Welcome to 1F
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
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 email@example.com.
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.