Welcome to Room 3 2020/21
Be Part of the Pride!
WELCOME TO 1st GRADE 2020/21
Live PE every Wednesday at 11:30 AM!
Parents of incoming first graders, the information below this paragraph is historical. With the start of the school year being very different this year, please don't worry about these things yet but I left it here in the event that we return to campus at some point. Thank you for your continuing patience and flexibility!
DONATIONS: Hand sanitizer, glue sticks, blue or black dry erase marker (the thinner kind please), tissues, zip lock bags (sandwich and gallon size)
MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Mrs. Lawson, email@example.com 408-356-6146 x11103
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.
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 a 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 ensure an appropriate learning atmosphere is maintained. No open-toed or backless shoes
- Please pack a snack and lunch for your child daily. At the beginning of the school year, you may have to show your child which items are a 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 go through a lot of hand sanitizer, tissues, and baby wipes. 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 online!
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.