Mrs. Gonzalez        571-406-4199
                Office Hours Monday and Wednesday 9:45-10:15
                               Find me on Twitter @MrsG_Gonzalez

June 12, 2020

Thank you to those parents who joined us on Tuesday for our Teams meeting where we talked about summer learning opportunities. I have put the Power Point in the files and documents section of this web page. It contains the links and ideas that we discussed and is a great resource for learning. I hope that you'll use it this summer! Thank you all for a great school year and I wish all of my students the best in second grade! Have a wonderful and safe summer! 

June 7, 2020
The final choice board for the school year has been posted! There are lots of fun summer themed activities for you to do. I'd love to get pictures of your work. Happy learning! 

May 31, 2020
Hello! I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. The choice board for this week has been posted in Files and Documents. Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy learning!

May 25, 2020
Hello! I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the weekend. This week's choice board has been emailed and is also posted under files and documents here. Don't forget to send me pictures of your child's completed work. I love seeing what they're doing! Happy learning!

May 18, 2020
I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend. The choice board for this week has been posted under files and documents. I've also emailed it to parents for your convenience. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 

May 10, 2020
Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I've emailed and posted the choice board for this week. Please let me know if there is anything you need. Happy learning! 

May 4, 2020

Happy Monday! This week is teacher appreciation week. Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who have become their child's teacher at home! We appreciate your hard work and dedication to your child's education! Check out this week's choice board under "files and documents" for new learning activities! Don't forget to send pictures of your student doing their work so that I can add them to our album on this page. 

April 29, 2020

Good morning! Is your child running out of new books to read? Do you need something on their level? You're in luck! Our wonderful Title 1 reading specialist has prepared an e-book library for first grade. Under "files and documents," you will find two files labeled "First Grade Books from Benchmark Literacy." One file is a Word document and the other is  a PDF. They contain the same books but are offered in two formats so you can choose the one that works best with your device. If you have any questions, please let me know! Happy reading! 

April 27, 2020

It's SPIRIT WEEK!! I'd love to see pictures of you dressed for our virtual spirit week. You can email, text, or tweet them to me! Have fun!
Virtual Spirit Week

April 26, 2020

Good afternoon! The first grade choice board for this week (April 27) has been added under files and documents. I have also sent it out via email. If you have trouble accessing it or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. My contact information is at the top of this page. Happy learning! 

April 20, 2020
Mrs. Magrath and Mrs. McFadden will have office hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm.  

Mrs. Magrath:  571-402-2724
Mrs. McFadden: 571-402-2249

April 19, 2020

The choice board for this week (April 20) has been posted under the Files and Documents on my page (see the menu to the left of this). We have links posted for virtual lessons this week! If you have any questions, I will be available between 8:45 and 10:15 tomorrow morning. Have fun with your learning! 

April 17, 2020

Thank you to those who joined us for our first grade Zoom gathering! We enjoyed seeing your smiling faces! As stated, you can find information here, on our class pages, on Twitter (@MrsG_Gonzalez), and via email. I will have office hours on Monday and Wednesday from 9:45-10:15. My phone number is 571-406-4199. You can call during other times and leave a message if I don't answer. As always, I'm here for you! 

April 17, 2020

Good morning! Please join the first grade team in a Zoom meeting today from 1-1:30. We are getting "together" to talk and answer questions you may have. The meeting information is below. Just copy the web address into your browser and join us! We hope to see you there!

Topic: First Grade Teachers and Students
Time: Apr 17, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 948 8011 7872
Password: 7N3XHb

April 13, 2020

Here is some information about the Learning Choice Boards the first grade team will be posting weekly. You will find the boards under "Files and Documents" on my page. I will also email the board when I post it here. Please let me know if you have any questions! 

The First Grade Team will be posting a Learning Choice Board here on our class web pages on Sunday night each week. We will also email it to all parents. The choice board will have optional learning activities for reading, writing, math, science/social studies. It will also have links to the Encore and Resource teachers’ web pages which will have suggested activities for your child.

These activities will be review of content that has already been taught this year in the classroom. We have provided you with enough options for your child to do something in every subject area Monday through Friday. However, this is meant to be a resource for families and is not meant to be overwhelming. 

As it is an optional choice board, you can choose to do whatever suits the needs of your family. There are different types of activities to include online learning and activities that you can do without needing the internet. While the board will change each week, the "every day" section will remain as we believe reading is the most important learning opportunity for your child. During this time, please have your child read independently for at least 20 minutes. The work from the choice board activities will not be collected or graded, but please feel free to share any pictures of your child enjoying their learning!

I’m looking forward to seeing your child having fun with this! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support,
First Grade Team, Dumfries Elementary


Per the Governor of Virginia, all Virginia schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. This news makes us all sad but we can still be together online.  Check out some video messages from our staff on FlipGrid. You can also add your own reply.

Flipcode: dumfriesdragons

If you need ideas for learning at home during the unexpected break, please look under the useful links for ideas. Also, students can continue to read for 20 minutes or more each day!

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can email me at I will check my email daily.