A is for… Attendance Please be sure to let the school know of any absences. American Education Week On November 15th in the morning.
Birthday B is for… The Birthday Star No food necessary Whole class invitations only Buddy Class Mrs. Peter’s 3rd graders Book Orders Scholastic book orders-cheap way to get books for your children or even to give as gifts. https://clubs2.scholastic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/LogonFo rm BC@Home Bethlehem’s Parent communication tool. Allows me to send emails and for you to access your child’s report card. https://portal.bcsd.neric.org/
C is for… Celebrations 50th day of 1st grade-for grandparents Thanksgiving with our buddy class The Q and U wedding Buddy Olympics End of Year Performance-for parents If everyone signs up to send in one item, we should be all set. Communication Please call me or email me. Classroom website Conferences Please sign up to discuss your child’s progress.
D is for… Determination Elsmere PRIDE Personal Best Respect and responsibility Integrity Determination Enthusiasm
E is for… Elsmere Website http://bcsd.k12.ny.us/elsmere/elsmerehome.html Expectations Follow directions quickly Be safe, nice, brave To maximize teaching and learning!
F is for… Families -our social studies curriculum Traditions Roles Responsibilities Interdependence Needs/wants Friendship List Please add your name to our class friendship list.
G is for… Games Playing board games Checkers Uno Monopoly Jr. Guess Who Boggle Connect 4
H is for HOMEWORK expectations Weekly homework packets (Friday to Friday) Nightly Reading-student and parent Look/read classroom website together Writing about a family tradition spelling, handwriting, details Phonics page Math page Practice math facts-get flashcards Math facts 0-5 +/- in K Math facts 5-10 +/- in 1st
I is for Interesting words Anytime your child comes across an interesting word in their reading time at home, please send it in and have them share it with the class. We are word collectors!
L is for Lucky Ducks Leader Rotates each day Lunch Money to Miss Sara No notes needed
M is for Morning Meeting Circle opening/sharing time Magic Tree House Read aloud time Magic Squeeze Circle closing time
N is for Notes Any notes sent from home should be addressed to me. THANK YOU! Non-Fiction Biggest change in CCSS.
O is for 1,000 Book Program Students will begin taking books home soon.
P is for Priority Words 30 common high frequency words from BCSD PTA Parent Readers Come in and read us a short story
Q is for Q gets married! To U! Dress up event Valentine’s Day Questions Please, please quiz your child about their day, use our website to help you. Speaking and conversing are so much a part of your child’s learning.
R is for Report Cards Nov/Dec March June Reader’s Theater One child will be invited to read in front of their peers each Tuesday and Friday on a rotating basis Short, simple book they practice at home
Snack Healthy snacks and water S is for Specials-on website SNAP words-4/week Schedule Science-weather, seeds and butterflies SUPER SAYINGS Sneakers
T is for Tying shoes Technology Computer Lab, iPads, SmartBoard T-shirts
Visitors V is for Sign in and out at the main office. Vacations Family vacations are invaluable, however, taking schoolwork is next to impossible, especially with all our hands on learning. Please take lots of pictures and keep a journal. Volunteers If you are interested in helping out in the classroom this year, you can let me know and I can send you home a form with items/ways that might interest you. Vowels The hardest sounds to learn! Use the flip the sounds chart when reading with your child at home. This will help!
W is for Water bottle Website Mrsbaldwinsfirstgrade.blogspot.com Workshop- where we build on our skills Reader’s- Writer’s Mathematicians Scientist’s Word Collector’s