Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mrs. Brunson’s
Fabulous First Grade!
August 2017

Dear Parents,

         The first few days have come and gone quite quickly!  What wonderful days!!  I am enjoying my opportunity to get to know your First Grader!!  We have such a great class!!  Thank you for sending me such fabulous children!!  It was wonderful meeting so many of you at back to school night as well.  I truly am excited to work with you and these children. 

         We will begin READING HELPERS this next week August 22nd-25th, Tuesday-Friday 9:00-9:30.  A HUGE thank you to our reading helpers!  Working one on one with each child really helps.  If you were unable to sign up for a day and would like to come, we would love to have you.  Even if you are unable to come every week, we love and need your help.

         Just a reminder that HOMEWORK in first grade is 20-25 minutes of reading each night.  First graders can:

a.     Practice their sight words (or “big book” once sight words are passed off)  These will be coming home next week.
b.     Read stories from RAZ kids (computer program/login information is glued to the inside of your child’s folder)
c.       Read the story from our school’s take home library (book in a bag) These will be sent home soon .  J

Once the sight word list comes home, please remember to sign the reading
record that will be included in the bag. (Some lists may take a few days of practicing.  Please sign even if your little one does not know all of the words.)  Once the Take home Library Books are sent home, there will be a place for you to initial next to the book after your child has read it as well. 

         Also, if you haven’t had a chance would you please visit our school’s website and electronically sign the Acceptable Use Policy as well as the Safe School Policy. These can be accessed at:

         Here are a few calendar items for you to be aware of…

Tuesday, August 22nd Reading Helpers Begin
Monday, September 4th Labor Day. 
We will not hold school on this day.
Thursday, September 14th School Pictures
More information will be sent home, as we get closer to this date.
October 2nd - October 6th SEP week 
School will dismiss this week at 2:30 every day including Wednesday.  I     will be sending home appointment times in a few weeks.
Thursday, October 12th Picture Make Up Day
Monday October 23rd Fall Recess/Harvest Holiday
         Thank you so much!!  I appreciate all your support.  We are going to have a fantastic year!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. 
                           School:  586-2850          Home:  586-4722


                                                      Michele Brunson