Welcome to my class!

I am looking forward to another exciting school year. 
We will be learning about the desert.

 

I will do everything in my power
 
to ensure your child has a year filled with 

fun, learning and growth.

          Your child will have a 3-ring binder to take home and bring back to school daily. This binder will include a quarterly home reading chart that you will need to sign and fill out with how many minutes your child reads each day.

          DAILY  READING WITH YOUR CHILD WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP THEM.

A SOLID READING FOUNDATION  IS THE KEY TO HELPING THEM BECOME SUCCESSFUL IN EVERY AREA OF SCHOOL.

THIS CRITICAL FOUNDATION DEVELOPS IN THE EARLY GRADES. 

PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD AND MAKE IT A PRIORITY IN BOTH YOUR AND THEIR LIVES.

Thank  you 

          Stickers will be rewarded to your child for daily home reading minutes. On the first day of every week, students will be given classroom money (one cent per sticker), from the previous week. The classroom money will be used to purchase things from our classroom store.

          The school reading goal will be 25 hours of home reading per quarter. 

If your child accomplishes this goal, they will be rewarded with the opportunity to attend the school reading party and activities. You may read with your child and encourage him/her to read aloud to you.

          Each child is unique having strengths and areas of needed attention. Therefore, I will make adjustments, as needed, for each child and their homework. If you feel the homework is either too little, much, easy or hard, please contact me. You may write a note on the bottom of their weekly homework page / newsletter, or email me at michelle.keefe@garfk12.org

I want to work together to ensure your child learns as much as possible in an environment filled with fun and challenges while I am their teacher.

          Thank you for supporting your child’s education.

Michelle Keefe