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Merrit Mitchell - Kindergarten

Hello!   My name is Merrit Mitchell. 

If you spend any time in my classroom this year, you will discover that I have a lot of energy and rarely sit down.  (I am known to eat my lunch standing up!)  I love archery, cooking, gardening, recycling, reading, technology, and I am also known to love a good garage sale.

I have attended many universities.  Columbia Junior College, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Sacramento State University. I have a BA in Psychology and have also graduated from the teaching program at Sacramento State University. My first job in teaching was teaching a K/1 combination class with five different languages!

This is my sixteenth year teaching at Borah Elementary.  (I have actually taught kindergarten for 24 years!) I am very excited about the journey we will all take during the year. There is so much learning to do! You will be amazed at what your child can do by the end of the year. To help your child on this journey, please read to your child every day to help build a strong vocabulary and to expose your child to print. Practice those letters that your child doesn't know. Help your child write his/her name. Make sure your child is well fed and rested before he/she comes to school to ensure that he/she can focus on learning. A child that does well in kindergarten will most likely do well in the upper grades.

I have learned a lot from the kindergartners I have taught and they have also learned a lot from me. I hope to make a positive difference in the lives of all my students and I look forward to your help on this remarkable journey!