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Welcome to First Grade. First Grade Teachers. Misty Avery Falon Crossland Charity Daniel Tina Kersey Leslie McCabe Lindsey Strong Heather Tenuto. Building a community RESPECT Growing Learners Teamwork Responsibility Encouragement Viking Voyage. Language Arts

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Welcome to first grade

Welcome to First Grade

Welcome to first grade

First Grade Teachers

Misty Avery

Falon Crossland

Charity Daniel

Tina Kersey

Leslie McCabe

Lindsey Strong

Heather Tenuto

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Building a community


Growing Learners




Viking Voyage

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Language Arts

Shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading

Modeled writing, shared writing, and independent writing

Word study, phonics, phonemic awareness, word analysis, syllables, and spelling

Vocabulary and word meaning

Fluency- automaticity or reading fluidity

Comprehension – gaining meaning from text

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Guided Reading

The children work in small reading group based on their reading needs.

We have Instructional Assistants working alongside the teachers during this small group instruction.

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Writer’s Workshop allows students to spend time writing for real purposes about things that interest them, experimenting with the various genres. English, spelling, handwriting, and other mechanics can be taught within writing workshop. Students learn the craft of writing through practice, conferencing, and studying the craft of authors. The ultimate goal is to develop life-long writers.

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We use a variety of instruction methods:

Whole group and Small group activities

Math Manipulatives, Tubs & Games


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Our Science and social studies are integrated throughout reading and writing and uses a hands-on, student centered and inquiry-based approach to investigate Earth, Physical, and Life sciences.

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Top Questions and Procedures


Monthly Calendar

Work turned in weekly

Completed in composition book

Weekly spelling words

Monthly Optional Enrichment project

Monthly Newsletter

First Thursday of every month

Daily Folders

Please check each day

PTA Thursday info

Specials Rotations

7 day schedule

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Ice-cream sales/75 cents

Lunch extras

  • Snack

  • Please send a healthy snack and water with your child everyday.

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Changes need to be emailed to Linda Bell (lbell@forsyth.k12.ga.us) and teacher by 1:00.

If you have not received a response from us please contact the front office.

Transportation changes must be in written form. No phone calls will be accepted.

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Academic work with children needs to be kept confidential.

Individual and small group help.

For the good of the whole class…

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VCE School Counseling Department

The Counseling Department at VCE has been awarded the RAMP status. This award recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment.

  • What do Elementary School Counselors Provide?

  • Support for academic concerns

  • Instruction in decision making & goal setting

  • Guidance in developing and maintaining peer relationships

  • Instruction in career awareness

  • School Counseling for students in crisis

  • Parent workshops

  • How do School Counselors provide this to Students?

  • Specials Rotation - Classroom Guidance Lessons

  • Small Group guidance for referred students (i.e. study skills, friendship)

  • Individual meetings with students

  • Parent and/or Teacher conferences

  • Referrals to outside agencies

Anne Ogilvy Barry Eber

Grades 1, 3, 5 Grades K, 2, 4

Mrs. Ogilvy: Grades 1, 3, 5 ext#180156

Mr. Eber: Grades K, 2, 4 ext#180284


Parenting Classes

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Bullying Prevention Program


  • The efforts of this program are designed to improve peer relations and make the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop. This is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today.

  • Olweus Day is every Friday in which all students K-5 receive a classroom lesson about preventing bullying.

  • VCE's Olweus kick off week will be October 1st

  • 5th. Additional information is forthcoming.

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Upcoming Events

September 19thFundRun Kickoff

September 20th Picture Day

September 25thWatchDOG Pizza Kickoff 6:00 PM

September 28thFundRun

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If you would like additional information on:

Volunteering in the classroom

Specific Classroom procedures

Please email your child’s teacher

Specific questions concerning your child will be addressed at conferences.

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Please go by the media center or room 295 to complete the parent survey.

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