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I have been fortunate to have taught at Valle Vista School since January 1998. There have been many changes over the years, but the one constant that keeps me motivated is my love of the teaching profession. First graders are amazing. From the begining of the year to the end, the students make so much progress. The beauty of first grade is that students are generally enthusiastic learners. Upon enering room D2, you'll most likely hear the quiet buzz of learning taking place. Sometimes it turns into a soft roar. Occassionally there's laughter. You'll see students reading on iPads or books. You'll see first graders writing informational pieces, narrative and opinion pieces as well, or mabe just writing for the enjoyment. Each piece of writing builds and develops their skills. You'll see them communicating with each other, developing their language skills, fostering their relationships with peers and learning how to navigate their way through self expression and confidence building. Always you will find a rigourous learning environment where each child is valued, respected, heard and appreciated.
Welcome to First Grade. I look forward to working with you. Together we can make a difference. We can help your child have a positive, rich and memorable first grade experience.
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