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     Welcome to First Grade!

    Hello, I am so excited to have your child in my class this year! My name is Theresa Haniford and I will be your child's teacher this year.  I have been teaching for twenty years and this is my eleventh year at Rockhill Elementary. 

    First grade is an exciting time for our students. It is a time for exploring so many new things and places and a time to learn. 

    This year we will be continuing to buil our reading and math skills. We will learn about our community and explore the world around us. We will learn how to be good students in school nad how to be friends with our classmates. We learn to be respectful, responsible, and safe. 

    I set very high expectations for each and every one of my students because I know they can succeed. I expect my students to be the very best they can be. I hope you will help by talking time to talk to your child each day about what we did at school and what they learned. Talk to them about rules and how important it is to follow rules and work hard. We will work together to make this a successful year!

    I ask that you read with your child every night and give them time to play! Practice sight words and math skills. All of this will help give your child a great education. Please make sure your child gets lots of sleep every night because we work hard and have lots of fun at Rockhill and we need our rest.






    Remind is a text messaging app that I will use to send out reminders, important information, and last minute changes. Please consider signing up!   remind.com/join/7af8df4


    Feel free to contact me anytime by sending a note in your child's folder, email me at hanifordtm@staffordschools.net, or calling the school during school hours at





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