Welcome to First Grade!
by Jennifer Ramsay
January 18, 2013
Welcome to 1st grade! My name is Jennifer Ramsay, and I am excited to work with you and your child in first grade this year! This is my fourth year of teaching at Chebanse Elementary. I grew up in a small town in central Illinois, and I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. I recently finished my Reading Specialist Master's Degree from Olivet.
My goal for this school year is to create a positive learning environment, one that encourages students to work hard, do their best, and have fun while learning. I want to help your child enjoy being at school and challenge them to be the best they can be. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Working together will help your child flourish in first grade. We are going to have a fun and successful year!
No School-Monday, January 21-MLK Jr. Observance
School Pictures-Tuesday, February 5
Valentine's Day Party-Thursday, February 14-More information will be given in upcoming newsletters.
Early Dismissal: Friday, February 15, 11:15 a.m.-SIP Day
No School-Monday, February 18-President's Day
Each week, your child will have a list of spelling/word wall words to study. We will take a spelling test at the end of each week. Please help your child practice spelling and reading these words each night. (Word Wall words are underlined.)
Week of Jan. 21-25: mean, feet, sheep, me, see, eat, he, people, we, be
Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1: say, may, way, stay, away, day, play, they, has, saw
Week of Feb. 4-8: boat, slow, coat, grow, show, toad, know, are, do, here
Week of Feb. 11-15: book, took, foot, cook, bear, good, look, what, some, where
Week of Feb. 19-22: food, moon, soon, room, shoe, through, zoo, who, new, school
Week of Feb. 25-Mar. 1: cups, frogs, trees, bugs, plants, nuts, homes, animal, thing, teacher
As we begin the 3rd quarter, it is important to understand how much your child will grow emotionally and academically over the next few months. Expectations continue to increase as we learn new skills in reading and math. Please continue encouraging your child to work hard both at home and at school!