Welcome to First Grade!
Welcome to my first grade classroom! I am glad to be your child's teacher for such an exciting year of learning! This is my 37th year of teaching. I taught kindergarten for one year and have spent thirty-six years in 1st grade - where I really like to be! I have been teaching at Desert Willow since it opened 22 years ago and for the past 18 years have been proud to teach in the Spanish Immersion program. I look forward to sharing this milestone year of learning with your 1st grader! It is my wish that your child will love 1st grade as much as I do!
1st Grade Homework
*Read at least 15-20 minutes every day! (The only way your child will become a fluent reader is through practice, practice, and a little more practice!)
*Spelling lists will be sent home each Monday in a packet to guide your practice. Please work on these words at home so your child knows them well for the spelling test each Friday. The packets do not need to be returned to school.
*Help your child to complete our monthly reading goals. Signed reading slips should be sent back to school upon completion.
*Have your child read the daily Fundations homework page to you each Monday - Thursday. Please sign it and return it to school to be recorded as complete. If a paper is stamped, you may keep it at home as it has been recorded.
*Please check out our Friday newsletter to see what your child is working on each week.
Thank you for working with your child at home! Time spent on learning now will pay off for a lifetime!