First Week of School
We have had a wonderful first week of school! Students have adjusted well to their new classroom, and have been working on establishing rituals and routines. We have been reading books by the author, Laura Numeroff, and have been comparing texts. TheseĀ 
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Hi ...this is Jane Stafford

Welcome to first grade.

A little about myself:

I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1986, with a degree in Elementary Education. I also have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Rhode Island. I have taught at West Kingston School since 1987. I spent my first twelve years teaching second grade (one year was a grade2/3 split class) and the past sixteen years teaching first grade.
I have a husband, daughter who is 22 and a son who is 19. I have a golden retriever named Dallas that I frequently talk about at school!
I love teaching first grade because I feel I have the opportunity to provide a positive influence on each student's early educational experience. In addition, it is very rewarding to spend time with first graders because they are eager to learn and make strides in their learning daily.


We are frequently asked about supplies that might be needed for school. The following are useful to have, but not required. You can scroll down to find our grade level list.

**Please Do Not Label Items**

Kindergarten Supply List
1 large back pack (no wheels)
*Please label w/childs name and bring on first day of school.
1 box quart size Ziploc bags (last names A-M)
1 box gallon size Ziploc bags (last names N-Z)
1 box of tissues
1 sponge
1 container of Elmer's glue
4 large Elmer's glue sticks
1 pkg Crayola markers (wide/classic colors)
1 pkg Crayola markers (thin/classic colors)
1 box Crayola crayons (24 count)
1 box of Crayola colored pencils (24 count)
1 box of Crayola water colors w/brush
2 dry erase markers
2 highlighters (multi-color) thin
1 tub of baby wipes (last name A-M)
1 pair of black socks (last name N-Z)

First Grade Supply List
1 back pack
1 pack glue sticks
1 hand sanitizer (last name A-M)
1 roll of paper towels (last name N-Z)
1 box gallon Ziploc bags (last name A-M)
1 box Kleenex (last name N-Z)
1 box wipes (last name A-M)
1 box Ziploc sandwich bags (last name N-Z)
1 pack stickers (last name A-M)
1 pair black socks (last name N-Z)
1 pkg. dry erase markers black

Grade 2 Student Supply List
1 back pack
1 box crayons (24)
24 pencils (#2 Ticonderoga, sharpened if possible)
4 glue sticks (large)
2 spiral bound, one subject notebooks
1 pair Fiskars scissors
1 eraser
1 supply case (plastic box or zipper 8x5)
1 box colored pencils
4 dry erase markers
1 large box tissues
1 small pencil sharpener

Third Grade Supply List
1 plastic pencil box 5x8
3 one subject spiral bound wide rules 8.5x11, 70 pg.
1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow (Do Not Label)
12 sharpened #2 pencils
1 box 12 color pencils
2 rectangular pink erasers
1 4-pack of yellow highlighters
1 box 1 gallon zip bags (for the class)
4 glue sticks (small)
4 low odor dry erase markers
1 box tissues (for the class)

Grade 4 Student Supply List
1 pencil box
1 box tissues (for class)
1 container of disinfectant wipes (for the class)
4 glue sticks
1 pair Fiskar scissors
8 dry erase markers & erasers
2 highlighters
1 pkg colored pencils
24 #2 pencils
2 sm pencil sharpeners
1 box colored markers
4 lg glue sticks
4 erasers
1 calculator
3 1-subject spiral notebooks, 70 pg., wide rule
1 green, 1 red, 1 blue (Do Not Label)
5 Two pocket folders
1 white, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 blue (Do Not Label)

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