First grade is an exciting year as students learn new skills and develop a confidence in themselves. Some of the big hurdles that we will take on this year include reading books and being able to retell, building number sense and problem solving skills, learning to express our thinking and communicate with others, as well as develop and appreciation of our community and world around us. I look forward to working with each and every one of you this year. I believe that education is a partnership between the school,home and community. In order for us to accomplish our goals and be successful, we all must work together.