First-grade parents please come to our orientation meeting on September 8th at 5:30 - 6:00 or 6:15 - 6:45. You will learn about your child's classroom, homework, and expectations. We will be assessing your child the first few weeks of school. Following the assessments, we will meet with you individually to discuss the results of those assessments as well as answer any questions that you may have. If you have concerns or questions prior to then, please do not hesitate to contact us either through your child's planner or an e-mail so we can set up a time to talk sooner.
Our grade level consists of five teachers; Jennifer Barlow, Barbara Lydick, Susan Milburn, Cathy Tolbert, and Margaret Willis.
We collaborate as a team as well as gear our instruction to match the needs and interests of the students within the individual classrooms. That way we not only ensure your child is getting the standards required by the state but also making the learning relevant in a way that continues to excite him/her.
If your child has not learned the school pledge or what it means, you can help by explaining how the pledge can be reflected in the home environment as well as the school one. Since we are continuing the high expectations for learning and behaviors that you as a parent started, it is a good way to bridge the connection between home and school.
Carry out kindness.
Always be safe.
Tips on how to help your child succeed:
Establish a nightly routine which includes homework time in a specific place each night. Read to your child every night.
“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading out loud to children…”
Monitor the amount of time and types of shows your child watches on TV.
“Although moderate amounts of TV viewing do not interfere with schoolwork, academic achievement drops sharply for children who watch more than 10 hours a week.”
Go to the library together.
“The availability of reading material in the home, whether owned or borrowed from the library, is directly associated with children’s achievement in reading comprehension”
Find ways to incorporate math and science into everyday living from cooking to recognizing shapes throughout the community.
Quotes by: Teaching and Learning in the Elementary School