Ruth Godwin

Hello, I'm Mrs. Ruth Godwin.

pic  Hello.  My name is Ruth Godwin.  This is my third year at UA.  I am a graduate of UMKC.  From swimming to reading and math, I have been teaching since my teenage years.
My teaching style includes a lot of student-led discussion to dive into new topics and for review.
This summer I vacationed with my family, enjoyed swimming, and worked in my garden.  At home I spend time with my husband, almost 7 year old daughter, Liath, and cat. 
I look forward to working with you and learning with your student this year.

Welcome to 1st grade!

An image of my classroom newsletter is in the Photo Gallery.  A paper copy is sent home the first of each month.

Expectations for Promotion to 2nd grade:

The below Expectations for Promotion are subject to revision be the staff of University Academy. If revision occurs notification will be given.

University Academy does not offer social promotion. At every grade level, there are specific requirements for promotion to the next grade. (2016-2017 Parent-Student Handbook)

 Students must pass all core classes. (Communication Arts and Math) 
 Students must be reading and comprehending at or above grade level by the end of the academic year as measured by the Fountas & Pinnell Running Record, FAST, and/or SRI. 
 Students must receive recommendation for promotion by their grade level team and principal, based on satisfactory classroom performance throughout the current academic school year. 
Note: Administration must approve the final decision.

Contact Me
Please contact me with any questions.
Phone: 816-412-5292

I need your help.  
Your student is like a sponge right now.  Below are four ways you can help him/her retain the knowledge learned this year.

1. Read with your student every night.
2. Contact me with questions and concerns.
3. Talk about school every night.
4. Help your student with homework as needed.