Phone: 469-752-3135


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






  • 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 & Upcoming Dates

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

    Shepard First Grade Team Page

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • Chips and Queso

    • Fruit

    • Salt and Vinegar Chips

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Water

    • Dr. Pepper

    • Iced Vanilla Latte

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    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) 


    • 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