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Write your first and last names.

Write numbers 1-20.

Read for 20 minutes daily.

Write the alphabet uppercase and lowercase once a day.

Practice tying shoes.

Practice cutting.

Jill Pherrin

Welcome to my website! I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach your child.  I can still remember every one of my teachers and the memorable techniques they used to instill the love of learning.   These experiences are why I became a teacher and why I would love to give back the same great enthusiasm to a new generation! 

I graduated from Arizona State University with a teaching credential in Elementary Education.  I continued my education and received my Masters in Teaching with a specialization in reading.  I have been a teacher for 9 years and have loved every minute of it!

My husband Dave and I live in San Clemente. We welcomed our first son, Carter, in March 2015 and our second son, Wyatt, in May 2017.  They have both filled our life with so much fun and excitement.  We look forward to watching our boys learn and grow.  As a family, we love relaxing at the beach and taking our yellow lab, Jack, for walks.

We have an exciting year ahead and I hope to make your child's first year at Newport Heights a memorable and fun one!  I look forward to getting to know all of you this year!

You can email me at



Download Extra Practice

Activities - Try some of these fun activities with your child!

Alphabet and Number Flash Cards - Use the flash cards for extra practice.

High Frequency Words - Use this page to learn these important words.

Learning Letter Sounds - Extra practice for learning the sounds.

Math Practice - Use this sheet to practice numbers 1-10.

Printing Practice - Use this page to practice writing your letters.

Tracing Shapes - Use this sheet to practice tracing your shapes.

Create your own Tracing Practice - practice your name, letters, numbers and spelling high frequency words