Welcome to Mrs. Festa's Classroom Site!


Welcome and thank you for visiting our classroom site! I would like to introduce myself as Mrs. Festa. I am very delighted to be a part of the Emerson family, and to teach First Grade! This will be my sixth year at Memorial.  Previously, I taught Fourth Grade for five years at Villano. Prior to working in Emerson, I worked in a private school teaching kindergarten for two years. I truly enjoy being in the classroom and getting to know all of the children. It is going to be a great year filled with new and exciting discoveries. 

I graduated from Montclair State University receiving a BA degree in Communication Studies. I furthered my education at William Paterson University for my Post-Baccalaureate in Elementary Education and earned my Masters Degree in Teaching. I am certified in Orton Gillingham. Learning never ends I tell ya!

Your children are very important and special to me. Our classroom is known as "The Festa Family!" We work hard from day one focusing on values that can help everyone get to know, understand, and care for one another. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail me or simply send in a note with your child.  I will respond to your e-mail within 24 hours. 
Phone: 201-599-7580

Than You, 
Mrs. Festa 

* Thank you for continuing to donate items for our classroom. We are very appreciative of that.

                                                          WEEKLY HOMEWORK                            
                                * Please remember to send your child's book baggie back each day.







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Enjoy the weekend.


 A rule of the week is introduced

 practice red words/complete hw sheet

 practice red words/complete hw sheet


Enjoy the weekend.





 Read Poem/

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Class Dojo
You will receive an email soon from Class Dojo, which we will be using in our classroom. It is a way teachers, parents, and students can safely share wonderful classroom moments. Our class will be working hard to earn their points. Points can be earned for working hard, staying on task, participation and more! Encourage your child to continue making good choices in order to boost their point bubbles. Feel free to check out this brief introduction video here. 

Quick Links

Educational Websites for Extra Practice    

Math Games

Our Daily Schedule:

 Mon Gym
 Tues Library
 Wed Music
 Thurs Spanish
 Fri Art

Scholastic Book

Scholastic book orders are sent home monthly. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to order "just right" leveled books for your child to read at home. When you place an order, our class earns points that I can use towards new books for our classroom library!

You have the option of ordering online, using the following link: 
Order here!

Please be sure to enter our class code:HNY2N

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