Learning does not happen in a vacuum. It requires good teaching and the ability to receive that teaching. In order to maximize learning potential, make every effort to have your child well fed and rested. Keep routines as consistent and regular as possible. First graders are little kids. They need the adults in their lives to take care of them and monitor them. They will reflect what they are exposed to. It takes parents and teachers working together to establish a sound education.As a teacher, I will never ask you as a parent to be the teacher, but don't expect me to act as the parent. Kids need us both in our separate roles to make them successful in life.Nothing worthwhile is ever easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I thank you for your support as your child's teacher and I will support you as parents.