I hope everyone had a relaxing Winter Break and enjoyed spending time with your family during the holidays. We have many exciting things going on this month.
Report cards will go home on Monday, January 9th. I am very excited about the students' hard work and progress this year.
I will be contacting you soon for a conference to review over your child's progress this year. I look forward to meeting with you very soon.
Wednesday, January 18th, is the 100th day of school! Students will celebrate by creating their own 100th day of school hat. This home project will be sent home on Wednesday, January 4th with the students. Students will get to create their own hat with 100 items. The note gives explicit directions for this project. I also have a copy of this note/project available for you on my webpage as well. If you have any questions about it, then please feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer any questions. Students will get to display their wonderful creations in a hat parade that morning. I look forward to seeing all the wonderful creations.
There will be No School (Martin Luther King Day) on Monday, January 16th. This is a Professional Day for teachers.
First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. I am looking 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mrs. Melissa Danford
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email (email@example.com)
Mrs. Melissa Danford
First Grade Teacher
The Villages Charter School
Spelling City(practice Spelling words on this fun website)
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.