• Welcome First Grade Parents

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    Listen to a story read by Mrs. Firestine by clicking the underlined text below---

     

     Before School Starts- Listen to a story read by Mrs. Firestine

     

     

     

    Who is Mrs. Firestine?

    Teaching Background: 

     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!

     

    Education: 

    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.

    Family: 

    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! 

    Favorites: 

    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!