A Letter From Mrs. Ortiz
Dear First Grade Parents or Guardians,
I am looking forward to working with your child this academic school year and helping him/her achieve his/her full potential. It will be a big year of transition for your child. Not only will he/she continue to grow physically; he/she will continue to grow in his/her academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, math, and way more . Amazingly, this will happen while he/she is getting used to a day of full instruction. Every morning, we will start our day with "Bellwork", a time when students sit quietly at their desk and work independently until approx. 8:10am.
As a parent, you have a very important role in the success of your child's academic achievements. Staying involved in your child's education is the key to a successful year. Please make sure you are checking my STM teacher webpage and most importantly subscribe to my page as soon as possible to receive weekly classroom news. Make sure you are reading very important letters I send home that will explain what your child is learning at school etc. Also, don't forget to read the weekly homework agenda sheet I send home on Mondays.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra Math Practice at Home:
I encourage all of my students to go onto this webpage at home: thinkcentral.com (kids can play games to improve math facts fluency and much more). User Name and Password to go home at a later date.
School Supply Request
- Each student to bring -Avery 1" 3- ring binder with durable clear cover in white.
- This folder will be used to store and display the student's narrative writing samples which will be showcased for Open House. Please bring by Monday 1/21/19 or before. Thank you!
Winter Break Homework:
Holiday Blessings to you all! Please make sure you spend time with your child this winter break studying and reviewing all of their learned addition and subtraction facts. First graders must know how to add and subtract within 10.
I hope you all have been saving the little fact cards that go home from time to time. If not, then don't worry just make sure your child is studying addition and subtraction facts. Oh, and don't forget to read, read, read!
The goal in first grade is for your child to learn to read with accuracy, fluency, and expression.
NO HOMEWORK TONIGHT!
Reminders for Tonight's Christmas Program:
- Drop off your child by 6:30pm inside the church by the nativity scence.
- Children will be dismissed after our finale song, "Feliz Navidad". Children will not be allowed to just leave teacher's sight, so please come forward to pick up your child.
- Dismissal at 10:30am or you may sign out your child right after Mass.
See you tonight!
PJ Day- Fri. 12/14/18
- The students have asked if they may bring a plush toy or stuffed animal to school tomorrow to use for AR reading time. I said yes!
- But no blankets please and no pillows. Thanks!
STM Christmas Program-Tues. 12/18/18 at 7pm
- Last minute change for drop off on Tues. afternoon for our school Christmas Program... please drop off your child inside the church by the benches next to the nativity scene. You may stop dropping off by 6:35pm.
- Red traveling folders go home tomorrow. Please make sure red folder along with stapled papers with signatures are returned by Monday.
- MISSING 2 RED FOLDERS:If you happen to find the red folder at home tonight, please send home tomorrow so that I can fill it up with your child's recent graded classwork and resend home tomorrow. Thanks!
Weekly Spelling List Correction
My apology for misspelling word # 10 on the weekly spelling list. I meant to type ten but somehow typed tenl. Forgive me!
- Thank you Mrs. Carrillo for donating a hand sanitizer and a box of band-aids. Also, for donating a multi-colored pack of construction paper, but if anyone is still interested in buying more construction paper for our class, that's even better!
- Per Miss Rebecca- PE homework is due Nov. 29, 2018.
- Reading information sheets sent home today- please feel free to use these with your child as you read through your Thanksgiving break. Please use over and over every time you read with your child.