Parent Survey!

First Grade Families,

Happy August!  I am so, incredibly EXCITED to learn more about my new first graders!!!  I’ve spent many summer evenings getting the classroom organized and ready for our new school year to begin.

I would love your help to get ready for this upcoming year too!  Below I’ve included a link to a parent survey for you to fill out:

All About Your First Grader – Parent Survey

All responses will be kept confidential and will help to prepare myself and our classroom for the first day of school.

Thanks so much & see you soon!


School Supplies!

I am so excited to be your child’s teacher next year!  I know that back to school sales will be coming soon and if you are as eager as I am to catch all the good deals, check out the list below to see what your first grader will need for this coming year.  I will provide most of the essentials, but we need some help!

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Welcome to First Grade!

Are you visiting our blog because you will be in this class next year?

If so, WELCOME!!!

Please take some time to explore all of the pages, posts, and links on our blog. While you are looking around, be sure to sign up for email updates by filling in your e-mail address in the subscribe by e-mail rectangle located on the upper right-hand column. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, special events, pictures, curriculum, assessments, and so much more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1. Later in the summer, I will provide information on the blog about the August open house.

And, don’t forget to stop in to OPEN LIBRARY this summer…the boys and I are hoping to swing by and it would be so fun to run in to some of our new first grade friends!

Also, remember to sign up for email updates on the Georgetown School Blog.  The school blog will provide updates all summer long about school wide events and important details about open houses and calendar dates.

I’ll Miss You, First Graders!

Dear Parents,

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I give you back your child, the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give him back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature then he was then.

Although he would have attained his growth in spite of me, it has been my pleasure and privilege to watch his personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development.

I give him back reluctantly, for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other.

Ten years from now if we met on the street, your child and I, a light will shine to our eyes, a smile to our lips, and we shall feel the bond of understanding once more, this bond we feel today.

We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but give him back I must. Take care of him, for he is precious.

Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and his destiny, wherever he goes, whatever he does, whoever he becomes. His joys and sorrows I’ll be happy to share.

I shall always be his friend.


Summer Activities!

First Grade Families,

Summer is about to be in full swing!!  As you settle into your summer routine, remember your student has access to the following activities all summer long…

(Click on the highlighted links for more details about each activity!)

1. Raz-Kids – Continue to read books, listen to stories, and take comprehension quizzes even during the summer!  I have updated your child’s level so it matches the books that are just right for him or her.  Of course, when you have finished one level, you can move right up to the next one!

Our teacher username is: swoodring

2. Moby Max – This website offers a great way to practice skills taught during the school year.  Your child can take a placement test to find their just right level.  If you are unsure of your child’s login & password – just send me an e-mail.

3. Summer Library – Our school library is open every Tuesday from 10:00 until 12:00.  Find some “just right”t books to read at home and chat with your past and future teachers too!

Keep up the great work reading at home for 20 minutes everyday!!!

Week 37! {LAST WEEK}

Our final week of the 2015-2016 school year is here!!!  I can still picture these cute little first graders on the first day of school.  It is hard to believe that 36 weeks of being nice, working hard and learning well have passed.  In celebration of all of our amazing journey this year, we will be enjoying fun activities each day this week.

June 6 – Meeting up with some Kindergarten friends

June 8 – Farewell video chat with our friends in England

June 8 – Final Writing Celebration

June 9 – Chalk, Bubble, Popsicle Day

Bring beach towels & sunglasses AND wear sunscreen!

June 9 – Surprise Pizza Party Lunch

Shhhhhh! We haven’t told the first graders yet…an email will be coming soon!

June 10 –  Last Day & Awards

Lunch will be served at school.  School is dismissed at 1:00 pm.

June 17 – Report Cards Mailed

*Information about your child’s second grade teacher will be on the top of the comments page. Class lists will not be posted due to confidentiality.

 It is going to be a great week!!!

Don’t forget to continue to send backpacks and blue folders right up until the last day of school.  Lots of goodies are still being sent home. Thank you!!!

Week 36!

Please make sure your child continues to come to school with their blue folder and backpack.  A lot of materials, assessments, and goodies will be coming home over the next two weeks.  It is hard to believe that our year is almost done – only 8.5 more days!

May 30 – Memorial Day: No School

June 2 – Talent Show

(we get to watch the afternoon talent show)

***Take Home books are finished for the year, please send all books back to school***

Week 35!

The zoo trip is on for tomorrow morning, we are so excited! We can’t wait to see all the animals!

May 23 – Zoo Field Trip!!!!

May 26 – Last Day of Take-Home Books

May 27 – Red, White, & Blue Day!

May 27 – Art Take Home Day

May 30 – No School: Memorial Day

Library is done for the year, but don’t forget that our school will be open during the summer on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-12:00 so your child can come back to get books and visit with me and their second grade teacher!!

Please make sure your child continues to come to school with their blue folder and backpack.  A lot of materials, assessments, and goodies will be coming home over the next two weeks.  It is hard to believe that our year is almost done – only 13.5 more days!

Chalk & Bubble Party

Every year, we look forward to celebrating the end of the year together outside with bubblessidewalk chalkpopsicles, and fun!  We are all stocked up on FUN, but…we would LOVE if you would add bubblesLARGE bubble wands (Dollar Tree)popsiclesor sidewalk chalk to your shopping list in the next week.  We hold our celebration on the second to the last day of school (Thursday, June 9), so if you are willing to help supply us, you can feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day.  This is always such a fun day for the first graders and we can’t wait to celebrate all the hard work they did this year with this fun celebration!