Mrs. HennigWelcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have in their school career! My name is Melinda Hennig and I've been a teacher in the Coeur d'Alene district for 26 years. I have a husband, two adult daughters and two Brittany spaniels named Sawyer and Ruby. When I'm not teaching, you can find me reading, gardening, birding, or traveling. I love to explore new places and share my experiences with my students.First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. First graders develop fundamental work habits, appropriate social behavior, problem solving and decision-making skills and, of course, academic skills. The growth in first grade is extraordinary. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!