Hi, my name is Melissa Wolf and I started teaching at Federal Heights in 2008 in the Kindergarten classroom, but, as many of you know, I have spent most of my years here as a first grade teacher. Several years ago, after obtaining my ELL endorsement, I made a big change, left my cozy classroom and started a new advenure teaching ELD K-5. I discovered that I find it truly rewarding to specialize in one specific area. Following a rigorous program of specific language functions, we take the time to experience the language through speaking, listening, reading and writing in order to gain a better understanding of the finer workings of the English language. As the year progresses, I am pleased to see my students gain a deeper understaning of linguistic complexity, grasp a greater control of the language and broaden their vocabulary. I have found a home here at Federal Heights and I continue to grow and change with the changes in my field and with all of my students.