Tanya Peckham

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Mrs. Tanya Peckham

I am very excited to be part of the West Lee Elementary TEAM this year! This is my 17th year teaching. I have taught 1st and 2nd grade most of my career. I love first grade because the students make so much growth during the year. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island and hold a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a master's degree in Elementary Education. 

Recently, my family and I moved back to South Carolina after spending the last two years stationed in the Middle East on military orders. My husband and I have four children, ages 19, 17, 8, and 6. The youngest two children are West Lee Elementary tigers! When I am not at school, I love to read, shop, travel, and spend time at the beach. I am looking forward to a great year. We will work hard this year, but we will learn a lot and make many new friends!

Mrs. Peckham’s First Grade Schedule


7:30-8:00 Morning Work/Announcements


8:00-9:05 CAFE/Daily 5

(Phonics/Reading/Journal Writing)


9:05-9:50 Related Arts

Monday: PE

Tuesday: Music

Wednesday: Guidance

Thursday: Art

Friday: Media/Computer Lab


9:50-11:00 CAFE/Daily 5 (continued)

(Reading/Journal Writing)


11:00-11:25 Writing


11:25-12:05 Lunch/Bathroom


12:05-1:05 Calendar/Math


1:05-1:30 Recess


1:35-1:50 World Language


1:50-2:35 Science/Social Studies


2:35-2:45 Read-Aloud/Review/Prepare for Dismissal In our classroom, we have firm, but fair expectations. As a school, we are using the PBIS model for behavior and expect students to exhibit ROAR behaviors. ROAR behaviors include being RESPECTFUL, being ORGANIZED, ACHIEVING, and being RESPONSIBLE. Students are rewarded for making positive behavior choices. ***Students will bring home their B.E.E. Binder (Bring Everything Everyday!) Monday through Thursday evenings. Binders will stay at school on Friday. Please leave all pages and materials in the binders! Homework for the week should be put in the front pocket to be collected on Friday morning. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. We are going to learn so much this year!