Welcome to First Grade!
Mrs Harrison's Class Newsletter
Can you believe it, where have the years gone? Your child is in First Grade!
What are we going to do in class?
For the first few weeks working on our new class routine is going to be important. Where to hang up jackets; where our rucksacks should go; what we need to unpack; where to sit and how to sit nicely; putting our hands up to talk; when to listen and so on. As you can see it is quite a list!
Reading and Book Sharing
We will be a reading classroom! Books are going to be very close to our hearts. We will be doing daily story time in class, as well as beginning to learn our letter names and sounds. We will be using the Jolly Phonics program, more details about this can be found here.
I will also be sending a picture book home for you to share with your child each Friday to be returned the following Monday. Details to follow. Reading at home gives a huge boost to your child's learning. Click here for some hints and tips.
We will be working on our numbers from 0 to 20. Learning their names and what they represent. We will count up and then count back again. We will then move on to adding and subtracting within 20.
We are going to have so much FUN learning our letter sounds and names.
A picture book will be sent home every Friday night, to be shared with your child and then sent back again each Monday.
We are going to be learning our numbers from 0-20 with lots of fun number games!
A Little Bit About Me
Getting to Know Each Other
I have a degree in Psychology, where I focused on Child Development. I moved to Houston with my husband two years ago, to study for my Master's in Education and to gain my certificate in Elementary Teaching.
I have a wonderful grown up son, who is studying in Vancouver. I love animals, books, walking, travel and the outdoors. I am very much looking forward to hearing all about you and your child's cultural heritage and backgrounds, your likes and dislikes too. In turn I will tell you all about kilts and haggis!
My Contact Details
I will also be looking for parent/guardian class helpers and speakers, so please don't be shy and put your hands up to get involved! More information to follow...