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Mrs. Timia Seabolt
Welcome to first grade! My name is Timia Seabolt and I look forward to buildng a relationship with you and your child this year. First grade is such a fun year and I hope to make it a learning experience for your child to never forget.
To give you a little background about myself, I graduated from Boise State University with an Elementary Education Degree in December of 2008. After substitute teaching in the Boise and West Ada school districts for a year and a half, I began teaching at Sage International School where I taught first grade for six years. Teaching at a charter school was a great experience, but I wanted to be part of a big school district. So I joined the West Ada School District four years ago. My first year in district, I taught First and Second grade English Language Arts at Gateway Elementary. Since then, I have been at Desert Sage. This will be my eleventh year teaching and I am so excited to be with your First Grader!
When I am not in the classroom, I am busy enjoying my time with my husband, James, our dog, Eva, and our two young boys, Hunter (8) and Oliver (4). We spent a lot of time over the summer relaxing and are excited for the school year to start!
One of my favorite things to watch throughout the year is the amount of reading growth that takes place! This year in English Language Arts, we will strengthen our reading fluency so we can better comprehend what we read. We will also be writing opinion, narrative, and expository (non-fiction) pieces of writing. I will be progress monitoring to make sure our learning is on target to meet the end of year goal of 60 words per minute. This year will be a year of firsts with this new adventure of online learning and I can't wait to dive in!
In math, throughout the year we will be learning how to add and subtract within 20, represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction, understand the relationships between addition and subtraction, understand place value, understand how to measure by iterating length units, and reason with shapes and their attributes. I can’t wait to get my little mathematicians working with those numbers!!!
If you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at (208)350-4020 ext. 1105.