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Howdy! Welcome to first grade. I am Andrea Gililland. This will be my 17th year teaching and my 9th year teaching first grade.  I am originally from San Antonio. My family moved to Lubbock last year when my husband accepted a teaching position at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.  He is a professor in the department of Rehabilitation Sciences. We have a beautiful daughter named Taylor, who will be in first grade at Bennett.  We also have a sweet golden retriever named G. Rollie. I am a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, class of 2002, with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  I received a Master's degree at Hardin-Simmons University as a Reading Specialist in 2010. The following year, I completed an additional Master's degree in Gifted Education.  I am passionate about kids and making a difference in their lives.  I am so excited to get to know your child this year! 
Our Daily Schedule 
7:45 - 8:05 Welcome/ Announcements/ Morning Work
8:05 - 8:40 Phonics
8:40 - 9:25 Writer's Workshop (Bonus Specials: 8:35 - 9:25 Character/Library - Th)
9:27 - 10:17 Specials (Art - M; PE - T, Th, F; Music - W)
10:20 - 11:45 Reading Workshop/ Guided Reading 
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch 
12:20 - 12:45 Recess 
12:45 - 1:00 Read aloud
1:00 - 2:00 Math 
2:00 - 3:00 Science/Social Studies 
3:00 - 3:15 Pack up 
3:15 Dismissal