Welcome to 1st Grade!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! 
It's Fall!

Welcome to a brand new school year!  Can't wait to meet your child and to get started on a great year!


Flexible Seating
One of the first things you will notice about our classroom is the flexible seating arrangement.  Thanks to the awesome donations made by my students' parents from last year, we were able to put this seating arrangement into effect. However, it is still a work in progress. Please take a look at the O'Shaughnessy Owls Amazon wishlist to see ways you can help to make our classroom environment even more flexible.  Many thanks!


Just a few reminders:

*Remember to send in a healthy snack with your child every day.

*Be sure to write your child's name in permanent marker on any new jackets, sweaters, etc. This will make it easier for lost items to be returned to the correct child.

* A few weeks after school starts, your child will receive a yellow Reading folder.  Please help your child to remember to return the yellow folder on a daily basis.  A good rule would be to place the folder immediately inside the backpack after reading for the night.

 
Transportaton Changes
Please remember, transportation changes, if needed, need to be made before 1:00 pm each day.


Learning Lab/Specials
Westside will continue to have a  class called Learning Lab that is designed to increase core instruction time. Students will continue to  receive:

*Enrichment and/or intervention lessons
*Read Alouds
*Cooperative group learning
*Grade level skill practice
*Leader in Me lessons
*Learning Lab allows time for enrichment and intervention programs to provide some of their required minutes and allows for these students to have more academic time in their classroom.

In a week a student will attend Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Library, and two Learning Labs on assigned days. With this pilot schedule, students attend P.E. every day for 25 minutes.

Special Areas for Mrs. O's Class
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This will be updated once school starts.

Technology
As we continue to integrate technology into our curriculum, students will be learning how to log in to Google, so they will have access to my Google Classroom. Google Classroom will be an area for me to post assignments, questions, videos, etc. that will help to enhance our learning. To begin, I will be asking you to log in as a parent to familiarize yourself with what your child will be engaged in doing. The code for my Google Classroom is 3rlnw. Please go to https://classroom.google.com/    to sign in. To help at home, please see the Google Login page to help your child write down his/her Google login to practice, so he/she will eventually be able to log in by himself/herself.

Volunteers
Please remember all volunteers must register through LISD and be  approved before volunteering. Please go to the www.leanderisd.org under the parent/student section to register. 

Parent  Orientation will be held on ???? in the 1st grade neighborhood. We hope to see you there. However, if you are unable to make it, please view the Parent Orientation Presentation above and email with any questions.

Bloomz
Also, don't forget to sign up at Bloomz.net.  Ask me for the class code.

Snacks
There will be time for a snack every day. If possible, please send something that is healthy and is easy to eat.  Also, please send your child with a labeled water bottle every day.  My procedure is for students to keep their water bottle on their desks, so that it is easily accessible.












If you haven't already done so, please be sure to either log in to Txconnect to fill out forms or log in to update your information. Information about how to do this can be found on the LISD website.



Specials Rotation
Coming soon!











Please be sure to click on the school supplies link to find out what tools will be necessary for 1st grade.