You are invited to be a part of our first grade family! We welcome and encourage you to be involved in any way that you can.
The following is a list of opportunities that you can be a part of:
- Class Parties: We would love to have your support this year, we have three holiday parties throughout the year. Parents are in charge of the halloween party. I will run the winter party and the valentine party. As a first grade team, we have worked at planning out each party. A few weeks before the halloween party, we will create a Volunteer Spot website for parents to sign up to bring in food/beverage or to volunteer to run a station during the party. We will send out an email and post this link to the blog closer to the party date. The winter and valentine party will be celebrated in the classrooms, without parent involvement. All the materials will be supplied by the teacher with the funds the classroom parents donated at the beginning of the year.
- Sight Word Volunteer*: We have a quick, fun method for learning sight words and this proven practice has had a huge impact on our developing readers. Our volunteers will work with each of our students on building sight word knowledge. We are looking for volunteers that could help one afternoon a week for the last 45 minutes of the school day for the first half of the school year. In mid-September we will send out a survey, to gather volunteers and pick a day that works for the most volunteers.
- Classroom Projects*: Donate supplies throughout the year OR donate your time. We always have laminating, cutting, and organizing jobs that we would love your help on. Feel free to send me an email if you are willing to come in or have me send some work home for you to help with.
- Field Trips*: We have one field trip in First Grade. Our field trip supports our science unit on animal life cycles and attributes of parents and baby animals. We will visit the John Ball Zoo. This trip typically happens in May, but we cannot secure a date until after the New Year. All parents are welcome on this trip and we will let you know more information as soon as we get it scheduled.
*Opportunities to help with classroom projects and the field trip will be posted on the blog throughout the year.