Ms. Davis' 1st Grade Happenings

Hello Parents!

Welcome to first grade with Ms. Davis! I will communicating you via memberhub, e-mail, and smore for classroom news. If you know of any parents or guardians who are not on my e-mail list please let me know! We had a great first day of first grade yesterday! Check out our class photo!

STAR Binders

Students should have brought home their STAR binder yesterday. It is their responsibility to bring it to class, turn in any homework, notes, or money, put it on it's designated shelf, and bring it home daily. At this time your child's STAR binder should include; a parent reading strategy worksheet, an updated class schedule, a JYJ folder where I will put important info, a pencil pouch to place notes and money in, and their agenda.

Students will write one cool thing they did or learned for the day in their agenda every afternoon. Please check agendas daily to see what your child did and talk with them about their school day.

Today students received a brown paper bag activity. They may pick 5 small items that represent who they are and bring it in to share to the class by Friday, September 2nd. Please write your child's name on the bag.

What we are learning this week...

* Discussing and modeling school wide and classroom expectations and procedures.*

Math: Visualizing, & representing numbers 1- 30.

Social Studies: Beginning our Citizens of Many Communities Unit which include; conflict resolution and why we need rules in our home, school, and community.

English Language Arts: How to pick a "just right" book, discuss real reading vs. fake reading, review characters from Letter Land.

Writing: Discussing different things we can write about and creating our first unassisted writing sample about summer break.

Wish List

We still need a few more items to add to our classroom! If you would like to donate any of these items to our room it would be greatly appreciated!

- Reams of white paper

- Hand sanitizer

- White cardstock

- X-ACTO pro electric pencil sharpener with smartstop

- Book: "The Name Jar" by Yangsook Choi

- Book: "What Does it Mean to be Global" by Rana DiOrio

Thank you to those who have already brought in wish list items! :-)

Contact Information

I will share more detailed information regarding classroom procedures, curriculum, and grading during our Open House sessions on September 8th so please save the date! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Thank you!

See you tomorrow!

Anita Davis