Congratulations! You are the parent of a first grader here at Lowes Island Elementary! You will be amazed at just how much your child will grow this year. Most likely, your child has had the seeds of reading and writing planted, and during first grade those seeds will grow and blossom, making your child an accomplished reader and writer! You will see changes in your child’s thinking as he/she becomes familiar with abstract concepts and symbols. The change will be dramatic -- just compare a tiny seed with a full-grown sunflower. That’s the kind of growth you’ll see this year!
Ways to Help Your Child Bloom
The loveliest flowers usually have the best gardener -- and that’s you! Staying involved in your child’s education is the key to a successful year. Engage your child in conversation about his/her day. Another way to stay involved is to check your child’s take home folder EVERY evening. You’ll usually find it packed with school assignments, homework, projects, flyers, notices from the office, as well as notes from their teacher. As daunting as it may be, try to sort through them and read each one. They often contain important information and reminders. Your child should come to school the next day with a fairly empty folder - just homework and notes for school.
In addition to the four report cards and our fall conference, we teachers are always available to meet or speak with you. If it is not urgent, please jot a note and we will respond ASAP. In return, we will contact you if there is something we would like to discuss.