Mrs. Compton's First Grade
Welcome to first grade! I am delighted to have your child in my classroom -- we will spend the year together exploring ideas, digging in hands-first and getting dirty, and of course playing with phonics, sounds, phonemes, and eventually reading, reading, reading! As a community of learners, we will learn to celebrate the unique strengths in each one of our peers and enjoy the camaradarie among classmates. We will become a first-grade family.
Research continually shows that when parents are involved in the classroom, students are successful --your children see that you value education. Therefore, I welcome parents into my classroom. If you are unable to help on a regular basis -- field trips, home-projects, or holiday parties are a great way to get involved. You will notice my door is always open -- so please feel free to come in at anytime.
At home I have a blended family -- My daughter Megan is 28, Madison is 24, Rayce 22, -- and Rylan is 19. We enjoy skiing together in winter and spending time at Swan Lake in the summer. We are also a big soccer family --all four kids play. My husband Dan owns his own business as a contractor remodeling homes.
I have been teaching for 24 years -- 19 in first grade, 5 in kindergarten, and one in fifth grade. I love teaching and first-graders are my favorite. Oh the places we will go --and the things we will accomplish -- but most of all the joy in learning experienced along the road -- what an adventure we will have together.