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Class Code:  JVRDX

Contact Me: or 323-938-6275

First Grade with Mrs. Arato :-)

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."  ~Dr. Maria Montessori

Classroom Newsletter

Please stay tuned for the first newsletter for the 2017-2018 school year!

In the meantime, I'd like to welcome all the children and families to my classroom!  We're going to have an amazing year together!


Please check your child's folder daily.  There may be papers for your information or for you to sign and return back to school.

  • The suggested reading homework will be the same every day.  It is recommended that your child reads to you for 10 minutes.  It is helpful if you're able to ask your child questions about the book, such as their favorite part of the book, or asking him/her what certain tricky words mean in the book.
  • The suggested math homework will also be the same every day.  It is recommended that your child works on IXL and completes the skills from Kindergarten, and then moves on to the First grade skills.

High Frequency Words:  Please help your child study his/her flashcards on a daily basis.  Your child will be tested on his/her flashcards every month.

Physical Education

Your child will participate in PE daily.  For safety reasons, please make sure your child wears sneakers daily.

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Flexible Daily Schedule

8:06 - 8:30 BIC, Attendance
8:30 - 9:50 English Language Arts
9:50 - 10:10 Recess
10:10 - 10:50 English Language Arts
10:50 - 11:50 Math
11:50 - 12:35 Lunch
12:35 - 1:35 English Language Development
1:35 - 2:00 Science / Social Studies / Health / Art
2:00 - 2:05 Prep for Dismissal
2:05 - 2:30

Physical Education

Tuesdays 1:00-1:30 Library
Wednesdays 11:15-12:00 PE w/Coach Andy