WELCOME TO 1st GRADE 2017/18
The warning bell rings at 8:10 am and school starts promptly at 8:15 am. Students will need a snack and lunch (please help them understand what food is for snack, so they don't eat their lunch at snack time!). A regular backpack will work just fine (no need for large wheeled backpacks). PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING WITH YOUR CHILDS NAME.
Students should wear comfortable, school appropriate clothing (no spaghetti straps, short shorts etc.) and, for safety, all students must wear close toed shoes. No sandals or flip flops, please.
Please send me your email address (as many as you would like) as soon as you know you're in my class, as this will be our primary means of communication; firstname.lastname@example.org
I'M VERY EXCITED TO MEET ALL OF YOU AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!
SCHOOL DAY BEGINS: 8:15 AM
SCHOOL DISMISSES : 2:40 PM
EVERY WEDNESDAY IS EARLY DISMISSAL 1:15 PMSEE YOU THERE!
Please remember to return all library books every Thursday
You do not need to purchase school supplies for your child to bring to school. We will provide everything they need, however, if you'd like to set up a homework/school area at home the following things will help your child be organized and ready to work; pencils, erasers, crayons, glue sticks and a tray or basket to keep homework and other school papers in.
Here are some things your child does need:
- A backpack and lunchbox. A regular sized backpack will be fine! Please, please, please label all backpacks and lunch boxes with your child's name. This goes for jackets, hats etc.
- Please pack a snack and a lunch for your child daily. At the beginning of the school year, you may have to show your child which items are snack and which are for lunch so they don't eat everything at snack time ( and have them practice opening snack containers, yogurt pouches, juice boxes etc.). Please pack healthy snacks and beverages to nourish both their minds and bodies. School lunches can be purchased for $3.25. You can also set up an account online and deposit funds for school lunches.
School Dress Code
No sandals are allowed. Croc style shoes are fine as long as they have a heel strap. Tank top straps must be at least 1" wide and undershirt style tank tops are not permitted. Hats may not be worn in the classroom but can be worn at recess. If your child will be wearing shoes with laces, this is the perfect time to teach them to tie their own shoes! Please see the school handbook for more information.
- School dress codes are designed to keep your child safe and to insure an appropriate learning atmosphere is maintained. No open toed or backless shoes
- Please pack a snack and a lunch for your child daily. At the beginning of the school year,you may have to show your child which items are snack and which are for lunch so they don't eat everything at snack time. Please pack healthy snacks and beverages to nourish both their minds and bodies. School lunches can be purchased for $3.25. You can also set up an account online and deposit funds for school lunches.
** NEW**- We will need a good supply of fine point dry erase markers in blue or black ONLY. We will also need egg cartons, with two parts cut off (so you have 5 slots on the top and 5 slots on the bottom). I will need one for each student and a few spares.
We go through a lot of hand sanitizer and tissues. Those are the donations we would appreciate the most. I've got plenty of hand soap. Some small, non-glitter glue sticks would be great as well. Thank you!
Scholastic Book orders are now available on line!
What to expect in First Grade:
In READING, first grade is a year filled with many new concepts and experiences!, we will focus on phonemic awareness, high frequency words, fluency, comprehension and guided reading. Please visit the First Grade homepage to download first grade site words, spelling words, and learn more about our differentiated reading program "Rti-Flexible Reading Groups" or commonly called "Cougar Time" in first grade. In WRITING, we will work on spelling, organization using thinking maps, storytelling, proper spacing, punctuation and penmanship.In MATH, we will focus on addition and subtraction facts, geometry, symmetry, time, place value and measurement. We will be using the Eureka Math program (virtually identical to EngageNY)In SCIENCE, we will talk about plants, animals, properties of matter, natural resources, conservation and the many different habitats as well as the scientific method.
In SOCIAL STUDIES - In social studies, we will focus on our community, jobs in our community, maps and the importance of school and citizenship. our community, jobs in our community, maps and the importance of school and citizenship.