Name: Jaclyn (Jacki) Woolsey
School: Daniels Run Elementary School
Grade/Subject: 1st Grade
How long have you been a teacher? This is my 5th year teaching. I taught kindergarten for 3 years and this is my second year teaching 1st grade.
What is your favorite lesson of the year? I love everything I teach! It’s so much fun to see what topics interest students more. I enjoy Morning Meeting the most because it’s a great way to hear stories from students about their lives outside of school and to see the connections other students make to them.
What do you like most about your school? The collaboration we all have as teachers. Whether it’s through my wonderful team to look at ways to teach a certain topic to making connections with other grades and teachers. We truly are a big family here and it’s exciting to celebrate everyone’s life inside and outside of school. Daniels Run’s staff really knows how to support each other.
Why do you like this grade (best thing about this age of students): First grade is fun because you see them discover something new every day. It could be something that you teach them directly or something that they observe during a lesson. You can see their eyes light up with excitement and they are so ready to share what they have learned.
One tip for parents: Don’t forget to have fun with your child. They are only a kid once and you can form such a strong relationship by just talking or playing with them. These are also the activities that your child will remember and cherish the most.
5 Quick Q&A
Favorite book? Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
College/University attended? James Madison University
If you could be another profession, what would it be? A National Geographic Photographer
Favorite place to travel? Down to Florida to see my little brother and sister (they are also in elementary school!)
Favorite thing to do on weekends? I live in Washington, D.C. so I love to visit the monuments and try out new restaurants. I also love spending time hiking with my dog, Lillywhite.