Welcome to our first grade class! After spending our first few hours together, I am sure we are going to have an exciting year in first grade. Team Ward did an awesome job learning some new routines in the class and getting to know one another. Please know that you are a major player on this team. I appreciate all of your efforts to send your children ready to learn every day!
Here are some things you might ask your child about:
· Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
· Drawing a Self-Portrait
· H.O.O.T Folder
Your child brought home a H.O.O.T (Helping to Organize Our Things) Folder today. Please review the contents of this folder on a daily basis and send it back to school with your child. Each morning we have a routine that includes checking this folder and turning it in, so your support in sending it back to school every day helps us tremendously!
In first grade, our lunch period starts at 12:35 p.m. We will have a snack at about 10:30 a.m. Please send a small snack along with your child every day.
District 103 has a policy for food in classrooms. Students may only bring the following healthy and safe snacks within the classrooms: cheese, yogurt, fruit, and vegetables. We understand that while this may seem restrictive, the District has the responsibility to keep all children safe while they are at school. Due to the nature and severity of life threatening allergies, it has been determined that these snacks are the most effective way to ensure a safe learning environment for all children.
Water Bottles & Sweatshirts
You may choose to provide your child with a water bottle to have in the classroom during hot days, however it is not absolutely necessary that they have one. The water bottle that works best is the pull-push model. There will be times when our classroom is chilly even though it’s hot outside. I recommend that each child keep a sweatshirt in his/her locker for those occasions.
Thanks again for your support!