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Christine Chamberlain

Christine Chamberlain

Grade:
First Grade and First Grade Religion

Email:
cchamber@sfdscs.org

Christine Chamberlain

Welcome Message

WELCOME FIRST GRADE PARENTS!

 

Welcome to First Grade!  Get ready for an exciting, fun-filled year where, together, we’ll watch your child flourish into a strong and independent reader and mathematician!  To help maintain your child’s current reading level, read to your child or listen to your child read this summer 5 days a week for 20 minutes!  The idea is not to teach your child how to read, but to help your child become a book lover!  Read favorites over and over until your child is able to read them to you.  Help your child select books from the attached reading list that are of high interest.  The books should be available at the Wicomico County Library…plan weekly visits if possible!  Please feel free to substitute books on the list with books you and your child find enjoyable.

 

Keep a list of the books you and your child read together on the attached Reading Log.  In addition, encourage your child to color the 1,000 Minutes of Summer Reading chart daily.  Both will be collected the first day of school!

 

Also enclosed is a list of the first 100 Fry High-Frequency Words that we’ll begin reviewing the first day of school.  Give your child a GIANT head-start before school even begins by copying 5-10 words on index cards and then taping them to the front of your refrigerator.  Get your child in the habit of reading all the words before opening the refrigerator door!  Hang them in any spot in your home where your child can see and read them often throughout the day!

 

It is my sincere hope that your child experiences nothing but success during their entire First Grade experience!  You can help ensure their success by reading to/with them regularly!  I have one summer read for all parents called The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.  This book is a MUST for all parents!  It includes age-appropriate book lists along with guidelines for helping your young child become a lover of books! Borrow it from the library or purchase it and then pass it on to a friend!

 

Finally, look for an email in August inviting you to stop by the classroom for an Open House!  At this time you can drop-off school supplies and summer work before the first day of school!   Have a safe and happy summer and remember to READ, READ, READ!

 

Fondly,

Mrs. Chamberlain

Teachers bio

Christine Chamberlain is the first grade teacher and teaches religion to the first grade students. She has 19 years of experience teaching at SFdS and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Salisbury State University. She has earned a Master’s equivalence in Elementary Education and regularly completes summer courses in order to keep her Maryland State Teaching Certificate up to date.

She likes to use a wide variety of teaching methods in order to increase her students’ engagement in each lesson. She believes that an active classroom is a happy classroom and skillfully blends activity-based teaching methods throughout the day. Instilling a love of learning is a priority in her classroom.

In addition to implementing well-balanced teaching methodologies, daily assessing of her students’ progress is also key to assuring student success. She uses a blend of both formal and informal assessments throughout the day and then plans differentiated instruction based on results. She ensures students receive extra academic support when needed or enrichment for advanced students when needed. Mrs. Chamberlain is assisted by a Title 1 teacher, Resource teacher and an Educational Assistant.

Welcome Message

WELCOME FIRST GRADE PARENTS!

 

Welcome to First Grade!  Get ready for an exciting, fun-filled year where, together, we’ll watch your child flourish into a strong and independent reader and mathematician!  To help maintain your child’s current reading level, read to your child or listen to your child read this summer 5 days a week for 20 minutes!  The idea is not to teach your child how to read, but to help your child become a book lover!  Read favorites over and over until your child is able to read them to you.  Help your child select books from the attached reading list that are of high interest.  The books should be available at the Wicomico County Library…plan weekly visits if possible!  Please feel free to substitute books on the list with books you and your child find enjoyable.

 

Keep a list of the books you and your child read together on the attached Reading Log.  In addition, encourage your child to color the 1,000 Minutes of Summer Reading chart daily.  Both will be collected the first day of school!

 

Also enclosed is a list of the first 100 Fry High-Frequency Words that we’ll begin reviewing the first day of school.  Give your child a GIANT head-start before school even begins by copying 5-10 words on index cards and then taping them to the front of your refrigerator.  Get your child in the habit of reading all the words before opening the refrigerator door!  Hang them in any spot in your home where your child can see and read them often throughout the day!

 

It is my sincere hope that your child experiences nothing but success during their entire First Grade experience!  You can help ensure their success by reading to/with them regularly!  I have one summer read for all parents called The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease.  This book is a MUST for all parents!  It includes age-appropriate book lists along with guidelines for helping your young child become a lover of books! Borrow it from the library or purchase it and then pass it on to a friend!

 

Finally, look for an email in August inviting you to stop by the classroom for an Open House!  At this time you can drop-off school supplies and summer work before the first day of school!   Have a safe and happy summer and remember to READ, READ, READ!

 

Fondly,

Mrs. Chamberlain

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FIRST GRADE SUPPLY LIST

 

Below you will find a list of supplies needed for the first day of First Grade. Feel free to bring the items to our Open House in August!

 

1-4×6 snapshot of your family from a SUMMER trip or event that we may keep and hang on our Back-to-School bulletin board!

6 pk. wooden pencils (please don’t write names on them!)

2 soft pink erasers

1-24 pk. Crayola Crayons (plus 1 box for home)

1 pair blunt-end scissors

1-8 oz. Elmer’s White Liquid School Glue

6 glue sticks (please don’t write names on them!)

1 highlighter, any color (one will last all year)

4 or 6 pack of dry-erase markers (chisel)

1 pair of over-the-ear headphones

1 backpack (not on wheels)

1 box of facial tissues

Last Name A-H (2) rolls of paper towels

Last Name I-P  Zip-Lock Storage bags (1) box of sandwich size and (1) box of gallon size

Last Name Q-Z (2) Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

 

PURCHASE FROM YOUR TEACHER IN AUGUST (around $15)

*Heavy Duty vinyl Pencil Case (reuse the one from kindergarten if in good shape)

*2-pocket Heavy Duty Poly Folder and inserts for classwork and homework

*Math/Writing/Reading Journals:  3 each Blue No. 8037

*Spelling Journal:                          1 each of Green No. 4037

 

 

PURCHASE AND KEEP AT HOME:

2 rolls of Clear Contac Paper (workbooks will need to be covered)

1 box of crayons for homework

 

Thanks So Much,

Mrs. Chamberlain

 

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