|Welcome to First Grade||
My name is Jan Ferris and I have been a teacher now for 21 years, nine of which I taught at St. Martin ofTours Catholic Grade School. My teaching experience includes: preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. I have my master's degree and am a Reading Specialist.
I am married and my husband’s name is Dean. We live in Bonfield. We have two adult children, Brenden, which is twenty three years old and lives in Colorado and Ally, which is twenty years old and attends Southern Illinois University. I enjoy scrap-booking, children of all ages, and reading.
I look forward to a great year. If you need to contact me:
My e-mail address is www.hcusd2.org or call the school. The school's phone number is 815-933-6995.
Communication Folders: Your child will carry a pocket folder we call our "Take Home" folder back and forth to school everyday. All of his/her checked papers will be in the pocket called "Home," and anything being returned to school (notes, lunch money, homework, etc.) should be put into the pocket called "School". Communication Folders/Take Home Folders must be sent to school everyday.
Homework: Homework will be sent every night from Monday through Thursday. It will be an assignment which reinforces something we have been covering in class, or a review of something already covered. It should take no longer than 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Children are to return their homework the following day in their "Communication Folder".
Bag Books: Throughout the year, small paperback books which go along with our reading lessons will be sent home to share with parents as a homework assignment. These books and the bag they come home in need to be returned to school the following day. It is important to return these books immediately because they are shared with the other First Grade classes.