Marie Martens-Ford

My name is Marie Martens-Ford and I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year! I have been teaching for 21 years and this is my 20th year at Emerson. I have taught Early Childhood Special Education, Kindergarten, and First Grade. My absolute favorite is First Grade! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns!



I use the Seesaw app in my classroom to share pictures, notes, reminders, and work samples. I have mailed your child a welcome letter and I enclosed information about how to connect with Seesaw within our classroom.  Please download the app ASAP after getting the letter because I will start posting soon!  


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                                   Morning Snack

Please pack a healthy morning snack. Fruits and vegetables are always a good choice! 




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  Our Special Schedule

Monday           Library                     

Tuesday            Music and Gym  

Wednesday         Art

Thursday            Music

Friday                  Gym

Please send in gym shoes that your child can put on quickly and independently.


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I hope to see you at the ice cream social and school supply drop off on August 13th from 3:30-4:30!

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Our first day of school is on Wednesday, August 14th.  Morning line up is on the blacktop on the north side of school.  I will be outside to greet the kids and walk them to our classroom!  Dismissal is at door 7 at 3:00. 


We love to celebrate birthdays! District 205 does not allow edible treats for birthdays, so If you wish to send something to share with the class, it needs to be a non-edible favor such as a pencil, book, stickers, etc. If your child has a summer birthday, we will celebrate at the end of the year.