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First Grade

Mrs. Merletti

Hi everyone! My name is Miss Krista Johnston, and I am looking forward to being your first grade teacher!

I graduated from Saint Mary’s college of California, and I am currently completing my credential in their graduate program.

I am beyond excited for this year! I aim to make our classroom environment friendly and student-centered. I take the individuality of my students very seriously, and I hope that everyone will feel comfortable in expressing themselves however they need to in our classroom. This school year is going to be filled with activities that combine the curriculum with art, and I know everyone is going to have a blast!

Mrs. Merletti is my amazing full-time instructional assistant.

Captain- Our class pet!

In my time outside of school you can find me singing in my church choir, sewing historically accurate costumes, or hanging out with the class pet, Captain.

Please contact me if you have any questions. You can email me at:


Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday, and it will be sent home in a packet at the beginning of the week. The packet is due on Friday morning. Students are allowed to start anywhere they would like in the packet, but homework should take no more than 30 minutes a night, including nightly read-alouds.  

Parents are an important part of making homework a positive experience for their children. Please make sure you are helping your children every night to ensure they aren’t overwhelmed.

Spelling words will be assigned every Monday and the students will be tested on Friday. The spelling words will come home in their homework packet, so keep an eye out for them! 

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