Amy CarpenterDepartment / Grade:1st GradeEmail:firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:651-702-8582Hi and welcome to first grade! If you're in my class this year, get ready to have fun learning! I can't wait to get to know you and your family! Here's a little bit about me: I've been teaching since 1996. I've taught preschool, 2nd grade, and 1st grade. I've been here at Oakdale Elementary since 1997. I did take some time off when each of my 2 kids were born. We also have a "jack-a-poo" (Jack Russell and Poodle) named Biscuit and a bearded dragon named Spike. We love camping, biking, and going on adventures in nature together!
I love teaching because I get to empower kids to be intelligent thinkers and problem solvers to be successful in everyday life, for the rest of their life. I love teaching kids how fun and amazing learning can be and to crave more! I love teaching them how what you learn in one situation can be used and applied in hundreds of other situations. So in other words; I LOVE TEACHING!
I also strongly believe in and push hard for mutual respect and responsibility for all and from all. Even in first grade, I find that kids can be responsible for a lot more than we think they can be. With you (the parents) supporting success and promoting a positive attitude at home, I know that together we can give your child the best that first grade has to offer!
Here’s to a great year!