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    Welcome to Mrs. Rushing's 1st grade class!

    I am so thankful to be your child's teacher this year! My goal is to make sure your child feels loved, appreciated and excels at school this year. I know that together we can work wonders!

    Please feel free to contact me anytime at kirstine.rushing@henry.k12.ga.us. I check my email regularly and am happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.



    About ME:

    This is my 12th year of teaching and second year at RSE. I taught Kindergarten in Rockdale County for 9 years and also taught 1 year at Locust Grove Elementary before accepting my position at RSE. I have my specialist's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia. My husband and I have lived in Henry county since 2004. We have three amazing children. Alexis is 15, Brody is 11 and Lainey is 8. I love the Auburn Tigers (WAR EAGLE!), travelling and spending time with my family.  I enjoy staying up to date on the latest educational research and how I can best help your child succeed. I also enjoy creating engaging resources for my class.


    Please remember to sign/inital your child's behavior sheet on the back of their folder everyday. If you send in money, please make sure that you label it with your child's name and the purpose (envelopes and ziplocs are great for this purpose).

    Our lunch time is 11:51-12:21



    Our class wish list:

    Clorox wipes

    crayola crayons

    gallon ziploc bags

    crayola broad tip markers

    paper towels


    thin black dry erase markers

    Ticonderoga pencils


    My favorite things:

    Sushi, Auburn football, Spark Energy drink, Wal-Mart, Bath & Body Works (Thousand Wishes scent)


    Helpful resources:

    Dolch sight word list:  http://www.dolchsightwords.org/dolch_word_list.php

    Fry sight words: http://www.k5learning.com/free-flashcards/reading/fry

    Math website for practicing 1st grade standards: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-1