Mrs. Bard


Mrs. Bard

I have spent the last 20 amazing years teaching the fabulous students at Franklin Avenue School.  I have two adorable children, Taylor and Cody.  Taylor is a 9th grader and loves spending time with her friends and wants to be a teacher too.  Cody is a 6th grader and loves hockey and baseball.  We have the most adorable little puppy, Marley May.  Marley is mischievous and always causing trouble.  She loves to go for walks and rides in the car.  I attended Westfield State University and Elms College to study education.  I love spending my days teaching first graders to read, write and solve math problems.  Franklin Avenue School is the HEART of Westfield and I'm so happy to be a part of it!  If you would like to contact me my email address is

Play Teach Your Monster to Read at Home!
Here is the class link!

Math is so much fun!
  Here are our topics for Math!

Math Topics for First Grade
Topic 1: Understanding Addition
Topic 2:  Understanding Subtraction
Topic 3: Five ans Ten Relationships
Topic 4: Addition and Subtraction Facts to 12
Topic 5: Addition Facts to 20
Topic 6 Subtraction Facts to 20
Topic 7: Counting and Number Patterns to 120
Topic 8: Tens and Ones
Topic 9: Comparing and Ordering Numbers to 100
Topic 10: Adding with Tens and Ones
Topic 11 Subtracting with Tens and Ones
Topic 12: Length
Topic 13: Time
Topic 14: Using Data to Answer Questions
Special topic: Money
Topic 15: Geometry
Topic 16: Fractions of Shapes

Check out these math websites!

Our Reading Program!!!!!!

We have four centers in our classroom!

Teacher Table

Phonics Center

Fluency Center

Writing Center
Reading 2013 Common Core Student Editon Grade 1.R      

Here is a fun and exciting website to practice
 spelling words!

My Favorite Authors

Jan Brett



Diane DeGroat


Room 4 first Graders
 love Gilbert stories!


Reading strategies for first graders!


Science Curriculum

Observations of the sun, moon and star  

Seasonal patterns

Plant and animal life cycle 


Light interactions

Sound and vibrations

Social Studies Curriculum

Rural, suburban and urban communities
Community--roles and responsibilities
Representations of the Earth
Identify own street address, town, state and country
Cultural differences
Prominent United States historical figures

This is our HEART Board.  We keep our hearts that we earn in our cup!  
We love to show Heart Behavior!

heart 2

We send Many thanks to Mrs. Hatton for being a volunteer in our classroom.  Mrs. Hatton joins us on Friday mornings to read with our students!
Mrs Hatton