Welcome to First Grade!
Our classroom (virtual or not) is a home away from home to your children. They will form new friendships, learn new skills, and build responsibility. Your child will grow so much this year. Below are some areas of information that will help you and your child be prepared and give you a better understanding of what we do.
SUPPLIES: I am looking into what supplies I can possibly get home to you. There will be math workbooks, a handwriting workbook and packets that your student will need to complete some of the work we will be doing together live this school year. I also have other supplies to send home such as crayons, pencils, scissors, and glue if I am able to.
SICKNESS: Please send me an email if they will not be able to attend their online sessions for that day. I believe a note of absence will still need to be given to the office, as well. Absent notes must be returned within THREE school days or the day will count as unlawful.
SCHEDULE: We will follow a five day cycle rotation for our special classes.
Tuesday: Independent Computer Work
Teacher's Lunch: 12:00-12:30
HOME PRACTICE: Please set aside 15 minutes with your child each evening for a review of their daily work being taught online. The only homework students will be asked to do since they are already working at home on all their school work, is reading. As per district guides first grade students are expected to read at least 50 minutes per week at home. This includes them reading to you OR you reading to them. If you have them read 10-15 minutes each week night they can easily reach this goal. I cannot stress how important daily practice is to their independent reading abilities.
REPORT CARDS: First graders do not receive a full report card until the 2nd trimester. You will receive a report on your child’s progress during parent/teacher conferences in the fall.
BEHAVIOR/DISCIPLINE POLICY: Expectations for virtual/online CORE learning will be given to the students during the first week of school. If there are any issues I will speak one on one with the student and may ask for parent involvement as well. I am not anticipating behaviors to be any issue whatsoever!
CURRICULUM: Information regarding our district curriculum can be located on the Central Dauphin School District website www.cdschools.org , along with grade level specifics on my classroom website at https://www.cdschools.org/Page/12579.
I look forward to working with you and your child during this exciting new school year! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns during the school year. Throughout the year I try to keep my website up-to-date and I send messages frequently.
Phone number: 657-3204 x121 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Classroom Website: https://www.cdschools.org/Page/12579