Welcome to First Grade!
First of all, I want to welcome you to our class page, and your student to First Grade. Here, you find everything you need to know to make this a successful year for your child. If I have missed anything, please feel free to ask!
This will be an important year for your little one. First grade brings big changes, it is a time for them to experience important transitions and acquire new skills, and to become more independent. With all of our help, your child will succeed this year, and be ready to enter Second Grade next August.
Throughout this school year, your child will learn how to spell, read, write, add, and subtract. But that is not all! Remember, de Zavala is an Environmental Science Academy, so you child will also be learning about our environment in our OLE (outdoor learning environment). Here they will learn about Sustainable Living and Environments Stewardship through Lorenzo’s Garden, The Coop, Recycling and Conservation, and The Market at de Zavala. For more information, click on the Outdoor Learning Environment tab above.
I look forward to experiencing all these new adventures with your child and want to keep you as involved as possible. So, this website will also include a Spotlight and Showcase page where I will let your students shine! I am planning many fun activities this year, and believe in a very hands-on learning approach. My goal is to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling!
For more information on all classroom expectations and how to contact me, please click on a link above.
I look forward to getting to know you and your student this year!