First Grade at PHSSA is a great place to be. Your child will learn through investigation in places that support the creative thinking process. First Grade is a time where your child's love for reading will really start to grow along with understanding of number sense. As a First Grader, your child is expected to go out on weekly park trips to investigate the many topics being discussed each week. Children learn in our outdoor classroom, PHSSA Gardens, Reedy Creek and Forest Hill Park. We focus strongly on building a respectful community among the entire First Grade team. Some topics that we cover throughout the year include: community service, family history, plant life cycles, and leaders of our past and present.
FIRST GRADE TEACHERS
Caroline Conolly (email@example.com) -- Ms. Conolly received her Masters of Teaching from Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to PHSSA, she taught at William Fox Elementary and worked in horticulture on a local flower farm. Ms. Conolly is excited to connect students to the natural world around them! She joined PHSSA in 2020. In her spare time, Ms. Conolly enjoys gardening, foraging, hiking, riding her bike, and spending time at the river.
Allison Drieling (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- Ms. Drieling started teaching at PHSSA in 2019. Prior to PHSSA, she taught at Linwood Holton Elementary.
Sha'Quira Holeman - info coming soon!