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August 2019


Dear First Grader,


I hope you are as excited as I am about the start of school. First Grade is a special year full of incredible learning. Get ready to work hard and have fun! We are going to have an awesome year together!


My name is Mrs. McNamara, but you can call me Mrs. Mac. I have been a teacher for thirteen years. This will be my second year at Bear Tavern, and I can't wait to get started! (You can learn more about me on the “Meet Mrs. Mac” tab on our site.)


Before the first day of school, here are a few ideas to help you get ready.


  • Think about something from your summer to share with the class.

  • Think about some hopes and dreams you have for this school year. What do you want to learn? What do you hope first grade will be like?

  • Bring in a 4x6 picture of your family that we will proudly display in our classroom.

  • Starting about a week before school, try to get back on a school schedule so you’ll be well rested and have a great start to the year!


I’ll be putting the finishing touches on our classroom on Wednesday, August 28th starting at 9:00am. If you would like to check out our classroom, please stop by then! If you’re not able to, I look forward to seeing you on the first day of school!


Enjoy your last weeks of summer!



Mrs. Mac


P.S. Please check out the “School Supplies” Tab on our website to see what items you will need to bring with you to school!