Welcome to First Grade – 1C
Teacher: Margie DeMuth firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant: Taylor Deibel email@example.com
Preparing for Our 2013-2014 School Year
Dear First Grade Parents,
This year we are putting a lot of our forms and information online for you to access and to print and return where indicated. Click below to access this helpful information, forms and handbook.
Our First Grade Handbook is available here, it is a wonderful reference guide filled with helpful information.
Welcome to the First Grade! Our First Grade Handbook is available here, it is a wonderful reference guide filled with helpful information.
Updates and Announcement
Welcome to 1C! I hope everyone had a relaxing summer and ready to get back to school.
Our first week of school is a short and easy week. We will get to know each other, the big school and our daily schedule and routine. I hope for an easy transition for parents and students.
I am looking forward to a great year. I am excited to get to know you and your child. Thank you for sharing your precious little ones with me. I look forward to working with you this school year. Please feel free to email me about an questions or concerns.
We will be sending home book offers throughout the school year for your child. If you are interested in purchasing some books, make your checks payable to the correct company, ie Scholastic. If you are ordering books from different companies, you need to have separate checks for each. Due dates will be on the order forms.
ABC Order 2 Players
Begin with 20 cards, face down. Each person chooses 3 cards keeping them face down. Say “go”, turn cards over and place in ABC order. First player to finish correctly wins and gets to keep those cards. Unclaimed cards are returned and mixed up for next try. Increase to 5 cards and increase total to 30 as words increase in the box.
Make category cards(ex.: Person, Place, Animal, Thing, Telling Word, Describing Words (adjectives,adverbs).
Set up word cards like a Bingo card, use buttons or pennies for covers. Call out words from the Word Lists in random order until “Bingo” is called. Decide before each game which column or diagonal is to be covered.
Child will clap out syllables of words or can play having child clap when the parent says the correct beginning sound. Ex. Say : “bug” then say “s,b”.
Pull out words from the box and have the child quickly say the word.
You can also ask the student to use the word in a sentence.
Concentration 2 players
Choose 4 pairs of words with the same beginning sound and 1 non-matching card (ex.:2 c, 2 d, 2 h, 2 s, 1 k word cards). Lay down cards in a 3 x 3 grid. Turn over 2 cards at a time, if cards match, player keeps cards, if not turn back over and continue play.
Guidelines for Studying for a Spelling Test
2. Have your child spell each word out loud, looking at the word first.
3. Have your child write each Spelling word three times each night using this process:
Parent says the word, child repeats the word then writes the word and repeats the word again.
4. Play the Word Hunt Game on Word Box Games List.
5. Sing each Spelling word to the tune of a popular favorite song (Three Blind Mice, Old McDonald).
6. Look for likenesses (word families, __an, __ell, etc.)
7. *Add each Spelling word to your child’s Word Box.
Cootie Bug/ICMM Team Discipline
- Treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Use inside voices and walking feet.
- Follow directions.
- Everything has a home.
- Bring materials and homework to class.
We will be using the Cootie Bug Game to encourage correct behavior and also to have some fun. We will have 8 prize periods: Aug./Sept., Oct., Nov./Dec., Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr. and May. The children will choose from parties that each teacher has decided for her class. The table with the most points for the prize period decides which type party the class will have. In case of a tie with the teams, they will vote.
The class will be divided into 4 teams. The teams will change throughout the year. During the day bug parts will be awarded for good behavior or taken out for incorrect behavior. A chart will be used to keep a tally for each team’s progress. At the end of the week a stamp or sticker will be placed on the Rewards Page in each child’s Memory Book if their team has gotten their bug together 3 out of 5 days that week. We hope that the children will enjoy this game and learn good behavior in the process.
Note: Teachers will reply with an email, note or phone call within 48 hours of receiving your email.