Stephanie Gamel1st Grade Teacher Elementary School
Hello, I am Mrs. Stephanie Gamel, the First Grade Teacher here at Word of Life Christian Academy. I love teaching! I am a graduate of Southeastern University where I earned a BA in Elementary Education. I feel that God has called me to invest my life into the lives of children and to partner with parents in their responsibility to “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart form it.” Proverbs 22:6.
First Grade provides yet another year for children to grow academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. Students grow academically in each subject as we implement methods that support the students’ learning styles. Methods include, but are not limited to, direct classroom instruction one-on-one assistance, small group interactions, textbook lessons, hands-on-learning activities, independent learning centers, field trips, and the use of songs and music.
Students grow spiritually as we plant the seeds of God’s word in the fertile soil of their hearts. Along with a weekly Scripture memory verse, students will hide God’s word in their heart by singing Scripture songs. Students grow socially as they learn to apply the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) to their daily life and interactions with others.
Lastly, we encourage students to eat healthful snacks and lunches for good nutrition, and provide time for physical exercise during recess and P.E. in order to strengthen their physical bodies. Luke 2:52 says “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” This verse is my pray for each student. Let us pray it together every day and see how God works in your child’s life this year!