First Grade Teachers

Mrs. Appel:
Favorite place to shop: Amazon
Favorite restaurants: Chipotle, El Paso, Don’s Deli, Sproutz,
Hobbies / Interests: Anything active and outdoors…especially things I can do with my dog 🙂
Classroom wants / needs: Books that show diversity in any capacity, toys that reflect diverse students, paper towels, Clorox wipes

Mrs. Balik:
Favorite places to shop: Target, Amazon, Home Goods
Favorite restaurants: Mad Mex, Mario’s Woodfired, Beaver Bagel, Sprouts (anywhere local!)
Hobbies / Interests: Photography, hiking, reading, baking/cooking, coffee/tea
Classroom wants / needs: Children’s Books with Diverse characters, Teachers pay Teachers gift card
Other ideas or suggestions: Any kind of experience- i.e. Artsy Doodle, cooking class, Phipps/Carnegie Museum pass, etc.

Mrs. Boariu:
Favorite places to shop: Marshall’s, AOE Boutique, Bath & Bodyworks
Favorite restaurants: Pegleys Italian Restaurant, Starbucks, Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse
Hobbies / Interests: Coffee, cats, cooking/baking, Anything fun I can do with my daughter
Classroom wants / needs: Felt carpet spot markers, teachers pay teachers gift card, indoor toys for classroom recess
Other ideas or suggestions: Outdoor toys-kickballs, nerf footballs, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, etc.

Mrs. Kudritz:
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Mrs. O’Leary (Coming Soon!)
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Mrs. Saylor:
Favorite places to shop: Target, JCrew, Etsy, Jeppie
Favorite restaurants: Starbucks, Kretchmars, Yolanda’s, Sproutz
Hobbies / Interests: reading, needlepointing, our pups, Polar Plunge donations (
Classroom wants / needs: Teachers Pay Teacher gift cards, Amazon gift cards, white card stock, Astrobrights paper, stickers

Mrs. Spanik:
Favorite places to shop: Target, Kohls, Amazon,
Favorite restaurants: Houlihans, Chick Fil-A, Marios Pizza and Marios Dockside, Brusters
Hobbies / Interests: Reading, taking pictures, boating, beach!
Classroom wants / needs: Teacher Pay Teacher gift cards, stickers, prize box items