Welcome to First Grade
I am very excited about working with you and your child this year. I anticipate many happy, rewarding, and meaningful experiences for us as we begin first grade. Below is a list of supplies that your child will need this year:
2 boxes of Crayola crayons-24 count
24 sharpened Ticonderoga pencils
2 pink erasers
4 two pocket plastic folders with their name inside
1 hard case pencil box
10-15 glue sticks to be replenished as necessary
1 pair of Fiskars scissors
1 box of sandwich size Ziploc bags
A full size backpack
1 box of tissues
Wish list- If you are able to send in either of these items, it would be greatly appreciated:
1 container of baby wipes
1 pack of dry erase markers.
Lunch and snack:
Beginning on the first day of school, we will have a daily snack. Please encourage healthy snacks with one food item and one drink. We do not allow the children to share snacks from home with others. Your child will also need a lunch everyday. They may bring a lunch from home, or purchase a lunch at school. If your child brings lunch money to school, please send it in something that seals such as a wallet, change purse, envelope, or Ziploc bag with their name on it. Please do not send in loose change, it is easily lost.
Starting the second week of school, students will be receiving homework. Homework will be sent home in their folders. It is expected that your child will complete their homework and return it to school on time.
Please encourage your child to read throughout the summer. Challenge them to find and read words wherever you are; road signs, grocery store items, restaurant menus etc. When your child reads books to you, I suggest trying to use some of the reading strategies that are covered in first grade. This will give them the tools they need to become successful readers.
*use the cover to predict the story
*check their predictions
*point to the words as they read
*look at the pictures for help with the words
*sound out unfamiliar words
*reread their favorite page to you
*allow them to self correct their errors
Have a great summer, and please be sure to read a few good books! I will see you in September!!