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Hello First Grade

by Kellie Freestone


2023 - 2024
Hi! My name is Mrs. Freestone. I am so excited to be teaching first grade at Antelope Canyon Elementary. I have taught school for over 20 years and I learn something new every year! I love being a teacher because it is exciting to help young children discover the joy of learning. I love to see their growth and excitement. Teaching feeds my soul.
My husband and I enjoy living in West Jordan. We have two sons and one daughter. One is still in college at USU and two have graduated (UVU and BYU). Even now they keep me on my toes. I love to spend time with them.
I want to partner with you to help your child thrive in my class. Your insights into your child help me understand how to best help them learn and continue to grow. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas. I can be reached through email, the school phone, or we could set up a virtual or in person meeting. I look forward to working together to make this a wonderful year.
Nathan, Courtney, Christopher
Here are some of my favorite things!
I love to travel with my family. I especially like to explore the outdoors and go on hikes.
During the summer, I like to work in my yard.
I love children's books. I share some of my favorite authors with my class each year.
I like to make colorful quilts.
School Wide Expectations
Antelope Canyon has a Code of Conduct. This helps students understand school wide expectations and what will happen for following and not following those expectations. The Antelope Canyon Elementary school wide expectations are outlined below. 
Classroom Expectations
Come to school happy, healthy, and ready to learn! In our class, we are respectful, responsible and safe. We focus on these three words and discuss how we can be respectful, responsible and safe in different ways.

We celebrate successful behavior daily. When a mistake or poor choice is made, we discuss what happened, decide how to make a better choice, and then make a plan.
At Home Reading
Take-home books will come home on Monday. Students read the books during the week and return them on Friday. Communication folders will come home weekly on Monday with important papers and the sight words we are working on at school. Thanks for your support!

Please read 20 minutes a day. Here are some ways to practice reading each day.

Sight Words: Please take some time to practice reading the sight words (heart words) during the week if your child does not know these words. We will provide several activities that you can use to practice these words with your child.

Take-Home Reading: We are sending home 2 take-home library books each week. Students will return them on Friday and then get new ones each Monday.

*Reading with your child at home is critical for their reading development. Please read with your child often.