Orientation: Back to School Packet Information Welcome to First Grade!!
Mrs. Boyer’s Class 2017-2018
The following pages contain important information about our classroom and how it runs. It should help to keep us working together as a team to help your child grow and learn in a positive learning environment this year!
Expectations are posted for the student to see in our classroom and around the entire school.
Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe
These expectations are reviewed and even taught in weekly lessons in our classroom. Please understand in order to get the most of our learning time in first grade these expectations need to be followed and if they are not your child has an immediate consequence suitable for their behavior.
Tiger Card Drawing: Student will put their name in a grid throughout the week when asked by the teacher when seen doing something respectful, responsible or safe. A drawing is held on Fridays. They are called on the loud speaker to go to the office for a special prize.
Pink Slips and Office Referrals: If your child is given a pink slip. Please sign it, discuss with your child what should have happened. Then have them return it to me. If your child gets
We will have a short milk time in the afternoon. We welcome a quick snack at that time too. If you would like your child to have a snack please send it with them and they will be given time to eat it at this time. Please do not send candy as a snack.
Birthdays are very special days. I hope to make your child’s birthday as special as possible. If your child has a summer birthday, we will celebrate it in May. Please just contact me to pick a day for their special celebration!
Snack time is at 1:05. You are invited to bring your child’s favorite book in to read to the classroom if you would like to!
We currently have 20 children in the classroom.
Reading Bag Books/Homework
Your child will bring home books from the classroom. . Please listen to your child read the books send it back to school the next day. It may be replaced with another book or I might have them reread it again for another night.
I do like the children to read 15-20 minutes every night with an adult listening.
In this packet there are different strategies you can say to help your child if he or she gets stuck on a word. I try to stay away from saying “Sound it out” do to the fact that many words do not sound like they do when you sound them out. Please see the handout…later you will see your child have a bookmark with these strategies on them.
Your child will not have a weekly spelling test, however a set of words will go home every quarter for your child to practice. They will have a pre-test and a post test. During the week we will be doing activities with these words so they will become more familiar with them.
Take Home Folder Please check and take out papers from your child’s take home folder nightly. Important information comes home all the time. If your child has a note from you they will be taught to place it in my blue bin by the door.
Teacherease.com This is a way for you to access your child’s grades at quarterly report card times. If you have any questions on how your child is doing please contact me and we can set up a time to meet. We do have one mandatory conference in Oct. however; please do not hesitate to meet with me concerning your child’s progress in first grade.