Phone: (208) 585-3021
Degrees and Certifications:
M.E.T. Educational Technology B.A. Elementary Education B.A. Philosophy Cert. Technology Integration Apple Teacher Google Certified Educator
Mrs. Jessica McLenna
Welcome future first-graders and parents! I am very excited about meeting you and to be your first-grade teacher! This will be my eleventh year teaching and I have taught first grade, second grade, and fifth grade too.
My teaching style is very hands-on/ minds-on and because of this, I hold very high expectations for my students. I believe that students should be engaged and excited to be in the classroom and I believe it is my job and passion to create an environment where students are free to experiment, explore, and experience new things. My students and I collaborate and work together to create a classroom where everyone’s voice is heard and everyone feels valued and respected.
Communication is very important to me and this year we will use our communication folders as our link for home and school. These folders are blue and will hold important papers, student work, and progress reports. These folders will be sent home on Thursdays. Please be sure to send them back to school with students the following Monday.
In addition to folders, I utilize our school website too and you are able to view our Home Connection class page for additional resources. I also encourage you to sign up for our Class Dojo App, where you choose to sign up with either email or cell phone text messages. This tool allows me to quickly send reminders to all parents. It is a safe place to post pictures of classroom activities too, since only parents will have access.