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Mrs. Beckford's Connect Site

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Emily Beckford

Room 143


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Meet the Teacher


My name is Emily Beckford and I am excited to begin a wonderful school year! This is my sixth year at Creekside teaching first grade, and I feel incredibly lucky to be apart of such an amazing community. I have had a very mellow summer organizing my home and enjoying relaxing after a hectic summer last year planning my wedding. September will mark one year! On the weekends I enjoy spending time with my friends and family,as well as reading, being outside, and watching movies. I completed my Masters degree in Literacy and in December of 2017 became a National Board Certified Teacher! I love not only teaching school, but also being a student! Right now I am looking for my next academic adventure. Traveling is one of my favorite hobbies and I try to get it in anytime I can no matter how big or small. 


Click this link below to go to VolunteerSpot and sign up to volunteer in our classroom

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Make sure you have filled out the Issaquah School District Volunteer Application before you volunteer. Thank you!

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Scholastic is done strictly online in 143! Catalogs will come home every month as a reminder, but you can shop online at anytime. When checking out please use our class code for me to get points to use on books for our classroom! Follow the link below to start shopping 

Scholastic Link 

Class Code: MHD2Y

Upcoming Events

2/7 Art 10:15am

2/7-Cultural Fair- After School

2/13- 100th Day of School

2/14- Friendship Day Celebration 

2/18-2/22 – No School- Mid-Winter Break

3/1 Art 10:15am


Homework is not sent out nightly or even weekly in first grade. The occasional project will be sent home throughout the year, but based on the newly adopted Issaquah School District Homework Policy students are allocated 10 minutes per year in school, making 20 minutes in first grade the max time students may spend each night on homework. As a first grade team we feel that time can best be used reading with your child since this is such a crucial age for literacy development. Additional ideas include the useful sites located on this page, keeping a journal, and playing the math games handed out at curriculum night. Thank you so much for your partnership!