Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 school year!
Our school motto:
I am smart! I am a great reader, writer, & mathematician. I love to explore, discover, & learn new things. I can do or be anything that I want in life. I believe in me!!!
Hello! I am Melissa Smith, and I am your child's first grade teacher. This is my fourth year teaching, and I absolutely love what I do! I strongly believe that all children can effectively learn when they are encouraged, provided with the proper supports, resources, and are given a fair chance. My teaching style is driven by progressive education. To me, the whole child matters... My classroom is a place where your child will experience a positive learning environment that fosters both personal and academic growth.
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ~Plato