Helping Your First Grader

How to help your child have a successful year in First Grade!!

Here is a list of tips you can do at home to help your First Grader. I hope you find them helpful!

Check your child’s folder everyday!
Your child will bring home a blue folder each day with school work, assignments, letters from me, etc.  In addition, this folder may be used for you to send in dismissal notes, or any other notices, as I check the students' folders every morning. Be sure to check/clear out your child's folder and send it back to school everyday!
Explore Technology resources
If available, there are many websites and applications that may be used by you and your child for additional practice in reading, writing, spelling, and math. Please check the Resources tab for more information!
Build up Self Esteem!
Get your child excited about school by encouraging and praising their accomplishments. Nothing is ever too small to notice!
Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and nutritious breakfast!  
First Grade can be a lot of work! Please be sure your child is well rested and has a nutritious breakfast in the morning. This will allow for lots of energy once he/she gets to school to learn, play and grow!
Practice social skills
During the first few weeks of school, your First Graders will be learning what it means to be a good student and good friend. Help your child practice some of the skills we learn at school. Some important life skills your child will learn about include:
  • Using eye contact when speaking to someone or listening to someone else speak.
  • Waiting patiently until it is your turn to talk.
  • Using kind words like: please, thank you, excuse me.
  • Things to ask a friend: “Do you want to play with me?” “What do you want to play?” “Can we play together?”
Keep a strong parent/teacher communication
Always feel free to contact me whenever there is a question or concern. The quickest way to reach me is by email at: You can also reach me by calling the classroom phone at: 781-238-5683. In addition, I would be more than happy to set up an in-person conference at your convenience.
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I will be using this blog as one of many ways of communicating with you throughout the school year. I will update this blog on a weekly and/or monthly basis to keep you informed on what your child is learning about and what is going on in the classroom, as well as reminders, scheduling, pictures, and more. Please subscribe to our classroom blog by scrolling to the bottom of the home page and inserting your email address. You will be notified via email every time I post on the blog!

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