Hello friends and families! Welcome to Room 137 first grade. I spent most of my 22 years with the district at Longfellow Commnuity School. This is my fourth year at Sheridan. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, and thrid grades. For a while, I was looping from first to second grade where I had the same class for two years. I have also taught a combination of second and third grade class.
I believe that all children can learn. They may learn at different speeds and using different styles but they all learn. I also believe that clear expectations need to be in place before any significant learning can take place. This is why we spend a great deal of time at the beginning of the year learning rules and routines. We review rules and routines often so that we can maximize our learning time.
First graders learn a lot during the year. The most important learning inf first grade is perhaps to learn to read. Being able to read opens up a whole new world; it opens up a whole world of possibilities. So, we spend a lot of time in first grade learning to read. Like any other skill, what helps the most is practice. Once the basic skills of letter recognition and letter sounds are mastered in addition to putting the sounds together, then we need to practice, practice, and practice some more!
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