Welcome to First Grade!  My name is Mrs. Smith and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with your children this school year. I believe children learn best when they are doing and excited to learn. A peak inside our classroom will show your children actively engaged in their learning.  They are immersed in literature and practice skills through investigations or movement.  You will hear song or see us discoing out our spelling words. I believe children learn more successfully when they feel safe.  My classroom is structured and our daily schedule is always posted. 


When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. Together we celebrate holidays with generations of family, and volunteer in our small hometown community.  I am an avid walker who enjoys walking along the beautiful lake shore of Geneva Lake.

Please feel free to contact me at hsmith@standrewsparishschool.com.