Welcome Letter

                                                                                                                    August 2019

Dear First Grader,

     Welcome to the first grade! My name is Ms. Wylie and I will be your first grade teacher. I hope you are having a wonderful summer and I can’t wait to meet you on our first day of school, Thursday, September 5th. The first day of school is a full day and you will be eating lunch in the cafeteria. Please bring a lunch and a healthy snack that is packed separately. If you would like to buy lunch, please have your parents check the district web site (go to students, then food services for account and pricing information).

     During the first week of school, I will give you a special toolbox that will hold some of your school supplies.  There are some supplies I would like you to bring on the first day of school.

  • A backpack without wheels that is large enough to hold folders, projects, library books, your lunch, water bottle, etc. Please label your backpack with your first and last name.
  • 2 boxes of tissues (do not need to label with your name)
  • 1 pack of unscented baby wipes (do not need to label with your name)
  • 2 folders with pockets along the bottom with your name labeled on the front of each. No clasps on the inside needed. Choose your own design!
  • 1 wide-ruled single subject spiral bound notebook labeled with your name on the front
  • A smock for art class (large, old shirt) labeled with your name in a gallon sized zip-lock bag also labeled with your name. Please practice putting on, taking off, and folding your art smock before the first week of school!

*Please send the following supplies below in a gallon sized zip-lock bag labeled with your child's name. Your child will use this bag after we empty out the supplies.

  • 2 boxes of 24 count Crayola Crayons (not Twistables) (do not need to label with your name)
  • 1 box of 8 to 12 Crayola Broad Line washable markers labeled with your name
  • 2 dozen yellow Dixon Ticonderoga #2 pencils- Sharpened (do not need to label with your name)
  • 2 individual glue sticks (do not need to label with your name)
  • 1 small box of Crayola twistable colored pencils labeled with your name (this item is optional)
  • 2 individual black Expo dry erase markers (do not need to label with your name)
  • 4 pads of yellow 3x3 post-its, not the pop-up kind (do not need to label with your name)

       To help get to know each other and your classmates, I am asking that you make a poster at home. Please bring in an 18x24-inch poster that tells all about you. When choosing your poster paper, do not use foam board, as it is too heavy for hanging. You should include things you like to do, anything that interests you, your summer vacation, pets, sports, your favorite book, and of course, your family. You can use photographs, ticket stubs or do your own drawings. This project is due on or before Tuesday, September 10. Be creative! Enjoy the rest of your summer and I'll see you soon!

Your First Grade Teacher,

Ms. Wylie