Welcome to Classroom 1!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2021 – 2022 school year in Classroom 1!  I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with your child.  I absolutely love to work with your children and love to discover all that is new and exciting through the eyes of a child.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Humanities and French from Northern Arizona University and went for my Montessori certification shortly after first experiencing the beauty that is the Montessori classroom.

I believe in balancing work and family. My husband Aaron and I have two beautiful and vivacious daughters that both attend this incredible school.  I have learned so much more about love and learning since I became a mother. They have taught me so much, and I am a better teacher because of them.

Enthusiasm for learning and maintaining a productive on-task environment is important.  I guide our class to follow our five classroom rules to make our learning environment a fun and safe place to learn. In Classroom 1 we strive to be safe, kind, respectful, responsible, and treat others how we want to be treated. These values go beyond the classroom and are the foundation our children need to be successful and kind adults.   We will continue to discuss this philosophy throughout the course of the year.

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is important for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate with you through Transparent Classroom, and emails, so that you know what is going to be happening in our classroom each week. Nothing can compare to conversations I will have with you in person, and I value parents reaching out to me to build that relationship.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer in the classroom, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at kbooth@desertgardenmontessori.org

Thank you for your support. Together we can make this a great year!

Best,

Ms. Katie Booth