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1st Grade Parent Information Night. A Little Bit about Me …. Mrs. Grimes Room #221 512-428-7433 amanda_grimes@ roundrockisd.org This is my 10 th year to teach 1 st Grade at DFT! Am married, live in Round Rock All four of our children have attended DFT!

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1st grade parent information night

1st GradeParent Information Night


1st grade parent information night

A Little Bit about Me….

Mrs. Grimes

Room #221 512-428-7433

amanda_grimes@ roundrockisd.org

This is my 10th year to teach 1st Grade at DFT!

Am married, live in Round Rock

All four of our children have attended DFT!

I love teaching 1st graders and seeing their growth!


1st grade parent information night

Mrs. Grimes’ Daily Schedule

7:40-7:55 Enter from hall, Announcements, Lunch Count

8:00-9:00 Writing

9:00- 10:00 Guided Reading/Daily 5

10:00-10:20Recess

10:37-11:07Lunch

11:10-11:30 Words Their Way

11:35-12:25 Specials

12:30-1:30Math

1:30-2:05 Social Studies/Science

2:05-2:30 DFT Time

2:40Dismissal


Writing 8 00 9 00

Writing 8:00- 9:00

Writing Process

Planning, Draft, Revise, Edit , Publish

Topics important to students

Conventions: capitalization, punctuation, spelling


Guided reading daily 5 9 00 10 00

Guided Reading/Daily 59:00 - 10:00

  • Students work on reading skills in small group

  • Reading homework daily and once over weekend.

  • 15-20 minutes (can split up)

  • After child reads, parents signs reading log

  • Important for students to bring blue folder/books

  • school each day.

  • Independent Lang. Arts practice (“Daily Five”) when not at reading group.


Daily 5

Daily 5

Read to Self

Work on Writing

Read to Someone

Word Work

Listening to Reading


1st grade parent information night

Recess 10:00- 10:20 Lunch 10:37-11:07Please send money labeled in an envelope or baggies1st Grade teachers allow students to purchase ice cream or snack only on Fridays . (if ok with parents)


Words their way 11 10 11 30

Words Their Way11:10-11:30

  • Words Their Way

    • word families

    • Students sort picture/word cards

    • Learn patterns

    • No traditional spelling homework/tests

    • Instead: word study homework sent home on Fridays, due the next Friday. Students choose from list. Weekly word study assessments.


Specials conference time 11 35 12 25

Specials/Conference Time11:35-12:25

P.E. Tuesday, Thursdays, & ½ every other Friday

Wear tennies to school on PE days (no time to change shoes)

Music on Mondays & ½ of 2 Fridays a month

Art on Wednesdays & ½ of 2 Fridays a month


Math 12 30 1 30

Math 12:30-1:30

Variety of resources

Heavy on Problem Solving

Explaining thinking

Manipulatives

Calendar Time


1st grade parent information night

Science/Social Studies

  • Alternate

  • Go by ARRC, use

    variety of resources

  • Students record in

    notebook


D f t time dedicated focused t e k s time

D.F.T. Time(Dedicated Focused T.E.K.S. Time)

2:05- 2:30

Teacher works with a small group that needs extra help in a certain area.

The majority of the class works in a larger group with an instructional aide.


Rules tribes community agreements

Rules/TribesCommunityAgreements


Discipline

Discipline

Color Clip Chart

1. Starts each day on green.

2. If a student does not follow classroom agreements, they must move their clip in the following order and miss some recess time to reflect on their choices.

1. Yellow

2. Blue

3. Orange

4. Red (Office and/or call to parents)

Please initial each day on the behavior chart that you saw and discussed behavior with your child.

Please email or call with any questions/concerns.


Positive rewards

Positive Rewards

Verbal Praise & Reinforcement

Caught Being Good Slips

Brilliant Brave

Whole Class Incentive


Transportation changes

Transportation Changes

Please send a note or call the office if your child needs to go home a different way.

Teachers may not be able to answer or check phone messages before end of the day.


1st grade parent information night

Absences

Call & send a note for absencesPlease avoid tardies and/or absences so that instruction time is not lost.


Red tuesday folders

Red Tuesday Folders

Please discuss student work with your child

Much of work is kept in spirals/notebooks at school

Empty folder, Sign, then Return on Wednesdays


Homework

Homework

  • Daily – Readinghomework 15-20 mins, parents sign log

  • ** Reading Strategies in packet

  • Weekly- Word Study

    • Students work throughout week at family’s pace

  • Sent home on Fridays, due next Friday

  • Assessed Weekly

  • Math

  • Due on next Friday

  • Occasionally- Projects or Research


  • Study hall

    Study Hall

    During Recess

    To do unfinished homework

    Or to complete work not finished in class

    Students go out to recess when finished


    Grades

    Grades

    Number Grades on Word Study Tests and Math Tests

    Daily work: or or

    Teacher may ask for Work /Tests to be corrected at

    home and returned .


    Report cards

    Report Cards

    Each Nine Weeks

    No number grades

    Stages 1, 2, 3, 4 will be marked

    2’s are fine for all year up until end of 3rd 9 weeks

    Parents may keep report card, sign and return envelope


    Birthdays

    Birthdays

    • On Fridays Only, at 2:15

    • Parents can send treat or come to help serve. ( No cakes please)

    • Invitations to parties must be

    • given to every student in the class


    Volunteers

    Volunteers

    Volunteer basket by door, I f I know you are coming I will put things we need help with.

    Volunteers may work on the desk outside our door

    If you plan to volunteer at all this year (field trips, etc)…You must fill out an Online Volunteer Application each year.

    See link on our website


    Mango occasional pet visitor

    “Mango: Occasional Pet Visitor”

    • “Mango,” a Bearded Dragon Lizard

    • About 7 years old

    • Calm, nonaggressive

    • RRISD no longer allows class pets, she will visit occasionally.

    • She eats vegetables, fruit, crickets and super worms

    • We welcome donations

    • of super worms.


    Thank you for coming

    Thank you for coming!

    Please sign up at the front table for a fall parent teacher conference.

    Please contact me anytime with questions or concerns.

    My goal…For your student to love learning & school!


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