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Welcome! Presently I am a teacher of Kindergarten children at the Elementary Center and have taught in the Wattsburg Area School District my entire career. I graduated with both a Bachelor and Master's degrees in Elementary Education from Edinboro University. 
I am the mother of three children, two daughters and a son, and the grandmother of two beautiful granddaughters. I live with my husband in Cambridge Springs and attend St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church where I am Parish Council President.
I am an active member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and serve on the Board of Directors. I am also the chair of the Instruction and Professional Development Council for PSEA. I serve on the Policy Committee for the organization as well.
My email address at school is judy.metzler@wattsburg.org
My school phone number is 814-824-3400 ext 6651
You can leave me a message at anytime and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Because the phones do not ring into the classroom during school hours when the children are here, you can call the office and leave a message for me with the office personnel.
Our schedule during the day is as follows:
Literacy Block which includes Reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, and other related activities is from 9-11:50. Our Math block is from 1-1:30. Our Writers workshop is from 1:30-1:55. Our special schedule is from 1:55-2:35 each day. Science and Social Studies are from 2:50-3:25 daily.
If you would like to join your child for lunch, our Kindergarten lunch is from 11:57-12:57.
You are more than welcome to visit our classroom and read a story or help out with an activity. Please let me know when you desire to come in and we can make arrangements to have you become part of our student day.


In Kindergarten we use the reading program, Reading Street, along with a wide range of literacy based activities. The love of reading begins at home and is carried over throughout our Kindergarten curriculum.
Reading Street is a program designed with 60% Fiction and 40% Nonfiction. The program prioritizes five core areas of instruction. They are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Phonemic Awareness involves recognizing and producing rhyme; counting syllables in words, segmenting a word into sounds, and identifying and isolating beginning, middle, and ending sounds in spoken words.
Phonics is knowing the sounds associated with individual letters and blending those sounds to decode words.
Fluency is listening to read alouds and then reading irregular high frequency words automatically.
One size NEVER fits all, so our teaching provides for differentiated instruction for small and large group instruction.
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