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    Mrs. Donahue's Fabulous First Grade

                             ahoy                  Welcome to 1st Grade!

     

    Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.  

    John F. Kennedy

     

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    We have set sail on our journey of learning, discovery, and fun.  Please stop by often to find important events,

    and general classroom information.

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    There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.

    - Walt Disney

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    Mission

    In my classroom students are our the first priority.  My purpose is to create a learning environment that

    ~helps all students meet or exceed state standards,

    ~provides responsive and appropriate intervention,

    ~promotes student leadership,

    ~encourages meaningful parent and community involvement,

    ~provides real world learning experiences,

    ~respects individual and cultural differences, and

    ~provides a rigorous student-centered curriculum.

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    Beliefs

    I believe that:

    ~Students are the first priority.

    ~All students can learn given proper resources, encouragement, and time.

    ~Learning must be at the core of our daily lives to prepare us for citizenship in the 21st Century.

    ~Learning is life long for all members of our community.

    ~Students learn in different ways and, therefore, must be provided with opportunities that meet their individual needs.

    ~The ever changing needs of students require that professional development must be ongoing, based on research, aligned with district goals, and embedded in our daily work.

    ~The actions of the members of our learning community must provide students with the effective models of citizenship, thereby fostering students who are responsible, accountable, and respectful.

    ~A safe and caring learning environment is critical for the success of our students.

    ~Collaboration with and among students, staff, parents, and community is essential for continuous improvement.

    ~School pride in academics and all other activities should be shared with and among students, staff, parents, and community.

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    Vision

    Our vision of the future is

    STRIVING for excellence...

    which means students achieving their highest potential, inspired by teachers who are making a difference, encouraged by parents who are providing support, and empowered to action by a community working together to ensure that every child realizes his/her dreams.

     

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