Fabulous First Grade!
    Your child is at a wonderful age!  He/she is gaining new knowledge everyday.  This year your child will learn the skills to become a better reader and writer, participate in a hands-on math program, and explore many social studies and science topics. 
    My approach to teaching does not differ from my approach to parenting.  Before children can become good students, they must know social skills. Proper social skills help each of us become well-adjusted citizens.  My classroom is based on developing solid, positive relationships with all of my students.  It is my responsiblity that each of my students feel safe and happy in his/her learning environment.  We are an active, hands-on classroom.  Following directions and listening skills are very important to keep our activities running smoothly.
    Please note that room 27 also has an "open door" policy.  Parents should know what their children are learning.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I may be reached from 8-4 Monday-Friday at 372-4770 or via email: cpennington@mcpsweb.org. In advance, thank you for helping me make your child's first grade year a wonderful learning experience!
Our Classroom is a BULLY-FREE ZONE!
Remind Your Child to SMILE & Be a GOOD Friend!