Why AMS is a Special School for 1st Grade

In this video, 1st grade teacher Ms. Meyers describes what make’s AMS special. She values the family atmosphere between the students and teachers because of the collaboration between everyone. Her 1st grade students have the ability interact with each other during “turn and talk” sessions and love to congratulate others for correct answers.


She also describes how busy a typical day at AMS is for 1st graders.  Starting with phonics and the sound for the day, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students also attend their special classes which consist of mandarin, music, and physical education.


Ms. Meyer’s is hopeful that her students will gain their independence at the end of the school year.  


Kendall Meyer is a 1st Grade Teacher at The Academy of Math and Science – Desert Sky campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

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About Academies of Math & Science (AMS):

AMS has been providing award-winning STEAM curriculum throughout the state of Arizona for nearly 20 years. Our tuition-free schools provide scholars with the best educational experience in the study of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.


At AMS, we believe that through a well-rounded education, we can transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s global visionaries.


With 9 state-of-the-art campuses in Phoenix and Tucson Arizona along with our 100% online virtual academy, AMS is providing word-class STEAM education to over 6,000 students.


Academies of Math & Science is a tuition-free open enrollment educational network. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about AMS, feel free to complete the contact form and one of our friendly and knowledgeable Enrollment Specialists would love to offer you assistance.


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