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Welcome to Mrs. Betsy Campbell’s First Grade Classroom. Please sign the Sign-In Sheet a nd find your child’s desk. A little information about myself. My name is Betsy Hall Campbell. I graduated from Lambuth University in 1977. This is my 34 th year to teach at McKenzie Elementary School.

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welcome to mrs betsy campbell s first grade classroom

Welcome to Mrs. Betsy Campbell’sFirst Grade Classroom

Please sign the Sign-In Sheet

and find your child’s desk.

a little information about myself
A little information about myself
  • My name is Betsy Hall Campbell.
  • I graduated from Lambuth University in 1977.
  • This is my 34th year to teach at McKenzie Elementary School.
  • I am married to Keith Campbell. We have 2 wonderful sons, Brian and Brad.
  • My family owns Campbell Well Drilling in McKenzie.
  • I enjoy cooking, reading, walking, animals, and outdoor sports.
parents are the key
Parents are the Key
  • Educational Research Shows:
  • Students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background are more likely to:
  • Earn higher grades and test scores and enroll in higher-lever programs
  • Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
  • Graduate and go on to post-secondary education
please look for
Please look for…
  • Weekly behavior reports every Friday
  • Weekly newsletters every Friday
  • Progress reportsevery 3 weeks
  • Report cards every 6 weeks
  • Homework Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday unless it is a short week, and then we will have it on Wednesday.
  • First Graders will receive grades in:
  • READING- Oral Reading and Vocabulary/Comprehension on Friday
  • MATH-every chapter test
  • SPELLING-one test every Friday
  • CONDUCT-S,N,U are given according to color changes. An N or U will keep a student off of the Honor or Merit Roll. Explanation of color changes is in your folder.

***If your child fails Reading or Math, they will be retained the next school year.

grading system
Grading System
  • Our Grading Scale
  • A 93-100
  • B 85-92
  • C 75-84
  • D 70-74
  • F Below 70
    • Our Math and Spelling test will be on a 100% scale. Weekly Oral Reading tests count 25% and Weekly Vocabulary/Comprehension tests count 75% of the total weekly grade.
classroom fee supplies
Classroom Fee/Supplies
  • There is a $2.00 classroom fee for your child’s writing paper.
  • You can pay with cash or write a check to McKenzie Elementary School and put it in the envelope on your child’s desk.
  • You have a detailed supply list in your folder.
  • Please remember a pencil bag, white glue, and wooden pencils.
a first grade day
A first grade day…
  • Morning Work Calendar Math

Reading Grammar/Spelling Lunch

Read/rest Themes Free time

Learning Centers Rotation Snack


our schedule
Our Schedule
  • 7:45 – 8:10 Morning Activities
  • 8:10 – 9:30 Math
  • 9:30-10:20 Reading
  • 10:20-10:50 Grammar/Spelling
  • 10:55-11:20 Lunch
  • 11:20-11:50 Read/Rest
  • 12:00 – 12:50 Guidance (every other week)
  • 11:50-12:20 Themes
  • 12:20 –12:40 Free time

_ 12:40 –1:40 Learning Centers

_ 1:40 – 2:30 Rotation

    • Monday – Library
    • Tuesday & Thursday – P.E. (wear tennis shoes)
    • Wednesday – Computer Lab
    • Friday – Music
    • 2:30 - Snack, prepare for home

**2:55 Begin dismissal

lunch time
Lunch time
  • Your child’s lunch time will be 10:55-11:20
  • If you would like to eat with your child, please check in at the office and meet us at the cafeteria door
  • Your child may bring a snack to eat at the end of the day.
change in destination
Change in Destination
  • Please send written consent,

address, and bus number

Call the school office if note was not sent

only in case of emergency

If you have questions about bus routes you may call the bus shop at 986-3093/986-9425

first grade birthday policy
First Grade Birthday Policy
  • Birthday party invitations can be passed out as long as there is one for every student in the class.
  • To celebrate your child’s birthday, you may send a light snack for the class that follows the food policy guidelines found on our MES website.
please leave tonight
Please leave tonight…
  • I only need these 2 things before you leave tonight:
  • 1. Transportations sheet about the first day of school and days after
  • 2. Information sheet

You may look over the other papers in your folder and send them to school with your child on Monday.

thank you
Thank you!!!
  • I appreciate you coming tonight. I am looking forward to great year with your children. Please do not hesitate to call, write, or email me if you ever need me.
  • Contact information: [email protected]
  • School number: 352-5272
  • Any questions???