Amanda Schneller

Welcome to Ms. Schneller's First Grade Classroom!

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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Please join the Remind App to get the latest classroom announcements! Text @msmschnel to the number 81010 to join! :)

I will also be using email to contact parents throughout the school year! Please make sure to give me your current email address to stay up to date! If you need to contact me at any time my email address is

Classroom Announcements:

* All newsletters an announcements will be on this classroom website! Please check back frequently for current news!

Our class will be having a snack time once a day. If your child would like to eat a snack during the day please send them with an individual snack. 

*Please send your child with a water bottle everyday.

Important Dates:

*August 11th: Popsicle Meet and Greet 4:30-6:30! Come meet me and sign up for an assessment date!

*August 15th-16th: Assessment Days

*August 18th: First Day of School 

Specials Schedule:

Day 1: Computer

Day 2: Music 1

Day 3: No special

Day 4: Music 2

Day 5: Library

Day 6: Art

Day 7: No Special

PE every Friday
 (please send your child in appropriate shoes for PE days)

Take Home Folders:

Your child will have a take home folder that will go home and come back to school each day. This folder will contain important documents from the classroom and Maggie Cordova ES. Please remember to check this folder EVERY night and take out any papers that need to stay at home. Each side of the folder is labeled "take home" and "bring back." Please remember to send your child back to school with this folder EVERY DAY!

Homework Folders:

Your child will be given a homework folder at the start of each month and the folder will be due at the end of the month. Along with the daily homework sheets there will be a reading log to fill out. Your child is expected to spend about 5 minutes on their daily homework sheet and 10 minutes on reading each night! Homework is not meant to be frustrating! Instead, it is meant to be a review of skills taught in class each day. Spend time with your child doing homework each night! Your child will enjoy this time and love to show you how much they have learned in first grade! It is extremely important that your child returns their homework on the day it is due! Late homework will result in a lower grade.

Our Classroom Mission Statement:

The tweeting birds of Ms. Schneller's first grade class will do our best work every day, be respectful to others, and never stop learning. Our goal is to work together to be good leaders and positive role models for our school.

Grading Scale:
Your child's goal is to get a "3" on their class work assignments.

1-Emerging: Student is beginning to learn the subject and has not met grade level standards.

2-Nearing Proficient: Student is showing some knowledge of content.  More work is needed to meet grade level standards.

3-Proficient: Student is consistently showing knowledge of content that meets grade level standards and expectations.

4-Advanced: Student is showing skills in specific area that are above grade level expectations.

Students are expected to turn in classroom assignments and homework assignments with their full name (first and last) and the date.*