Dear First Grade Families,
I’m very excited about working with you and your child this year. We can anticipate many happy, rewarding, and meaningful experiences as we begin first grade together. Below is a list of supplies that your child will need this year:
1 pencil case
2 boxes of Crayola crayons-24 count
24 sharpened Ticonderoga pencils
2 pink erasers
1 two pocket plastic folders (name on inside)
10 glue sticks (to be replenished as needed)
2 spiral notebooks
A full size backpack – no wheels
1 Pair of scissors (Fiskars work best)
1 box of gallon sized ziplock bags
1 box of tissues
Wish List – If you are able to send in any of the following 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 and one drink item. We do not allow the children to share snacks from home with others. Your child will also need 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 an envelope or Ziploc bag with their name on it. Please do not send in loose change, it is easily lost.
You may want to drop the supplies in the main office over the summer. Please make sure the bag is clearly labeled with your child’s name, grade, and teacher. Thank you!
Starting the second or third 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 by the end of each week.
Please encourage your child to read throughout the summer. Challenge them to find words wherever they are. When your child reads, I suggest that you 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
*read their favorite page to you
*look for word bits and parts
*allow them time to self-correct their errors
Have a great summer, and please be sure to read a few good books! I can’t wait to see you in the fall!!!!!