Welcome to First Grade

Hello Families!
Welcome to my classroom webpage! I'm excited to share news, activities and photos from our happy and busy classroom.
Please be sure to visit our photo gallery where you'll find some slideshows that show our activities and the newsletter section where you can find current and older classroom news.
 If you click on Resources on the side bar you will find a link to pearson successnet where you will be able to access  lessons and activities that support our math and reading

My name is Mrs. Lowenthal(Karen) and I'm thrilled to be starting my fourth year as a first grade teacher at Hancock Elementary School.I received my M.Ed from Antioch New England Graduate School and have been an elementary school teacher for a long time!  I have previously taught kindergarten as well as second grade. I am also the mother of two wonderful people who are no longer children.  This puts me in a great position to understand where your child has come from and where they will be heading both socially and academically. I love teaching and working with children and families!

Contact Information:
The best way to reach me is by e-mail.
I check my mail frequently and try to respond promptly.

I can also be reached at school by phone
Mrs. Adams will take a message and I will call you ASAP!
I am usually available from 8:30 -9:00 and again at 3:15-3:30

Please understand that the time before school is  very busy as I am planning and setting up for the day. I am available for short conversations at this time. If we need to speak at length let's be sure to set up a time where I can give you my full attention.