Mrs. Allen
    Teresa Allen



    Welcome to My First Grade Classroom

    Welcome to Mrs. Allen's Terrific Turtles first grade class!!
    My name is Teresa Allen and I will be your child's teacher this year. This will be my 25th year in education and my 6th in first grade.
    I graduated from UNC Charlotte with my degree in Elementary Education.

    Educational Philosophy/Vision:
    All children are special, all children have the ability to learn. It is up to us as the adults in their life to nurture that love of learning.
                                   
      Welcome to First Grade. I am glad you are here.

      Welcome to Spring!

      We begin the last quarter of our school year very busy. 

      We are working on Frog and Toad and Franklin finding the Central Message and Author purpose.  We are continuing our daily practice on writing sentences correctly.

      In Math we are working on Addition and Subtraction Story Problems. We are also continuing working on Math Facts and adding 3 numbers. Please continue to work with your child on his/her math facts. The more practice they get the better they become. 

      In Science we will be learning about Rocks and Soil. Also we will celebrate Earth Day and learn ways to keep the earth clean for future generations. 

      We will discover the Rain forest and the animals that live there. We will do a research project on an animal in the Rain forest that may become extinct. This will be our final writing project for the year. 

      In Science we will discover the world of Butterfly's, Moths and Earthworms. The life cycle and the dangers that they need to survive. 


      We are continuing our computer programs,  Lexia, Dreambox and EPIC.  The students use these in our classroom during centers and in the morning as an addition to their morning work.

      Have your child read to you and then you may sign and return to get another book. Any books you read may be added to list.  

      Continue to check  DOJO daily on your childs behavior and for any notes that I may need to send.

      We have lunch at 12:30 - 1:00 . Please feel free to come and eat with your child. Just check in at the office and get a visitor badge and meet us in the Eagles Nest.

      Just a reminder the bell rings at 8:45. if you come in after that you will need to come in and go by the office to get a tardy slip for your child. Dismissal is at 3:40. You will not be able to pick up your child after 2:45.  It is very important that your child come to school everyday, be on time, and stay all day. 




      Below are learning websites for kids that are fun, educational, and safe  for your child to visit and explore!

      Switcheroo Zoo

      www.switcheroozoo.com
          Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

      Nat Geo for Kids

      www.kids.nationalgeographic.com
          Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

      Fun Brain

      www.funbrain.com
          Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

      PBS Kids

      www.pbskids.org
          Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!