First Grade Newsletter
The First Grade Team have been busy with lots of friendship, family and all about me games and activities. We were excited to welcome your children on the first day of school and get to know all about their summer vacations. We have been busy planning activities that will build community in the classroom in addition to activities such as apple tasting and learning about our senses, learning about farming and agriculture, and of course we will be talking about the changing seasons.
We have been sharing a "ME BAG". The children will be introduced to the "Me Bag" that will be circulating throughout the year (however the theme will change). The bag will allow each child to share three things about themselves. These things can include a picture of their family/pet/special place, a crayon that shows their favorite color, a red nose because they love going to the circus... if it fits in the bag they can bring it and share with the class. Please keep all expensive and breakable objects at home.
Children will receive a direction sheet on the day that they receive the bag. Please be sure to have your child bring the bag in on their assigned day as other children are depending on having your child returning the "Me Bag".
We are looking forward to a year full of exciting
activities and fun events.
2:30-2:50 -Attendance and Snack. Our snacks consist of a fruit or vegetable and a grain. Our friuts and veggies concsit of apples, oranges, celery, watermelon, cucumbers, bananas, baby carrots... Grains consist of club crackers, ritz, goldfish, bread, pretzels, graham crackers, saltines, cheez-its...
2:50-3:15 - DEAR and Homework.
3:15-4:10 - Outside. We may be in the front or back playground. Please see the sign out to learn if we are on the front or back playground.
4:20-4:30 - Meeting
4:30-5:30 - Activity Time. We will have 4 different activites that children can choose. One of the activites is choice.
5:10 - 2nd Snack
5:30-5:45 - Clean-up, quiet reading and pickup.
1:40-2:30 - Outside
2:30-2:50 - Snack
2:55-3:15 - Reading Buddies. We gather with our Kindergarten friends and read to one another. We will incorportate drawing, book reviews and story writing as the year progresses.
3:15-4:20 - Outside time
4:30-5:30 - Activity Time
5:10 - 2nd Snack
5:30-5:45 - Clean up, quiet reading and pickup
Please remember to sign out your child each day. It is essential that we have your signature and time documented.
Please email or phone us asap should your child be absent or have a change in schedule.
Please send in an extra change of clothes for your child.
At 5:45 all students that have not been picked up will be brought to the front lobby for pick up. A late fee of $1.00 per minute anytime after 5:45 will be collected at pick up.
Your child’s day is important to us. Please communicate any questions, comments, or concerns so we can make your child’s afternoon a positive expereince.
Thursday, September 25th.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with yoru child!
The Grade 1 Team
Diana and Ellie