• Welcome!                                                                                                           Hopping Into 1st Grade Together...

    A Little About Me:  I am so pleased to be your child's 1st grade teacher! This is my 23rd year teaching, and my 17th year at SJG. I am one of the teachers that opened up SJG the very first year. Prior to SJG I taught 2nd grade at Peter J. Shields in Rancho Cordova. I graduated from Chico State with degrees in both Spanish and Latin American Studies. I am a GLAD certified teacher. I have 2 amazing kids and a terrific husband, too. I also am a devoted Dog Mom to Carlos and Miguel. We have 2 classroom frogs named Buddy and Freddy. I love ALL kinds of creatures!
    Important Notes About The First Few Days of School (2019): Please click on the next page (using the link "Welcome!" on the left) for a note from me about the first few days of school, early/late start times, and about buying lunch at school. Please click on the link "Supplies List 2019" for a list of suggested supplies for the first day of school. We LOVE *extra* supplies of things we use a LOT (like glue sticks, sharpened pencils, colored paper and paper towels) so if you'd like to donate something to our class off that list we thank you! Also, if you do your school supplies shopping at STAPLES (either in store or online), they will donate 5% of your receipt total directly to our classroom! Please use this link to enter your receipt information: www.staples.com/classroomrewards/parent  Thank you!
    An Important Note About Supplies: We recognize that many families wish to provide supplies for their own student or donate materials to the school and are welcome to do so at any time. The supplies listed are suggested materials and are not required of any student or family to fully participate in the school’s academic program. All required materials and supplies will be provided by schools to students at no cost.


  • Christina Cook 

    ♥ 1st Grade Teacher

     Sandra J. Gallardo Elementary
     Room 10

    (916) 294-9170