First Grade- Stockton

Welcome 2018-2019 First Graders

Dear First Grade Families,

Hello! :smile:  I am thrilled to be your child’s first grade teacher!   Your input is very important to me!  Please let me know how your child feels about first grade.  I believe that your child receives the best education possible, when you and I work as a team.   Anytime you have something that you would like to discuss with me, please write me a note, drop by the classroom, or give me a phone call.  I will get back to you as quickly as possible.  I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year.  My goal is to make your child’s learning experience a truly positive one.

Most school items will be supplied for your child, but there are a few things he/she will need to bring on the first day:

  • 24 pack or more crayons (to be shared amongst the classroom)
  • 12 pack or more colored pencils (to be shared amongst the classroom)
  • 3-4 glue sticks (to be shared amongst the classroom)
  • Back pack
  • Plastic Folder
  • Pencils, Erasers, pencil sharpener (with closed container to catch shavings)
  • an extra set of labeled clothing (in case your child has an accident)
  • gym shoes (new or used and clean) for weekly trips to the YMCA
  • art shirt labeled with child’s name

The following are items we use frequently throughout the year and would love donations:

  • Clorox/Lysol wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Ziploc baggies – various sizes
  • Pencil Grippers
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Washable markers
  • Expo markers

Also, since we do have the uniform policy (solid white shirts with collars and blue pants, shorts, skirts or jumpers) we have lots of identical clothing.  PLEASE label your child’s sweaters, coats, lunchboxes and all those other commonly misplaced items.

I understand how exciting and nervous you all may be about your child taking this big step. Please be reassured that we are in this together!  While I know this will be difficult, please do your best to leave your child as quickly as possible when they are dropped off on the first day of school.  It really does help your child transition better.  I promise they are in wonderful, caring hands.  I have an open door policy and you are welcome to stop by anytime! I look forward to meeting you at the open house on Wednesday, August 29th, 4-6pm. Have a fantastic rest of your summer and I will see you Tuesday, September 4th at 8am!

Your First Grade Teacher