Welcome to First Grade


    Mrs. DiGiacomo


    I am looking forward to a fun filled year with you in First Grade!


    Some friendly reminders:                                                                      Homework:

    School begins promptly at 8:20 A.M.                                                           Homework is given daily and includes:

    Please remember to pack a healthy snack each day!                                -1 Math Worksheet

    Dismissal is promptly at 2:45 P.M.                                                               -1 Phonics Worksheet

    Review your child's homework each night.                                                 -20 Minute Reading Log

    Review your child's Friday Folder each week.


    Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading:

    Bring along a book or magazine any time your child has to wait, such as at a doctor's office. Always try to fit in reading!

    Encourage your child to re-read favorite books and poems. Re-reading helps kids read more quickly and accurately.

    Ask your child questions about the story you've just read. Say something like, "Why do you think Clifford did that?"

    It's difficult for reading to compete with TV and video games. Encourage reading as a free-time activity.

    When your child is trying to sound out an unfamiliar word, give him or her time to do so. Remind to child to look closely at the first letter or letters of the word.

    Help your child pick books that are not too difficult. The aim is to give your child lots of successful reading experiences.

    Review and practice the First Grade Sight Word List Daily.

    Read to/with your child each night.


    First Grade Sight Word List:List A and B:

    the         I          to          a          is          went       

    my         go        me        are      on          like         

    in           so        we         it        and        this

    up          at        see        he       do          look

    you        an       can        no       am         for

    get        got      was       had     play        come

    too        all        be         as       by           they

    day       did       has       her     him          will

    fun       ball 


    How to Reach Me:

    Email: KDiGiacomo@Bogotaboe.com