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Your child is bringing home a binder called a F.R.O.G. binder. This stands for "For Really Organized 1st Graders". Please check this binder every night and be sure that your child returns it to school the next day. The dividers are set for the year so we will gradually begin to use each section as the year goes on. I will discuss this notebook in detail at Parent Orientation. Until then please be sure that the notebook stays organized as is and that nothing is taken out from the rings. The two inside binder pockets should be emptied nightly. Also once we start take home books (B.R.A.G. Books) with a reading log the pocket in the back should be used every night. Please keep the log sheet in the plastic pocket so I can see it when I meet weekly with your child. This will all make more sense after Parent Orientation. Please remind your child to keep the F.R.O.G. binder in good condition so that you won't have to replace it this year. There is a Parent/Teacher Communication section for your questions or comments. Just use the notebook paper to write on and leave the paper in so we have a record of our communications. This will help us work together as your child is green and growing this year in first grade.
Front Inside Cover Pocket: (left handprint): Papers to be "left" at home such as graded work, notes, etc.
Zipper Pouch: Notes and Money ($ in envelopes)
Calendar/Behavior Plan Divider: Daily calendar your child colors daily for behavior plan
Parent/Teacher Communication Divider: Notebook paper for us to send notes back and forth (please leave all papers in as a record of our communication this year)
Class Newsletter Divider: Our Weekly Newsletter
Class Mission Statement Divider: Class Mission Statement
Spelling Graph/Sound & Letter Chart Divider: Spelling test graph, phonics sheets to practice
Word Wall Divider: Take home version of our class word wall; updated weekly at school by your child
Spelling/Homework Pocket: Weekly spelling lists and homework sheets
Mad Minute Divider: Math minute fact gameboards to keep track of your child's progress with math facts
Home Reading Log Divider: BRAG & Home Reading Logs and BRAG Book Pouch
Back Inside Cover Pocket: (right handprint): Papers to come "right" back to school such as permission slips for field trips or afterschool club sign-ups that fill up fast.