Monday, August 7, 2017

August 9-11

Dear Parents,
I am so excited that I get to be your child´s teacher this year. This will be a positive year for your child as we build on past successes and learn new things in first grade!! With home and school working together, your child´s academic and social skills will become even stronger throughout the year.
In many ways, 1st grade is a year of important transitions; children leave behind much of the play of preschool and kindergarten and dive into developing deeper academic skills.  1st graders progress from having beginner reading and writing skills to becoming beginning readers and writers, as they read and write more with greater comprehension and ability.  
First grade is a crucial year for building reading skills. In 1st grade students begin to define themselves as what kind of readers they are. More specifically, research has shown that the most effective and successful 1st grade classrooms are those which are very positive places, encouraging reading and writing and conveying the message “You can be a reader,” to the students. While this is being done in the classroom, it can certainly be done at home too.

This week we will be busy working on our class routines, and procedures, getting to know one another and most importantly having fun.
Here are a few reminders:
Please send in your child’s school supplies as soon as possible. If you have any questions about anything on the list please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please label ALL of your child´s belongings (sweaters, food containers, water bottles,  etc.)

Students need to bring a water bottle EVERY DAY. This can be filled in school with extra water when needed.

We will not be sending home any homework this week; however, it would be great to read with your child 10 minutes each evening

If you are planning on sending in an extra set of clothes, please feel free to do so. Please send them inside a ziploc bag with their name on it.

We are excited to begin the new school year!

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