Welcome to First Grade!
First Grade is an exciting year full of new skills and acquisitions. You will be amazed at just how much your child will grow this year!
Most likely, your child has had the seeds of reading and writing planted, and during first grade those seeds will grow and blossom, making your child an accomplished reader and writer! You will see changes in our child’s thinking as he/she becomes familiar with abstract concepts and symbols and problem solve using algebraic thinking. You will also find that your child will become more independent in responsibilities and self-help tasks.
Through all these changes, it is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate acquiring skills as she/she is developmentally ready.
I am very excited to be working in partnership with you this year! In order to help your child achieve to their fullest potential, we will need to work closely together and support your child through this rigorous academic year.
Remember…… You the parent, are, and will continue to be your child’s most important teacher. In order for me to do the best job I can of nurturing as well as educating your child, your input will be very valuable throughout the course of this year.