Imagination and Knowledge!
How lucky I am to be your child's teacher!
My goal is to make each learning moment one of value that will lead your child to be his/her most creative self.
The past 18 of my twenty-four years of teaching have been spent at New Boston Central School. The community of New Boston is certainly a special one, and the students of New Boston Central School are extraordinary!
In first grade we learn to be Bucket Fillers. Bucket Fillers make it their goal to be kind and caring to one another.
Our first grade classroom is rich with learning experiences. Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are at the core of all that we do. Literacy and Math opportunities are incorporated into our content area studies to provide a rich and engaging curriculum! We love to explore, and it is not uncommon to smell delicious smells or to see volcanic pumpkins erupting in our room!
Students in my classroom learn about being writers. You will start to hear your children talking about how writers develop IDEAS, ORGANIZE their writing, use strong WORD CHOICES, and write sentences with FLUENCY! Your children will also learn about how writers need to respect the reader by using correct writing CONVENTIONS. However, most importantly, you will hear your children talk about how writers try to write "like nobody else would think to write it". This is called a writer's VOICE. Your child is learning about the SIX TRAITS OF WRITING. Best of all, besides hearing your children talk about these things, you will begin to see glimmers of these traits appear in their writing!
Welcome to first grade!