Welcome to the First Grade site!Mrs. Raftery, Mrs. Archer, Ms. Fernandez, & Mrs. WeishampelWe are SO excited for another FANTASTIC school year full of learning and FUN!We are entering another school year implementing the " 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Dr. Stephen Covey. We are integrating his work within our classrooms and throughout our school. Please read below.
"We only get one chance to prepare our children for the future."
The Leader in Me process helps develop the essential life skills and characteristics students need in order to thrive in the 21st century.
The Leader in Me is integrated into a school's core curriculum and everyday language so that it isn't "one more thing" teachers and administrators have to do. It becomes part of the culture, gaining momentum and producing improved results year after year, benefiting schools and students in the following ways:
We are VERY passionate about teaching our students problem solving and life skills that should also cross over into the home. You will be hearing terms such as "bucket fillers" and "proactive" and we encourage you to have your child explain to you what these phrases and terms mean! We are a team of teachers working together for the good of the entire first grade and we love and appreciate our parents. Thank you for teaming with us for a wonderful school year.Our Core Values for MES are Be Proactive, Be Purposeful, Be a Panther Leader!FIRST GRADE ROCKS!
- Develops students who have the skills and self-confidence to succeed as leaders in the 21st century.
- Decreases discipline referrals.
- Teaches and develops character and leadership through existing core curriculum.
- Improves academic achievement.
- Raises levels of accountability and engagement among both parents and staff.