Hello and welcome to first grade! I am Ms. Boyce and I am very excited to meet you! First grade is truly a year of transformation for your young learner. Your child will grow tremendously both academically and socially.
In reading, we will work together to strengthen your child’s foundational skills and give them the tools they need to grow and feel confident in their reading abilities. We will be focusing on decoding strategies and reading fluency as well as comprehension and reading for a message. Your child will engage in a daily writing workshop and learn how to express their ideas and experiences.In math, we will be learning about place value, addition and subtraction, geometry concepts and starting to practice metal math skills. In science and social studies, we will be learning about community helpers, maps, weather, and animals. These units of study will be very fun for our class as we have many experiments to get us excited and immersed in these topics. We will grow in our Catholic faith this year by learning about God’s love for us. Your child’s faith will be nourished as we learn about how we celebrate and live our faith.
It is my goal to foster a warm community that gives your child the attention and tools they need to reach their highest potential. It is important to me that my classroom is a positive and happy place where all students feel valued, welcomed, and celebrated. I am looking forward to a wonderful year of learning together!