Welcome to First Grade!
I am looking forward to a fantastic year full of learning and growing together! This is my 14th year at Abe Wing, and my 11th year teaching first grade. I truly love watching the tremendous academic and social gains that children make in this exciting year of school!
We will spend a lot of time becoming good readers this year. In the classroom, we will use Journeys as our reading program. One of the best ways to support this at home is to read nightly with your child. This is a great time to allow him or her to show you the strategies and skills they are learning at school, and also to show them how much fun reading can be! Books are always available from the school library and from our classroom to bring home to share.
Math is also a big part of our curriculum. We will be using Go Math again this year, and I think the kids find it very engaging! I have included the website you can access at home to reinforce these lessons under the "Interesting Web Resources" link.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, and I can't wait to see you all very soon! Please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime if you have any questions or concerns!