Culberson, Angie

Welcome to 1F

Picture Dear Parents,

Welcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have in his/her school career!  First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as the acquisition of new skills.  You will be amazed at just how much your child will grow this year.  In first grade, your child will learn how to read, write stories, add, subtract, and so much more.  I hope to make your child's first grade year a fun and exciting one and I hope to instill a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

So much happens in first grade!  It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes.  Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready.  Maintaining each child's self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority.  Here are some ways you can help:

Celebrate your child's successes, no matter how small it may seem.  This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of his/her work.

Look through your child's Take-Home folder each day.  There will be important notes, spelling list, graded work, tests, and homework assignments.

Homework is due every day.

Children learn what they live.  If they are surrounded by adults who read, they will become readers themselves.  The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.

I will be going over classroom behaviors, consequences, and procedure throughout the first few weeks of school, so that each child will understand my expectations and feel safe and comfortable in our classroom.  I believe teachers have the right to teach, and all students have the right to learn.  You will be informed promptly if your child chooses to behave in such a way that prevents teaching or learning.  Poor behavior directly affects awards at the end of the year.  Students who receive a “1-Unsatisfactory” or “2-Needs Improvement” during any grading period will not be eligible to receive trophies or medals.

Please take some time to read and discuss parent information with your child.  When parents understand the expectations of the school and their child's teacher they are able to support and encourage academic success in the education of their child. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at school. If we work together as a team, we can help your child have a very successful and exciting year.  It is also important that we all (parent, teacher, and student) keep communication and teamwork at the TOP of our priority list!  If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to phone the school to make an appointment.  The number is 774-7725. I will make every effort to return your call promptly.  My conference hours are Monday through Friday from 1:45-2:30. You can also email me at amprimer@episd.org.

Tutoring is Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:00

This is my ninth year teaching and I have my bachelors of interdisciplinary studies. Go Miners! I am excited to be embarking on a new year with your child! It is always so rewarding to see how much they accomplish in this first year.  They are truly amazing!! I look forward to working with each of you this year. Thank you for sharing your child with me this year. 

Sincerely,

Ms. Culberson