Dear First Grade Families,
It is going to be a very exciting year in first grade at Forest Academy. It will be thrilling to get to know each and every one of you!
We will be taking on many subjects during the first grade year. Our topics will include; math, writing, reading, social studies, science, music, art and gym! Each of these areas will be very exciting but will bring with it new learning experiences and challenges. A weekly preview will be sent home every Monday listing the objectives to be taught during the week. A weekly progress report is sent home each Friday detailing your child’s performance. The reports provide valuable information about your child’s strengths and weaknesses. It is our expectation that each parent will take the time to look over their child’s report. With support at home, we can help your child to become a successful first grader.
The following are supplies that students are asked to bring to school to help assist in the completion of classroom assignments; glue (3 stick, no liquid please), Scissors, markers, crayons, erasers, pencils and a pencil box. Students will also need a separate set of gym shoes to keep at school. We will be providing folders for the students. Each student should also provide 1 bottle of hand sanitizer, 1 box of Kleenex, and one container of disinfectant wipes. Please make sure to label your child’s items so they are not mixed with other supplies. Additional donations for the classroom are always welcome. Supplies needed include; Kleenex, Clorox wipes, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, white board markers, games and prize box items.
Each student will need to bring both a snack and lunch to school every day unless you are purchasing it from the school. Each week there will be spelling tests. Additional information regarding daily classroom activities will be sent home at the beginning of the year.
Along with our many topics of exploration, come a variety of school field trips! In the fall we hope to make a trip out to the apple orchard at Gull Meadow Farm! At the end of the year we will take a class trip to the Binder Park Zoo!
Dates and events that you should be aware of include open house registration and the start of school. Open house registration is on August 30th from 3-6p.m. The first day back to school will be on Tuesday, September 5th. School starts at 8:20 a.m. with dismissal at 3:30 p.m.
We look forward to a new and exciting school year with you and all of your children!