Welcome to First Grade!

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." ~Dr. Suess, "Oh, The Places You'll Go"

About Mrs. Saunders

About Mrs. Saunders
I earned my B.S. Degree in Child Development with a K-6 License from Meredith College in 2003. My first year teaching was in Chowan County at White Oak Elementary School, teaching 1st Grade. I began teaching in Suffolk Public Schools in 2004, and taught there until June 2016. I spent all of my 12 years in Suffolk teaching at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School. There, I taught 1st Grade for four years, looped to 2nd Grade and stayed in 2nd Grade for four years, and then taught 4th Grade for four years. This will be my third year here at T.S. Cooper; my first two years here, I taught 5th Grade Reading and Writing. I am so excited to come back to 1st grade this year!

     I love teaching! Ever since I was a little girl, I have dreamed of being a teacher. I can remember playing school with friends, and even my stuffed animals! Helping others is one of my passions, and I truly enjoy teaching my students to love learning and to have fun while doing it!

     I have a wonderful family, and am forever grateful for my many blessings! My husband, Brian, and I have been married for eight years, and have two wonderful boys. Carson is six and starting 1st Grade this fall, and Henry is three. We enjoy living the simple country life, and are the happiest outdoors!

Some of my favorite things:
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Drinks: Coffee and Cranberry Water
Favorite Music: Contemporary Christian
Favorite NFL Team: Carolina Panthers (GO PANTHERS!!)
Favorite ACC Team: NC State WOLFPACK!!
Favorite Vegetable: Okra (fried is the best)
Favorite Fruit: Watermelon
Favorite Book: Charlotte's Web
Favorite Flowers: Daisies and Sunflowers
Favorite Season: Fall

Our Schedule

Our Schedule
    8:05-8:30 ~       Arrival, Breakfast,
                           DEAR in Homeroom classroom
    8:30-9:00 ~       Paw Period
  9:00-10:20 ~     1st Block
 10:20-11:40 ~   2nd Block
 11:40-12:15 ~   3rd Block
 12:15-12:45 ~   Lunch
 12:45-1:30 ~     3rd Block
   1:30-2:15 ~       Recess
   2:15-3:10 ~       Connect
           3:10 ~           Dismissal

Important Dates

Important Dates


One way that I like to keep parents informed of what is going on in the classroom as well as upcoming events is through the Remind app. Below, you will find ways to subscribe and join the group for my class. Choose which method is best for you!

Supply List

Wish list:
hand sanitizer
clorox wipes
unscented baby wipes
quart and gallon sized baggies
glue sticks
Supply List

Delays and Early Dismissal Schedules

Delays and Early Dismissal Schedules

Early Release Schedule 

2 hour Delay

Great Websites

Great Websites

Contact Mrs. Saunders

Contact Mrs. Saunders
Email:  (This is the quickest and easiest form of communication for me.)

School Phone Number:
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