First Grade

Staff Members

Kimberly Diefenbach

  • 1st Grade, Elementary School
  • Literacy Interventionist, Elementary School
Phone
608.987.0739 ext. 153
Email
kimberly.diefenbach@mp.k12.wi.us

Katelyn Dunham

  • 1st Grade, Elementary School
Phone
608.987.0739 ext. 165
Email
katelyn.dunham@mp.k12.wi.us

Jessica Soots

  • 1st Grade, Elementary School
  • Math Interventionist, Elementary School
Phone
608.987.0739 ext. 153
Email
jessica.soots@mp.k12.wi.us

Penny Wiegel

  • 1st Grade, Elementary School
Phone
608.987.0739 ext. 177
Email
penny.wiegel@mp.k12.wi.us
Latest Posts | First Grade

#PointerNation Welcomes Katelyn Dunham

Katelyn Dunham 1st Grade Teacher   Hometown:  Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Katelyn earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education (Birth to Age 11) and minors in Early Childhood and Adaptive Education from UW-Platteville. She has also earned her Masters as a Reading 317 Specialist from Edgewood College. Previous employment: Katelyn has… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Katelyn Dunham

#PointerNation Welcomes Jessica Soots

Jessica Soots 1st Grade Teacher Hometown:  Mineral Point High school graduated from: Iowa-Grant College: Jessica earned her Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2009 from UW-Richland and her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2012 from UW-Platteville. Previous employment: From 2009-12, Jessica was a Teacher’s Assistant at the UW-Platteville Children’s Center. Since 2013, she has… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Jessica Soots

#PointerNation Welcomes Brooke McGraw

Fourth in the 2017-18 New Staff series   Brooke McGraw 1st Grade Teacher/K-12 Instructional Coach   Hometown: Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Brooke earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Inclusion Minor in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2007. In 2011, she also earned her… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Brooke McGraw

Dunn is Junior Spelling Bee Champ

Congratulations to 2nd grader Josie Dunn, who won the Elementary Junior Spelling Bee Wednesday, February 1! Runner-up was classmate Faye Schuette. Kudos to all of the rest of the participants as well: 1st grade: Emmie Burris, Addalynn Edge, Sam Schute, Spencer Spady, Carter Weitzel. 2nd grade: Anthony Buleje-Cadena, Payton Christopher, Jaycee Privett, Ryan Roelli.

Teachers Attend NYC Writing Institute

Three Mineral Point Elementary teachers are having the honor of attending The 23rd Annual August Institute on the Teaching of Writing August 1-5 at Columbia University in New York City. Kimberly Diefenbach, Jill McGuire, and Penny Wiegel are participating. This is designed for educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, and curriculum specialists who are committed to… Continue Reading Teachers Attend NYC Writing Institute

Earth Day Celebrated

First graders put on a program Friday afternoon April 22 for family and friends paying tribute to our planet. If you  missed it live, catch the video stream here:

Elementary Spelling Bee

Earlier this week, Mineral Point Elementary hosted its annual spelling bee for students in grades 1-5.  The experience of a spelling bee provides each child with the opportunity to improve her/his spelling, increase his/her vocabulary and develop the correct usage of the English language.   Each classroom completed a written spelling bee on Monday, January 25… Continue Reading Elementary Spelling Bee

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