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
First Grade Teachers
Building a community
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
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.
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.
We use a variety of instruction methods:
Whole group and Small group activities
Math Manipulatives, Tubs & Games
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.
Top Questions and Procedures
Work turned in weekly
Completed in composition book
Weekly spelling words
Monthly Optional Enrichment project
First Thursday of every month
Please check each day
PTA Thursday info
7 day schedule
Ice-cream sales/75 cents
Changes need to be emailed to Linda Bell ([email protected]) 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.
Academic work with children needs to be kept confidential.
Individual and small group help.
For the good of the whole class…
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.
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
Bullying Prevention Program
September 19thFundRun Kickoff
September 20th Picture Day
September 25thWatchDOG Pizza Kickoff 6:00 PM
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.
Please go by the media center or room 295 to complete the parent survey.