Classroom News
Classroom News

July 31, 2014

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

Hello! My name is Miss Lewis, your child’s new 1st grade teacher! I am so excited to be able to share in the learning and development of your child! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child so we can work together to make the best possible learning experience for your child.

This is my 7th year teaching at Lattie Coor Elementary and my 14th year teaching first grade.  I am originally from Iowa City, Iowa.  I attended the University of Iowa and have my Masters degree in Elementary Education. I currently live in Avondale, AZ.

I am more then happy to answer any question that you have for me. The easiest way to get ahold of me is through email or sending a note.  You may call my phone at school during non-class hours.  I also have a class website that contains information and resources for your child to use at home.  My communication with you is very important!

 Our class utilizes a rainbow behavior chart.  Everyone begins the day in the middle: Ready to Learn (green) and they can move their clip up: Good Job (yellow), Great Job (orange) and Outstanding (red) for working hard and helping others.  If they are not trying their best and following our 5 rules: 1. Listen when the teacher is talking.  2. Follow directions quickly.  3. Keep your hands and feet to yourself.  4. Raise your hand to speak or stand.  5. Be safe, be kind, be honest.  Your child will move their clip down the chart: Think About It (blue), Teacher’s Choice (purple) or Parent Contact (pink).  Students always have the chance to change their behavior and move their clip back up the chart.  I will communicate with you daily on how your child’s behavior using stamps.  A stamp on the hand means he/she did great.  If your child does not receive a stamp they made some poor choices.


I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child!


Miss Lewis

Phone 623-772-4457