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Welcome to 1C! I am so excited for a great year in first grade. I have been teaching since 2005 and have been at Oakbrook since 2015. My area of specialty is reading and my goal is to help each child discover their love for reading just as I have. I am a firm believer in flexible seating. My students do not have desks or sit in regular seats as I believe children at this age need movement and activity. I am looking forward to a fantastic year and am always open to questions or suggestions.
~ Homework in first grade is completely optional. We provide a weekly homework sheet with suggestions on ways you can help your child at home. These sheets will be sent home every Monday and will include the weekly spelling words, sight words, math activity pages, and other ideas.
~ A yellow folder will go home daily. Please be sure to check the folder nightly for any notes or papers. A reading log is also in this folder. Please fill it out each night that you read and leave the log inside the folder.
~ On Wednesdays, an orange Wednesday folder will go home. Please go through all graded papers to see how your child is performing at school on first grade standards. Read through my comments and sign each week.
~ Communication is key. You can reach me through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling the school at 843-821-1165.