Mrs. Maureen Hauck
1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Maureen Hauck practices a hands-on approach to first grade learning. She has decades of classroom experience spanning all the elementary grades. She is always excited to serve the Lord by instilling Christian character and values in the classroom.
Maureen grew up on a farm in western Minnesota, and she still maintains her agriculture connection as a 4-H workshop leader and a county fair judge. She raises ducks and chickens, and is known to bring hatchlings to the classroom!
Mrs. Hauck has bachelor degrees in elementary education and animal science. She also holds a master’s degree in education from Hamline University, and a colloquy in Biblical Studies from Concordia University.
Mrs. Hauck knows that God created each of us uniquely, and she works hard to reach each child to help them grow spiritually, academically and in character.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
In first grade we have the following subject areas:
*Mathematics– Go Math, by Houghton Mifflin with the common core edition included.
*Reading– an exciting full spectrum of coverage.
*Comprehension- Readworks and A to Z reading program
*Fluency- daily work using sight words, word families, sentences, and word ladders.
*Spelling, Phonics, Grammar using the ABeka program which reinforces vital first grade words.
*Wordly Wise- both vocabulary and comprehension.
*Writing- a variety of techniques to strengthen descriptive, expository, persuasive, and informative forms.
*Poetry-daily enjoyment and instruction surrounding poetry and their authors.
*Reading series and leveled books- Abkea has a series we utilize in our reading groups, as well as individualized leveling of books for personal, buddy, and group reading. These are taken from our extensive classroom library and include fiction and nonfiction books.
*We use the very effective Handwriting without Tears curriculum in preschool- first grade.
*We study history, geography, community helpers, maps, and ourselves in first grade via ABeka books.
Safety, Health, and Manners:
*The Abeka series gives the students a wide study of these three important topics.
*As a school body (Kindergarten- Eighth grades) we employ the outstanding curriculum, Purposeful Design, which flows through the entire Bible via direct instruction, timelines, maps, and activities.
*We use the Abeka program as the framework for our science curriculum, with the addition of numerous resources that enhance and support our core requirements.
Pine Harbor offers weekly specialists in: computer, music, library, and physical education. We have specific art projects each day to support the learning in the classroom.