Welcome to Room 109!


Welcome to first grade!


I hope that you enjoyed your summer and are excited for first grade!  This is going to be a fun year in which your children will build on and develop their skills in so many ways.  I am looking forward to getting to know your child and family, and to working together to build a strong classroom community.


The information below will help you with some of the “beginning of the year” things that you may be wondering about. In addition, you can navigate to other sections of my webpage by using the tabs to the left.


Below you will find a list of supplies to send to school.  Other school tools that your child will need are waiting in our classroom. Please keep any extra supplies that you have in a special place at home.  You will be able to use them when we start having homework. Please send in the following items: 


  • School bag-large enough for a folder and a lunch box (please consider fitting snow gear as well when choosing)
  • Two pocket folder- to bring notes/ paperwork and finished projects to and from school (color and design your choice, but pockets on the bottom please)
  • One plastic pencil box 
  • One 1-subject spiral bound notebook
  • Three large glue sticks
  • One pair of plug-in ear buds or headphones (Please make sure they are comfortable for your child’s ears.)


Open House:

We will be having our First Grade Open House on Monday, August 29th Our class will be meeting from 1:30 - 2:00 in Room 109 (our classroom :). Each first grader should be accompanied by an adult.  Please arrive promptly. You will meet me and learn a bit about first grade. I am excited to meet many of you there! 

Important Dates:

August 29 - Open House - 1:30 to 2:30

August 30- First Day of School!

September  2- No School

September 5 - Labor Day - No School


 Classroom Wish List:

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels 
  • Napkins
  • Wet Ones wipes
  • Ziplock bags (any size)
  • Books and board games no longer used at home
  • Toys no longer used at home (especially Matchbox cars and small plastic animals/people)
  • Child appropriate magazines and catalogs (for cutting and collage)