Degrees and Certifications:
First Grade Teacher I am a product of the Seattle Public Schools. I have worked jobs from Dick's Drive In to Boeing. I always wanted to teach. While working as a Paraprofessional in First Grade in Seattle, I enrolled in the Early Childhood Program at North Seattle Community College. I then transferred to Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts to complete my Bachelor of Science in Primary Education (P-3) and Early Childhood Education.
Mr. Greg Orkiolla
Mabuhay! Bienvenido! Velkommen! Welcome Students and Families,
This will be my second year as an Explorer. Returning to First Grade has been a natural progression. Though I have taught First in both California and Utah, I have spent a great portion of my career as a Kindergarten Teacher in a myriad of environments and settings.
In September we will be laying the foundation of our class 'family's' environment ... our expectations on how we act, acknowledgments of citizenship, as well as consequences. This will allow us to achieve to the best of our abilities.
Your children will be reviewing letter names and sounds. We will be playing with sounds and letters by both putting them together to make words as well as taking words apart. These two tasks alone are vital to reading and writing. We will be playing with quantity, pattern, and shapes.
Throughout the year we will be exploring history, culture, health, science, and citizenship. The resources link will have information regarding current and upcoming topics.
Office HoursPlease e-mail or call. I return either as soon as possible. I arrive early and am able to meet before school or directly after.