Monthly Archives: August 2018

Don’t Forget….

Tomorrow evening is Back to School Night at Hambright from 4-6. Please bring your child back to school for this event. We will show you many of the fun projects we have completed over the past week, and you will see all of your child’s important spots around the room and the school. This is a drop-in from 4-6, tomorrow, August 29, 2018 at Hambright. I look forward to seeing you then! 

We will have a 1:30 dismissal on Thursday, August 30, 2018. 

What a Great Day!

The first day of first grade was a success! We are off to a great start! Today we read The Rainbow Fish and worked on some coloring and painting. We also made a list of classroom expectations… Here is what the class came up with…

Be kind to each other and share

Keep our hands and feet to ourselves

Listen to our teachers

Always tell an adult where you are going

Raise your hand when you have something to say

As a class we are committed to meeting these expectations. We will add to them as the year goes on! 

A few important pieces of information: Our Take Home/ Return to School folders have not arrived yet. I gave the students a red or blue folder to keep until they come in. If  paperwork needs to be completed, please do so asap.  Also, we dismiss from our special area class. This will take some getting used to and we had several kiddos forget lunch boxes in the bin. We will use a checklist tomorrow to make sure we have everything we need. If you are picking your child up at car line, please make sure you tell the office, so that we can make sure they are at the correct line in time.

Thank you for your support! This year is going to be great! 

The first grade works on paint for our rainbow fish! 


We Are Going to Have a ONEderful year in Mrs. Appel’s First Grade!

Welcome to Appel’s Awesomesauce! The place to find all the latest information for first grade! By now I hope you have received your welcome letter giving you the details of our first day together… this Thursday (August 23rd)!! 

Here are a few of the basics: 


A lunch on the first day- Pasta and tossed salad ( A lunch changes daily)

B lunch – Egg McComet ( B lunch changes weekly)

C lunch PB&J ( this is a daily choice and is always available) 

D lunch ( yogurt and string cheese ( this is a daily choice and is always available) 

Birthday Celebrations: We are excited to share your child’s birthday if you would like us to! If you would like to send in a treat for the class, we ask that you send in a non edible item such as a pencil, eraser, or sticker.  Currently our class number of students is : 25. 


There are a few items you could do daily for homework: 

Practice Spelling Words– A spelling list will be sent home the first day of a new lesson. You can also find spelling words on this blog.  We keep each list for 6 days. Our test is always on the 6th day of a list. 

Math– We will have math homework on an average of 3 nights a week. Sometimes your child will finish his or her homework at school… yippee! 

Guided Reading will begin early this fall. Your child will bring home a book with a sticky note for you to sign and return. By signing this note you are saying that your child has read the book to you, or with you, and that you have spent a few minutes talking about the book. 

Homework should not be taking more that 15-20 minutes. If it is, please contact me. 

Educational Trips

If you will be having your child miss school for a family trip  please complete a trip form and return it to the office for approval. I will send assignments home with your child to complete during your trip. 

Early Dismissal and Transportation Changes: Please send all transportation changes to school in writing. If you have last minute transportation changes, please call the office. 

Behavior Plan: Please see the tab on our blog to learn about our clip chart. 

I am so excited to get to know your child and your family! Let’s have a great year!!