Mrs. Michelle DeMarmels-First Grade



    Welcome to First Grade!

    Read aloud at literacy block time.

    Mrs. Michelle DeMarmels
    school: 332-3938
    Welcome to First Grade!  I have had the pleasure of teaching First Grade at A R Ware since 2005, and prior to that I taught Head Start for several years at Ware.  I am honored to have the opportunity to teach your child this year and look forward to partnering with you to help your child soar.  First Grade is the year that a child's reading takes off like a rocket, with advances in writing and math not far behind.  Your child will be receiving a weekly newsletter to keep you up to date on the SOL's we're currently covering, and to inform you of upcoming events and happenings.  I welcome communication via phone calls, email, notes, and conferences.  
    Homework consists of a reading bag filled with books your child is comfortable reading.  Please read each night with your child, and sign the reading log.  While the take-home books may seem too easy for your child, they are on his/her independent level--reading without support.  In classroom reading groups, your child is reading higher level books with teacher support at their instructional level.  The weekly homework page will include math problems that offer more practice in math concepts we have learned during the school day.  Ask your child to "teach" you what they've learned!  
    Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have--buckle up and let's have a fantastic year!   Mrs. D
Last Modified on July 29, 2019