Supply List: 1 pack of #2 pencils 4 glue sticks Crayola Crayons (24 count) Fiskars metal pointed scissors 1 pack highlighters 8 black dry erase markers 1 Primary Manuscript Tablet 1" white vinyl binder 1 Mead Primary Composition Book (journal) Box of tissues Pack of Paper towels Baby wipes (girls) Lysol wipers (boys) Large bottle of hand sanitizer 1 Pack of pencil top erasers Small school supply box Backpack
Dear Parents, Please practice over the summer on the attached words. This will help your child to be prepared for the first grade. First graders will begin the school year reading in their reading books. It is very important that your child practice and be refreshed on the following skills:
1. Letters of the alphabet (out of order)
2. Sounds of letters
3. Forming letters and numbers correctly
4. Sight words (attached)
5. Color words
6. Number words to 10
7. Writing numbers to 100
Studies have consistently shown that children who read at home are better readers in school. When a child and parents share a book together, that time together in special for the child. It is a time for having all of the parents’ attention, a time for sharing an enjoyable experience, a time of feeling warm, secure, comfortable, and cared for. These feelings become associated with books and reading. Children who have been read to at home are eager to become readers themselves.
During the summer, please make time to read with your child. While reading with your child, look over the pictures and talk about them. Pictures provide clues to the words. Read the book to your child. Let your child attempt to read it back to you, or you may want to read the book out loud together. We are looking forward to working with your child next year.