• Dear Parents:


    Welcome to First Grade! My name is Mrs. Ford. I have been a teacher here at MOES for 11 years. going on my 12th year teaching altogether. Out of those years I have taught KG 8 years and 1st grade 4 years. There is an exciting year awaiting, designed to promote and enhance your child’s growth and development. This very important year promises to be one filled with discovery and joy as your child works and plays in an environment that is warm, safe and challenging.


    The structure of daily activities is carefully planned to encourage independence, self confidence and group cooperation through large group, small group and one-on-one participation in a variety of  hands-on, interactive experiences. The activities will incorporate instruction and skill reinforcement in reading readiness, mathematics, writing, science and social studies, social/emotional skills and language development. I am going to be the only adult in the room this year for your child so it is important that they learn how to do things independently, like tying their shoes, getting important information out of their binders, keeping track of their things and treating their classroom equipment with respect. We have a flexible seating classroom, so your child will not have assigned seats, but their seat choice could and will be taken away if they choose to not treat their seat choice with care and respect.


    You will notice the focus of the curriculum centered around theme units and related selections of literature. This is the core of our integrated learning and these units of study will be used to extend across and connect all of our content areas. In doing so, your child will see the continuity of his or her learning and the application of skills will become more concrete. Learning will be real, and learning will make sense!


    I am so looking forward to our working together to make this a most successful school year! Please feel free to contact me at school, should you have any questions and/or concerns regarding your child‘s First Grade experience.


    Very Sincerely,

    Mrs. M Ford



    Available Hours

    Mon-Fri Morning - 7:00-7:20 am

    Mon-Fri Afternoon-2:15-3:00 pm


    The hours posted above will be the times you can contact me via:


    1. Bloomz

    2. Email melissa.ford@marion.k12.fl.us

    4. Google voice: (352) 462-3155

    5. Google classroom/Microsft Teams (main online form will be determined in the next 2wks)


    You can ask me any question pertaining to the assignments your child is requested to complete at home in their google classroom. 


    Tentative in school Daily Schedule


    7:45-8:00 Sanford Harmony

    8:00-8:30-  Social Studies

    8:30-9:00- MTSS

    9:00-9:20-  Recess

    9:20-10:20: ELA Whole Group

    10:20-10:50: ELA centers

    10:50-11:30: Math

    11:35-12:08- Lunch Table 4

    12:20-1:10- Specials

    1:15-1:30- Math Talks

    1:30-2:00- Science


    Monday's are our Library Days so please remember to bring your books back to exchange them for new ones.