Information from 1B
Take Home Folders
Each night your child will be bringing home a red take home folder. Please take a few minutes to look through this folder. On the left side are notes and work that should be left at home. On the right side is work or forms that should be completed and brought back to school. This folder is also a good place to put notes to me because your child will check his/her folder as part of our daily morning routine.
Your child may bring birthday treats to share for their special day. Students who have summer birthdays may also pick a day during the school year in order to bring treats. Please be sure that treats are purchased at a store and are peanut free. I also ask that parents provide any necessary materials such as napkins, plates, and/or utensils. Invitations to personal parties are only to be passed out at school if all the students are invited.
We have 18 students in our room this year. To promote healthy eating habits, I am encouraging healthy snacks for our class. Examples of snacks to bring include: goldfish, fruits, animal crackers, applesauce, pretzels, cereal, and crackers. I have a fridge in my room to store fruit. Please package these individually. We are a "PEANUT FREE" classroom.
F.I.R.S.T. Books and Spelling
In First grade, students will be expected to read 4 books at least 4 times a week. As students progress, they will move up in a reading level. Logs are to be returned with the books on the first day of the week. Each night your child should read their F.I.R.S.T. books and review their spelling words. Occasionally I may put a worksheet in their take home folder for them to complete.
Scholastic Book Orders
I will be sending home scholastic book orders every month. Our class code is R8GBN. If you would like to place an order online please click the link below to be directed to my online order page.
Your child uses this behavior chart in my classroom. Every day they start at "Ready to learn" (green). They make choices that affect if their clip moves up or down. In 1AB, I love to celebrate good choices! Students that continue making great choices, are first time listeners, and are kind towards others will continue moving up the chart towards "Awesome!" (pink). At the end of the month, students who have continuously made good choices will get to choose from a variety of rewards. If your child makes a poor choice, he or she may be asked to clip down to "Think about it" (yellow). If the behavior either continues or there is another incident in the same day, he or she will be asked to move down to "Teacher's choice" (orange). Usually, the consequence is minutes of recess lost. If your child get to "Parent contact" (red), I will be contacting you via email, note home, or phone call and all of recess will be missed. Should a student end the day on "Teacher's choice" or "Parent contact" the consequence of minutes owed at recess will be carried over to the following day. Students could earn recess minutes BACK by showing how hard they are working to improve their choices and actions in the classroom or hallways. Each day is a new day and all students start back on "Ready to learn."