Kristin Tice

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First grade then, and first grade now! ❤️

Building C, Room 23

First Grade

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To Do List

First Day of School: 

Dear Mom and Dad,

The first day of school can be very overwhelming for our little ones! Please read the following in preparation for the first day.

A Successful Morning:
Please bring your student to our classroom no earlier than 8:30 AM. Outside my door will be a notecard (or download here) stating how your student gets home (car, walking, bus, or KOC). Please check the appropriate box. Have your student practice hanging up his/her backpack on the hooks outside of the classroom. Walk your student into the classroom. Help them find their desk and put their name tag on. Once the bell rings, walk your student out to dot C-23 on the blacktop and help him/her get in line. Give them a great big hug and kiss and remind them that you're very proud! Once I walk out to the line, please help your student gain independence by saying your final goodbyes on the blacktop.

Parent Contact Information:
Please fill out your contact information. Both the Room Mom(s) and I will use this document to get in touch with you all. Parents that fill it out always feel in the loop. I will change this document to private after Wednesday, 8/21. If you don't feel comfortable filling out this document right now, I will have it available to fill out at Back to School Night; please note, however, that computers will be limited. Please click on the following link.

Recess and Lunch
The first grade schedule includes lunch held at midday (11:45AM-12:30PM) and recess held during midafternoon (1:20-1:40PM). Because of this schedule, please communicate to your child the difference between the food packed for lunch and the food packed for recess. Many first graders end up eating their entire lunch during lunchtime and have nothing left over for recess. Please tell your child that you will draw a "happy face" on the snack that is supposed to be brought out to recess. Placing a happy face on their snack will remind them of your conversation and will help your student feel successful during the first couple days of school.

Parent Pick Up:
Parent pick up can be a bit crazy, so please arrive early! I will intentionally walk my students out ten minutes early on the first day and a few minutes early for the remainder of the first week. Although there is no way to avoid the chaos, hopefully this approach will help. Please make eye contact with me before taking your student. After the first week of school, your student will walk out on their own. Please make sure your student knows your meeting spot. 

Also, please print the after school procedure notecard template listed below. Please attach this notecard to your student's backpack.

Notecard: After School Procedure

Notecard Template
(Please Note: Only the mainland (right side) will be used for drop off and pick up. Also, in order to alleviate congestion at the front gates during dismissal, we are asking parents who walk to pick up their child to wait for their child outside of the kindergarten gates. Students who walk home will be dismissed through the kindergarten gates as well.)

Looking forward to the best day ever with your little ones! 

Mrs. Tice

School Supply List:
School Supply List
Supply Wish List 2019-2020
Storybook STEM Wish List
Click here to access Room 23's Amazon Wish List.
This year, Staples has created a teacher rewards program, where your classroom teacher can earn 5% back on purchases you make, to purchase school supplies. Just go to, find my name (Kristin Tice), and add your receipt to my classroom rewards. Happy shopping! :)

Important Information from the PTO:

Buy your school supplies and classroom wish list supplies at Amazon Smile or OfficeMax and earn free money for LCM. If you’re shopping on Amazon, designate “La Costa Meadows School PTO” at, shop as you regularly would (your account and prices remain the same), and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to LCM.

If you’re shopping at OfficeMax, provide the cashier with (or enter at checkout) LCM’s ID# 70006497 and our school will receive 5% back in credits.

Most of my reminders/communication will take place using the Remind App. Signing up will ensure that you feel “in the loop!” 😊 To sign up via text: text@mstice2020 to 81010. An alternative way to find us is to go to this link:

Still struggling? Here's additional information:
Remind App Directions

 "Welcome Back" Letter:

Welcome Back Letter

Click here to sign up for a parent-teacher conference, if you have not done so already!
Click here to sign up for a parent-teacher conference, if you have not done so already!