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Miss Larissa Barnes

I am so excited to meet you all individually over the school year, but until then here is some information about me.

The way you pronounce my first name is Lareesa. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with my degree in Elementary Education. I've taught Kindergarten, Second, Third, Fourth and now First Grade! Teaching really is my passion. My teaching motto is 'Until kids know how much you care, they will never care how much you know.'

I'm not married and have no kids of my own, but I am very close to my family. I have a dog and a horse that I adore as well.

The classroom theme this year is camping. I plan on doing a lot of out door explorations in science, and integrating the theme in our day to day habits. I am verry open to communication and parent interaction. Feel free to message me at