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8/18/2016

Dear Parents,
Welcome to the H.B.B Community! I am so excited to be
your childs first grade teacher this year! In first grade, your
child will have tons of FUN and learn to be a SUPER reader
and writer! I bet you are wondering what our daily schedule
looks like? Here is a sneak peek at our schedule in room 25:
8:40-9:00 Arrival/Unpack/Lunch Count/Attendance
9:00-9:30 Walk to Learn (small group interventions)
9:30-10:00 Fundations (learning letter sounds, blends,
digraphs, handwriting)
10:00-10:15 Snack (please pack a healthy snack for your
child each day)
10:15-10:30 Interactive Read Aloud
10:30-11:30 Reading/Writing Centers
11:30-11:55 Recess
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:00 Exploration of new math topic
1:00-1:45 Math Centers
1:45-2:30 Specialists (art, music, computer, or gym)
2:30-3:10 Science/Social Studies
3:10-3:20 Pack up
3:20 Dismissal
Homework
Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday. Math homework is
sent home each night and is to be returned the following day.
Spelling/Phonics homework will also be assigned on Mondays

and should be returned on Fridays. Please make every effort


to read with your child EACH night.
Specialists
Each day from 1:45-2:30, your child will be participating in
gym, music, computers or art. At H.B.B. we have a six day
specialist schedule. Here is our schedule for Room 25:
Day One: Computers
Day Two: Gym
Day Three: Music
Day Four: Gym
Day Five: Music
Day Six: Art
Breakfast & Lunch
Your child has the opportunity to receive breakfast and lunch
each day. Free and reduced forms are available and will be
sent home during the first week of school. If you have any
questions, please contact Rebecca Bagnell in the Food
Service Department.
Behavior Management & Classroom Expectations
In our classroom, I expect that all children will treat each
other with respect and that they will try their hardest each
day. Within our classroom and throughout the school, we
emphasize positive reinforcement. Children who are
exemplifying model behavior will be rewarded with tickets.
These special Burklands BEST tickets can be redeemed at
the school store for AWESOME prizes! Special thanks goes to

our PTA for organizing the school store which is named, Husky
Haven!
Communication
I encourage you to communicate with me whenever you have
a question or concern. The best way to get in touch with me
is through e-mail.
My e-mail address is jbartlett@middleboro.k12.ma.us
I also use the program Remind101 for communication. To
receive text messages about important events or
friendly reminders; please text @e86fd to 81010
Mystery Readers
In our classroom, you have the opportunity to be a mystery
reader! The children love this and they have NO idea who the
mystery reader is until he/she arrives. You can choose a book
of your choice, or I can provide you with one. If you would like
to be a mystery reader, please contact me. You must have a
valid CORI on file with the front office.
Reminders

Please pack a healthy snack each day


Please return homework folder each day
Please wear sneakers on gym days
Please label coats, lunch boxes, hats, gloves, etc.
If there is a change in dismissal, please write a note

I look forward to a wonderful year together! I know this was


quite a bit of information, so if you have any questions or
concerns, please e-mail me!
Sincerely,
Ms. Bartlett
jbartlett@middleboro.k12.ma.us