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Thankful in First Grade

Thankful in First Grade

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The first-grade first semester has been full of listening, learning, and loving school. Much of the success in school starts with the foundation of routines, procedures, and expectations. These skills help develop the foundation for how to learn and be successful in the classroom.  In addition, we work on the importance of being respectful, responsible, safe, and using kindness as lifelong skills.

First grade has many traditions as well.  Tradition means the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation or the fact of being passed on in this way.  First grade has a long-established tradition of sending home a turkey pattern and a writing framework to invite families to visit about their long-established Thanksgiving traditions or perhaps the making of new ones.  Each first grader with the help of family members uses non-food materials to creatively “dress” their turkey and to write about their family traditions or what things make them thankful. The following are examples from this year’s first-grade students.

The first-grade teachers include Abby Brown, Cindy Braun, Kerensa Rowley, Cindy Price, Vicki Miles, Mila Wilcox, Kara Savage, and Torey Dudley.  They each appreciate and are thankful for the opportunity to teach these wonderful first graders.