Friday, August 3, 2018

Welcome Letter

         August 2018
Dear Friends,

Welcome to first grade!  My name is Mrs. Hebert and I will be your teacher this year.  I am excited for our year ahead together and I hope that you are too!

During the first few weeks of school we will spend time getting to know each other before we dive into an exciting year of learning!  Our first unit will focus on the life cycles as we explore the teeny, tiny, wonderful world of insects all around us!  Some other fun topics we will be learning this year are plants, Endangered Species, families around the world, and the weather.  We will also do a lot of activities and play a lot of fun games to help you learn how to read!  You will also become an author by writing at least two books!  Mathematics will also be an exciting part of our day.  

         I need to remind you and your family of some important upcoming dates:
  •  Friday, August 24th is “Meet and Greet Your Teacher Day.”  Please come to our room (210) from 1:00-2:00!
  • Monday, August 27th is your first day of school!  This is a FULL day for first graders (dismissal at 2:55).
  • Don't forget that we do not have school on Friday, August 31st and Monday, September 3rd in celebration of Labor Day.

I hope you are able to stop by and visit during our “Meet and Greet Your Teacher Day!”  This will be a great chance to take a peek at your classroom and for me to meet you before we start our year together on Monday, August 27th.

I hope you've enjoyed a wonderful summer vacation and I look forward to seeing you soon!

       Mrs. Hebert


School Supply List

Dear Families,

The following each child will need for his/her personal use:
  • A 1 ½ -inch hard covered 3 ring binder with a clear plastic cover insert (this will be used for your child's 1st grade portfolio)
  • Box of plastic sleeves (for your child's first grade portfolio)
  •  Red PLASTIC folder for independent work. (We will keep this folder all year long and it will not need to be replaced)
  • A change of clothes in a plastic bag that may be kept in your cubby (labeled).  I also ask each season to change the clothes in your child’s cubby.  They quickly grow out of the clothing and as seasons change, the type of clothing changes as well!
  • A backpack labeled with your first and last name and bus # if you ride the bus.        

The following list of items would be most useful and will be stored in a community supply for classroom use (this list is optional but greatly appreciated!):
  • Glue Sticks
  •  Colored pencils (Crayola works best!)
  • Thick or thin, washable markers (Crayola)
  •  Crayons (Crayola)
  • (Expo) Dry Erase Markers (thin or thick)
  • Antibacterial wipes (we wipe down the tables after snack and at the end of each day)
  •  Tissues
  • Gallon, Quart, or Sandwich size zippered baggies
  • Plastic spoons

Please do not send in individual pencil boxes, pencils, sharpeners, etc. Each table will share a “community supply” of materials.  A pencil box of materials at home to use for homework is an excellent way to encourage good organizational habits.
Thank you for your consideration and support!

Mrs. Andrea Hebert

Thursday, August 2, 2018


Welcome to First Grade!

We have an exciting year ahead! I'm excited to be sharing the wonderful world of learning with you!