Parent Information Reference Sheet
Snacks: Please send a small healthy snack for your child each day, or instruct him/her to save something from lunch. We will take a snack break in the afternoon to help refuel bodies and brains.
School Parties: Each parent will have an opportunity to attend one of the three school parties for the year. I will be sending home a list of party dates with your child's name next to your party. If you have a preference, please let me know as soon as possible. To help spread out the cost, I will be asking everyone to contribute. A note will come home closer to the event.
Birthday Treats: Please let me know, through email or a note, 3 days in advance if you or your child will be bringing in a treat so that I may plan a time. Please send or bring in treats cut and ready to serve, along with plates or napkins if necessary. Also, please provide cups if you are planning to serve a drink. This special day would be a wonderful opportunity for you to come in and read your child's favorite book to the class before the celebration. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in doing.
Homework: Please set aside a special time each day for your child to read to you. I will be sending home 2 Reading Logs to record the minimum 10 books each child is asked to read a week, but any piece of paper will do. All I need to know is the date, book title, and who reads the book -you, your child, or read together. Please have your child turn in one paper by Thursday and keep one at home to continue recording.
Weekly Reading Logs are due each Thursday. This allows me to check it over, mark it as completed for report cards, and plan your child's reading lesson based on who and what he/she is reading at home. When homework is turned in late, I do not always have time to take care of it until the following week, so your help with this is appreciated! Let’s work together to ensure your child’s success.
Spelling: I will email you a list of spelling words each week. I chose spelling because there is a direct correlation between spelling sight words correctly and writing progress. Please keep the list in a visible place, such as the refrigerator, and practice 5-10 minutes each night. The object of a spelling test is not just to learn the words for the test, but to learn to use the words in reading and writing for a lifetime. Studying a little bit each night will help your child feel prepared and reduce any anxiety during tests on Fridays. Please go to www.spellingcity.com for a complete list of words we will be using this year. There are wonderful games for your child to play which will make practicing to spell a fun way to learn! You DO NOT need to join for your child to play.
Emails: I try to send out an email once a week to keep you updated and informed on classroom information. Please make sure my email is accepted by your computer (i.e. and not put in your spam folder). It will arrive as Mrs. Bradley from firstname.lastname@example.org.