About Mrs. Shelley
Welcome to First Grade at Myatt Elementary! My name is Casey Shelley and I will be your child’s Math and Science teacher. My partner, Mrs. Page, will be teaching Language Arts and Social Studies. It has been my privilege to teach Texas public school children for the past 8 years. I am married and have a beautiful family. Children have taught me to open my mind and my heart to the joys, the innocence, and the diversity of ideas in the world. Because of this, I will never forget how to smile, cherish, and laugh with the children. I am very excited about this school year and getting to know your child. This year will be a wonderful time of learning, growing, exploring, and making many new friends. I want first grade to be a fun, exciting and positive experience for your child. I look forward to watching my 2014 – 2015 student’s bloom! If you ever have any questions you may contact me at school.
My Philosophy of Education
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking and invites sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conductive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people. My goal is to give the students the tools to become successful in life, to believe in themselves, and to love themselves.
Your child will receive a Homework Folder that will be sent home. Please see that your child completes the required assignments and initial in appropriate places. Please help me teach the students how to become responsible for themselves as well as their own learning.