Dear First Grader,
I can't believe that it is the beginning of the school year. I can't wait to get to school. We have lots to learn together this year. We will be learning to read well, begin simple spelling, polish up our printing skills and learn many other new things too. With all this hard work going on, it is going to be very important that you get the right amount of sleep so that you can learn the best that you can. You should get about ten hours of sleep each night. Also try to make sure that all of your things are in your binder the night before and eat a great breakfast either at home or in school. Remember, it is important that you get to school on time and attend as many days as you can. If you are sick, I'll work with you to catch you up when you return to school. (We don't want to share sicknesses with our friends.)
When you arrive at school, there will be a special place for your things in the closet. You will get a special binder for notes, homework assignments and other important papers. The binder is to help you stay organized . At the beginning of the year you will get several tri-folds that will help you and your parent understand what is to be expected in first grade. Your parent should keep these in a special place. You will also get an agenda, a newsletter and homework packets in your binder. You have labeled tabbed areas to help you stay organized as well. (Notice that math homework is due on Fridays and journals are due on Mondays unless otherwise stated. These are dated when they are due and placed in its special tabbed place in your binder.) Your parent should help you check everything with you on the weekend. They should sort out all the extra papers that may be in your binder and backpack. (Corrected work will be sent home on Fridays. Please share these with your parent.)
I hope that you are as excited as I am for a great year ahead. We have lots of learning and fun ahead!
See you very soon,