Mrs. Katharine Barnes

First Grade Teacher |

Welcome to our first grade page! I’m excited for our ¬†school year and am ready to work hard! Let me introduce myself, name is Katharine Barnes. My husband is Brad and we have two children, Elizabeth and Luke. We live here in Gadsden and both our children attend Gadsden City Schools.

I always start our year by telling the students to “get ready” because first grade is TOUGH! We have to work and study hard to prepare for second grade. I appreciate all parental help in the success of your child. By the end of the year¬†your child should be reading 69 words fluently without mistakes, and also fluent in addition and subtraction within 1-20, counting to 120 as well.

We will have homework every night, except Fridays; and I expect folders back daily. I will post our spelling words and nightly homework page numbers here on the site.

Should you ever have concerns or questions, you may contact the school for a conference with me, or email me directly. Thank you for helping with the success of your child!

Remember the magic word…READ!!!

Katharine Barnes