Mrs. Laforest's First Grade


Hello First Grade Parents,

This is your Genius link to sign up for the basket contribution for "Celebrate".

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4fa4a72da3f58-enchanted

Homework:

DAILY: Read for 15 minutes. Record in Home Reading Journal (HRJ). All students must bring the HRJ to school on Wednesdays only, starting September 19th. Until the 19th, it is due every day. **REMINDER: Your child only needs to read for 15 minutes over the weekend and record.

WEEKLY:

~20 minutes(minimum) of IXL math. The week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday. I receive my class report each Monday.


~Study Spelling List words in the planner for Friday's test. You will be notified if there will not be a test on Friday.


~"READ with me"Folder: These are filled individually for each student. Not all students have the same number of books, level of books, or types of books. Only some students have decodable readers in the left pocket. These are to be practiced by reading over and over again to improve reading fluency. Everyone has leveled books in the right pocket at their independent reading level. There have been response suggestions placed in your child's folder pocket, suggestions on the back of their folder, as well as response activities at the end of the book they are reading. Use them to help prepare your child for Saint Anne School reading benchmark assessments.

The students will begin to bring these home on their designated day during the week of November 26-30.


PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD'S PLANNER NIGHTLY. CHECKING THAT YOUR CHILD HAS COMPLETED THEIR HOMEWORK AND HAS COMPLETED IT CORRECTLY HELPS THEM TO HAVE A BETTER NEXT DAY AT SCHOOL.


Hello, my name is Terri Laforest. I am the first grade teacher at Saint Anne School. I have taught for forty-four years. After graduating from Longwood University in Virginia, I remained in Virginia for seven years teaching grades six and seven in a public school. I have been teaching at Saint Anne School for 37 years(every grade with the exception of kindergarten and second). I am married and have two daughters, a son-in-law, two grandsons and a third grandson arriving in October. Flower gardening, baking, shopping and spending time with my husband, family, and friends are some of my favorite leisure time activities. Thank you for letting me introduce myself.


First grade is an exciting and challenging time in your child's life. I feel privileged to spend this year with your child. The children and I will spend the first several weeks of first grade getting to know one another and becoming familiar with classroom expectations, routines, and the weekly classroom schedule.

We will have several opportunities to get to know each other better, but always feel free to call, write, or email me at laforestte@stannelancaster.org if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to getting to know you and your child.


First Grade "Specials":

Monday: Spanish: 12:30-1:00 (begins 9/10)

Computer: 1:40-2:30 (begins 9/10)


Tuesday: Physical Education: 1:40-2:30 (began 9/4) (Your child is expected to wear the Saint Anne School gym uniform.)


Wednesday: Guidance: 8:30-8:55 ( began 9/5)

Library: 1:40-2:30 (began 9/5)


Thursday: Art 12:20-1:10 (began 8/30)


Friday: STEM class 12:30-1:10 (begin after beginning of year assessments are completed )

Music: 1:10-2:00 ( begins 9/7)


First graders will begin having their fourth grade "reading buddies" read to them for 30 minutes of their language arts time every other week beginning in September after all assessments are finished. First graders will also be sitting at mass with their eighth grade "mass buddies".


7:55-8:10 Opening in Church

8:10-8:25 Morning work during Attendance and Lunch Count

8:25-9:40 Morning Meeting/Religion/Integrated Language Arts

9:45-10:00 Recess/Snack Break

10:00-11:15 Integrated Language Arts

11:15-11:30 Recess

11:30-11:55 Lunch

11:55-12:05 Class Bathroom Break

12:05-2:30 Integrated Language Arts/Math/"Specials"/Science/Social

Studies/Snack Break

2:30 Closing Routine

2:50 Dismissal