Hello Families! Our Back to School Breakfast/Open House will be Thursday, September 22nd from 8-8:45 AM. We look forward to seeing everyone there! A sign up to follow for breakfast donations!
Welcome to 1-D! I am so excited to meet you and your first grader. Please make sure to visit the classroom for our Sneak Peek. The tentative date and time are Wednesday, August 31st from 1:00-2:00 PM . Below are all the things you need to get ready for our upcoming school year. You will find a welcome letter for parents, a welcome letter for students, a first grade supply list, a classroom wish list, and a family questionnaire. Please make sure to fill out the family questionnaire before the start of school!
Click the button below to fill out your family questionnaire.
Click HERE to download the Parent Welcome Letter
Click HERE to download the Student Welcome Letter
Click HERE to download the 1-D Supply List. Please note, all supplies are communal unless otherwise noted. If you would like to be sent to a pre-selected shopping cart for all communal supplies on Amazon.com, please click HERE.
*Reminder: There are some additional individual supplies that will not be included in the Amazon cart.*
Click HERE if you would like to donate any additional supplies to our classroom community.
Hello New 1-D Families,
Welcome to 1-D! Please check back early next week (7/18-7/19) for a welcome letter, supply list, questionnaire, etc. I am looking forward to a wonderful year in first grade!
I am sure that many of you have read the letter that the PTO sent out about Brookline teachers working without a contract. I want you to know that these changes will be difficult for me but are a necessary step. I also want you to know that I will continue to meet the needs of your child in the classroom: they are my priority. I hope that there will be a quick resolution and things will go back to normal. Unfortunately, this will be the last blog I will be able to send out until there is a fair contract put in place.
Please note that until we have a new contract, teachers will respond to emails only on school days, and only between 7:30 am – 3:00 pm. In addition, teachers will not write or send newsletters, nor will teachers be posting blogs. If you are concerned by our limits on parent contact, please email the school committee members and urge them to settle a fair contract with the Brookline Educators Union :
What a busy week! The first graders celebrated our 100th Day of School and Valentine's Day. We were also lucky enough to see a Chinese Ribbon Dancing Presentation (sponsored by the PTO Art Council)! Check out all the pictures of our great week!
1-D was so lucky to travel around to all our other first grade classrooms today and do different activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year! We ribbon danced in 1-R, made monkey hats for the year of the monkey in 1-B, painted Chinese calligraphy in 1-L, learned about pandas in 1-P, and finally created our own dragon puppets for good luck in 1-D!
Throughout our Author Study on Ezra Jack Keats, 1-D paid close attention to his ability to use details and warm water colors to make his illustrations come to life. Our first graders did the same as they recreated one of Ezra Jack Keats' most popular paintings from The Snowy Day. We love the way 1-D mixed their colors, incorporated salt for that glittery snowy look, and even used a popsicle stick to create snow tracks going "this way and that way."