Welcome to

Mrs. Hastings' Third Grade Classroom

Peterborough Elementary School

Welcome to our class website! Please refer to this site to stay up-to-date on the activities and events that occur within our classroom. The tabs at the top will direct you to our class calendar, homework information, newsletters, helpful links, frequently asked questions, and other important information as needed.

I was thrilled to join the Peterborough Elementary School staff as a third grade teacher in 2017! I have led quite an interesting life so far and am excited about sharing my experiences with all of my new students. I was born and raised in Manchester, NH. I spent 10 years working in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields after earning a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Hampshire. I completed my Masters in Elementary Education degree in 1999 at UNH and taught third grade in Amherst, NH for 2 years. I relocated to coastal Virginia in 2001, where I taught fourth and fifth grades. I was promoted to a Science Coach position in 2005 and then moved into the Elementary Science Curriculum Supervisor position the next year. I earned my Education Specialist degree from George Washington University in 2007. I embarked on a great southwestern adventure when I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2015 where I taught fifth grade and then kindergarten. As neat as the sights and sounds were in Vegas, there's just no place like home in New Hampshire.

I have happily settled here in Peterborough with my husband, Scott. I have one grown son named Dan. He is becoming an adventurer as well. He recently relocated from southeastern Virginia to the beautiful state of Wyoming. In my spare time, I enjoy being out in nature so I can photograph animals and beautiful landscapes. Reading and writing are two of my favorite things to do. I enjoy music and play the piano whenever I have a chance. I love to cook and excel at making candy and fudge the old-fashioned way. I like to crochet and cross-stitch as well. I am currently trying hard to learn to knit. I am always asking questions and am eager to learn new things!

Please feel free to contact me at jhastings@conval.edu or at (603) 924-3828 x1623 if you have any questions or concerns. We are going to have a fantastic school year!