Welcome to First Grade. My name is Miss Joanne Gaudet and I will be teaching Grade One this year! If ever you need to contact me, my email address is email@example.com. You may also send me a note or leave a message at the school phone 781-324-6584
The easiest way to arrange a meeting with me is by sending an email or note. You may also call the office and leave a message. I am available most days at 7:30 a.m. or at 2:05 p.m. I usually reply to your emails or other messages at the end of the school day. I will get back to you as soon as I can.
It is important to have expectations and establish routines for school. Behavioral goals are established to create a positive learning environment for all students and insure good order in the classroom. Students are expected to follow all school and classroom rules. It is important for students to exhibit good respectful behavior and show good effort, not only in school, but in everyday life. We like to follow the Golden Rule, "treat others the way you want to be treated". If behavior issues arise they can be a disruption to classroom learning. Parents will be contacted when there are persistent behavioral issues.
Our school day begins at 7:50 and ends at 2:00. It is important for students to be prompt and prepared at the start of each day. Eating a good breakfast and having a good night sleep are extremely important for a successful day of learning. It is important for students to be engaged and participate throughout the day. Students are not only graded on written tests, but also in written and oral responses of the daily classwork/lessons and participation in class.
Homework is the extension of the skills development and concepts that are taught in daily lessons. Homework is assigned nightly, Monday through Thursday. Students should complete the assignment neatly, correctly, and return it to school. While students are completing homework, parents should check, correct, and review when necessary. Part of homework, is the responsibility of the child to return the assignment to school the following day. It is always good to get into a homework routine. An example might be to finish the assignment with an adult, put it into the folder and then right into the backpack, then it is all ready for the morning. In addition to nightly written work students should also practice the following:
*Read with an adult for at least 15 minutes nightly.
*Study and practice spelling words nightly.
*Study and practice high frequency words nightly.
*Study and practice math facts nightly.
Any extra help and practice can only be of benefit to the learning process for your child.