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  1. Welcome to First Grade Cambridge Primary School Mrs. Jensen Cambridge Primary

  2. Questions If at the end of this half hour slideshow, you have any questions about our day or classroom happenings, please write them on the cards provided. PLEASE write your name and phone number. If you have a current e-mail address, please include that as well.

  3. Hopes and Dreams Student’s Hopes and Dreams Parent’s Hopes and Dreams

  4. Classroom Beliefs 1. Treat others the way you want to be treated. 2. Be safe. 3. Follow directions right away. 4. Look and Listen so we will Learn.

  5. Classroom Management Logical Consequences Take a Break – Move Clip, slow down, think about it Fix It

  6. A Day in Our Classroom 8:00 Arrival and Personal Choice Activities 8:15 bell is the tardy bell. 8:20 Morning Meeting 8:40 Calendar Math 8:55 Bathroom Break & Snack Time 9:00 Math 9:50 Phonics Instruction 10:10 Writing 10:40 Recess 11:10 Lunch 11:45 Read Aloud 12:00 Reading Block 1:55 Specials Day 1 - Phy. Ed. Day 2 – Music Day 3 – Phy. Ed. Day 4 – Library/Computer Then start over with Day 1 2:50 Dismissal

  7. Homework What you can do at home to help your student success at school: Homework packet on Mondays Sight Words on Fridays Spelling Kiwi Packs and Reading Calendars Absent Folder – vacation, sick, etc.

  8. Attendance Attendance: Be sure to call the attendance line whenever your child is going to be tardy or absent. Encourage regular school attendance and help your child arrive on time. Remember that absences make learning difficult for first graders as they miss both large and small group instruction in reading and math skills. 763-691-6510

  9. We go outside everyday for recess unless it is below 0 or pouring rain. Help your child dress for the weather. Layered clothing is recommended. Remember warm jackets, snow pants, hats, mittens, boots, and scarves when needed. Please wear comfortable and safe shoes. Flip flops or slip-ons are not allowed at CPS.

  10. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Make sure that your child gets adequate rest and eats a healthy breakfast before coming to school. See that your child always has lunch money in the food service account. This can be done online, or by payment to the CPS office by 10:00 am on the day the money is needed. Send a nutritious snack to school with your child each day for snack time. Water bottles are okay in our room!

  11. Home and School Communication Take Home Folder: Please check your child’s folder every evening for daily papers, homework, and notes. Weekly newsletters will come home on Fridays. Send a note to school whenever there is a change in your child’s normal after school routine. This is necessary for your child’s safety. Best times to get a hold of Mrs. Jensen – 2:00 – 2:40 or after school. Best ways to get a hold of Mrs. Jensen – phone 691-6552, e-mail, notes Skyward Family Access Website -

  12. We look forward to a wonderful and productive school year with your first grader! The First Grade Teachers