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Welcome to First Grade! 

December is here and Christmas is around the corner!  We will  continue to work hard until the Winter Break.  This is a busy month with many fun-filled and exciting events.  We have the Holiday Musical Performance, holiday centers in the classroom and Polar  Express Day!  There will be more information coming home soon about these exciting events. 

December 19 - Holiday Center Celebration (1:00 - 2:15 classroom)

December 18 -  1st grade Holiday Musical Performance ( 6-7 p.m.) Students need to be at the Primary Center by 5:45.

December 19 - Polar Express Day ( Pajama Day)

December 22 - January 6 - Winter Break

January 7 - Students return from Winter Break

I encourage you to get involved and become a partner in your child's education. I welcome parent involvement.  This is going to be a wonderful year! I am honored to have the opportunity to assist in your child's education by providing an exciting, engaging and safe experience for them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with me for this school year.  I look forward to a very rewarding year and working with each of you to ensure that your child will have a successful year!

As always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!  You can contact me through email, a note in your child's agenda or a phone call.  I will get back with you as quickly as I can and will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Love,

Mrs. Melissa Danford

                                                                                                 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email (melissa.danford@tvcs.org)

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.

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Contact: melissa.danford@tvcs.org

PDF documents
120 Math Chart -
Behavior Plan 2014-2015 -
Buffalo Basket Letter -
Class Schedule -
Heritage Doll Project note -
Heritage Doll Project Writing activity -
Orange County Regional History Center Consent form -
Orange County Regional History Center form -
Volunteer Application pg. 1 -
Volunteer Application pg. 2 -

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