1st grade teacher - room 147
Welcome! My name is Cheryl Kempton and I have been an educator at Farrington School for sixteen years. I taught fourth grade for four years, third grade for one year and this is my eleventh year teaching first grade. I attended Greely High School and then attended the University of Maine at Farmington. After graduating from UMF with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Mathematics, I moved to central Maine to teach at Farrington School. In May 2011, I graduated from New England College with my Master’s Degree in Literacy. I am thrilled to have completed this accomplishment!
I love animals and would someday like to have several animals running around my home. For now though, my long time boyfriend, Matt and I have a 6 year old cat named Penny, a 4 year old cat named Mopsy, a 6 year old yellow lab named Jack and a 9 year old black shepherd named Josie. Animals are truly amazing!
I am a huge sports fan! I played three sports in high school: field hockey, basketball and softball. I continued my basketball career throughout college and am able to continue my love of basketball by coaching at basketball camps during the summer!
For our online platform, we will be using SeeSaw. This is a website where students can complete work assigned to them in multiple ways (drawing, typing, recording, etc) and also a place where students can communicate with their teacher and classmates. Below I have provided a link to the SeeSaw homepage and soon, all families will receive their child's login information.
My favorite subject to teach is math because I enjoy watching the students improve their math fluency and math strategies. First grade is a very busy year for students as they learn many new math and reading skills and strategies. It is always very exciting to witness the students progressing throughout the school year. By the end of the year, my goal is to have the students be independent readers, writers, mathematicians and thinkers. We are very hard workers in room 145!
Please do not hesitate to get in contact with me via email, telephone or by sending a note in with your student.
CKempton@augustaschools.org or 626 - 2480 x 3545