1st Grade - Mrs. Briggs

First Grade 

     Welcome to the first grade!  My name is Susan Briggs and I will be your child’s first grade teacher.  This is my seventh year teaching.  I have taught first grade, preschool, and kindergarten.  I attended Eastern Oregon University to earn my teaching degree and I earned my Master's degree from Grand Canyon University in elementary reading.  I have lived in Garden Valley for 20 years with my husband, Rob, and our two sons, Robey and Ryan.

          First grade is one of transition to a more formal learning environment.  We will concentrate on each one becoming more confident in reading, writing, and mathematics.  Each child will progress at their own rate, and success will be measured by how far they have progressed throughout the school year.  They will have opportunities to work and play in hands-on activities, participate in independent and small/whole group work.  The students will also learn how to transition from one subject to the next.  My goal is to make your child enthusiastic about leaning, have fun doing it, and learn a lot. 

          You can always discuss issues, concerns or questions with me.  Please email or call, and we can set up a time for you to come in or discuss it over the phone. 

Thank you and I look forward to a great year!


Susie Briggs

First Grade Teacher

462-3756 ext. 1052