1st Grade Team
Welcome to First Grade.
I am very excited to be a part of the MAC team. This is my 11th year here at MAC! I graduated from Kathleen High School and went to Polk State College, where I earned a Degree in Early Childhood Education and Management. Afterward, I continued my education at the University of South Florida, where I earned my BatulaS in Early Childhood Education. I am Florida certified in Pre-K to 3rd grade. I have been teaching for 25+ years with a passion for watching students grow throughout the years. My goal is to give each student the opportunity to grow to their maximum potential. I believe building strong relationships with the students as well as their families is the key to learning success. I strive to make each student's experience of school a fun and rewarding learning adventure, giving them the foundation they will need for the next level of education. I will use technology, differentiated instruction, and hands on lessons as much as possible throughout the year to help meet all of my student's needs. I am looking forward this great school year.
We will have snack time each day. Your child is responsible to bring in their own snack each day. Due to allergies this works best for our class. If you would like to send in an extra snack that I can keep for students who forget you are more then welcome to do so. We try to make sure everyone has their own snack each day with them. Below are some ideas of snacks that are healthy for your child to bring to school.
Healthy snack ideas: pretzels, apples, grapes, cheese crackers, animal crackers, applesauce, carrots, fruit snacks/bars, pickles, goldfish, etc.
Needs: Our class will have a bin of snack for those who forget. They are available while supplies last! If you would like to donate to the bin, please send in snacks that are and eventually pre-wrapped from the store and we will add them. :)