Meet the Teacher

NAME: Mrs. Masiello
SCHOOL: Pelham Elementary School
CLASS: First Grade
SCHOOL PHONE: 635-8875

     My name is Kelly Masiello. I have been teaching 1st grade at P.E.S for 17 years.  Prior to that, I taught grades 1 & 2 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. I received my degree in Education at Framingham State College. I have lived in Pelham for  20  years.  I have a daughter, Makenzie. She got married last year.  She lives in Rockland, Maine. This is her first year teaching kindergarten.  My son Zachary will be a senior, attending  Franklin Pierce.  He is studying sports media and communication.  I have been teaching for many years, but every year, I feel like a new teacher. I enjoy trying and incorporating new ideas in my classroom every year.  I teach using the Whole Brain teaching philosophy at this time.  I will share this method at Parent Night. It is fascinating and effective. This will be my third year using flexible seating.  Creating a comfortable learning environment for the students is very important to me.   This year I piloted a blended/personalized learning culture, that was very effective and I look forward to continue. We are sculpting the life of your child together! This is a partnership. We work together as a team. I look forward to developing a strong relationship with each of you.  Whenever a question or a concern arises, please contact me. The best way would be by email I will return emails as of August 22nd. Please do not contact me via Facebook .   I am sure we will see each other around town. In order to keep confidentiality, I ask that school related topics not be discussed outside of the classroom. Thank you for your understanding. Please be sure to sign up on my Remind101 phone app when your receive the information at Open House. By far, the best communication tool for classroom news and updates. More to come at P.I.N night in the Fall. 

     The  first few weeks of school will be spent learning about our classroom, practicing routines and rules, and getting to know and appreciate each other as individuals. We will begin with very little in the classroom. Materials will be introduced gradually with opportunities to practice using and caring for them. We will practice behaviors such as walking in lines, working independently, raising our hand and using friendly voices, learning gestures and class management routines. We will do activities which will help us learn and remember each others' names and get to know more about each other. Spending time to establishing the many expectations of school will allow us to maximize our learning throughout the rest of the school year. When we get rolling, I will assess where your child is at and make a plan. I will be sure to differentiate as needed to assure your child works to their potential. Please remember this is  a journey and not a race. The children will be challenged academically, yet engaged in age appropriate activities to stretch their brain and develop social skills. We will meet in November to discuss your child's "plan". 

Please make note of how your child will be going home each day.  I will need this information at Meeet & Greet in August. 
This is best time to bring in your child's classroom supplies.  They will be going home with a supply list after we meet on June 12th.  
I look forward to working with both you and your child. 

Kelly Masiello 

Mission For The Class

To create a climate and tone of warmth and safety. To teach schedule, routines, and behavioral expectations. To teach students about their physical environment and materials. To establish expectations about ways we will learn together. I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there. The clay they used was a child's mind, they fashioned it with care. One was a parent, with a guiding hand and a gently, loving heart. Day after day the teacher toiled, with a touch that was strong and sure. While the parent labored by her side, with a heart that was clear and pure. And when at last their task was done, they stood proud of what they had wrought, For things they had molded into the child could neither be sold or bought. And each agreed they would have failed if they had worked alone.
For behind the parent stood the school... and behind the teacher, the home.
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