Miss. Swiney's First Grade Class

Hopewell Elementary

Are you ready for the first day? I am!

Welcome back to Hopewell Elementary! I am so excited to be working with you and your child during this school year. First Grade is a really fun year, and I can't wait to share this experience with you. To prepare for the start of the year, I have created this newsletter to get you started. You can expect a newsletter just like this, at the beginning of each week, letting you know what to expect, and what has occurred in our classroom throughout the week.

For the start of the year:

Understand, that as the year begins, students will need to be getting back into a routine. I will help them transition from their young kindergartners to brave first graders. To do this, we will form a regular routine they will experience each day. Students will have responsibilities of staying on task, cleaning up after them selves, and taking care of their own work. In addition to progressing in math, science, social studies, and language arts, students will also be gaining problem solving skills, turn taking, and will take pride in the work that they have done.

Students will be expected to respect themselves and one another. They will be responsible for completing their own work and returning it to it's proper place. Your child will be encouraged to bring a positive attitude to class and will be expected to be the best student that they can be.

Supplies are something that students will be expected to have during the school year. My requirements are, a flash drive, head phones, pencil bag, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, tissues, and index cards. We will be using your child's agenda each day, it is their responsibility to bring it to and from home and school each day. This will be one form of communication that we will use, containing your child's spelling words and assignments.

Another form of communication we will use is an app called, Remind 101 ( you will receive this information later on) and you will also see your child's experiences on my website, listed below, on Weebly.

Website- http://www.weebly.com/weebly/main.php

As you know, we will be covering all curriculum in first grade. In my classroom, we will be doing a series of projects to do so. Soon I will be sending you and your child a survey in order to discover their interest and ideas, so that I can create a plan according to what the students enjoy,


If you have any questions or concerns, my contact information is listed below. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I am looking forward to this year with your child!