What Do We Need to Bring to School? *A backpack big enough to hold a lunch-pail, a change of cloths (in case of an accident), and a water bottle is highly suggested. The first few months of school are very hot, so please make sure the kids have one to two bottles of water. Please no soda, punch, or colored waters. These all attract ants and stain when spilled. *If your child is an early bird please pack a snack in the front of their backpacks and their lunch in the center of their backpacks.*If your child is a late bird, they will not need a snack, they will only need lunch. All items brought to school should have your child's name written in it. This allows us to return lost items must faster.
*A change of clothes, in a zip-top bag, in the bottom of the backpack, are greatly suggested. We often have accidents and having clothes already at school, saves you a trip from work.
*Please do not allow the kids to bring toys to school. Often they want to bring something to share with a friend and it ends up in the back pack. Weekly checks of the backpack greatly help to reduce this problem.
Will There Be Homework? *There will be no homework except for reading. Books will be sent home after conferences. However, reading to your child each evening will greatly help their reading development. There will be some weekly math sheets sent home digitally for home practice, if you choose do have your child work on them. If you do choose to have your child work on them, please review it, so bad habits are not developed.
Suggestions For Home: *Write letters and numbers hold their pencils correctly (pinching the tip with their thumb and pointy finger with support from behind with their middle finger) *Count using different combinations of numbers (3 and 2 makes five, but so does 4 and 1, 6 and 6 make 12, but so do 9 and 3) *Show how numbers can be put together and taken apart. *Read to your child every night as well as listening to them once books begin coming home *Discuss what you have both enjoyed about the book *Once a week have a family book night *Have your child keep a journal where they draw/label events from the day(Please do not edit this) *Have a family story writing night *Don't use tech. devices in the car or restaurants. Grab a book, crayons, coloring page to keep the kids busy. *Take time each day to sit together and talk about things that were seen and learned during the day.
Birthdays: *There are no birthday celebrations allowed in school.