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.

      For the next several months we will be working on Community Helpers, Johnny Appleseed, apples and the fall season and holidays.
      We will have a field trip to Carrigan Farms where will get pumpkins. 

      We have a new reading program in our computer lab this year, Lexia. The students have already started using it and seem to really like it. We still have Dreambox and Moby Max for our math. The students use these in our classroom during centers. 

      We are again using the DOJO behavior system this year. If you have not signed up please do. It is a great way to check on your child during the day and a great tool to keep in touch with me. 

      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 that our arrival and dismissal times have changed this year. 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 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
          Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

      Nat Geo for Kids
          Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

      Fun Brain
          Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

      PBS Kids
          Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!