My name is Phaedra Nelson. I earned my B.S. and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Sacramento State University.
I'm so happy to be teaching first grade at Newcastle Elementary School! This is my tenth year of teaching in Newcastle, and my fourth year as a first grade teacher.
First grade is a special grade to teach. In August, when the new first graders arrive into your class, they seem so young, a little apprehensive, and filled with wonder about school. By the end of June, like magic, they have totally grown up, are much more confident, and show excitedly how much they have learned. These total transformations are the reasons why I love teaching first grade. From the first day of First Grade to the last, the days are filled with promise and excitement. They are certainly always interesting and sometimes, very unexpected! First grade is the foundation for all the grades to come. I really enjoy watching each of my students grow and change over the course of a year.
I look forward to working with each family this year!