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First Grade Curriculum Night 2012. Sept. 10, 2012 6:15 – 7:00 P.M. Mrs. Janet Fulp Mrs. Becky Hepler. Class Expectations:. The 5 B’s Be Respectful Be Safe Be Prepared Be Kind Be a Thinker. Rewards and Consequences:. Rewards Small Group: Table points

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first grade curriculum night 2012

First GradeCurriculum Night 2012

Sept. 10, 2012

6:15 – 7:00 P.M.

Mrs. Janet Fulp

Mrs. Becky Hepler

class expectations
Class Expectations:

The 5 B’s

Be Respectful

Be Safe

Be Prepared

Be Kind

Be a Thinker

rewards and consequences
Rewards and Consequences:
  • Rewards
        • Small Group: Table points
        • Individual: pennies (2nd semester)
  • Consequences
specials schedule
Specials Schedule:
  • 6 day rotation
    • Day 1: Guidance/Science
    • Day 2: Art
    • Day 3: Music
    • Day 4: PE
    • Day 5: Media
    • Day 6: Tech
daily schedule
Daily Schedule

8:15 MES News

8:20 Math

9:30 Snack

9:40 -11:20 Language Arts/Writing

11:25 -11:55 Lunch

12:05–12:35 Recess

12:35 – 1:00 Spelling/Working with words

1:00-1:45Encore

1:45- 2:15 Math Centers

2:15 -2:45 Science/Social Studies

2:45 Begin Dismissal

common core
Common Core
  • The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
  • The standards are rigorous, require application of knowledge, and provide a foundation for later success in middle and high school.
  • The standards are aligned from kindergarten through high school.
  • To learn more and view the common core standards visit the following website:
  • http://www.corestandards.org/
the literacy program
The Literacy Program
  • Imagine It! series:
    • 1. Guided Reading Working in individualized groups
    • 2. Phonics/ Writing Mini-Lessons/ Teacher Directed Reading
    • 3. Self-Selected Reading (D.I.R.T)
    • 4. Writing
    • 5. Spelling
reading program
Reading Program
  • Determine Reading Level through Running Records and Retellings (comprehension)
  • Teach small groups based on Instructional Reading Level
  • Take home reading based on Independent Reading Level
how you can help with reading at home
How you can help with reading at home…
  • Take home reading – independent reading level
    • Make it ENJOYABLE!
    • Prompt for strategies (bookmark)
    • Put the work on the child
    • COMPREHENSION – authentic retelling discussion (retelling hand)
retelling elements fiction
Retelling Elements (Fiction):
  • Setting
  • Characters (Development)
  • Plot and Events
  • Problem / Solution
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Connection
retelling elements nonfiction
Retelling Elements (Nonfiction):
  • Organization (headings, titles, diagrams, table of contents, glossary, index, captions)
  • Main Idea/ Details
  • Vocabulary
  • What did you learn?
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Connection
slide12
“Sound it out”
  • Before the Read
  • Look at the pictures before reading the story.
  • When your child is stuck, say:
  • “Look at the picture.”
  • “What would make sense?” (meaning)
  • “Does that sound right?” (grammar)
  • “Does that look right?” (Do the letters match
  • the word?)
  • Read it again and get your mouth ready for the
  • first sound.”
  • “Look for a chunk you know?” (groups of letters)
  • “Try something, and keep reading for more
  • information.”
  • “Reread the sentence.”
writing
Writing
  • Types of writing covered in first grade: Observational and Recount/Narrative, Explanatory, Opinion
  • Our writing program consists of:
        • Writing journal
        • Mini-lessons: 5-10 minutes
how you can help with writing at home
How you can help with writing at home…
  • High frequency words (known in a few seconds- flashcards, etc.)
  • Authentic and engaging writing activities
      • Grocery list
      • Letters/emails
      • Scrap booking
  • Standard and Temporary Spelling
  • SPELLING – list provided from county and Imagine It! (Spelling Homework Ideas)
math highlighted topics
Math Highlighted Topics:
  • Number Sense
  • Math Facts and Math Families
  • Shapes
  • Patterns
  • Addition / subtraction concepts
  • Time (analog and digital) / Calendar language
  • Sort and classify objects
  • Graphs (bar graphs, line plots, pie charts, etc.)
math assessments
Math Assessments
  • Quarterly Written Math Tests
  • Performance Tasks
  • Teacher Observations
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Level 1 – Students performing at this level do not exhibit sufficient mastery of first grade knowledge and skills successfully to complete most assignments.
  • Level 2 – Students performing at this level demonstrate inconsistent mastery of knowledge and skills.
  • Level 3 – Students at this level consistently demonstrate mastery of grade level concepts and skills.
  • Level 4 – Students at this level consistently perform in a manner that is clearly beyond the grade-level requirements and expectations.
homework
Homework
  • Take Home Reading – Write title of book and sign planners every night
  • Spelling – words will be listed in planner each week – test each Friday
  • Math homework – Friday section will be completed in class
home and school communication
Home and School Communication:
  • Planners/Behavior Log
  • Progress/Interim Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Conferences
  • Talk to us!
miscellaneous
Miscellaneous:
  • Field trips:
    • Dan Nicholas Park
    • Children’s Theater
    • Mrs. Hanes’ Cookie Factory
    • Children’s Museum
  • Two Classroom Parties- Winter Workshop & End of Year Celebration
  • Birthday treats best at lunch!
      • (please send treats that are store bought )
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