Welcome to First Grade at Castroville Elementary!

I am so thrilled to be your child's teacher and I know this will be an awesome year!  A quick introduction:  my name is Miss Rihn.  This will be my 15 year at Medina Valley.  I have taught pre-k and kinder.  This will be my first year as a first grade teacher.  I look forward to the change.

For your child's journey to be successful, it is essential for me to understand that each child is a unique individual with special qualities and needs.  With the support of students and families, we will create a classroom environment that will recognize and respect individuality.  To support each student's learning, I will create a classroom that offers a variety of meaningful teaching styles so that each child will have the opportunity to succeed.  The children will grow and learn at their own rate.  I invite you to play an active role in your child's education by talking with your child each day about their learning, reading together every night, and communicating with me.

I want there to be open communication between us.  If at anytime you have a question, I will be happy to talk with you.  Either, write me a note, give me a call, or email me and I will try to respond as soon as possible.  I want you to feel well informed throughout the year.  Each day your child will bring home his/her folder.  Your child's folder will contain his/her work for the day, notes, and homework.  Please check your child's backpack daily for important letters and notes.  This may be a hard habit to get started, but well worth it!  Thanks in advance!!

Welcome again to a wonderful year!!!


Miss Rihn