Wow! What a great first week. I have enjoyed meeting your children,
getting to know them and learning about the things that are of interest
to them. They are working very hard and are becoming familiar with our
first grade classroom and routines. We are very busy and active all day
long. I am sure they come home quite tired. It is exhausting work being a
first grader however they are a happy joyful group of children.
Our class will be working on a class newsletter. This newsletter will
come home weekly. It will explain what we have covered during that week
in our first grade curriculum, as well as other activities we will be
participating in. It will include news from the children in our class.
During the year every child will get a chance to report something in the
newsletter that they may want to share. It is a great literacy tool in
I ask that you read to or with your child for at least 20 minutes a
night. This time should be increased as the year goes on. It should be a
fun experience where you may read to them or you may take turns reading
with them. Soon they may be reading to you. Above all it should be a
fun and happy time. Math homework from our Investigations program may
come home as well. Directions are always provided. These are usually fun
games that you can play and enjoy with your child.
Please remember to send your child to school daily with two snacks. We
will have one in the morning and one in the afternoon. We are a very
hungry group! A refillable water bottle can also be sent in that can be
keep on their desk. We are a thirsty group as well.
Our parent night at Chester Elementary School will be held on Thursday,
September 15th. I will explain our school day and the first grade
curriculum. You will also have a chance to sign up for the Parent
Teacher conferences. More information will come home shortly regarding
the time open house will be held.
I am looking forward to a great year working with your children and each
and every one of you. We are a team working together with the best
interest of your child always in mind. Your children will always come
first. As always please feel free to call me with any questions or
concerns. I will return you calls as soon as possible.
I look forward to meeting all of you next week at open house and working
together with you so your child can have a productive, wonderful,
relaxing and joyful first grade experience.