Leap into Learning!
Welcome to first grade in the frog pond! I am thrilled to be working with you this year. We are going to have a toad-ally magnificent time this year. We have lots of fun things in store for us.
A little about myself…I am starting my 18th year of teaching. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grades as well as special education prior to teaching first grade. I am from upstate New York where I went to college at Nazareth College. I graduated with a degree in psychology and a dual certification in elementary and special education. I also have my Master’s Degree from George Mason University in Initiatives in Educational Transformation. In 2012 I also achieved National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Literacy. I currently live in Culpeper with my husband and 5th grade daughter, Peyton. We have two miniature dachshunds, Brody and Frisco. I enjoy crafting, photography and being outdoors.
Oct. 14, 2016
Hi everyone! We are off and running in first grade! I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know each and every student. We are having a lot of fun and working hard. I wanted to thank those of you who came to Back to School Night. It was great seeing you all again. I especially appreciate it if you took a frog from the donation pond. We are putting all the goodies you sent in to good use and having tons of fun using them to enhance our learning.
A few reminders-
Field trip permission slip and money are due ASAP. Our trip is November 2nd.
Please encourage your child to read every night for at least 15 minutes.
Check your child's Daily Folder every day. I send home notes from school and graded work often. Also, please don't forget to sign your child's Daily Log each night. If you do, and your child shows it to me, they receive a hole punch in their Attitude Check.
Please send a snack with your child each day. We want to keep those brains energized.
Keep an eye on the Encore calendar in the back of the Daily Folder. The children should be wearing sneakers on PE days which are Day 1 and 3.
As always, if you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!