Arelys Santiago is our 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher
First grade marks an important milestone for the child who has transitioned from Kindergarten and helps them feel more independent. First graders now have to use the social skills they developed in Kindergarten in more mature ways. They learn by doing and by making mistakes. First graders need to be surrounded with excitement and encouragement and are given examples of how we learn from mistakes.
Second graders apply what they learned about the meanings of letters and numbers to more complicated material and begin to develop their analytical abilities. In second grade, students gain a larger view of the world. These students gain a greater awareness of the people and places of their own communities and compare them to other communities and regions.
Second graders may be given more responsibility to resolve conflicts with their classmates. They will be expected to have a deeper understanding of the importance of rules and their role in helping people get along.
Our 1st and 2nd Graders are called TIGERS.