Welcome to First Grade




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Mrs. Laura Ward

Welcome to First Grade! My name is Laura Ward and this is my 24th year teaching! I have been teaching here at IES for 21 years, which is the best place to BEE!  I am originally from Florida and I taught for 3 years in Tampa before moving to Irmo.  I graduated from the University of Florida, so I always want to make sure to teach my first graders the Gator Chomp! I have 2 wonderful teenage daughters, Madison (16) and Avery (13). Madison loves to read and is very artistic!  Avery is my mathetician and loves to dance! 

First grade is such a fun and rewarding grade to teach!  First graders are eager learners, who are very observant and curious about the world around them!  Your first graders will make choices, take risks, learn from mistakes, keep trying and have fun! They will participate, observe, investigate, problem solve and grow both, academically and socially!   

  • Nationally Board Certified

    B.A. Elementary Education

    Specialization Early Childhood

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