From the Classroom of Ms. Newsom

August 2016

About Ms. Newsom

My full name Mackenzie Newsom. I graduated in May of 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University. One of my favorite things in the world is giraffes! I have a large collection of all things giraffe! Some of my hobbies are crafting and camping, but I have a real love for dance. I have been involved with dance since age 8, and I am currently an instructor for the A2J Crew Dance Kompany in Zanesville. I look forward to getting to know you and your child over the next few weeks!

Classroom Expectations

It is important for you and your child to know the expectations of the classroom prior to the start of the school year. Here are some of the expectations I have for your student:

  • Walk into the classroom with a ready-to-learn attitude!

  • Respect the ideas, feelings, and materials of others

  • Be prepared

  • Explore and share ideas


Here is a list of what your child will need to bring on the first day of school:

Grade 1:

  • Bookbag (no wheels)

  • 2 boxes of baby wipes

  • 2 boxes of tissues

  • 1 bottle of hand saniztizer

  • 1 pack of construction paper

  • Pencils

  • 24 Box of crayons

  • Pencil supply box

  • Scissors

  • Glue (bottle or stick)

  • Colored Pencils

  • 2 Large Erasers

  • Change of clothes in a gallon sized ziplock w/ name

Homework Policy

Homework will be sent home in a packet every Friday. Students must return the completed packet the following Friday (one week later). In addition, there will be reading assignments every night of the week and one spelling list per week.

If a student is absent on the Friday a homework packet is given, they will receive the packet on the day they return and will be expected to complete it one week from the day they received the homework.

This Year...

Over the course of the year your student will learn more about adding and subtracting, regrouping, place value, skip counting, and more! They will also learn to write narratives and informative/expository writings. They will do science investigations on plants and animals, and learn about their community.

If you would like to see the standards that our class will be covering this year, visit the website below.

Contact Me

I believe it is essential to keep in close contact with my classroom parents and families throughout the year. For this reason, I have included all of my personal contact information for you to contact me at any time with your questions or concerns.