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Mrs. Tara Hess
I am thrilled to have your students in my classroom this year! First grade is a year of tremendous learning and gaining new experiences, and I am pleased to join you in this journey. I was born and raised in Craig, Colorado, but have called Greeley home since 1997. My husband and I love to travel and spoil our little dog Hutch. I also enjoy reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time with the best nieces and nephews an aunt could ever want!
Our classroom rules will be based on the Leader in Me program, encouraging responsibility and leadership in and beyond the classroom. I truly believe learning should be fun, and holding ourselves accountable allows everyone the opportunity to have fun and be successful. I will be using a color-coded behavior chart to reinforce making good choices.
Homework is sent home on Fridays and is due the following Thursday. Homework will include a reading packet and one or two math worksheets that will review the prior week's learning. I encourage you to help your students and keep a reading log. We encourage you to read with your student twenty minutes each day and record it on the log.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or celebrations! I am excited to share this school year with you!