First Grade Class
Welcome to first grade! I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year. My name is Jessica Birkofer and I have been teaching first grade at BES for 9 years. I absolutely love teaching first grade, such a vital grade in your child's educational career. This year we will be introducing and developing many important foundational skills that are the building blocks of all future learning. First grade is a crucial year for building reading skills. Throughout this year the students will be transitioning from learning to reading to reading to learn. Future learning across all subject areas is not possible without the ability to read. I will do my part to apply my knowledge and passion to help strengthen your child's reading. writing, math, and social skills. I am thrilled to begin a new school year and a relationship with you and your child!