Ahoy New Sailor Students and First Officer Parents!
Let’s get set for an exciting trip into 1st Grade Learning! I am your new Captain for the 2018-2019 Voyage, Ms. Edwards!
Our ship classroom is located down in the green pod D26 in the left corner. After you check in at the office go left then take a right before you reach the library.
Please know to enter the building everyone must be buzzed in through the office. If it is your first time volunteering or coming into the school, you will need a photo ID to be entered into our computerized safety/security system. You will always need to wear the visitor or volunteer badge, such that it is visable. It is our procedure to stop anyone and ask to see the badge. Safety is our top priority!
Please remember in the report card envelope from the last day of K that there was information about summer reading, math facts, etc. to help your child prepare for the start of first grade. Be sure to have your child return this the first day of school. If your child is new to Kenston, please have them record some book titles they read over the summer and bring that the first day. Have them practice math flashcards or play games.
I look forward to meeting you all on Drop Off Supply Day on August 14th at 8:30 AM before school starts. It would be helpful to label the folders, journal, and supplies with your child’s name. Red is ELA, blue is Math, yellow is SS/Science, and Green is Word Work.
Please do not label ziplock bags, wipes, or tissue boxes.
Our first day together will be Wednesday August 15.
Spend lots of time this summer in shared learning experiences, reading to, with, and having your child read to you, visiting museums, writing stories, sending relatives written letters and emails, measuring in the kitchen and workshop, counting money, reviewing the ABCs and Numbers, adding and subtracting simple problems. Your child should be able to read and write all letters and numbers along with their name neatly.
It is most helpful if your child can come 1st grade ready by knowing how to tie their shoes, zip their coat, button, pack and unpack their book bag, and utilize a restroom quickly and appropriately; remembering to wash their hands. Have them practice. They can do it! Just help them to establish routines and model expectations, how and where to place their bag, items, papers, homework folder, library books, etc., and you will see just how independent they can be!
I am so excited for the new journey we are about to embark upon! 1st Grade is perhaps the biggest year of growth in your child’s school career, and I am so happy to be your child’s teacher!
Our school phone number is 440-543-9380 if you need anything.