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Welcome to 1st Grade

by Kate Jarvis


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Welcome to 1st grade! My name is Mrs. Jarvis and I love teaching at Antelope Canyon Elementary. This school year is going to be a great year!

Here is a little about me:
I am from Provo, Utah, and stayed in Provo to attend college, where I got my undergraduate degree. I also have a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. I absolutely love teaching. I love getting to know all of your kids, seeing them learn and grow. Outside of school, I love being outdoors, whether that be hiking, biking, or rock climbing.

I am excited to see what an amazing year we will have together in 1st grade!

Love, Mrs. Jarvis
I love hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with my family.
My husband Deji and I
School Wide Expectations
Antelope Canyon has a Code of Conduct. This helps students understand school-wide expectations and what will happen for following and not following those expectations. The Antelope Canyon Elementary school-wide expectations are outlined below. 
Classroom Expectations
Come to school happy, healthy, and ready to learn! In our class, we are safe, respectful, and responsible. We focus on these three words and discuss how we can be safe, respectful, and responsible in different ways.

We celebrate successful behavior daily. When a mistake or poor choice is made, we discuss what happened, decide how to make a better choice, and then make a plan. If poor choices continue parents and administration will be involved so we can all work together to support your child.
Phones and Smart Watches
Antelope Canyon's electronic device policy is that "Cellular device use during classroom time, instructional activities and field trips is prohibited. Cellular devices must remain off during these times. Exceptions to this policy may be granted by school administration on a case by case basis to accommodate family emergencies or medical necessity."

The office is amazing at contacting parents and students when needed. If you need to get a message to your child quickly during the school day the office is great at that.

Phones must be kept in backpacks during the school day. Watches can be worn unless they are a distraction. Students will be given 1 warning. If the watch continues to distract from their learning they will need to put it into their backpack. I understand that there may be exceptions to this policy due to medical needs. Please contact me if there are any concerns.
At Home Reading
Take-home books will come home on Monday. We will start these after the first couple weeks of school. Students read the books during the week and return them on Friday. Communication folders will come home weekly on Monday with important papers.
Thanks for your support!

Please spend 20 minutes a day reading at home.
Sight Words: Please take some time to practice reading the Sight words (Heart words) during the week if your child does not know these words. We will provide several activities that you can use to practice these words with your child.
Take-Home Reading: We are sending home take-home library books each week. Students will return them on Friday and then pick new ones again each Monday.
*Reading with your child at home is critical for their reading development. Please read with your child daily.