1st Grade

   Welcome to 1st Grade!


Mrs. Gwen Shaker


Welcome to our 1st grade classroom website!  I am looking forward to being your child’s teacher and getting to know you and your family more this year.  First grade is a year filled with fun and huge leaps in learning.  First graders develop fundamental work habits, appropriate social behavior, problem solving and decision making skills, and of course academic skills.

My expectations will be high, and I will challenge your student to exceed standards; however, my approach will be a differentiated one that meets the needs of the individual child in a positive, caring learning environment. It is my mission as a first grade teacher to provide a nurturing, disciplined, and safe environment where each child will realize their full potential to grow spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally.  My goal is to help your child develop the necessary skills to be successful.  I am looking forward to guiding your student on this important journey.

Your support is much appreciated.  A good learning experience is built on a cooperative effort among parent, child, and teacher. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you might have and I will do the same.  We’ll work together to make your child’s first grade year a fantastic one!