We are first graders! We need your help! Please try to read with us every day because the more we are surrounded by books and print, the more we develop as better readers! The more work you do now that we are very young as you build a very strong foundation, the less you will have to do as we are older. Everything we will ever do will probably involve reading so please take us seriously when we say - we need your help! We will sometimes need your patience as we often can forget things that you think are very simple. We often can know something one day and forget it the next. We are first graders! We love your attention. We will be happy to try if it means it might make you happy! We want you to be proud of us. We want to know how to succeed! We will believe in ourselves if you believe in us first! We are first graders!