Mrs. Ehlers

Jessica Ehlers

Contact Info

Feel free to contact me in the following ways:

*By phone 8:35-4:25 (402) 697-0690


*Send a note in your child's daily folder

Welcome to First Grade!

     My name is Jessica Ehlers and I look forward to working with your child this year!  I have been teaching at Oak Valley since December 2007, and I have taught third grade, fourth grade, a third grade/fourth grade combination class, and now first grade.  I have a Master's Degree in Literacy from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and I am currently working on one in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education with a minor in Math from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  I am married to Craig, who teaches in the Elkhorn Public Schools district.  We have a daughter, Ella who keeps us very busy with dance, swimming, and soccer.  When I am not at school, I enjoy watching Husker football, spending time outside, reading, and shopping.  


What we will work on in First Grade!:



  • Addition concepts & strategies
  • Subtraction concepts & strategies
  • 2d and 3d shapes
  • Time to the hour and half hour
  • Place value
  • Bar/picture graphing



  • Digraphs/blends (phonics skills)
  • Reading accurately
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension



  • Capitalization/punctuation
  • Personal narratives
  • Functional writing (letters/thank you notes)
  • Poetry


Cycle Day Schedule (“specials”)

Days 1,5,6 & 10   Library/Computer lab- The students will be checking out books on cycle day 10 and will be able to check out 5 books at a time.   Your child will need to return the books by the next checkout day (cycle day 9). If your child forgets to return the books, they will not be allowed to check out new books until the others are returned. 

Days 3,4,8 & 9     PE- Please remember to have your child wear appropriate P.E. shoes (shoes with rubber soles that tie or Velcro).

Days 2 & 7           Music

Days 3 & 8           Art

Days 1 & 6           Guidance

 *Your child may bring a pair of P.E. shoes to keep in his/her locker to change into on P.E. days.

 *At the start of each month, I will send a cycle day calendar home to let you know which special they have on that day.