Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
The focus in a Grade One class will be on talking about how every child matters and that we celebrate our differences and should be proud of who we are.
Welcome to a brand new year. Grade One is such an exciting year... one where you will see enormous growth with your children. I feel so fortunate to be a part of your child's life and to be able to share in this amazing journey with you.
I am starting my 21st year of teaching and have been lucky enough to enjoy most of those years in a grade 1 classroom. I have taught grade 2 a few times and have always missed the grade 1 students.
Teaching is such a huge part of who I am. It is my heart, and I promise you, that I will put everything I can into making sure this is a successful year for your child.
I believe strongly in the home/school connection and hope that if you ever have any questions or concerns that you don't hesitate to ask or come talk to me.
Besides teaching, you will quickly notice, when you come into the classroom, that I love animals. I always say that if I won the lottery, I'd buy a farm in a heartbeat. Photography is another thing that I love to do and throughout the year, I will take many pictures of the kids to share with you. Probably, my next favourite thing is traveling. I have been fortunate in my life, so far, to travel to so many amazing countries. Paris and Rome were probably my favourites, although going to Russia and Egypt were surreal. I also traveled to Flanders and Dieppe, which were perhaps the most emotional of all the places I've been to. Iceland is next on my list... it is my history and I can't wait to explore where my family came from
Below are a few pictures of my favourite things.
It's always nice to know a little bit about the teacher that will be spending so much time with your child!