• Welcome First Grade Parents

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    Distance Learning Letter - First Grade

     If you didn't get an email from me with the information in this letter (sent Friday, 3/13/20) please contact me via email. 





    Who is Mrs. Firestine?

    Teaching Background: 

     This will be my seventh year of teaching! I taught four years at a public school near Carlisle, PA where I taught Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. This will be my third year at Valley Forge Elementary, and I love it! It 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 had our first biological daugther this past August, and we all LOVE watching her grow and learn so quickly! We have a white cat named 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!


    Grade: First Grade, of course!

    Sport: Field Hockey

    Color: Purple

    Animal: Flamingos (our classroom mascot!)

    Author: Mo Willems

    Hobby: D.I.Y. crafts

    Store: Target

    Fun Fact:

    Teaching kind of runs in my family! My Grandmother, Identical Twin Sister (first grade!), and Cousin are all teachers!