LAWRENCE PALADIN » First Grade : Mr. Paladin

First Grade : Mr. Paladin

Welcome to the first grade! My name is Larry Paladin and I am a first here at Sunset Valley Elementary. 


This will be my 20th year as a teacher, and I am excited to spend it in the first grade!  Previously I taught in third and fourth grade both here at Sunset Valley and at Stewartsville Elementary.  Before working at Norwin, I taught first through third grade in Pittsburgh.


I have two children of my own, a son in ninth grade and a son in seventh grade.  I also have three guinea pigs that I usually bring into the classroom at some point.  They will not be here to start the year, but I am sure they will be making an appearance.


I enjoy gardening, hunting, and fishing in western PA.  My family and I like to go camping as much as possible.  We also all enjoy watching sports together.



 I have listed a few notes below for you to see.


  1. Message Center


I will be using the skyward message center on a regular basis this school year.  The daily homework will be posted, and I will also post other important information.  If you need to sign up for family access, just go to and follow the prompts on the left-hand side.



 2.  Classroom Rules


The rules in the classroom are as follows:

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • Listen and follow directions
  • Stay in your own space
  • Raise your hand to speak




 3  Students Supplies


Individual Supplies

  • Pencil Box - Labeled with child’s name. 
  • MULTIPLE  Packs of Pencils - Please save “fancy” pencils for home due to sanitizing. 
  • Crayons (No bigger than 24 count)
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil erasers
  • One colored pen
  • 4 Dry Erase Markers
  • Extra Masks (the district will provide one)
  • Extra Lanyard (the district will provide one)
  • Headphones 
  • **Optional: Water bottle with child’s name written in sharpie or labeled. (This is in place of water fountains)

Class Supplies
These are optional, but greatly appreciated!

  • White paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Large Hand Sanitizers - if available! 
  • Clorox/Lysol Wipes - if available!
  • Baby Wipes
  • Zip-lock bags of multiple sizes
  • Extra glue sticks



 4.  Contacting Me


If you need to contact me, email is an effective communication tool. I can be reached at [email protected]







Mr. Paladin