Welcome to first grade! My name is Amy Aldrich and I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year! First grade is my absolute favorite grade to teach because the students learn and grow so much over the school year. This is my fourth year teaching after having worked as a software engineer for 14 years at Motorola and then spending time at home with my children when they were young. I have been married for 19 years to my husband, Mike, and we have three girls - Riley (17), Lauren (13) and Morgan (10). Last fall we also added our dog, Rookie, to the family. He is a Labradoodle puppy who has quickly captured all our hearts!
I have a very interactive classroom, where we can often be found working around the room in small groups, using technology in a variety of ways, and engaging in a variety of different activities. I believe that the home-school connection is very important, so please feel free to call or email me with any questions, comments or concerns. You can call the school at 847-838-8181 ext. 8139 to leave a message, however the phone will not ring in the classroom during the school day. I am more readily available via email and check it periodically during the day - firstname.lastname@example.org.