June 17, 2016

Grade One

 Grade One


Miss Antonia Charles


Miss Shander Langellier

Grade One consist of two classes with a total of twenty eight students and two teachers.

Here are some inspiring quotations that capture the power of education and what it can do for you and the world:



Quotes for parents:

 “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a nation.” —Nelson Mandela

“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” —Benjamin Franklin

“There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” —James Truslow Adams

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” —Abigail Adams

“The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.”


“If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance.” —Derek Botz

“Children need models rather than critics.”
—Joseph Joubert

Quotes for students:


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela


“When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou


“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan


“Even the wisest mind has something yet to learn.” – George Santayana


“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford


“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein


“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb


“None of us is as smart as all of us. ” – Ken Blanchard


“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” Benjamin Franklin


“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  Aristotle


“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz


“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – W.B. Yeats


“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein


“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie


“A mistake is a crash-course in learning.” – Billy Anderson


 “Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” – Plato

Reading Tips For Parents of First Graders


Don’t leave home without it

Bring along a book or magazine any time your child has to wait, such as at a doctor’s office. Always try to fit in reading!

Once is not enough

Encourage your child to re-read favorite books and poems. Re-reading helps kids read more quickly and accurately.

Dig deeper into the story

Ask your child questions about the story you’ve just read. Say something like, “Why do you think Clifford did that?”

Take control of the television

It’s difficult for reading to compete with TV and video games. Encourage reading as a free-time activity.

Be patient

When your child is trying to sound out an unfamiliar word, give him or her time to do so. Remind to child to look closely at the first letter or letters of the word.

Pick books that are at the right level

Help your child pick books that are not too difficult. The aim is to give your child lots of successful reading experiences.

Play word games

Have your child sound out the word as you change it from mat to fat to sat; from sat to sag to sap; and from sap to sip.

I read to you, you read to me

Take turns reading aloud at bedtime. Kids enjoy this special time with their parents.

Gently correct your young reader

When your child makes a mistake, gently point out the letters he or she overlooked or read incorrectly. Many beginning readers will guess wildly at a word based on its first letter.

Talk, talk, talk!

Talk with your child every day about school and things going on around the house. Sprinkle some interesting words into the conversation, and build on words you’ve talked about in the past.

Write, write, write!

Ask your child to help you write out the grocery list, a thank you note to Grandma, or to keep a journal of special things that happen at home. When writing, encourage your child to use the letter and sound patterns he is learning at school.


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