Look for Class T-Shirt form (neon orange paper, orders due Tuesday, September 24).  Wear Astros Attire Day (Orange and Blue colors or Astros attire).  Teachers will be sending home a papercopy of the Syllabus to those who did not get one at Open House.  We do need the last page signed and returned for our files please.  Thank you to those of you who returned them already. 

Friday: Spelling and Reading Test, and Progress Reports go home 


ELA Objectives: Syllabus First Grade Parent 2019 -2020

Reading:   Fiction, Characters

Writing:  Sentence Starters and Complete Sentences

Grammar:  Action Verbs 

High Frequency words:  and, find, for, just, many, one, she, then 

Spelling:   short i  {it, him, is, sip, fit, pin, and, & just}   Spelling Homework 

Phonics:  r, f, s /z/


Book Orders are due this week.  Feel free to send in paper order with cash or check payable to Scholastic.  You can order online

and receive a free book with your order.  Order Online Here  Russo Class Code: W66DB  (Due Friday, Sept. 20)  Worden Class Code: GLRJ2 (Due Monday, Sept. 23) 


RUSSO'S PANTHERS  & C. CHEN'S MONKEYS  HOMEROOM:  Here is the Power Point we showed and discussed at Open House.   Open House  



Weekly Update 9/9 - 9/13 ELA Ms. Russo & Mrs. Worden  Open House is Wednesday September 11, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00

Good News we all have a Room Mom and we hope to meet with them this week to get all of are plans in order.  

Monday - If homwework was not collected on Friday it will be collected and new homework given (September Bingo (purple sheet) due September 27)

Tuesday - Red folders go home 

Wednesday - Open House

Thursday - Russo's classes to take Renaissance 360 test 

Friday - Worden's classes to take Renaissance 360 test 



Reading :  Continuing Realistic Fiction (adding Author's Purpose & Theme) High Frequency Words for the week ( a, first, good, had, he, I , my, was)

Spelling Words:  an, bad, can, nap, cat, pan, good, first   **Due to Renaissance Testing, Spelling Test will Monday, Sept. 16 ** Phonics:  N. D, P, C (/k/) short a 

Social Studies: Rules - at home, school, community, authority figures and responsibilities.  

*Due to technical difficulties, Mrs. Worden's MIMS page does not work.  Feel free to email her at or message her through Class Dojo



Weekly Update 9/3 - 9/6  ELA Ms. Russo & Mrs. Worden 

Help Wanted: We are both looking for a Room Mother; please email us and let us know if you would like to help.   

Reminders: Elementary OPEN HOUSE is September 11, 2019 from 5:00 - 7:00  We look forward to seeing everyone! 

Monday - No School Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday - Tuesday Folders going home along with homework

Friday - Reading and Spelling Test 


Reading:  Realistic Fiction (

Homework: Children need to be reading or listening to reading for 15 minutes each night.  Use the September Reading Bingo Board for activities and to log reading.  Reading Bingo Board can be turned in at the end of September.  Spelling Words will be going home on Tuesday, our test will be on Friday.


Reading: Realistic Fiction, Plot (characters, setting, beginning, middle and end)

English Language Arts and Spelling: Nouns, short a, consonant sounds: m, s, t, b

Social Studies: Being a Good Citizen



Weekly Update: 8/26 - 8/30  ELA Ms. Russo & Mrs. Worden

     We had a great first week.  Thank you for supplying the student's supplies and for all of the classroom gifts.  We greatly appreciate this.  We worked hard on routines and procedures, yet had a great time getting to know everyone.  In order to streamline better communication weekly updates will be posted here.  

Help Wanted:  We are both looking for a Room Mother; please email us and let us know if you would like to help.