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First Grade Back to School Night. Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Ms. Emily Imler Ms. Joy Giarratano Ms. Charlene Woo. Welcome to BTSN 2011!!!. Here is what we will cover this evening: Getting to know each other First Grade 2.0 Curriculum Overview Homework Policy and Procedure

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first grade back to school night

First Grade Back to School Night

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ms. Emily Imler

Ms. Joy Giarratano

Ms. Charlene Woo

welcome to btsn 2011
Welcome to BTSN2011!!!
  • Here is what we will cover this evening:
    • Getting to know each other
    • First Grade 2.0 Curriculum Overview
    • Homework Policy and Procedure
    • Housekeeping
    • Don’t Forget Items
    • Visit Child’s homeroom
what is mcps curriculum 2 0

New Internationally-driven standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.

  • Renewed focus on teaching the whole child.
  • Integrates thinking, reasoning, and creativity for a lifetime of learning.
What is MCPS Curriculum 2.0?
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New internationally-driven standards in mathematics, reading, and writing

  • Developed by a group of states to help U.S. students compete favorably with peers in leading academic nations.
  • More challenging than current Maryland standards.
  • Greater emphasis on depth of understanding at the elementary level in mathematics, reading, and writing.
  • Learn more at corestandards.org
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Art

Mathematics

Music

Health

Information Literacy

Reading

Science

Social Studies

Writing

  • Renewed focus on teaching the whole child
  • The Thinking and Academic Success Skills are the common thread that integrate content areas.
  • Content areas still maintain their separate goals and objectives.
  • Students learn more when making connections across content areas – natural areas for connections are provided.
where can i learn more

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/2.0/

  • Definitions and examples of Thinking and Academic Success Skills
  • Parent Guides for the content in each grade level – K-2 (what will my student learn?)
  • Video examples of integration
  • Video on Mathematics changes
  • Share your feedback with MCPS
  • Detailed curriculum framework (philosophy, research, content area learning objectives)
Where can I learn more?
homework
Homework
  • First grade will start homework in the 2nd marking period (November 1, 2011).
  • In the meantime, please encourage your children to either read independently or please read to them each night for 10-20 minutes.
housekeeping
Housekeeping
  • We need notes/emails 1st thing in the morning when there is a change or play dates in where they are going after school.
  • Birthday policy - we don’t have parties
don t forget
Don’t Forget…
  • Sign up for conferences!
  • Please e-mail specific questions!
  • Leave your child a note when you visit your child’s homeroom!
conferences room parents volunteer information
Conferences/ Room Parents/ Volunteer Information

Conferences:

  • Please sign up for your conference time before you leave tonight if you have not done so. Conferences are held the 1st and 2nd week in November and are 20 minutes long. It is important that you sign up and come on time because if one parent is late, it can make all conferences thereafter off schedule.
  • Sign up sheets will be available in the APR
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