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Survival Guide


First Grade Survival Guide


  Homework is very important in reinforcing your child’s learning.  First grade is a very crucial year for learning many skills in reading and math that are hard to master. Ensure that you work with your child on the suggested activities that I send home.

  Every week on Monday your child will receive a homework packet.  This will contain the entire week’s homework.  Your child can do the homework at whatever pace you choose.

  If your child does not turn his/her homework on Friday you will receive a homework notice.  If they do not turn in the homework on the following Monday they will receive a light change and be required to do it during free/play time. This is a very important part of learning responsibility.  All homework is for practice only. The concepts and skills have been taught at school. To help your child secure these skills home practice is necessary.

Home School Connection

  I will keep in touch with you by weekly newsletters. The newsletters sent home every Monday; have important information about spelling words, homework, important dates, school closings, and our weekly objectives.  Please read over these newsletters very carefully with your child.  These newsletters will be in your child’s weekly homework folder. Be certain to return it on Friday.

  I also will try and make a contact with you as often as I can through out the year.


  If your child arrives at school late they must check in at the front office before coming to class.  If for any reason your child will not be leaving on regular schedule (different bus, picked up by another person, etc.) I MUST have a written note or I cannot allow your child to leave school.

Parent Volunteers

  I encourage parents to volunteer in the classroom however; proper paperwork must be completed each year. If you are not able to come in there is still many things you can do just let me know when you are able to help.


  I am very serious about education and will not tolerate inappropriate behavior.  No one will prevent me from teaching and no one will prevent others from learning in my classroom. Appropriate behavior will be expected for each student!

  The class and I establish rules and procedures for the classroom. The students will understand the rules and consequences. The students will receive a warning in the event that the student breaks the rules the first time.  The student will then move their clip on the second offense, resulting with a five minutes loss of free play. In the event of a third offense the student will move their pin again and lose ten of their free playtime.  After that, the student will move their pin and lose all recess and have a note written home or a personal phone call. Any occurrence after the forth offense in one school day will be a visit to the principal’s office.