Welcome First Grade Parents
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Listen to a story read by Mrs. Firestine by clicking the underlined text below---
Who is Mrs. Firestine?
This will be my sixth year of teaching! I taught four years at a public school near Carlisle, PA where I taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. Last year was my first year in this school district, and I love it! Valley Forge Elementary is such a special place!
I received my Bachelor‘s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Millersville University. While attending, I played on the Millersville Field Hockey team. I am currently taking courses towards my Master‘s Degree in Reading at West Chester University.
My husband and I live in the area with our cat, Ernie. My parents and identical twin sister live in the Harrisburg area. My twin sister is, also, a first grade teacher, so we love to share ideas with each other! She is expecting her first child in November, and I‘m REALLY looking forward to becoming an aunt to a sweet little boy!
Grade: First Grade, of course!
Sport: Field Hockey
Animal: Flamingos (our classroom mascot!)
Author: Mo Willems
Hobby: D.I.Y. crafts
Teaching kind of runs in my family! My Grandmother, Identical Twin Sister (first grade!), and Cousin are all teachers!