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Welcome Back Information

Dear First Grade Friends and Families,                              August 27, 2019 


Welcome back to another exciting school year!  I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  I am looking forward to getting to know my new students!  

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Sharon Ricker and I will be your child’s first grade teacher this school year.  This is my eighth year teaching! I am looking forward to exploring many new things with your child! I have previously worked at SCS in grades 1, 2, 3, and 4.  I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education. Your child’s success in my classroom is my number one priority.   

My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and each child learns in a different way.  One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it.  I believe in hands-on experiences and learning creatively. My goal is to create a comfortable, student-oriented learning environment where all students can be successful.


During our first week of school, we will be spending time going over classroom procedures and getting to know each other.  During this time I will not be assigning homework. Most weeks I will send home a collection of spelling words that have been introduced in class.  Each night of the week, your child is expected to do a different activity to help master the words. Another letter, further explaining this, will be sent home at that time.  I will also be sending home a reading log and books for your child to practice. 

As many of you know communication between home and school is very important.  The agenda is one way that we can keep this communication open. I will check these daily and ask that you do the same.  I will also be making periodic calls to let you know how your child is doing. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at school; 246-7082 or by email; sricker@scs.sau7.org

                                                                                   Thank you,

                                                                                   Sharon Ricker