Mrs. Catherine Ropars
A NOTE FROM THE TEACHER
Welcome to the First Grade webpage!
You will find the summer reading assignment on the link in the homework section. The school supply list is on the link below.
Have a fun summer!
TESTS AND QUIZZES
It is very important for your child to arrive on time for the morning session by 7:35 a.m. Your child is to come to the classroom upon arrival to unpack, put away his or her belongings, and begin the assigned morning work. If your child is arriving after 7:35, please tell him or her to go to the office for a late slip. The slip will be marked “Excused” if there is a valid reason for being late. If there is a pattern of unexcused latenesses, the parents will be invited to attend a conference with the teacher.
If your child is absent from school for any reason, a note must come in with your child the day he or she returns to school. Please include your child’s name, the date of missed school days, and the reason. This will ensure all school absences are documented properly.
Students are expected to be prepared for class. This includes having the necessary tools do school work and participate in all activities. Your child should come to school each day with three sharpened pencils, 2 glue sticks, crayons, safety scissors, and a good eraser.
Written homework is to be done and returned the next day (unless it is other wise stated). All work must be neat and complete. Please follow the directions provided on the homework. Studying should be on going, including practicing words you make on index cards from the word lists. The children need to be able to recognize and say the word on sight. Please drill addition and subtraction facts, also.
Also, students are expected to actively participate within the classroom by responding orally when requested and in all forms of written work.
If your child is going home a different way other than normal, please send in a note. Tell your child when he or she has a note, so they know to look for it in their folder and bring it to my attention. Also, it is important to inform your child of a change ahead of time so they are not surprised or unsure.
Your child must take responsibility for his/her own actions. This includes behavior. We have discussed the rules for school: (1) Be kind with your words and your actions. (2) Work and play safely. (3) Take care of your own things and those in the classroom. (4) Listen when others are speaking.