Welcome to Ms. Battle's first grade classroom blog!

Schedule and Routines


I’m going to post our weekly schedule here.  We always go to lunch from 11:50-12:20 each day.  You are always welcome to come have lunch with us.  Just sign in the office and you can sit at the visitor table by the windows.

Click link below for 2017 schedule:




Our cafeteria uses a computerized cash register. You may deposit money into their account weeks or months in advance.

We will have snack each day in the classroom. Children are responsible for bringing their own snack/drink each day. Please send healthy snacks that are easy to clean up.

Children are invited to bring in water to drink throughout the day. Water bottles should have a sports/pop up top to prevent spills.

Accelerated Reader
Students will work towards an individual goal, as well as earning AR beads to add to their strand each week. The children will be able to go to the library regularly to pick out new AR books to bring home to read. Please remember that the Accelerated Reader program is a small piece in the larger puzzle of reading. It is a wonderful practice tool, but is not the sole source in teaching your child to read.


Once homework begins, your child will have assignments Monday-Thursday. All assignments will be due on Friday. There will be a spelling test on Friday. Along with assigned homework, I expect that your child will read every night. Homework and spelling words can be found in the weekly newsletter.


Any changes in dismissal need to be in writing and at school by 12:00 noon. If you have any last minute changes, please notify the school via a phone call to the office. Please do NOT rely on APS e-mail for any transportation changes. If dismissing your child from school, please be sure to pick him/her up by 1:30 pm.

Please call the school office, send me an email, or send in a written note as an excuse when your child is absent from school. Please do this within 3 days of your child’s absence. We will then make arrangements for any missed classwork.

On your child’s birthday he/she will get to share 5 special things they bring from home with the class. They will also get to decorate their own birthday crown, get to be the line leader for the day, and we will of course sing “Happy Birthday” on their special day. We will celebrate all summer birthdays throughout the month of May.

**Please do not send in edible treats, like cupcakes or cookies, on your child’s birthday due to food allergies.

Party Invitations:
Invitations can be passed out in the classroom if you are inviting the WHOLE class or ALL the girls or boys.

Thank You for your understanding and cooperation!


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