Welcome to a fantastic year of First Grade!
(I am finally updating my welcome page! Most of this is old news to most of you since this is just an introduction of myself!)
I am very excited to have your student in my class this year and am looking forward to a year full of learning, growth, development, building relationships, and also having fun!
My name is Mrs. Smith. Back in 1999, we decided to trade the Montana snow and cold weather for rain and gray skies! However, I'll always be a Montana girl at heart! I have a wonderful husband, a son and daughter (from a previous marriage) and 3 stepsons (ages: 8 to 13 for all). So you can imagine we have a LOUD and busy house along with our dog and cat. In my spare time (haha!) I like to make cards, quilt, and spend time with my family, especially in our backyard swimming in the summer. The kids swim, I don't! I taught 2nd grade for 13 years, Reading/Math Intervention Specialist for 3 years, kindergarten for 2 years-all in Granite Falls. After marrying my husband, my kids and I shortened our commute and I taught 1st grade last year at Silver Lake Elementary. I am teaching my 20th year here at Silver Firs and I absolutely LOVE it here! ♥
I look forward to building relationships with each of my students and watching them grow in their learning and development. I am always amazed at their eagerness to learn and the progress they make!