Welcome to first grade at the Wilkins School! I hope you are having a relaxing summer and are almost ready to come back to school. First grade will be a very busy learning year filled with many fun activities. I am excited for the new school year and I look forward to meeting you soon.
Harbor One Bank has generously donated a backpack and supplies to every child at the West School. Your child will receive his/her backpack on the first day of school. Below you will find an updated supply list with additional supplies your child will need for the school year. Please send in supplies from this list either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of the first week.
Below are some tips to assist your child in our first grade classroom:
Personal items such as jackets, sweaters, backpacks and lunch boxes should be labeled. Please dress your child in layers, as it can get very warm in the classroom.
All correspondence from home such as milk/lunch money, book club money, and notices must be enclosed in an envelope with your name, room # and purpose. Your child will be getting a folder that will go home daily. Any notes or envelopes can go in the folder.
Be sure to pack one healthy, peanut/tree nut free snack and a drink (no soda please) to school each day, including Early Release days. We only have 10 minutes for snack so it should be a snack your child can manage by themselves. It is helpful to peel or cut fruit, especially when they start to lose teeth!
I hope you are all having a fantastic summer vacation. I am looking forward to having a great school year! I will see you on the first day of school on Wednesday, September 5th at 8:30.
Warmly, Grade One Teachers
**UPDATED** First Grade School Supplies 2018
The following items will help each student be prepared and organized for the school year. Please label each item with your child’s name and send them in the first week of school.
Grade One (required)
- 8-10 glue sticks (labeled)
- 1 box of 24 crayons (no larger)
- 2 erasers
- art smock (an old t-shirt will do)
- 1 inch 3-ring hard binder
- 1 package (4 or more) dry erase markers
- 1-2 boxes tissues
- 1-2 packages baby wipes (to clean tables)
- 1 pair of headphones (for I-pads)
Items being donated by Harbor One Bank:
- small backpack that will fit into a small locker, no wheels please
- 1 folder (2 pockets)
- 12 pencils
- 1 notebook
*Wish List for the entire class* (not required but appreciated)
- Ziploc bags (gallon-size, no sliders, please)
- Ziploc sandwich bags
- addition/ subtraction flash cards
- board games for indoor recess such as Checkers, Candyland, Ants in Your Pants, Memory
- 1 package of pencil top erasers
Grade One Team