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Welcome to First Grade! 

I am so excited to have your child in class this year! I look forward to meeting you at Orientation is on Tuesday, August 4 from either 11:00-1:00 or 4:00-6:00 in Room 482.  You are welcome to bring your school supplies and also purchase your school agenda planner for $7.00.  The first day of school is August 6 and I can't wait to see everyone! 

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 (melissa.danford@tvcs.org).  

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

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