Phone: 469-752-3135

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Education (K-8)

Ms. Desiree Griggs

First Grade Teacher

 

My name is Desiree Griggs and I am so excited to be at Shepard Elementary this year! This will be my first year teaching, but I have been working with kids for five years teaching gymnastics lessons, swim lessons, and being the lead counselor for a summer day camp. I also student taught this past spring in a 2nd grade classroom in Washington State. I graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!)  with a bachelor's in education. I was born and raised in Yakima, Washington and recently moved to Plano to be closer to family. Working with children and watching them learn and grow is my passion, and I am so excited to have a classroom of my own this school year! 

  • Ms. Griggs' Class Schedule

    7:00 am - 7:30 am Early Morning Drop-Off. During this time, students will be either in the gym or in the cafeteria for breakfast until the 7:30 am bell rings.

    7:30 am - 8:00 am Arrival, Morning Work, Announcements, Morning Meeting/Calendar 

    8:00 am - 10:15 am Literacy (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Foundational Skills)

    • 20-30 minutes- Foundational Skill/Grammar Skill
    • 20 mins- Whole Group Reading Lesson
    • 20 mins- Whole Group Writing Lesson
    • 50-70 mins- Small groups targeted instruction/independent work

    10:15 am - 10:30 am Intervention and Enrichment (I/E) 

    10:30 am - 10:45 am Math (pt.1)

    • 10 mins- Number Talk/Spiral Review

    10:45 am - 11:15 am Recess

    11:15 am - 11:45 am Lunch and Restrooms 

    11:45 am - 12:45 pm Math (pt.2)

    • 50 mins- Whole Group Lesson (some small groups/independent)
    • 30 mins- Small Group Differentiation

    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Inquiry and Innovation 

    1:50 pm - 2:40 pm Specials

    2:40 pm - 2:45 pm Dismissal

    Library:

    Tuesday 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    PACE:

    Monday 12:40 pm - 1:40 pm

    Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Counselor:

    Wednesdays 9:30 am - 10:00 am

  • Contact Information

    You may contact me on my classroom phone or email at any time and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.

    My conference time is 1:55 pm - 2:45 pm. I will be available to talk with you most days during that time. I am also usually available after school until 3:30 pm if you have any questions or concerns.

  • First Grade Information

    Please see our First Grade Department page for more Kindergarten information.

    Shepard First Grade Team Page

  • Special Announcements for Ms. Griggs' Class

    General Announcements

    • For breakfast, kids who come in at 7:35 or later are sent to class with their trays to finish in the classroom. Anyone who comes in before that eats in the cafeteria and leaves at 7:40 to go to class. Those kids are not allowed to leave with breakfast items. Breakfast opens at 7:00. If your student plans on eating breakfast at school, please allow them enough time to get their breakfast and eat it in order to be in class on time at 7:40 ready to learn.

    October 2022

    October 1 - 6: Fall Book Fair Click for More

    October 4: Shepard Spirit Night @ McAlister’s Deli Click for More

    October 6: Art Night Click for More

    October 10 - 11: Student/Teacher Holiday

    October 11: Student Holiday/ Patent-Teacher Conferences

    October 13: 1st & 2nd Grade Cinderella Show at PSHS Click for More

    October 14:  Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    October 14: Red Ribbon Assembly Click for More

    October 24 - 28: Red Ribbon Week Click for More

    November 2022

    November 4: Shepard Fall Party and Color Run Click for More

    November 10: 3rd Grade Musical Click for More

    November 21 - 25: Thanksgiving Break

    December 2022

    November 30 - December 2: 5th Grade Camp Click for More

    December 1 - December 2:  1st & 3rd Grade Hearing & Vision Screening 

    December 8: Shepard Bedtime Story Night Click for More

    December 12: Shepard 4th & 5th Grade Winter Choir Concert Click for More

    December 15: Winter Parties Click for More

    December 16: Pride Rally Click for Schedule

    December 16: Shepard Holiday Sing Along Click for More

    December 17 - January 3: Winter Break - We will see everyone back on January 4th!

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Chips and Queso

    • Fruit

    • Salt and Vinegar Chips

    Favorite School Drinks

    • Water

    • Dr. Pepper

    • Iced Vanilla Latte

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Chick-fil-a

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Amazon

    • Home Goods

    • Target

    • Marshalls

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Felt tip pens

    • Sticky notes

    • Ziploc bags (gallon) 

    Hobbies

    • Spending time with my family

    • Spending time outside

    • Crafting

    T-Shirt Size

    • Medium

    Favorite Color

    • Mauve or light pink

    Favorite Scents

    • Lavender

    • Eucalyptus

    • Anything that smells like a spa

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • August 31