Mrs. Melanie D'Anna
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Welcome to first grade!
I'm so pleased to be teaching your child. This is my fifth year at Edison. I've taught PE, fourth, fifth, third and first grades. Without a doubt, first is my favorite because first graders rock!
Before teaching, I was a newspaper photographer. I am married and have a son and a daughter. Natalie is a senior at the University of Arizona and Jack is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, my alma mater. I am a huge sports fan. I love the Trojans, Coyotes, Cardinals and the Diamondbacks.
This year will be fun, engaging and informative. We will learn about ants, bears, planets and more. We will even become chemical engineers and make our own play dough. We will read incredible stories about space dogs, friendships and exciting countries. We'll also get to use the computer for math and reading!
Our computer math program is called ST MATH. This is accessible from your home computer or tablet. Ask your child about Jiji and I'm sure they will tell you how much fun they have in the computer lab. We also use a reading program called Raz-kids. This is also available at home and features dozens of online books your child can read.
Thank you for supporting your child in first grade.
Who says learning our spelling words can't be fun?