First Grade

Welcome to Room 109!


Welcome to first grade! 

I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful summer and are excited for first grade!  This is going to be a fun year in which your children will build on and develop their skills in so many ways.  I am looking forward to getting to know your child and family, and to working together to build a strong classroom community.


The information below will help you with some of the “beginning of the year” things that you may be wondering about. In addition, you can navigate to other sections of my webpage by using the tabs to the left. I update my page each week and encourage you to check in for classroom news.



Below you will find a list of supplies to send to school.  Other school tools that your child will need are waiting in our classroom. Please keep any extra supplies that you have in a special place at home.  You will be able to use them when we start having homework. Please send in the following items:


  • School Bag-large enough for 2 folders and a lunch box (please consider fitting snow gear as well when choosing)
  • 1 Two-Pocket Take-Home Folder- to bring notes/ paperwork and finished projects to and from school (color and design your choice, but pockets on the bottom please)
  • 1 One-Subject spiral bound notebook
  • 3 large glue sticks


Open House:

 We will be having our First Grade Open House on Monday, August 28th, from 1:30-2:30 PM. Families and children are invited to meet their teachers, see their classrooms, and learn a little about first grade. I plan to speak about our year at around 1:50.  I am excited to meet many of you there!


Important Dates:


  • Monday, August 28 – First Grade Orientation, 1:30 – 2:30
  • Tuesday, August 29 - First day of School
  • Friday, September 1 - No School
  • Monday, September 4- No School-Labor Day



Classroom Supply Wish List: 

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Wet Ones wipes
  • Ziplock bags (any size)
  • Books and board games no longer used at home
  • Toys no longer used at home (especially Matchbox cars and small plastic animals/people)
  • Child appropriate magazines and catalogs (for cutting and collage)