Note from Mrs. Seals:
Greetings, First Grade Families!
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with your students today on our very first day of First Grade! Everyone seemed, bubbly, excited, and prepared to start the year. We worked on routines, procedures, and getting acquainted with one another. I loved seeing how all of the students already have treasured and strong friendships with one another.
Please take a look in your child’s Blue Communication Folder. In previous years, you may have only seen these folders on Tuesdays, however, I like to send folders home each evening to ensure consistent communication from school to home. This evening, there are several important pieces of information: the First Grade Syllabus, **a vital student information sheet (that should be sent back by Wednesday)**, an immunization form, as well as this week’s “Homework” assignment (The Brown Bag Game). I encourage you to check these folders and empty the “Keep at Home” section each evening. I plan to check folders in the mornings to ensure that students completed their reading logs and that work has been collected. This is also a time for me to check and see if parents have left notes or any communication inside their child’s folder.
I do provide snacks throughout the school year should a student come without one, but I also ask that if you are able, please send your child to school with a water bottle and a healthy snack each day. We do snack between 9 and 10 each day depending on our schedule.
Please be sure to take some time to read over the First Grade Syllabus if you have time this evening. This will help you become familiar with some of the things I will be discussing with the kids this week, and about how our year will go. This also will give you an idea of how my classroom is managed and how I keep the kids actively engaged.
I also like to use the App “Remind 101”. Check it out/download it on the App Store on your phone. I use this as a means of generic communication and last minute reminders to parents that comes to their phones in the form of a text. Please feel free to go ahead and download it using this link or by texting to access:
You also may join by texting @mrssealsf to 81010 .
THIS WEEK’S HOMEWORK:
Brown Bag Game- Due By Next Monday, August 26th. (All homework will be given on Monday, and due the following Monday).
15 minutes of reading per night ( please record in their reading log)
Math flashcards for addition and subtraction if you would like!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, August 22, 2019- First FULL day of school
Tuesday, August 27, 2019- Back to School Night- 6:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday August 28, 2019- 8:30 AM – Mass: Best Uniform
Monday, September 2, 2019 Labor Day- No School
Thursday, September 5, 2019- First day of Strength and Movement (PE)
I look so forward to working with all of you this year!!
Mrs. Scottie Seals