First grade is an exciting year filled with many challenges and many joys. The children are taking a big step in the direction of independence. Even though this is a long process, now is the time to start! This is a fundamental grade; skills that are taught in first grade will affect your child throughout their lives. One of our goals is to provide a framework of good study habits and organizational skills that will help your child now and in the future grades as well. We look forward to a new rewarding year filled with laughter and many memories.