Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pete The Cat --- It's ALL GOOD

We read Pete The Cat - I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin. Then, we wrote our own version to share with you! ENJOY!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Our First Days of School

We had a wonderful start to the new school year! Check out the pics that prove it!
Cutting out shoes for our craft project!

First graders working hard!

Math games are a lot of fun.

Taking turns and team work!

"Find a Friend" who can roll their tongue. :)

Find a friend with different colored eyes than you!

5 Little Monster puppets

Learning about our class rules in a fun way!

New first graders!

Meet The Teacher

Hello! My name is Gena Mathes and I will be teaching your child this year. This will be my 10th year teaching first grade at Elmont. I love teaching first grade! They are so eager to learn and I love seeing their faces light up when they discover something new. It is amazing the growth that these students make in just one year.

My Family
I am married to my husband, Jeff. Jeff graduated from Seaman High School and we are glad to be a part of this wonderful district. I am originally from a small town in NE Kansas. I grew up on a farm and I'm still a country girl at heart. I really love the Seaman school district because it has a "small town" feel to it. We have one son, Carter, and a golden retriever, Cooper. We are expecting our second child this fall.

Graduation Day at ESU

I graduated from Kansas State University (Go Wildcats!) in May 2004 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in middle school science. In 2008, I earned my Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Emporia State University and National Board Certification. I love learning and I try to learn something new every day!

 I'm looking forward to a great school year!