Dear New First Grade Friends,
Hi! I’m Mrs. Cooley, your first grade teacher! Here is a picture I took with my new teacher planner. I get really excited about all things related to school and school supplies!
I absolutely cannot wait to meet you! I have been waiting all summer to find out who is in my class, and FINALLY, today– I got my list of students! I was so excited to see each of your names that I was doing a little happy dance-–I know you are going to be such a sweet, smart, and fun group of friends!
We are going to have such a magical year of learning together. I just love to learn new things, and I bet you do too! I absolutely LOVE reading-–and you need to know that I enjoy creating silly voices for characters when I read. (I am especially good at reading Junie B. Jones books.) I am kind of famous around here for reading and acting out the story at the same time, so it’s really funny to watch. Did you like reading stations in Kindergarten? Well, your new classroom has a play kitchen called the “Reading Restaurant” that is one of my favorite reading and writing centers. You can cook up recipes, create menus, create stores, and have a BLAST reading and writing and playing. It’s totally cool and I can’t wait to see your creativity and imagination at work! I also have some of the most amazing books EVER, including little stuffed book buddies that you can read to. Check out these guys I got this summer:
Ah! It’s the Pigeon! And Elephant and Piggie! Knuffle Bunny is also one of my all time faves! All that other stuff is art supplies and Birthday in a Bag stuff. I’ve been shopping and having fun getting the classroom all ready for you and our learning adventures!
On the first day of school, we are going to do a few of my all time favorite science activities—(parents, if you scroll through my past posts, you can see some of the fun we have had with science learning—just try to keep it a SURPRISE for your upcoming first grader–I want them to be amazed!)
I hope to see all of you at Meet the Teacher on August 4th! Please bring all your school supplies along with a big smile and hug for me, okay!? Have a great last few weeks of summer, and I will see you soon, first graders!
Parents, here are some Meet the Teacher Tips!