Most of this information is based on our in school model not hybrid!
                            WELCOME TO ROOM 112
    A wonderful welcome to first grade, this is going to be an exciting year. Let's work together to ensure that each child has a successful, positive first grade experience. If you would like to volunteer for reading stories, sharing experiences, occupations or special interests, let me know. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns about your child.
    My e-mail address is tmacfarlane@cdschools.org  email
    One of this year's goals is to set a pattern of responsibility that will aid your child in his or her future schooling. Some of these responsibilities include remembering:
    1) to bring their backpacks and their Reading/Math Home Connection Folders to school daily
    2) to return all homework and stories to school
    3) to wear sneakers on gym day
    4) to bring library books each week
    5) to know their lunch choice for the day
    Homework consists of reviewing ALL work enclosed in your child's blue binder on a daily basis. Please complete math homework assignments, that are sent home. Review weekly vocabulary added to the rings of their blue binders. Enjoy reading all the stories we've read in class with your child. These stories reinforce our new weekly high frequency words, story words and phonetic patterns. Reading with your child daily will instill in them a true love and passion for reading. They will also become more fluent, confident readers.
    If your child is absent from school he/she must bring in a note signed by a parent or guardian upon returning to school. All absences will be marked "unexcused" if a note is not sent to school. The same policy applies for early dismissals and tardiness.
    Parents or guardians visiting the school for any reason, must report to the office upon arrival.
    If you would like to volunteer in class for special events, you will need to get your PA clearances.
    We will be celebrate each child's birthday by singing to them in class. They will receive a birthday certificate from both myself and Mr. C.
    The birthday policy has changed and treats may not be sent in to the class for your child's birthday!
    Day 1- Computer Lab
    Day 2-Library
    Day 3-Art


     Day 4-Music
    Day 5- Gym
    Our Daily Breaks:
    Specials: 9:35-10:20
    Lunch: 11:20-11:50
    Recess: 2:30-3:00
    Educational Programs:
    Reading: Journeys
    Math: Go Math
    Phonics: Phonology
    Phonemic Awareness: Heggerty
    Handwritng: Handwriting Without Tear
    Websites that may be helpful:
    XtraMath (logins were sent home)
    Prodigy (logins were sent home)Freckle
    Fun Brain
    Game Goo
    Freckle (logins will be sent home)
    Go Noodle (movement, exercise activities)
    Arthubforkids ( creative activities)
Last Modified on September 16, 2020