Nancy Powell » ¡Bienvenido!


Hello! Welcome to Petersburg Primary. My name is Nancy R. Powell. I graduated from Coker College with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I also have a minor in Spanish. I am currently finishing up my Masters in Educational Administration and taking ESL certification classes. This is my third year teaching first grade, and I absolutely enjoy it.


I am Mexican-American, meaning that I speak both English and Spanish. I love to eat, read, sing, travel, and learn new things. I love sea creatures, especially sea turtles. My favorite color is blue and my favorite movie is War Room. My favorite children’s book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. My favorite food is anything with chicken. My favorite desserts are a tres leches cake and a hot fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream. I also love sour worms and Twix.


In the classroom I hope to create a safe and fun learning environment for your child, as well as respect and appreciation for a new language Spanish and those who speak it. To do this, and to meet the needs of everyone involved, I will be speaking both languages in the classroom. Due to this, your child may be coming home saying a few Spanish words/phrases and vice versa! J

Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 (Chicka Chicka Book, A)    Image result for sea turtle    Image result for tres leches cake

Recent Posts

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

We are going on a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch on October 25th. A permission slip has been sent home with your child. If another one is needed, please let me know.
Please be aware that any chaperones who are available to go on any field trips and/or volunteer must pass a background check and TB test. If a background check was done last year, a new one still needs to be completed. This is a new requirement from the district.

Classroom Learning

We have been learning a great deal about good reading habits (take a sneak peek at the beginning, check your sneak peek, do something at the end, read more and more, set goals, smooth out your voice, reread to see more, etc.). Your child is encouraged to apply these habits when he/she is reading.
This week we have started learning about bad habits that we need to drop as readers (The Freeze, The Tell Me, The Mumble, The Blooper) and ways to solve a tricky word (check the picture, look at all the parts of the word). These are just a few. :)
We have worked quite a bit on number bonds and making numbers in different ways (decomposing). We have also worked on addition and subtraction equations. Your child is encouraged to start with the greater number and count on when he/she is solving an addition equation. Furthermore, your child is encouraged to use a variety of tools (use your fingers, use manipulatives, use a number line, count on, draw a picture, etc.).