Jodie Hudson started teaching first grade at the Village School in September 2016, after having taught lower elementary grades in the Bennington School district for 13 years. Her emphasis is on ensuring her students learn foundational reading skills and build their number sense and math strategies in accordance with the Common Core standards.
Her unit on Charlotte’s Web and tying it into the Four Winds science program on spiders especially resonates with her students, as does her lesson on penguins and their lifecycle. The penguins unit culminates in an exhibit for which students and families make a penguin-related project to support their classroom learning and to teach other students about penguins.
The class’s field trips are also important to Mrs. Hudson and her students; most recently, they visited the New York State Museum and explored an artifact for every letter of the alphabet. Having taught at a public school where buses needed to be used for field trips, Mrs. Hudson appreciates that Village School parents can drive students and participate in the learning experience.
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