WELCOME TO 1st GRADE AT NORTHVIEW ELEMENTARY!
My name is Mrs. Sizemore and I will be your 1st grade teacher this year! I am so excited to get to know you, but first let me tell you a little bit about myself so you can get to know me! This will be my fifth year at this school and I am very excited to share it with you! I graduated from Transylvania University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, and in 2017 from Georgetown College with my Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership (Endorsement in Literacy). I was born and raised in Lexington, KY and currently reside there with my husband Evan, and our dog Lily. 1st grade is a special year for growth, and I am very excited to share our year together!
In my classroom, I believe each student is a unique individual desiring a safe and stimulating learning environment. Students will come to me at different academic levels and with different preferred learning styles. I will develop a relationship with each child so I can determine students’ strengths, weaknesses, and goals for what they want to achieve. Students will work individually, within small groups, and in a whole group in my classroom. It is important students attend school daily, come prepared to learn, and participate in class. I hold high expectations (both behaviorally and academically) in my classroom and I expect my students to try their best every day.
Students may begin arriving at school at ??? each morning. Students will be dismissed to the classrooms at ??? and attendance/announcements will take place at ???. Our day will begin promptly at ???, so please make sure to have your child here on time! Our instructional time is very important and each minute lost will contribute to your student falling behind! I am looking forward to getting to know your child this year and I will do whatever I can to help them be successful in my classroom.
To establish a school-home relationship, we will communicate through the student agenda books and send home One-Calls weekly to notify you of upcoming assessments, assignments, and events. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org! Together, we can make this year successful!