Room 107
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Hello Families!  Welcome to 107!  We are super excited to be co-teaching with each other this year!  First grade is a magical year full of new beginnings and awakenings.  We are privileged to be teaching your precious little ones and helping them learn to enjoy being a part of a safe, peaceful and growing learning community.  Andrea has been teaching in Minneapolis Public Schools since 1997 and will be at Marcy every Monday and Tuesday.  Pang has been teaching for 12 years.  She was the K-2 Math Specialist at Marcy. She will be at Marcy every Thursday and Friday.  We will rotate every other Wednesday. Amy Mckee is our year-long student teacher joining us from the U of MN. She grew up in Japan, where she attended the International school and has recently taught in Brazil. 

 

Please click on the links to the right to find out more information about our classroom.-------------------------------------------------------->

 

We'll email you happenings and reminders as they occur and a weekly paper newsletter will be sent home each week in the Friday folder.  It'll let you know upcoming events and what we've been working on in school.

As always, please feel free to call, text or stop in anytime.  Our classroom door's open!  

 

Classroom Philosophy for 107

 

We  teach using the Responsive Classroom philosophy and approach. We have a morning meeting, songs, games, morning messages, greetings, sharing, closing circle and guided discoveries on all our classroom materials. I believe that this is a proactive approach to discipline and a solid way to build community.  It's also FUN!

 

Responsive Classroom Approach

  • The social curriculum is an important as the academic curriculum
  • How children learn is as important as what children learn
  • The greatest cognitive growth occurs through social interaction
  • Children need a set of social skills in order to be successful academically and socially
  • Knowing the children we teach is as important as knowing he content we teach
  • Knowing the families of the students is is as important as knowing the students