Grade Level Teachers
Welcome to Kindergarten!
We believe that children come to school with their own unique talents and abilities. It is up to us to nurture our students' talents and abilities to allow them to develop to their fullest potential!
We believe that 5 and 6 year old children's first "real" school experiences should be exciting and fun in a structured environment. As we have learned from the research on Responsive Classroom's Morning Meeting, students thrive in an environment that has routine and a sense of community. That routine allows each student to challenge themselves academically and socially because it is safe to take risks. The academic and social components are not entities to be treated and taught separately but together because they are intertwined.
We believe that our classroom environment needs to not only meet our students' academic needs but their social and emotional needs as well. To meet our students' academic needs, we must provide them with learning experiences that offer choice, are differentiated and are developmentally appropriate.
To meet our students' social and emotional needs, we will take time to implement and utilize the components of morning meeting. By making/taking the time to do so, will give each of our students the invaluable learning experience of developing relationships with their classmates. By developing those relationships, the students will be able to function better in an atmosphere where they feel safe and are willing to take the necessary risks to stretch themselves socially and academically.
Welcome to First Grade!
During the course of the year students will learn routines for independence, community building, using technology, becoming readers, writers, and communicators of our thinking!
Welcome to 2nd Grade!
Our vision is that each second grader can become a successful independent learner. We will "team" with learners, parents, and staff in order to nurture students to fulfill their unique potential.
Welcome to Third Grade!
Welcome to the exciting world of third grade at Pinewood! In our engaging and supportive environment, third graders embark on a journey of discovery, growth, and learning. Our dedicated teachers foster a love for learning through interactive lessons that cater to diverse learning styles.
In third grade, students delve into the wonders of reading comprehension, where they explore captivating stories and develop critical thinking skills. Math becomes an adventure as they conquer multiplication, division, and begin their exploration of fractions. Through hands-on science experiments and exploration of the natural world, young scientists broaden their horizons.
But it's not just about academics – third grade is a time of personal development and building friendships. Our inclusive classroom community promotes kindness, respect, and teamwork, creating a positive atmosphere where each student feels valued and supported.
Third grade is a stepping stone towards building a strong foundation for future success. We're thrilled to guide our students through this pivotal year, nurturing their curiosity and preparing them for a lifetime of learning. Join us as we embark on a year filled with growth, exploration, and unforgettable experiences!
Welcome to Fourth Grade!
Fourth-graders have learned the basics and now they are ready and eager to apply what they know to their own lives. Fourth-graders are learning how to make responsible decisions and also learn how less-responsible decisions impact themselves and those around them.
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
Fifth grade is an exciting time as students come to the completion of elementary and are getting ready for a new chapter in their lives...middle school! Fifth graders are offered many opportunities to grow their skill sets, such as joining band, student council, and taking part in Patrols.