Happy Friday.

This Friday’s feature is our amazing Grade 1 teacher, kid wizard, and mathlete, Mrs. Melodie Picco.

What year did you start working at SMS?


What grade/subject do you teach?

Grade 1 teacher

What is your favourite unit to teach?

Math, Math, Math!

What book do you give most as a gift?

365 Days of Wonder.

What other SMS staff member would you most want to be stuck on a deserted island with and why?

Not a fair question. SMS is full of awesome people.

What is your favourite food & local restaurant?

Pasta at ll Terrazzo or anything with spice.

What is your hobby/obsession?!

I love traveling, hiking, reading, being with my family, friends, and my dog. My passion is teaching.

What is your secret talent or superpower?

I work with six-year olds.

What is one thing you can’t live without?


What one piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

Travel more and taste all the foods of the world.

What habit do you do every day that you feel is integral to the success of your day?

Make my bed. Hug my daughter.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Morning person.

What are you binge watching right now, if anything?

Who has time for that?

Cat or Dog?

Dogs and lots of puppies.  I’m allergic to cats.