Important Links

Journey’s Reading – Reading series

IXL – Math practice

Starfall – Reading practice

GoNoodle – Fun

About Me

I have been a first grade teacher since 2011. I attended MTSU and graduated in May 2011. Teaching has always been a fun adventure of getting to know my children and to enjoy learning each year. I love helping them expand their strengths and helping them with their struggles. We are a great group of first grade teachers who work together! We teach Saxon phonics which not only teaches them to read but helps them understand why words sound the way they do! We also use Saxon for their weekly spelling words. We use the Journey’s reading series for their weekly story and their high frequency words. In math we are using the Ready TNCore. Thank you for being your child’s first and continuing teacher in their life. I look forward to working together to make your child reach their dreams. :)


“Don’t tell me the skies the limit, when there are footprints on the moon!”




Student Accounts – Click here to find out the basics of your student’s account.

What is ClassDojo? – Click here to find out more!

Would you like to join? – Click here if you have not received am invitation and would like to apart of the group!


Please e-mail with any questions or concerns that you may have! If you have joined ClassDojo you will notice there is a messaging service on there as well.

e-mail: angelica.essary@hickmank12.org

We use the Journey’s reading series. I have given user names and passwords for your child to access and read their books, leveled readers, and decodable readers at home.

Journey’s login website