• Welcome to Ms. Roach's 1st Grade! 

    Dear Families,

    As we begin this new journey into home learning, I want you to know that I am here to support you every step of the way! This is new and unknown to all of us, but please know we are doing everything possible to make this transition as seamless and easy for your family as possible. Your number one priority right now needs to be the physical and mental health of your family, and home learning should not be an added stress on top of that. My main goal for your child during this time is that they feel connected to me, their classmates, and you, and that they continue to grow their love of learning, which will look different in all homes! There is no "right" way to do this...This needs to work for your family and your situation, so please let me know how I can help you in making that happen. I can't even begin to tell you how much I miss seeing those sweet faces and getting hugs every single day, but my hope is that your child will continue to feel safe, loved, and supported by me throughout this entire process.

    A few important pieces of information for you to know:

    Office Hours - Mon-Thurs I will be hosting a virtual meeting from 10:00-10:30 and 2:00-2:30 using Zoom. These will be open meetings where kids and parents can stop in to say hi, ask questions, share work, and just connect with each other. A meeting link and password will be emailed to you as well as posted in Class Tag. Please join us as often as you would like for those!

    Contact Me - I will also still be available M-F from 8-5 through email or Class Tag. I will answer any questions as quickly as possible and will be available for one on one meetings by appointment as needed.

    Lesson Plans - Each week activities for the week will be posted on my website under the "Home Learning Lesson Plans" tab, as well as on the Norterra Canyon 1st Grade website. In addition, I will send you a copy of the week's lesson plans through email. Please find more information under the "Home Learning Tips" tab. 

    District Communication - The district is regularly updating their website with important information and sending out email updates, so make sure to check those as often as possible: https://www.dvusd.org/

    I look forward to embarking on this new adventure with you!

    We are in this together!!!