Welcome to First Grade!

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 11.05.24 PMCongratulations – you found the website for our classroom blog!

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  Our classroom blog is updated weekly and includes information – and photos – about what we have been thinking about in first grade.  Feel free to look through some of the posts from previous classes to get an idea of what is included in a “typical” post.  If you like what you see, you are invited to subscribe to the blog and each time our blog is updated, you will receive email notification.  Finally . . . since you recently learned that I have the privilege to be your child’s first grade teacher, you can check out some photos from my summer and read a few “frequently asked questions” you might wonder about me below. 🙂  Enjoy!

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Q: How long have you been teaching and which grades have you taught?

A: This is my tenth year of teaching at Robinson Elementary!  I did my student teaching at Robinson and progressed to a teaching assistant for first grade.  During the following school year, I was hired to have my very own first grade classroom!  Over the years, I have taught first, second and fifth grades at Robinson.  I also had a brief stint of teaching English in Ecuador.  You also might want to know, I have taught first grade the most, and I must admit – it’s pretty great 🙂  

Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching?

A: Of course, there are many things I enjoy about teaching.  Here are a few that come to mind: 1) I delight in guiding children to learn how to think HARD and discover ways to be creative with our learning.  2) I LOVE learning what each child is passionate about, who they want to be in first grade and beyond, and how I can connect this to our learning during the school year. 3) I simply appreciate the sweet things first graders say and do – it makes my heart smile. 

Q: What have you been doing this summer?

A: This summer has been a pleasure for me.  I have had the chance to spend time walking my dog, play with my niece and nephew, catch-up with friends, visit Mount Rushmore, explore Silver Dollar City, teach Spanish at Summer Adventure, and READ!  I’ve also been thinking a lot about my incoming first graders and ways to learn together in creative ways by reading “teacher books” and attending teacher institutes.  It has been a great summer!







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