Welcome parents and guardians of first graders! I look forward to working and learning with you about your student as we navigate through first grade together. I have been with Olympic View Elementary since 2015 but have subbed and worked in education in the Whidbey Island Community 10 years prior. As a native of Ketchikan, Alaska I love this island! It is beautiful and reminds me of home; and I love saying, "It's hard living in paradise". At South Dakota State University I earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, specializing in birth-age 8, so I have a knack for first grade especially. Let me know if you have further inquiries, I love hearing from parents because we really co-teach together.
I have a new Google website I strongly urge you to check out! It includes a lot of important first-grade information specific to my classroom, including spelling lists, sight word lists, writing information, and great videos you can do with your student at home. I am constantly adding new things so keep checking back!