Ms. Nelsen's First Grade Room 4
at 8:15AM and ends at 2:40PM
On minimum days, school starts at 8:15AM
and ends at 1:00PM
open at 8AM. Yard Duty will be on the 1-3 playground at this time also.
your child is dropped off before 7:45 in the morning they will need to wait at
the flag pole until an adult arrives.
There will be NO supervision before this time.
bus riders will be taken up to the bus lines together.
I encourage older siblings to pick them up at
my door and escort them to the front/back pick up stations. If they do not have
older siblings, please know that we do have adult supervision at both parking
lots to watch students until an adult arrives. Please have a plan and tell your
child WHERE they will be picked up so we can get them to the correct place.
a photo ID if a child is going home with someone that is not their parents or
parents/visitors who are on campus during school hours need to check into the
office and get a visitor pass BEFORE volunteering or visiting the classroom.
you plan to pick your child up early from school, you must sign them out in the
office first. DO NOT come to the classroom. The office staff will contact the
classroom and send the child to the office to meet you. Please allow sufficient
time for any pickup, as we may be out at PE or recess, causing a delay in
sending the child up to meet you. Even if it is only 5 or 10 minutes early, you
must sign them out so the school has accountability for each child before
remember to write me a note if your child will not be going home in the usual
manner, or if your child will be picked up by someone new. If I do not have
written or verbal permission, I must send your child home in the usual manner
and to the usual bus stop. By 2:15PM
everyday the office and myself need to know of any changes in bus or pick
the office 368-0636 ext 33 or 34 if it is an emergency
If you live a
distance from the bus stop and plan on bringing your child to the bus stop each
day, please be there on time. The bus driver can only wait a minute or
two, and then must continue on their route. If you are not there on time, you
will be responsible for bringing your child to school.
brought to school by your child should be put in an envelope/zip lock that is
clearly marked with:
child and teacher’s name (Nelsen)
purpose of the money (lunch, book fair, pictures, etc.)
Cafeteria Lunch Money
you to stop by the office or use our online system to deposit money in a lunch
account before school begins. Then your child will not need to be responsible
for handling money.
Monday thru Thursday
(except for special events) your child
will have homework. My homework policy is based on our school boards’ adopted
guidelines. They will have a math page and a language page. These will be sent
home in their homework folder. This
folder needs to be returned each day with the finished homework.
In addition to
the worksheets, your child will also have reading homework. I consider this the most important piece.
Research shows that regular reading is probably THE most critical element
necessary in raising high achievers. Each night they will come home with a
paper book, softback book, or hardback book. Sometimes you will have to sign a
signature to ensure reading is done, other times not. I trust that you will
have your child read to you each night.
Please make sure you return all softback (in included plastic bag to
prevent water damage) and hardback books the next day as we need these for
daily use. You may keep all paper books
I will be sending home a large manila
folder that will have all of their completed work in it from the week. Please take out all of the pages and send the
folder back Monday.
Because I will
be sending home reading homework 4 time a week, I will not be requiring a
Absent Work Policy
I will collect
missed work and send it home with your child when they return. You may also send a sibling to collect it if
you would like it sooner. I would appreciate it if you would complete and
return the work within an appropriate timeframe.
In an effort to
align with upper grades, First Grade is going to switch classrooms this year
for the above subjects. I will be
teaching Social Studies & Art & a little bit of Mystery Science, while
Mrs. Gilbreath will be focusing completely on Science using our new FOSS
curriculum. We will have 2 lessons with
both teachers weekly.
rubric for most 1st grade work is
* =Awesome!! Great effort and work
Ok = Work is average, could be improved.
Poor quality and/or very little effort does not seem to care or did not try at
Spelling tests and the
occasional math and reading tests will be graded on the following scale:
and below F
– Above Grade Level
– Grade Level
- Approaching Grade Level
– Below Grade Level
– Far Below Grade Level
You will be
kept informed of our classroom activities and units of study through monthly
newsletters. Check for the newsletter in your child’s homework folder at the
beginning of each month. Occasionally, I will send home special notes or
reminders. Lots of important information will be included in these newsletters
and notes so please watch for them.
your child in comfortable clothing and shoes… clothing that is easy to move
around in and ones you won’t mind if they get dirty.
put first and last names in articles of clothing (coats, sweatshirts, etc.),
backpacks, and lunchboxes that you send with your child.
can also Read about the student dress code in the Oak View School Handbook.
We have a 1,2,3
discipline plan here in 1st Grade.
I will give them a verbal warning the first 2 times that behavior is out
of line. If I have to warn them 3 times
in a relatively short time span, they will be sent to a timeout. More extreme situations will be dealt with
We will have PE
on Monday and Thursdays. Please send your child to school wearing tennis shoes
on these days. Also comfortable clothing
that can get dirty. The kids will be sitting
on the ground and playing in the grass.
for homework = Prize Box
Group Points =
Marble Jar =
Toys are not
allowed at school or on the bus (See Oak View Handbook). Students will however,
have an opportunity to bring in toys to share with the class when they are the
“VIP of the week.”
They will be
asked to keep personal belongings in their backpacks.
We love to
acknowledge birthdays so if you would like to bring in a special treat for your
child you are more than welcome to. You
may send it with your child that day or drop it off in the office anytime.
your child with their own snack in their backpack each day for the 10:00 snack
recess. If they do not wish to eat a
snack at that time they do not have to eat one.
Most students are hungry though and need a little snack at this time.
sure that I have current phone numbers (home, work, cell, etc.). This is very
important in case of emergencies. If you would like to contact me, please feel
free to call me at 368-0636 ext. 04, and leave a message. If possible, email is
also available at
. I check it periodically throughout the
(Music 8:30 – 9:00 Mondays)
8:35-9:00 Reading/Grammar Lesson/Phonics
10:20-11:30 Math lesson and Groups
12:30-1:30 Science/Social Studies/Art
1:50-2:30 Handwriting/Writer’s Workshop/PE/Library/Free
2:30-2:40 Homework review/Pack up
*This schedule is
subject to change depending on the needs of the school year