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Mrs. Jamie Smith
Hello Families- I am so excited to be back at Meeker this year. I love Meeker and especially it's students. This will be my 4th year in 1st grade and my 8th year at Meeker. I love teaching 1st graders. It is so fun to see them grow throughout the year.
A little about me: I have my undergrad from UNC in communications and then later received my teaching license through the post bac program at UNC. I also have my master's degree in reading from Adams State. I have 2 kids of my own, Colton will be in 6th grade this year and Paisley will be in 1st grade. They keep me busy with their sports and activities. I am married and we have 2 dogs, Layla and Billy.
1st grade happenings:
In 1st grade we send home reading homework packets on Friday. These are always a review of lessons from the week. Along with that we send home a page or 2 of math that will also be a review. These packets are due on Thursday of the following week. Please make sure to help your students out with these. Have your student read their reading passages to you at least 20 minutes per day.
We follow Meeker Leadership Rules in 1st grade. Our Leader in Me Program helps students to become responsible, helpful and thoughtful about our learning.This also helps students take ownership of their learning. Every day we will be practicing a different habit to become our best selves. Here is the website for more information: https://www.theleaderinme.org/
In my classroom I have a colored behavior chart where students can move up for good behavior or down if their choices are not showing leadership. This is a flexible chart where students can earn their way back up if they have gone down.
I use Class Dojo to keep in touch with families. Anyone may join our group. I send home paperwork on this at the beginning of the year.
I can't wait for a new and exciting year.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me: