Our Classroom Website


Dear Families,

Hello and welcome to a new school year!. My name Ms. Kelly and I am your child’s first grade teacher! I am looking forward to working with you to help your child have a wonderful and meaningful first grade experience.


Here is a little bit of information about me. I have my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. My Masters Degree is in Teaching Students with Disabilities. This is my fourth year at PS 173 and my second year as a first grade teacher. In my classroom, I like to incorporate hands-on activities and engaging lessons to best help your child comprehend the curriculum.


Your child will need a few materials. On the first day of school your child will be sent home with a list of supplies. Please have your child bring in the materials as soon as possible. If there are any questions about the supplies feel free to send me an email or note. 


Students will have homework almost every night. Each Monday students will receive a homework packet that details the homework for the whole week. On the following Monday, your child will turn in their homework packet and recieve the next week's homework. 


Our class will be connected to ClassDojo. It is a website and app that lets you know more information about what we are doing in school. If you have any questions or concerns please email me at ckelly26@schools.nyc.gov.  Let’s have a fantastic school year!!!




                 Christine Kelly



Below I have added a links to an article that provide tips to help with reading.