Lisa Petrich

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Professional Biography

  • I began teaching in 2004 and have loved teaching 2nd Grade, but this year I am embracing Kindergarten for the 2nd year! I started in Jacksonville, Florida and My husband and I moved here two years ago to Washington to be closer to my grandchildren. I have three children. My oldest is my daughter who has lived here for the past 8 years. Then I have two sons, one of which came with us to live here in Lacey. The other son is married and planning on joining us within a year or two, so the whole family will be here together, but he is still in Jacksonville, Florida.

    I teach using many different tactics in order to reach all modalities of learners. I love to engage the students using music and art. The age of Kindergarten is full of possibilities and growth.  Most beginning Kindergarten students know a few letters, but by the end of the year they are reading!  They know a few numbers, but by the end of the year they are adding and subtracting!  The largest growth in Kindergarten is the Social Growth.  Learning to be around other students in a caring, learning environment is the best way to start off their school experience.  

    My goal is to create a warm, open environment where students feel safe enough to ask questions, explore and seek answers. I challenge every student to surpass his or her own personal best and help them over the hills and through the valleys of these growing years. I teach the student that their grades are a reflection of where they are now. I teach them empathy, care, forgiveness, goals, and problem solving. We celebrate our differences and connect through experiences that teach us how to respect one another.

Regular Day Schedule

    • 8:35 - First Bell
    • 8:40 - Tardy Bell – get a pass from the front office
    • 8:40 – 9:10 - Announcements & Morning Meeting
    • 9:10-9:40 - Problem Solvers Block
    • 9:40-10:40 - Reading/Writing
    • 10:40-11:10 - Lunch
    • 11:10-11:40 - Recess
    • 11:40-12:20 - Specialist (will change monthly)
      • Music - Monday
      • P.E. -Tuesday
      • Alternate- Wednesday (Wear Tennis Shoes)
      • Library -Thursday
      • Art - Friday
    • 12:20-12:40 - Read, Relax, and Refresh
    • 12:40-1:25 - Reading/Writing Centers
    • 1:25-2:05 - S.T.E.M. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
    • 2:05-2:20 - Recess
    • 2:20-3:00 - Snack/S.T.E.M./Choice Time
    • 3:00-3:10 - Pack Up-Dismissal

    Early Release Dismissal Time - 1:55 pm
    Half Day Dismissal Time – 11:40 am