Welcome to First Grade! My name is Stefanie White and I will be your child’s teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. This will be my first year at Ho’okele Elementary, but my fifth year teaching. I started teaching in Second grade in NC and taught Third grade last year here in Hawaii.
I was born in Indiana, moved around a lot and ended up in North Carolina where I attended East Carolina University. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics. I have always loved math and seem to associate it in every subject I teach.
First Grade is a very busy, exciting experience. Your child will spend a lot of time in text and will develop a love for reading. He or she will learn to use logical reasoning to answer mathematical problems based on real-life applications. The students will become young engineers through experimentation in PLTW. This year, our class will also learn to work together as a team, building a sense of community in our classroom.
Throughout my time with your child, I am hoping to get to know each of you better as well. I firmly believe that a partnership between the teacher and family is crucial for a child’s success. It is important that we have an ongoing relationship in which we communicate regularly and discuss your child’s progress. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting each of you soon and working closely with your child this school year!
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Ho'okele Elementary School
511 Kunehi Street
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707