Kristi Rolfs teaches first grade. She enjoys the enthusiasm of her young students. They are eager to learn and excited to share newly acquired skills and information.
Some of Rolfs’s favorite days in her classroom are Authors’ Teas when students have the opportunity to share their ever increasing reading, writing and public speaking skills with their parents and classmates. After her first Author’s Tea of the year, a student described how he felt a little nervous about reading his book to the audience. After he finished he said he felt very proud of himself that he was able to do something so challenging.
The supportive community at Charles Wright makes it a very special place. Rolfs enjoys collaborating with Mandy Wyatt, the other first grade teacher. Rolfs also appreciates the coordination between the specialist teachers and the home room teachers. Through the coordinated curriculum, students are able to make meaningful connections.
Rolfs values weekly math and language arts centers. Students from both first grade classes work together in small groups and rotate through four different math or language arts activities during each session. Parent volunteers help make it possible to have interesting and challenging activities at each center.
Rolfs enjoys spending time with family and traveling.