WELCOME TO 1st Grade
Phone: (845) 868-7451 x2222
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Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to 1st Grade! This year promises to be an exciting year in your child's school career. We will continue to build on the skills learned last year in reading, writing and math, as well as integrate some science and social studies through themes.
A very important element that was learned last year in Kindergarten was socialization. We continue developing these social skills in 1st Grade by encouraging everyone to get along with each other and become independent classroom citizens.
A little about myself…I have been teaching in the Pine Plains School District for 22 years. This is my sixth year in a row as a 1st grade teacher, although I did teach this grade for four years 16 years ago! I have also taught kindergarten, pre-first, second, and fifth grade. I feel this is an advantage to my students, since I am well aware of what the students learned last year and what will be expected of them in later grades. I received my master’s degree in elementary education with a reading concentration from New Paltz, and my undergraduate degree from Chester College, England where I recieved dual certification in elementary education and math.
I am excited to be teaching such a magnificent group of children. I want to encourage each student to take charge of his or her learning. I believe hands-on experiments, activities, and projects are a fun way to explore various topics presented in the 1st grade curriculum. I am also excited to be working with parents to help me in this journey to develop life-long learners. You as parents, have great power to aim your child in the best course for him/her. Together we will make this year exciting and fun for everyone! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.