We have a tradition in first grade called "Secret Reader". Both Secret Reader and Family Share are a great way for families to stay connected and be part of our classroom. Every Friday morning from 8:05 - 8:25 a.m. we welcome a 1L parent, sibling, family member, or other special person to: read 2 picture books to us (Secret Reader)and/or share information with the class about your family's culture (Family Share) ***Please do NOT tell your first grader; keep it a SURPRISE! The First Graders will SOLVE THE MYSTERY! First graders love to ask questions, gather information, and discover who is our mystery guest. After a drum roll, we will open the door and invite you in! Secret Reader is a first grade tradition and we hope all families are able to participate at least once during the school year (however, please note participation is not required).
Family Share in 1L is a special way for families to share their culture with the class. Our students and teachers love to learn about what makes your family unique and the special traditions you have. Your family's culture is important and we encourage you to share it with us!
Ideas for sharing your family's culture with the class may include, but are not limited to: -read a book(s) that shows your family's culture -show family photos share special music use a map to highlight areas of the world that are important to your family -show traditional clothing or other artifacts lead the class in a brief craft project
Special Instructions: Please drop off your child as usual. Next, walk to the main office and show your a photo ID. Then come to our classroom and wait outside our classroom. We will open the door and reveal the BIG surprise! Each family should only sign up for one slot at first. As the year continues, we will see if there are additional available slots to have a second opportunity.
We look forward to welcoming you to our classroom! If you need to find a date/time that is not listed, want to discuss ideas, or have any questions, please contact me directly via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).