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First Grade Summer Letter

First Grade Summer Letter

Dear First Grade Families,

We are excited to have you join the first grade! Partnering with you will make this year fun, meaningful, and enriching for your child. There will be many interesting highlights for your child in the coming year, such as:

  • Taking field trips related to our standard course of study
  • Experiencing theatre in and out of school, both as an actor and an audience member,
  • Experiencing the traditions and customs of our families and people around the world
  • Writing and performing a class play and building giant puppets

Plus a myriad of other engaging learning experiences concerning habitats, plants, the moon, fairy tales, and fables!

We hope you and your child are enjoying summer vacation. As an enjoyable and enriching way to prepare for this coming year, we encourage your child to read often (on his or her own, and with you) and join a summer reading program at your local library.

Ms. Claire will be joining us in first grade this year. She has worked in kindergarten at ArtSpace for the past three years. One of her favorite things is traveling and she was lucky
enough to teach English in China this summer. Ms. Claire also loves her little dog named Luna, who is a true princess at her house. She can’t wait to meet you and is looking forward to the school year.

Ms. Melanie will also be a first grade teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. She has worked at ArtSpace for four years. A few of her favorite things are phonics, puppets, and painting. She is so excited to begin the school year and looks forward to starting our adventure together.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 12th, at the required Meet the Teacher & Registration Night. You can drop in any time between 4:00-6:00 pm. Your first day of school will be Thursday, August 13th.

Ms. Claire and Ms. Melanie