Mrs. Jessica Swart

Welcome to first grade!!!!!!

My name is Jessica Swart.  This is  my 9th year teaching at Mowrey and my 8th teaching in first grade.  I love flowers and singing and my favorite color is purple.  I am excited for this new school year.

Spring is here! 
Just a reminder of the school dress code:
NO flip flops, leggings, shorts, skirts, or dresses that are more than 4 inches above the knee

Helpful information about first grade:

- Take home folder: Please check your child's purple take home folder each night. Please initial each day on the behavior calendar. In this folder you will find a number grid to help with child's homework and a list of high frequency words.

- High Frequency words: this year first graders responsible for reading 165 and writing 71 high frequency words. Students received a green high frequency word card, these are all of the first grade words. The words that are bolded the studnets will need to read and write at the end of the school year.  The words that are not bolded students will need to read only.

-100 Book challenge: Students will be bringing home 2 100 book challenge books every night. It is important to read with your child each night and ask him/ her questions about the book. After reading parents need to sign 2 lines on the log.

Daily 5: students will be working independently on literacy skills while the teacher is meeting with a small group .

Register for the Community web Portal and please keep all information up to date.

Please visit the district website under the parents tab for information on clearances:
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Upcoming Dates:
April 14 & 17 - NO SCHOOL
April 18- 2 hour delay
May 9-  Maryland Theatre Field Trip
May 12- Walk a Thon


If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. Mrs. Swart