Grote’s Supply List for 2013-2014
1 bx crayons 12, 18, or 24 count (the smaller the better)
2 fancy folders (child's choice)
2 ea (or more) orange and green folders - plain, no prongs, non-plastic type
1-2 Pink Pearl erasers (lg)
24+ #2 pencils (no Sanford Eagle brand)
scotch tape (as many as possible)
1 box of sealable sandwich bags (Ziploc type) and snack size bags
Glue Sticks (as many as possible)
Optional: Water bottle - 1 Ream or box of copy paper
Dark Chocolate (just kidding)
Gummy Bears Large Bag and Gold Fish Large Box
Paper Mate fine felt tip markers (black, red, and/or blue)
Extra Pink Pearl erasers
Extra Expo Markers
Folders with prongs – Plain, non-plastic type
Please empty crayon box into supply box. Write child's name on supply box, erasers, fancy folders (not on plain folders), water bottle, backpack, and COATS.
I don't send out a snack list to parents but if you would like to send it in every now and then, I would not mind. Be mindful of things with peanuts.
Please remember to observe and respect all traffic laws, especially within school zones. Police will be stepping up their presence in the area within the next few weeks. Remind your child to use the crosswalk instead of walking between busses. Even with your assistance this is very dangerous.
I could really use your help in the mornings giving my student's their spelling tests. If you could spare 20 - 30 minutes from 9 - 9:45 I would really appreciate it. Even if it was one day out of the week. If you can't come in during that time I can always fit you you in later in the day. I'm also looking for someone to come in once a week to give my readers their end of the unit test. Between the times of 9:45 and 11:10. Call or write me a note. I will work around your schedule.
Within the first few weeks of school the first grade team could use your hlep with testing our students on the Tacoma Screening Instrament (300 word list). Contact me if you have a time in your day to give us a hand.
If you would like to volunteer in my classroom or during a field trip you will need to fill out a volunteer form and return it to the office. They will ask to see your ID.
Thank you for all you can do!
Accelerated Reader (AR)
All of my student's will have taken the Accelerated Reader test by December. Once this test is taken the program gives the teacher and parent suggestions as to what reading level your child would be most challenged at reading on their own. The reading goal for first grade is 6 points. Students can earn points by reading a book at their reading level and taking a quiz. The quizzes, depending on the reading level have between 5 to 10 comprehension questions. A student must pass the quiz with at least 4 out of 5 questions correct to earn 1/2 a point.
Get Out and Play
Check out the Events tab for family fun events.
My family enjoys attending these events from time to time.
Please note that these activities are not sponsored by the Tacoma School District.