Welcome to Mrs. Berkley & Ms. Marrero's First Grade Class
We are entering the 6th month of school and we will be very busy. This month we will be going on our class field trip to the Shell Factory. It is not too late to turn in your permission slips. Please know that if your child does not turn in their permission slip before the 12th, they will not be allowed to go on the trip. This month, we will be learning about Martin Luther King Jr. We will also be celebrating the 100th day of school. In math, we will be starting place value and studying numbers to 120. We will be doing expository writing, and learning about how to write to explain a task. 
We would love to have guest speakers come in  to share their experiences. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.


We would like to remind all parents how important it is for your child to read every night.  Please set aside a 15 minute time period for reading.  Also, it is important that your child bring their library books back to school everyday.  Even if they have not finished the book.  There is silent reading time during the day and if your child does not have their book, they will have nothing to read.

Also, please remember to sign the planner nightly.  This way we know that you have seen it (even if they have stayed on green ).  Please make sure you praise your child for good behavior as it reinforces what we want to see in the classroom and at home!

     Important Dates to Remember in January:


 Monday the 8th: Welcome back to school

Tuesday the 9th: PTO meeting 2:30

Friday the 12th: Field Trip to the Shell Factory

Monday the 15th: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Tuesday the 16th: Report cards go home

Thursday the 18th: SAC/PTO meeting 5:30

Tuesday the 23rd: 100th Day of school

Friday the 26th: Pajama Day

Monday the 29th: Start of Book Fair week

Tuesday the 30th: Class picture day (group)

Contact Information:
The best way to get notes to us is to either put them in your child's Homework Folder or if it is a quick note just write it in the planner.  We check these everyday, so we will be sure to get the message.  Please know that if your child is changing the way he/she is going home it has to be in writing.  Otherwise, we will need to send them the way they normally go home.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can also e-mail me at:  Meganmb@leeschools.net 
Please make sure you are signing your child's planner every night (even if they have stayed on green).