First Grade at
Ms. Ann Rice
The following information is important to read because it will explain some of the activities that will be going on throughout the year. Please read it through and if you should have questions, please feel free to call or email me.
School # 847-853-3846
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Student work is put into mailboxes after it is corrected and discussed. Students often correct their work as we discuss it together. Some work, particularly writing, is kept at school.
Star of the Week:
This is a language arts display featuring one student each week. The featured student will have the opportunity to share information about their family, interests, hobbies, or memorable moments while developing reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will receive a letter on Thursday in the Star Bag reminding them when to bring in their materials.
Mystery Reader is a job that you need to sign up for at “Parent Orientation Night”. This is a time when we invite you or a special person in your family to read to the children first thing in the morning on Fridays. We would like you to bring two books from home. This will be a surprise to the children so please keep it a secret. Thank you for volunteering.
Parents may choose to be involved in our classroom by assisting with a variety of activities. Room parents will contact volunteers as needed.
We will be ordering books from Scholastic. If you choose to purchase books, please pay by check made out to “Scholastic”, regardless of how small the amount may be.
Students will go to the library once a week. Books are due every two weeks. A maximum of four books may be checked out at a time.
Students are encouraged to get along with others, take responsibility for their own actions, and build respect for classmates and the classroom. The four cornerstone values articulated in the Code of Conduct will be reinforced in the classroom. There are classroom rewards for making good choices.
Lunch/After School Plan:
Please review with your child the prearranged plan for going to a friend’s house either for lunch or after school. If your child will be picked up by a person other than his/her parent, please be sure your child is clear about the pick up procedures. Please place a note indicating any change in procedure in the yellow Take Home folder.
I am looking forward to a year of tremendous growth and exciting days ahead with each child in my class.