Mrs. E Mendez » Welcome to First Grade

Welcome to First Grade

2021 - 2022 School Year
Dear Parents & Guardians, and Students, 
I would like to welcome you to first grade in Room 13.  I am very happy to have your child join us for first grade. 
First grade is an important year and a big step in children's reading development. This is the year that children learn to decode and begin to make meaning of what they read. I am excited to be part of that big transformation in partnership with your child and you. It is important that together we create a learning environment at school and at home for your child. Our class creed is reading is FUN and that we read to become better readers. I cannot emphasize enough how important daily homework reading practice is to students. I highly encourage you to also read to your child and talk about what you read. It is with this growth mindset that we begin our learning journey!