Welcome to First Grade!!! This is going to be a very exciting year of learning for your child! My name is Amy Warren, and I am very pleased that your child is in my class this year. I look forward to a great year!!! The first few weeks we will be getting to know each other and learning the rules and routines that will make our year go smoothly. I look forward to working with you to make this a very successful year for your child!!!
A little bit about me:
This is my fourteenth year in teaching. I am a Goddard and Wichita State graduate. I taught Title 1 Reading and Math in Kingman and First Grade in Derby prior to coming to the CDS seven years ago. My husband and I have been married for 15 years, and we have three children, Emma 11, Nolan 8, and Grant 5. They keep us very busy!!
Some of my favorite things:
Favorite food: pizza Favorite team: KU and WSU
Favorite color: purple Favorite place to eat: Olive Garden
Favorite Hobby: reading Favorite candy: chocolate with caramel
Folder/Homework: Each night, a special green folder will go home and needs to be returned each day. Items in the “Keep” side of the folder will include notes from school and graded work. Please take those out each evening, look through them, send anything back to school that is needed, and keep the graded items at home. Items on the “return” side will include your child’s daily behavior calendar, which needs to stay in the folder all month. Also in the “return” side, you will find any homework assignments or notes that need returned. A nightly reading assignment will begin the second or third week of school, and any other unfinished work from the day will be sent home to be completed and returned.
Discipline Program: Enclosed is a copy of the behavior management system that I use in my classroom. Please read through it. I think your child will really have fun earning “bear bucks.”
Room Record: Please complete the enclosed Room Record form. It will help me get to
know your child a little better and also give me important contact and health information. Please return it on the first day of school.
Birthdays: Mrs. Smith is asking us to keep birthday parties to the last 15 minutes of the school day if possible and to only serve clear liquids, such as Capri Sun, to help preserve the new carpet that we got over the summer. Please let me know a week in advance, so that I can block off time in our schedule.
Snacks: We will be having a small snack each afternoon. I am sending home a snack list the night of Open House. We have enough students that each child will provide a snack for each student approximately once a month. Please look for a snack calendar to come home each month.
Water bottles: I allow water bottles in the room that have a lid. Students may only fill them with water. They will be sent home every Friday to be washed. Please label it with your child’s name.
Volunteers: I welcome volunteers, so please fill out the volunteer form if you wish to participate!
If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call at school or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to a great year!!!