Thank you so much for getting your child’s supplies to school so quickly. We will organize everything within the first couple of days. Having a desk and not a space at a big table is a big first grade responsibility and I know they will love having their own space.
On Monday, your child will begin bringing home their Blue Communication Folder. This will be a way for us to daily communicate between school and home. You will find a “Bragging Behavior” Sheet with an explanation letter attached. I also have a Reading Log to record your child’s daily reading time. I placed an August Calendar in the back cover of the Blue Folder too. In this folder, you will find important papers, graded papers, calendars, and homework for the week (more information to come on homework), etc. This is also the folder that all written notes to me should be placed especially any afternoon dismissal changes. You’ll always want to make sure your child knows that you’ve placed a note in there for me. They will get the hang of this Blue Folder in no time! This becomes a big first grade responsibility for them.
I hope to see you all next week at Open House next Tuesday, August 8th from 6-8pm. There are two sessions to accommodate your possibly needing to attend different classrooms for your children at Ford. That night we will go over a lot of important information about my classroom and first grade as a whole.
Again, I am so looking forward to this year. I love this age and their enthusiasm for school and learning. They make everyday a little different, but enjoyably fun. No two days are ever the same and I love it!
Here’s to a wonderful first week of first grade! See you soon!
*Special Homework this week-Decorate the Blue Communication Cover Sheet.
- *Read 15 minutes nightly and record on Reading Log.
- *Get Bragging Behavior Sheet signed daily.
Monday, July 31st: First Day of 1st Grade
Tuesday, August 8th: Ford Open House (6-8pm)
Friday, August 11th: Ford BINGO Night (6:30-8pm)
Wednesday, August 16th: Fall Picture Day
Monday, August 21st: Solar Eclipse Extended Day (3pm Dismissal)
Wednesday, August 30th: Early Release 12:30pm Dismissal
Phonics: m sound, short a, and t sound
Math: review of numbers 1-100 and graphing skills
Writing: begin Narrative Writing and journal writing
Reading: Back to School Themed Books and Kevin Henkes’ Books: Wimberly Worried, Chrysanthemum, and Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse
Language Arts: adjectives (color words) and text-to-self connections to a story
Daily 5: Introduce Read-to-Self and what it means to “build reading stamina”