Friday, August 16, 2019

Hi Families,

Welcome to First Grade!

I am so excited to be starting my 20th year of teaching first grade here at Rio del Mar! At the end of each week I will be posting a new blog entry giving you an insight into our upcoming week. My hope is that you will read the blog each week to help you feel more connected to what we are doing at school and have grand conversations about all the amazing things your child is doing in first grade.

Today's blog entry is different as I want to share about our wonderful first three days of school!

Reading: We have been reading all about Humpty Dumpty to help use understand the importance of being safe and help us come up with some very important rules and expectation to follow now that we are in first grade!

Writing: The students wrote about themselves and put the work up on our Monthly Writing Board. Each month I will give the children a writing prompt and add it to this board. Stop by anytime and see how they writing is improving month to month!

Math: We have been reviewing kindergarten skills, we started working in our first grade curriculum, Engage New York and we got all set up with our computer based math program, Zearn.

PE: We have PE class each Monday so please make sure your children are wearing appropriate shoes and clothes to do their best.

Take Home Folders: I gave your children a green take home folder but if they would like to use their own, that is fine with me. I will write their name on it and they can use that one instead. It is my hope that your family will sit down together, look over all your child's amazing work from the day and sign/return any needed paperwork.

Each child has a pencil box filled with all the needed writing supplies for first grade. I will keep it filled all year with everything the students need.

Needed Classroom Supplies:
tissue boxes
paper towels
baby wipes
prize box items (dollar store type)
markers (thin tipped)
Gummy Bears

Forms: Sign and return all school forms ASAP.
August 29th: Back to School Night 6:00-6:30pm classrooms and 6:35-7:00pm Principal and Parent Alliance Welcome in MPR