1st Grade LLD at Orchard Hill Elementary School
Welcome to my classroom! I'm excited to welcome your first graders this year as we explore and learn this together. My goal is to disguise learning as play as best we can in all subject areas - reading, writing, phonics, and math. Our class will be pushing in with another first grade classroom for morning meeting, science and social studies lessons, which will provide great socialization opportunities. We will also have a "soft start" each morning to allow for play and social skill development. I can't wait to learn and grow with you!
While I'm new to Orchard Hill this year, I'm not new to teaching. I've taught for 10 years in South Plainfield and have experience in 3rd grade, 3rd grade inclusion, and PSD (preschoolers with disabilities). I've also taught preschoolers in South Philadelphia. I earned both of my teaching degrees from The College of New Jersey (bachelor's class of 2007, M.Ed class of 2013).
I have two children and my husband at home. Each summer we try to visit a new baseball stadium or two. This summer we saw the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park and the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. My daughter, Peyton, is also in first grade and she loves unicorns, cupcakes, glitter, and all things girly. My son, Mason, is in preschool this year and is so excited to start school! He loves trucks, Sesame Street, playgrounds, and making messes!
Be sure to join our Google Classroom with the code below. I'll be sharing information from each of our lesson areas periodically throughout the school year here.
Google Classroom Link: https://classroom.google.com/c/NDk3NTMzOTI2MDY1
Google Classroom Code: 6aekcu4
Let's make it a great school year!