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Welcome to First Grade!

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  After spending the summer outside playing with my sons, Aidan and Alexander, I am looking forward to another wonderful school year.  This letter will provide you with some basic information about our classroom and our schedule.

Our specials rotate on a 4 day cycle, A, B, C, and D. 

A – Physical Education, Please have your child wear sneakers.

B- Art

C – Music

D- Library/Tech Ed

On Mondays, I will send home a copy of the spelling and sight words for the week.  Our spelling tests will be on Fridays. 

It is important for your child to have a backpack for school.  Your child will receive a home folder the first day of school.  I will have students place important papers and homework in their folder each day before dismissal.  I strongly encourage you to empty this folder each night.  You can also keep updated with classroom and school activities by subscribing to my blog at http://blogs.pennmanor.net/emattern/

This year, I am going to try something new to keep your child organized.  Instead of a pencil box, I am asking that your child bring in a zip lock bag with his/her name on it.  You can put 5 pencils, a box of crayons, 3 glue sticks, an expo marker, and an old sock inside this bag.  At the end of each month, this bag will come home for you to refill.   I am hoping that this will help to keep your child organized.

To keep our room clean, it would be great if your child could bring in a box of clorox wipes or hand sanitizer.  I appreciate your help in keeping our room a germ free zone!

Things your child needs for the first day of school, Wednesday, August 21.

  1. Ziplock Bag filled with supplies
  2. Back Pack
  3. Water bottle
  4. Name tag included in this letter

I look forward to meeting each one of you.  Meet the Teacher Night will be on August 28th from 4-6.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.  Together we will make your child’s school year meaningful and successful.

Enjoy the rest of summer!


Emily Mattern

Email – emily.mattern@pennmanor.net

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