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Welcome to First Grade! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Spring Break. With 35 school days left, we have a lot of learning left to do!  Information on one of our favorite first grade projects, Garbage Monsters, will be coming home this month. I hope you and your child will enjoy working on this home project together. They will present their monster to the class. If you have misplaced your note, then it is available for you to view on my webpage. No late projects will be excepted. 

First Grade “Arts in the Park” is April 13.  The program is at the Primary Center and will begin at 6:00 p.m.  This is a great evening showcasing all that your child does in our special area classes.  

Electronic copies of  progress reports will be available for you to view on April 22 on Skyward.  If you would like a hard copy of your child's progress report, then just let me know.  I will be happy to send one to you.  Please check Skyward to review your child's progress.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or write me a note in your child's agenda.  

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.


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.


PDF documents
120 Math Chart -
April Math Homework -
April Newsletter -
Behavior Plan 2014-2015 -
Class Schedule -
Garbage Monster Project -
March Math Homework -
March Newsletter -
Orlando Science Center Consent Form -
Orlando Science Center Field Trip Form -
Volunteer Application pg. 1 -
Volunteer Application pg. 2 -

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