Schmidt, Jodie

 

Jodie Schmidt

jodie.blalock@smusd.org

1st Grade Teacher
Double Peak K8 School
Room E118


Mrs. Schmidt

   


New Parents 2019 

Hello and welcome to 1st grade!  First of all, please send me an email so I can add you to my 2019 class contacts.  Both parents can send emails if you both want to receive class mass emails. Put your child's name in the subject and then give me just  a couple sentences about your child in the email.  


I use ClassDojo to communicate with parents most often.  I can send whole class or individual messages in the Class Dojo App.  I love taking pictures and videos during class to share with you in Dojo as well. Download the app or log into your existing account.  I will give you an individual code at back to school night.

Parent Conference Day is Monday, Oct. 14th.  This is a non-student day for teachers and parents have individual conferences to discuss student progress.  You may come alone or with your child if you choose. Sign up for a time slot on the sign-up genius. 

Parent Conference Mrs. Schmidt

School Supplies

We will be sharing school supplies.  No personal pencil boxes, pouches, pencils, erasers, markers, pens, or other personal supplies are needed.   I will email the class when we are running low or need something else for a fun project.


Classroom supplies

These are the items we use up as a class.  Donations are appreciated. Class set=26.

Baby wipes

Tissues

Small glue sticks

Expo Markers – black

Sharpie markers -black

Ticonderoga Pencils

Clorox wipes Purell Wipes

Hand Sanitizer bottles

Ziploc bags - gallon and sandwich sizes

Scotch clear Shipping Tape

Play dough, any brand any size

Scotch laminating sheets

Gift Cards for other school supplies: Target, Costco, Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Walmart

Amazon classroom wish list:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1H610V279LQHM?ref=cm_sw_em_r_wl_ip_bcbyG3IREs5Np



 First Grader Tips

  • Wear "playground safe" shoes daily.  Make sure your child can wear shoes they can manage on their own.  Wear sneakers on PE days. No light up or wheeled shoes please.

  • Please keep all toys, trinkets, jewelry, and special treasures at home.  Clean out backpacks often.

  • Weekly envelopes are sent home weekly with school paperwork and some classwork.   Please empty the envelope and send back the following day. Check for papers to sign and return.

  • Label backpacks and all water bottles, lunch boxes, hats, sweatshirts etc. with first name and last name.

  • Please choose a simple backpack that can hook up and that your child can open/close on their own.  No wheeled suitcase backpacks please, these are difficult in crowded hallways.

  • Lunch $: Cafeteria- you can pre-pay online or send cash in a labeled envelope with child's name on it. Pre-pay on smusd.org website - Child Nutrition Services - myschoolbucks website.

  • Snack recess - send an extra snack

  • Academic Homework: 1st graders should read and/or be read with daily.  Kids can write sentences and draw pictures about the books they read/listen to.  Also, practice addition/subtraction facts 1-20 with card games, dice games, flash cards, counting toys, etc. You can use online district provided resources: Lexia Core5, Raz-Kids, and Dreambox at home as well.  The online programs are designed for students to work on independently. Only help them with logging on, then they need to work on the skills alone. Paper homework will only be sent home if daily classwork is not completed or if they need to repeat and review a skill. 

  • Life skills homework: Shoe tying and packing a lunchbox and backpack independently should be daily practice at home.  You can also teach them other household chores such as cleaning up a room, putting away clean laundry, cleaning the kitchen, sweeping the floor, wiping down counters, folding hand towels, taking out trash cans, etc.  Using polite manners and following directions the first time given are also very important life skills to teach and practice at all times.

1st Grade Schedule - Mrs. Schmidt's class

7:45       Gate and playground open

8:15               Bell - Class begins

10:15-11:00  Lunch 1st & 2nd grade

11:00         Class

12:45-1:05   Recess 1st & 2nd grade

1:05            Class

2:40         Dismissal (1:40 every Wednesday)


Music- Tues & Thurs PE - Mon & Wed Library - Friday Innovation Lab - Thurs


Scholastic Book Orders

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/

My Classroom code  NZ2Q6

Scholastic will send me flyers with books you can purchase.  I will send them home as they come in. You can order and pay online.  The books are delivered free to me at school. I will get them to you as soon as they come in.  They make great gifts!