Wow! Those 4 days of First Grade flew by :) In that short amount of time we practiced classroom/school procedures, got to know each other, learned our goodbye poem and tiptoed into classroom tasks. Your First Graders are some incredible learners and this year is going to be AMAZING to say the least! And here...we...go!
Since we do not have a drinking fountain in the classroom, water bottles may be kept in the classroom Please make sure they are labeled so that your students' bottle does not get mixed up with another student. If your child would like to have water at lunch also, you may want to send in a separate water bottle so they they don't run out before the end of the day:)
Please send in a healthy, nut-free snack for your student every day to serve as brain food mid-morning. If you would like, you may also send in an afternoon snack which students can have before dismissal once they are packed up for the end of the day. We are currently accepting nut-free, individually packaged, snack donations for students that forget snacks. Thanks in advance!
First Grade Directory
Keep your eye for a note going home this week asking for your permission to publish student information in a First Grade Directory for families. More information will follow...
On the homepage of our classroom website, there is a neat tool called Padlet which we will use on a weekly basis to practice communication skills. In the next few weeks, I will be getting a system in place for students to do this during the day on our classroom computers. Until then, it would be great to start getting your student into the routine of posting on here with your assistance. Just double click, have THEM type in their first name, and type a quick response. We will also be sharing our thoughts during Morning Meeting throughout the week! Let me know of any questions/concerns that arise when using this tool. (let your student do most of the typing to encourage independence and growth with communicating via computer)
Have a wonderful week! See you Tuesday night @ 7-8pm for Curriculum Night!
Happy Birthday to Justin on Monday!