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 that they don't run out before the end of the day:)
Please send in a healthy 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 individually packaged, snack donations for students that forget snacks. Thanks in advance!
First Grade Directory
You should have gotten a permission slip in your First Grader's Red Folder about publishing contact information in the First Grade Directory. If you would like your student's contact information published, please return by this Friday, September 12th. In addition, if you have misplaced yours and would like another one sent home, please let me know.
On the homepage of our classroom website, there is a neat communication tool called Padlet which we will use on a weekly basis to practice communication skills. I welcome you to do this with your student at home as we do not always have time in class. 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 technology)
Have a wonderful week!
Happy (belated) birthday to Chloe on September 2nd!
Happy (belated) birthday to Austin on September 6th!