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Dear Families,


     Welcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have in his/her school career!  First Grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning.  This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated.


     During First Grade your child will learn how to read, write stories, add, subtract, and so much more.  My goal is to make your child’s First Grade learning experience a fun and exciting one.  I will work to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling.


     So much happens in First Grade!  Because of this, parents as well as children may have some apprehensions.  It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes.  Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills, as he/she is developmentally ready.  Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in first grade.


     Here are some ways you can help:


  *Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem.  This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work!


  *Look for and read your child’s mail in their HERO Binder.  This will have important information and helpful reminders.


  *Read to and with your child everyday, if possible.  The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.


First Grade ~ Where You’ll Watch Your Child Grow


   Mrs. Antoinette Hedrich