Class News

August 5, 2017
The calendar has turned to August and the countdown is on to the beginning of school.  I will be updating our site on a more regular basis.  For those who have ordered school supplies through our PTO, supplies will be delivered directly to the classroom.  If you are purchasing your own supplies you can find our list of items on the BES homepage under the 'What's Happening' column.  Feel free to email me with any questions.

The following is an email just sent to all Team 109 families.  If you did not receive it please email me.
Dear Families,
    I am your child's first grade teacher and am working on setting up our classroom and communications.  A strong home/school connection is proven to foster student achievement and email is one avenue we can use to connect.  You are receiving this email because of the contact information in our BES system.  If you would prefer not to receive emails at this address, or I have emailed in error, please let me know by responding to this email.
    We have a class website, too.  I try to update this site on a daily basis, especially at the beginning of the year.  I would ask you to visit the site and bookmark it for easy and frequent visits.  On our site you will find information about our specials/links to those teachers, what we are working on in spelling/math/writing/etc., special events and so forth.  If at any point throughout the year you are wondering about events, information, forms, etc., please access this site.  Most likely there will be a post with the necessary information.  If it isn't there, by all means please email me directly.
    As children develop relationships they will want to get together with friends outside of school.  One way this can be made easier is by developing a 'Friendship List.'  Your personal contact information can only be shared if you give me permission to do so.  If you would like to have your child's contact information on our  Friendship List, please email me with the following information: your child's name, parents' names, email, phone and address. And, state it is explicitly for the purpose of the Friendship List. 
    I am excited about the upcoming year and am looking forward to getting to know your child.  Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you may have about first grade.

Welcome to First Grade!  This is where you will be able to locate all things relevant to Team 109.  You may find it helpful to bookmark this site and visit it frequently.  

One of the first things children want to do is arrange play dates.  Friendship List - Past families have found it helpful to have a 'Friendship List.'  Please email me your contact information if you are interested in having your child be a part of this social list - child's name, parents' names, street address, telephone #, email address.

Xtra Math - We utilize technology in a variety of ways and Xtra Math has been proven to help students learn their fast facts.  This site allows children to practice their facts both at school and at home.  The children will be introduced to this program some time in September.  If you would like to familiarize yourself with the site i.e. learn how it works, skills covered, download the app click on Xtra Math and go to the site.  If you would like to start your child this summer please email me.  I will send you their pin number.