is an acronym for
Daily Organizational Guide
This year in 1st grade your child will be given a very special DOG. Your child’s DOG houses EVERYTHING you and your child need to keep up-to-date with what is going on at school. Gone are the days (hopefully) of wrinkled papers and lost notes. The DOG will be a tool to help your child learn the important skill of organization and will be a communication device between home and school. Your child will bring their DOG home every night. It is important that you check your child’s DOG every night and send it back to school every single day.
Your child’s DOG contains the sections listed below.
Front Pocket- You will find several items here that will be of help to you.
- Monthly Calendar- The calendar will provide you with information regarding upcoming events as well as the day schedule for our specials (art, gym, etc).
- Specials schedule- This will help you to know what days your child needs to wear gym shoes or bring back library books.
- Contact info- Please feel free to contact me via email, phone or by note at any time.
Saddle Bag- The next thing you will find inside is your DOG’s “Saddle Bag”. The Saddle Bag is a clear page protector where important items can get to school. Please put any money that you need to send to school in this section. Lunch money, permission slips, bus/pick-up notes, book orders or other important items should go in this clear sheet protector. I check the Saddle Bag daily.
DOG rules- Please read these with your child.
ABC’s of First Grade- You will find various tidbits of information about our classroom. Please take a moment to look through the items and use it as a reference for the remainder of the year.
Clip Chart Behavior Letter- This letter will explain our clip chart and how it is used as part of our classroom management.
Homework Helpers- Hopefully this will be a helpful resource for your child for homework
Fun and Funky Spelling Ideas- Feel free to use some of these ideas to jazz up your child’s spelling practice. The back side of this sheet is where you will eventually find your child’s weekly spelling list.
Back Pocket- This is where you will find papers that are coming home including homework, field trip permission slips, book orders, etc. PLEASE be sure to check this pocket nightly for information .
** If you have any suggestions for our D.O.G. as the year goes on, please let me know.