First graders: Did you have a FUN and EXCITING first day of school today? I know that I did! Phew, I am exhausted! :) Parents, I hope that your child told you all about our day together today! We read a few books about school and first grade, we colored a first day of first grade picture (using color words), we started our very cute memory book about our first day of school, we had Art class, lunch, recess, and we played a few games! WOW, that is a lot! Oh, and we also talked about class and school rules and why certain rules are important!
Attached are some cute class photos that were taken today, as well as some pictures of our classroom! Can't wait to see you all again tomorrow!
Welcome parents and students to the 2015-2016 school year! I hope you are just as excited to start first grade as I am! I can't wait to be your teacher this year! We are going to learn a lot of new things, do many fun activities, and we will all make many new friends!
I encourage you all to take a look around the website and familiarize yourself with the type of information I will be posting through the year. As the year progresses, both students and myself will be posting updates on a blog, and I like to post pictures so that you can see what your child is doing in class each week. I have also posted sight word lists and reading tips, as well as links to wonderful, fun, and engaging websites. The snack calendars for 2015-2016 have also been updated and posted with the days that your child will be responsible for bringing in snack for the class, as we will be eating lunch later in the day (noon).
I love to have an open and communicative relationship with each family and parent, so please contact me at any time throughout the school year. Again, welcome to the new school year, and I hope that each and everyone of you had a fun and relaxing summer! I can't wait to hear all about it!
Specials schedule for this school year:
2015-2016 Special Class Schedule
Monday: Music (Loeffler)
Tuesday: PE (La Rocque)
Wednesday: Art (O' Hanley)
Thursday: PE (LaRocque)
Friday: Music (Loeffler)
Please make sure that your child brings the appropriate clothing (gym shoes for PE) on the assigned days. We will always go outside for recess-weather permitting- as long as it is not raining outside/ is above 20 degrees. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately. Lastly, the library and computer lab schedules will be posted once the schedules are finalized. Thank you!
Ms. Riplinger, a second grade teacher in the Chicago-land area.