*Please note, our FRIDAY Special will change every 10 weeks.
Our Specialists Schedule:
*Please note, our FRIDAY Special will change every 10 weeks.
This will be sent via email on Tuesday, 8/23.
Dear Parents and First Graders,
Welcome to First Grade! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing summer. I cannot wait to hear about all the memories you made this summer!
My name is Mrs. Bower and I will be your first grade teacher. This is my eighth year teaching in Attleboro and my sixth year teaching first grade! I love all the learning and activities we do in first grade! I am sure you will love first grade, too. We have an exciting year ahead of us that will be filled with lots of learning and growing.
I can’t wait to meet you and learn all about you… Here is some information about me: I have a daughter named Carly, who is two. Over the summer we spent a lot of time at the beach, Patriot Place (which she calls “Papa work”), jumping in Bounce Houses, and learning her letters and numbers! I am married to a wonderful man named Mr. Bower, who is a financial analyst. That means he works with money and numbers all day long! He really loves math! Mr. Bower came into our classroom a lot this summer to help me set it up for you! In November, my family will be starting a new adventure as we welcome our son (Carly’s brother) into the world! But, to Carly she already has a brother… a doggy-brother! We have a dog, Rocco. He is almost 9 years old! When I am not in school, I am spending lots of time with my family. We enjoy having cookouts in our backyard and being outside as much as we can! Mr. Bower and I go to a lot of the Patriots games. We are very big Patriots fans! We even went to the Super Bowl two years ago!
Another thing you should know about me is that I LOVE technology. In our classroom we use it a lot! We have iPads and SMARTBoard that we use regularly. I am also big on communicating through technology. I have a website that I update almost daily. The link for our website is: http://mrsbowergrade1.weebly.com Here you can find more information on me, pictures, classroom wish lists, important first grade links and information, and reminders throughout the year. I strongly encourage you to visit the website – even bookmark it (save it to your favorites). I’ve already updated it for this school year – so please be sure to check it out.
In addition to this website, I also use a text messaging system called, "Remind." Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. I have a special code that you enter so that you can receive messages from me and if needed you can text me. I will never see your cellphone number and you will never see mine. It keeps it completely private.
I have already set up the Remind unique code for the upcoming school year. If you are a parent of one of my students, I strongly suggest you subscribe to my updates through Remind either with text messaging or emails. I am including the directions below.
To Join Mrs. Bower's Remind:
There are a few things I would like to tell you about the first day of school. First, please remember that school starts at 8:15 AM and ends at 2:55PM. Before school on the first day, we will meet outside on the blacktop near the playground. Look for the sign that says “MRS. BOWER” and you’ll find me. Parents, we will say our goodbyes here and I will take the students up to our classroom to begin our school day. Please be aware that parents will not be allowed into the classroom/school to say goodbye to help your student transition better. We encourage a kiss and wave. Goodbyes are hard for you and your child the first week, so we try to make it as easy as possible. During this time on the blacktop, I will not be able to have long discussions with you as I will be responsible for ensuring all of my students are where they need to be. I promise I am not trying to be rude!
The first day of school will be an exciting and busy day so please remember to bring a snack and either your lunch or lunch money. Our classroom is very warm so please bring a bottle of water too. Please note: we are a PEANUT/NUT AWARE classroom. That means students cannot bring in snacks to the classroom that contain nuts/peanuts (these can be for lunch in the cafeteria).
Parents, I promise that I strive each day to make learning a fun and educational process for your child. However in order to achieve this I will need your help so we can make this year as successful as it can be! I feel that you and I are a team working together to assist your child in developing emotionally and academically. As the parent/guardian you are the most important person in your child’s life and the first (and continuous) teacher in your child’s life. If we work as a team and communicate, your child will have a very successful year! Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year. Please feel free to send a note in with your student, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to a great year and working together to help your child become the best first grade student he/she can be.
We will be learning about many interesting and exciting things this year. I can’t wait to get started and I can’t wait to meet you!
Your First Grade Teacher,
I use a texting service that allows me to send updates to your phone directly. You will never have my cellphone number and your cellphone number does not appear either. It is a great way to stay connected throughout the school day. I can send whole class announcements, individual messages/chats, and you can "text" me questions as well. It is free and secure! I have used it for many years now and parents love it!
I am attaching a PDF with the directions on how to sign up for my notifications and chat.
Hello! I am hoping you've stumbled across my website because you've received your class placement and found out that I will be your first grade teacher! :) I am so excited to meet all of you on the first day of school.
I would love for you to check out the "About Mrs. Bower" page. You can find this right at the top of this website. You can also find my contact information there as well.
If you are wondering what you will need for the first day of school, I've included a letter below from the first grade teachers.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer... and I will see you soon! :)
P.S. Check back frequently... I post often! I'm sure I'll have more updates before September 1!
As this school year ends, we would like to congratulate your child for all their hard work in kindergarten and welcome them to the first grade in September. We would like to give you some help as you prepare your child for grade one over the summer. The following is a list of school supplies that we frequently use.
You are not obligated to purchase these materials. However, if you are planning to buy supplies, we want you to be able to take advantage of all the “back to school” sales that happen during the summer months. Please label your child’s supplies before sending them into school.
Supplies Each Student Will Need*:
· One Subject Notebook
· Two Boxes of Pencils (Standard Pencils; Non-Decorative)
· Pack of Glue Sticks (4 count)
· Pack of Dry Erase Markers for Slates (4 count)
· Box of 24 count crayons
· Standard Pencil Box (please label this with your student’s first and last name)
Classroom Community Supplies:
· Hand Sanitizer
· Two Boxes of Tissues
· Cleaning Wipes
· Pencil Cap Erasers
· Small Trinkets for Prize Jar
· Sticky Notes
٠ Large and small Ziploc Bags
Items NOT Recommended for First Grade:
· Individual Pencil Sharpeners
If you buy larger packs of any of the above supplies, please keep the extras at home for when your child runs out at school. Any supplies that do not fit into your child’s pencil box, will be sent back home. Space is very tight in the classrooms. We will also gladly accept donated supplies to be shared with the entire class. Please write a note to let us know if you are sending something in for general classroom use.
Thank you so much. Enjoy your summer vacation!
First Grade Teachers
Mrs. Bower is a First Grade Teacher who loves her family, her dog Rocco, teaching, the Patriots, and being outside!