Back to School


    Welcome to First Grade with Mrs. Galvin!



    I will be communicating with all of you in many ways.  Some of those ways are through a daily behavior calendar which can be found in the back of your child's blue homework folder, "this teacher class page", notes and/or notices sent home, emails and class dojoSoon, I will be emailing each of you instructions for joining class dojo.  You can either download the app or go to: www.classdojo.com  

    It would be GREATLY beneficial if you sign up!  I will send reminders for things like class parties, book fairs, picture day, field day, school events, early dismissals, etc...  I may also share things that we are learning and doing in the classroom.  I will explain it at Back to School Night.

    Also, when we have a class party I will send you each an email invite with an "optional" party supply sign up from Signup Genius.



    The first day of school for students is on Thursday, September 6th.


    school bus

    On the first day of school each student who rides the school bus home will wear a teacher-made "bus necklace" with their name and bus number on it.  Please send it back to school EACH day for the first few weeks of school or UNTIL your child learns their bus number.  Each child is walked to their bus EVERY day, but the necklace is very helpful.  THANK YOU for your support!   


    Class Schedule:


    Monday: Computer

    Tuesday:   Art

    Wednesday: Library

    Thursday:  Music

    Friday:  Gym

    LUNCH: 11:20-11:50





    The school supplies each student with a blue homework folder, pencils, erasers, crayons, highlighters, scissors and glue sticks.  Here are some additional supplies that are OPTIONAL  and may enhance your child's first grade experience:

    ~ backpack

    ~ lunch box

    ~ "HARD PLASTIC" pencil box

    ~ a few extra yellow sharpened #2 pencils

    ~ LARGE glue stick

    ~ box of tissues for the classroom

    ~ container of disinfectant wipes for the classroom





    Monday, September 10th

    Tuesday, September 11th

    Wednesday, September 19th


     First Grade Back to School Night is on Monday, September 17th at 7pm.

    I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your child this school year! 



    SCHOOL PICTURE DAY is on Wednesday, October 17th.



    Each student has a blue homework folder that SHOULD come home each night.  Students generally have homework Monday through Thursday nights.  Please check the folder daily for homework and/or notices.  Once homework begins your child will have a homework chart in the classroom.  Each night they complete ALL parts of their homework they receive a sticker on their chart.  Once it is filled they will earn a special treat!


    1st Homework Assignment: On the first day of school your child will receive a brown "ALL ABOUT ME" bag.  Please return it to school on:

    Friday, September 7th. 

    As indicated on the bag, your child is asked to bring in 5 or less things to tell about themselves.  For example, they may want to bring in a small toy, a family picture, or a drawn picture or collectable.  Each student will share their items with the class so that we can get to know them better.



    2nd Homework Assignment: Your child will be getting an

    "ALL ABOUT ME POSTER" and will be asked to complete and decorate it. They will have at least a week to complete it.  Feel free to help your child in completing this assignment. Please send the poster back by:

    Friday, September 21st.



    Each month your child will receive a calendar and it can be found in the back of their blue homework folder.  Please check it daily as it will indicate whether your child earned a smile, frown, or required reminders for their behavior each day. The calendar will also have important dates noted such as class parties, picture day, no school days, early dismissal  days, spirit wear days, etc...

    rock star

    "ROCK STAR of the Week"!


    During the school year students will have the opportunity to EARN "Rock Star of the Week" and will have their poster on display and enjoy special privileges during the week!




         Beginning on ____________ , students will bring home a sight word reading race.  Please time your child and record how long it takes for them to read all of the sight words. Also, please initial next to each night.  The goal is for students to read the words quicker each night.  Thank you for your support!


         During the month of September all students will be assessed to determine their reading level.  After the whole class has been assessed they will bring home a "reading bag" with leveled readers for reading homework.  Please have your child read each night and a parent initial the reading log.  It will be a two-sided reading log.  One side provides your child with OPTIONAL and FUN ways to read at home.  (For example on their bed, under a table, etc...) The other side of the log should be filled out each night and initialed by a parent/guardian. 

    Thank you for your cooperation and as always if you should have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.



    school spirit

     School Spirit Days:  If possible have your child wear their spirit wear or school colors (red, black, or gray) on:

    September 28th

    October 12th

    January 18th

    February 15th

    April 12th


    H.O.P.E. Meetings:  The next meeting is on September 13th at 7pm in the library.  Hope you can join us!  We need your support to make the school a better place!  

    October 7th

    November 15th

    January 17th

    February 7th

    April 4th

    May 9th



    You can access the Math Series online.  (Pearson Realize)

    I assigned your child assignments that can be completed for additional math practice.  


    Log in information:


    1-Your child's ID# 

    2-Child's name beginning with a CAPITAL letter and grade: Example: John01 




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    First Grade Specials Schedule:

    Mondays: Computer

    Tuesdays: Art

    Wednesdays: Library(Please bring your library book.)

    Thursdays: Music

    Fridays: Gym (Please wear sneakers.)


    Lunch: 11:20- 11:50

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