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Welcome to
First Grade & Second Grade

First Grade

First grade is a year full of firsts. It’s the year students start writing simple sentences, adding and subtracting, and even conducting small science experiments. First grade is the year that students develop and improve their reading skills.  Students develop important social skills, and they will become more responsible, independent, and self-sufficient. Most importantly, they will grow in God’s Word, and they begin to learn and understand God’s plan for them in this world.

Second Grade

In second grade, students make huge strides in developing and improving their academic skills. They learn to read fluently, improve and expand their math skills, and use writing to communicate their ideas. Second graders also develop important social skills, become more responsible and self-sufficient. Most importantly, they will grow in knowledge and understanding of God’s plan for them in their lives.

Miss Chris Wempner

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Miss Wempner graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN in 1992. After graduation, she was assigned to Pomona, CA where she taught Grades 1-4 until 1995. In 1995 she moved to Green Bay, WI where she taught Grades 2-3 and coached basketball. She then moved to San Jose, CA in 1999, where she taught Grade 1 for seven years and Grade 2 until 2008. She accepted the call to teach Grade 2 and coach at Emmanuel in 2008. During her years here at Emmanuel she has taught Grade 2 and a Grade 1-2 combo. She coaches volleyball, soccer and helps with technology. Legos and Mickey Mouse are just a few of her favorite things.

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