Hi, my name is Mrs. McElheny, and I am your first grade teacher. I am thrilled you are in my class this year! I can’t wait to meet each one of you and find out all about you. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have been teaching for a very long time. This will be my 30th year. I’ve taught kindergarten and fourth grade, but my favorite grade to teach is first grade. I love watching students learn to read because it’s exciting to open up a whole new world that is only found in books! I am married and have two grown sons named Zach and Nick. My son Zach got married last summer and so now I have a daughter in law named Whitney. I love to read, walk, run, and go to the beach. I also love to play with my two and a half year old black lab, Lexi! She is a lot of fun, but a bit of a challenge for me. This summer she ate a sock so I always need to keep my eyes on her. She’s always getting into some kind of trouble! You will hear a lot about Lexi this year because she is always doing something worth talking about. I can’t wait to begin school. We have so many new things to learn and achieve this year!