Welcome First Graders and Families!
First grade is an exciting year of learning, growth, and literacy! This year we will become like wise owls. We will learn how to make the right choices and how to work in groups, while we engage in our learning. We will participate in field trips that complement our curriculum, and expand our worldviews.

Literacy is reading, writing, speaking and listening. This year will be full of opportunities for your student to explore the world through literacy. Be sure to find opportunities at home that further these important skills!

I believe that we are all life-long learners, and thus I strive to cultivate a love for learning. Each student has their own unique strengths and talents that can positively contribute to our classroom community. By focusing on developing the whole child, we celebrate our strengths and talents in all areas. Literacy will be integrated into all subject areas, to provide additional context to and practice with reading and writing.

The classroom is a model for the world, and should provide a safe place for all to learn and grow. I will do all that I can to ensure all students enjoy a wonderful, successful year in first grade!