Welcome to Mrs. Hogan's First Grade Class!

     Please feel free to email me with any questions. 


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    Hi Parents and Students,

    I am very excited to meet you all.  I really want my new students to love first grade and to love learning.  I've listed a lot of information below to help the transition of my students into first grade.

    -I will be outside ready to greet the students on the first day of school.  Students should arrive to school at 8:30 to 8:45 am.  Our room is the first classroom on the right side, after the office, down the kindergarten/first grade wing.  It's Room #1.  If your child is a pick-up, please make sure that you send a written note in, or call the school's office.  Also indicate whether your child is a pick-up student every day or just on certain days.

    -Students will have their own desk and bin to place their backpacks, extra clothing, and school supplies in.  

    -Students will receive a new, red, classroom folder for information and homework.  The folder will be a great way for us to communicate as well as using email.  Place any notes for me, or the office, in the student folder.  I will check them every morning and pass along any information. 

    -After the first week of school, student's will come home with a weekly homework packet, a checklist of daily assignments, and reading work.  The homework packet is usually sent home on a Friday afternoon and should return to school on the following Friday.  Students will have daily sight words to practice reading, and spelling patterns to learn.  They will have a weekly or biweekly book to practice reading to a parent, adult, or an older sibling.  Parents will sign a reading log and the student can bring their book and reading log back to school. Don't worry, I will introduce everything slowly.

    -Send your child to school with a mask daily.  We will have extras if something happens to your child's mask during the school day.  I will give mask breaks throughout the day to help make sure that the students are comfortable.  

    - Students will be provided with a free breakfast and lunch if they want it.  Students may bring their own lunch from home as well.  Students may also bring in a water bottle.

    -We will have a daily snack time in the afternoon, so students should bring something in.  No worries if a student forgets.  I will provide a packaged snack for those students that need one.

    -Everyday the students will be working on Fundations (Phonics, Blending Spelling Patterns, and Handwriting), Independent Reading, I-Ready Math, and Writer's Workshop.  They will also have Reading Groups, Social Studies, Science Activities, Computer Time, and a Craft for one or two times a week.

    -The students will have weekly tests in reading, spelling, and math.  They will have practice tests during the beginning of the school year.  Often I will need to read the tests with the class first before they are ready to take tests independently. 

    -Students will receive grades on quarterly report cards based off of the students performances on classroom tests and assignments. 

    Thank you all,

    Mrs. Hogan 




    Let's Hop Into First Grade! 





Last Modified on August 27, 2021