NOTE: There are currently openings in the first grade for 2019-20. Please complete THIS FORM if you are interested.
First-Second Grade Classroom
Jennifer Tschirky teaches the 1st and 2nd grade classroom and is assisted by Brenda de Jesus Acosta and Luke Politte. The class meets from 8:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when students are dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
Goals and Expectations
First and Second grade is an exciting time to begin to read. By teaching foundational skills in language arts, children will learn to read, write, and express themselves among their peers and adults. By using resources from their environment, they can become life-long learners who contribute to the community. We are using English Language Arts and Development materials from Benchmark.
Our Classroom Agreements
1. Be an active listener
2. Have a peaceful body
I am available after school at 2:45 if you would like to talk about your child. You may also send a note for me in your child's plastic folder. In addition, feel free to call the school telephone and leave a message for me with the Office Staff. In the Fall and Spring we will have Parent Teacher Conferences where we will discuss your child's growth. Between those times I will send Progress Reports home in order for you to stay informed.
Homework is given on a weekly basis. It is given out on Friday and is due the following Friday. For each week's worth of homework, your child is expected to do math, reading, writing, and spelling. Reading is the most important part of your child's homework. Each 1st grader is expected to read for 10 minutes every night and each 2nd grader is expected to read for 20 minutes every night.
Each child is given a plastic folder. This folder is used to transport materials, homework and books between home and school. Please check your child's folder each week, as this is where you will find important notes from school as well.