Welcome toMrs. Blackwell's Class!
Welcome to First Grade! I am so excited to be teaching first grade at Abner Creek Academy! You will be amazed at how much your child will grow this year. Most likely, your child has the seeds of reading and writing planted, and during first grade, those seeds will blossom, making your child an accomplished reader and writer. They will develop the basic skills needed in math, be challenged through problem solving and thinking skills and develop skills needed to work independently as well as cooperatively. Of course, I hope to establish in your child a love of learning and to be excited about coming to school.
You are very important to the growth of your child. Staying involved in your child’s education is the key to a successful year. Engage your child in conversation about his/her day, but know that children won’t always give out much information. I will send home a weekly newsletter detailing our activities for the week. You can use this as a springboard for discussion, instead of saying, “What did you do at school today?” you can say, “Oh, I see you’re learning about…what did you find out?”
Another way to stay involved is to check your child’s take home folder EVERY evening. You’ll usually find it packed with homework, projects, flyers, notices from the office, as well as notes from me. As daunting as it may be, try to sort through them, and read each one. They often contain important information and reminders. Your child should come to school the next day with a fairly empty folder---just homework, notes to me or lunch money!
Working together we can make this year a very successful and memorable one for your child! Have a great year!