Welcome to First grade! My name is Melissa Danford and I am going to be your child's first grade teacher this year! I am so excited that your child is going to be in my class.
Let me first start by sharing some information about myself professionally and personally. I have been teaching for 26 years and I am beginning my 6th year here at The Villages Charter School. I am very excited about what this school year holds. I have taught Kindergarten, First grade, Fourth grade, and a multi-age classroom (K-1). My husband and I celebrated our 26th anniversary this summer. We have a son that we love dearly. In my spare time I love spending time with my family and going to the beach.
I look forward to meeting you at Meet Your Teacher Orientation Day on Tuesday, August 2 between 11:00-1:00 or 4:00-6:00. You are welcome to bring your child's school supplies at this time. School agendas will also be available for you to purchase at this time.
First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. I am looking forward to a very exciting and productive year working with your child. I will strive each day to make learning a fun and enriching process for your child. However, I need your help in making this year as successful as it can be! I believe that you and I are a team working together to help your child develop emotionally and academically. You are the most important person in your child’s life and you are also a teacher in your child’s life. I know if we work together and communicate, your child will have a very successful year!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have during the year (email@example.com).
Mrs. Melissa Danford
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Mrs. Melissa Danford
First Grade Teacher
The Villages Charter School
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Accelerated Reader Program (AR)
The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is a computer program that provides teachers and children with a fun and exciting way to boost reading skills. This program also serves as an assessment tool that allows me to monitor both the quantity and quality of reading practice that your child is engaged in.In my classroom we use Accelerated Reader in order to help students improve reading comprehension as well as to help them develop a love for reading. Accelerated Reader is an independent reading program based on the principle that practice improves reading. to view your child's progress in the AR (Accelerated Reader) program you can visit the website listed below. It is easy to get signed up and use this great service. You will receive emails to your personal email address when you child has tested. It is a valuable tool to use keeping in touch with your child's progress. Please take advantage of this resource offered to you. We are already racking up AR points so that we can earn as many AR points as possible. The first grade goal is 25 points by May. All first graders earning 25 points will get to attend the annual pancake breakfast. I have also encouraged students to aim higher towards the 100 point club. Students who earn 100 points will get to attend the annual pizza party.