First grade is going to the Orange County Regional History Center. Your child brought home the field trip notes on Monday, September 14. Our class will be going on Wednesday, November 18. The cost is $20.00 for students. The payment and consent form are due no later that Friday, October 23. We are allowed 4 chaperones for this trip. If you are interested in being a chaperone, then please fill out the bottom portion of the form and return it to me before Thursday, October 8. A drawing will be held on Monday, October 12 and you will be notified if you are selected. You will need to submit a completed volunteer application along with a copy of your driver's license in order to be eligible for the drawing. I have placed a copy of both forms that were sent home at the bottom of my webpage in case you need them. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me through email (firstname.lastname@example.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.