The First Day
School begins at 8:00 am. Please have your child here at school between 7:30 and 7:50 to avoid being tardy. Students must wait in the computer lab until that time and will be greeted promptly when school has begun. I promise that your child is in good hands and that I have an extraordinary day (and year!) planned ahead.
Please make sure your child knows which mode of transportation he or she is taking to go home. For your child’s safety, a written notice is necessary for any changes in transportation.
Behavior is one of the most important elements of the school day. If behavior is out of control, then learning is not possible. I use a 5 step method in my classroom. The steps are as follows:
All lunch money needs to be sent in an envelope with the student’s name, PIN number, and teacher’s name. Please do not send money without an envelope. You can pay for lunch in advance in the cafeteria before and during school hours. School lunch is $1.75 per day. Breakfast is $.75 and milk is $.50.
Students are required to master certain objectives before they can be promoted to first grade. Among these objectives are knowledge of:
• letter names
• letter sounds
• several sight words
• phonetic spelling
• counting to 20
• numeral identification
Other factors include work habits and maturity.
In my classroom, you will receive information throughout the year in the form of test scores and your child's school work. We will also make time during the year to meet and discuss progress and set goals together.
The most important work habit in our classroom is that we all "do our best".