Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary 1st Grade through 6th Grade Early Childhood Pre K and Kinder English 6th Grade through 8th Grade ESL
Mrs. Melissa Jenschke
This is my 19th year in teaching! I have taught every grade from PreK to 5th Grade, and I am so excited to join the Wetmore Rangers as a first grade teacher! I have been an Instructional Interventionist for the last 8 years in NEISD. I am passionate about teaching and I love watching little minds shape and grow into wonderful little readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, etc. It thrills me to see a student who has been struggling with a concept finally understand and "get it." I will do everything that I can to help your child learn and be successful, but more importantly, to develop a love for learning! I am excited to work this year with Wetmore's wonderful first grade students and their families.
I attended Texas Tech University and Angelo State University and graduated from Angelo State University in 1994. I am a lifelong learner and I love to go to professional development classes to help myself be the best teacher that I can be. I am married to a wonderful man named David who is patient and listens when I talk about my students and how wonderful they are. I also have two sons, Jacob and Joseph. Jacob is in college at Angelo State University. Go Rams! Joseph is a junior in high school and still lives at home. He enjoys playing his drums as loudly as possible while I am doing school work. We have three dogs, one cat, and a rabbit that are my joys! I love being outside, hiking, camping, and traveling. One of my favorite things in the world is going to historic places! My family complains that every vacation has to have a museum, a historic site, or a reinactment to go with it.
To wrap things up, I have always loved kids. I have taught children's choir, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, been a Cub Scout den leader, and even had an in home day care when I stayed home with my two babies. Teaching has always been my dream and passion for as long as I can remember! I am excited about what this year will bring and I can't wait to see how my Wetmore first graders will grow!
1st Grade Schedule
Morning meeting 7:45-8:00
Guided Reading / Daily 5 11:35-11:55
Guided Reading / Daily 5 12:05-12:25
Guided Reading / Daily 5 12:35-12:55
Writer’s Workshop 1:05-1:45
Science / Social Studies 1:45-2:35