DOG Binders

is an acronym for Daily Organizational Guide

This year in 1st grade your child will be given a very special DOG. Your child’s DOG houses EVERYTHING you and your child need to keep up-to-date with what is going on at school.  Gone are the days (hopefully) of wrinkled papers and lost notes.  The DOG will be a tool to help your child learn the important skill of organization and will be a communication device between home and school.  Your child will bring their DOG home every night. It is important that you check your child’s DOG every night and send it back to school every single day. (P.S.- it’s ok to name your dog J )

Your child’s DOG contains the sections listed below. 

Front Pocket- You will find several items here that will be of help to you.
  • Monthly calendar- The calendar will provide you with information regarding upcoming events
  • Specials schedule- This will help you to know what days your child needs to wear gym shoes or bring back library books.
  • Contact info- Please feel free to contact me via email, phone or by note at any time.
  • Blog address- Be sure to stop by and check it out.

Saddle Bag- The Saddle Bag is a clear page protector where important items can get to school. Please put anything you need to send to school in this section such as lunch money, permission slips, book orders, return homework, and any other important items. Your DOG will help get them to school safely! I will check the saddle bag each and every morning.

DOG rules- Please read these with your child.

ABC’s of First Grade- You will find various tidbits of information about our classroom. Please take a moment to look through the items and use it as a reference for the remainder of the year. You can also find this resource here

Homework Helpers- Hopefully these will be helpful resources for you to better help your child this year.

Fun and Funky Spelling Ideas- Feel free to use some of these ideas to jazz up your child’s spelling practice at home.

Spelling Words- Once we start our spelling program you will find your child’s weekly list and/or word sort in this spot.

Back Pocket- Here you will find papers that are coming home including: homework, field trip permission slips, book orders, etc.
PLEASE be sure to check this pocket nightly.

** Your child’s reading envelope will also come home
 “sandwiched” in your child's D.O.G. binder. **