Mrs. Blancas' Fabulous First Graders

about your teacher

Jolyn Blancas

Maple Grove K-8
Room 266

Welcome to FIRST grade! My name is Jolyn Blancas and I am your child's first grade teacher this year! I am so excited that your child is going to be in my class! 

Let me first start by sharing some information about myself professionally and personally. This is my 13th year of teaching first grade and I am looking forward to this school year. I started teaching at Maple Grove in 2004 and I have been here ever since I graduated with my Master's in Education. I continue to seek out educational opportunities to further my learning of newest teaching practices. When I am not interacting with my active first graders, I am spending time with my family. I have three beautiful children. They are ages five, seven and ten. We are a very busy family that enjoys the great outdoors and hanging out together. In my spare time, I like to go to the beach, watch movies, go shopping and go snowboarding!

First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. So much happens as your child grows as a learner. I will strive each day to make learning a fun and enriching process for your child. However, I need your help in making this year as successful as it can be. Please keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate. In order to help your child be enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work, celebrate their success, no matter how small it may seem. I believe that you and I are a team working together to help your child develop emotionally and academically. I know that if we work together and communicate, your child will have a very successful year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year. Thank you for allowing me to be your child's teacher this year. 

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