Hello everyone, My name is Miss Burkiewicz and I am the first grade teacher here at Our Lady of Angels. This is my second year of teaching. I taught 2nd grade last year, and I am very excited about teaching first grade this year. I have my bachelors in early childhood education, and looking forward to a great year ahead full of fun and learning. In the classroom, we are learning new sight words every week. The students are using a combination of writing skills with using a sight word to make a complete sentence, and drawing what they wrote. We are also working in small reading groups, and have learned short a and short i words in phonics, and introducing the students to spelling words. They complete a reading test, as well as spelling tests every Friday that cover all we learn from phonics to reading skills. We are also working on addition and subtraction in Math , which the students are really doing wonderfully. I look forward to seeing my students learn and grow throughout the year.