First Grade Chinese Immersion Back To School Night 2013 - 2014
Mrs. Golde- Blue Class • I am so excited to be a part of the Chinese Immersion Team. This will be a great year for your child! • A little bit about me: • Taught First Grade 15 + years • LOVE IT! • Lived in Utah 18 years • Brought up in Lexington, Kentucky • Have two beautiful grandchildren • Think First Grade is so much fun because the students learn to read and write. They make huge gains and love learning!
Hsiu Fang Lin is my Chinese name. You can call me Lin Laosh or Mrs. Lin (ling). I am honored to be a teacher at Syracuse Elementary School. I graduated from Taiwan's Pingtung University of Education, and have a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. In Taiwan, I worked as a teacher in the public and private kindergartens for over twenty years. In July 2006, I immigrated to California, and in 2007 moved to Utah. My passion is teaching children. I worked at Eagle Bay Elementary in the Kindergarten class for six months as a volunteer and have worked as a teacher’s aide in the Chinese Immersion classes at Syracuse Elementary for one and a half years. Speaking English is still difficult for me and I appreciate your understanding and tolerance. I look forward to working with you and your children this year! Meet Mrs. Lin- Red Class
August 30: Meet the Teacher Day September 27: Fall Fun October 31: Halloween Party November 21: Pow Wow December 20: Christmas Around the World January 31: Sick Day February 28: Art Day March 21: Pirate Day April 25: Plant Day Fun Fridays In First Grade!
We will be going to the Ogden Nature Center this fall! We will also have another fieldtrip in the spring! Watch for more information! Fantastic Fieldtrips!
Student of the Week 2013-201 Each week a boy or girl will be spotlighted as our Student of the Week. That child will share with his/her class all about themselves through a poster display. They will do this in English and in Chinese on the Friday of their special week Posters will come home the week prior to their week. A schedule will be coming home the first Tuesday and will be posted on Mrs. Golde’s website.
On or around your child’s Birthday they will receive a Birthday Bag from Mrs. Golde and Mrs. Lin. The class will sing Happy Birthday as well. If your child does not have a birthday during the school year, this will happen on the week that they are the “Student of the Week”. If you choose to send a snack to celebrate your child’s birthday, please make sure it is purchased and if possible individually wrapped. All birthday treats will be given out the last 15 minutes of the school day. Birthdays!
Because our First Graders seem to retain more in the morning we will be switching English and Chinese times every term. So we will switch morning for afternoon on November 4 January 21 April 2 Yearly Schedule for Red and Blue Classes
We are learning so much in First Grade! Your student will be learning to read, write, and many math concepts. There is a lot to learn, and not much time to do it in. It takes a lot of practice, and one-on-one time to master all of these skills! YOUR CHILD NEEDS YOUR HELP! Practice makes perfect, and most of the individual practice takes place at home. Lots Of Learning
Leveled Readers • On your child’s exact reading level! • Read, mastered, and brought back (almost) daily. • Please sign the Recording Sheet! • Math/ Chinese • One worksheet everyday. • Return to school the next morning in the Homework folder. Daily Homework
Tuesday Folders • Tuesday Folders come home with important information EVERY TUESDAY. • Please send the folders back on WEDNESDAY (the next day). • Weekly homework packets will be sent home on Tuesday, and need to be returned the following Monday. • Chinese Homework is on line at Mrs. Lin’s blog www.chinesewithfanny.weebly.com and is to be done once a week. • Student will record themselves speaking Mandarin. Weekly Homework
First Grade is FULL of hands on experiences. These experiences can not be recreated, or sent home, in case of absences. THIS IS WHY ATTENDANCE IS SO IMPORTANT! We understand that sickness, and emergencies happen. Please do not send your student to school sick. However, please make every effort to have them at school ON TIME, EVERY DAY! Attendance
FRIDAY ATTENDANCE IS VITAL! • We assess students every Friday in multiple areas that we have been working on during the week. • Language Arts Assessment • Spelling Test • The words that are sent home on Tuesday will be tested on Friday (3 days later). • Math Skills Quiz • We include practice for these assessments in the weekly homework packet. • Weekly Assessments are almost impossible to make up. Please make sure that your student is in class ALL DAY on Friday. Weekly Assessments
WE NEED YOUR HELP IN THE CLASSROOM!! • In order for your child to have the best experience in First Grade, we need all of the help we can get! • ***Literacy Centers and Guided Reading*** • 10:50-11:25 am and 2:45-3:15 pm • **Math Help for Chinese Class** • Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-10:00am and 2:00-3:00pm • Volunteers will be working 1 on 1 with students in Engilsh • **Tuesday Folder Help** 12:00- 1:00 anytime • *ANY TIME!* • We can use your help for one-on-one time ANY TIME!! • When signing up for a time, please be committed to coming at that time every week even if your child is in the other classroom at the time you come. Volunteers
Standardized Testing will take place the last part of April and the Beginning of May. • We will announce the dates AS SOON as we know! • IT IS IMPARITIVE THAT YOUR STUDENT IS IN SCHOOL AND ON TIME FOR ALL TESTING DAYS! Standardized Testing
Listen when others are talking Follow directions the first time they are given. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself. Work quietly and don’t disturb others. Show respect to students, teachers, and school property. Work and play safely. During the Chinese portion of the day there is a strict “No English Spoken” policy. (Your Child is breaking the rules if he/she speaks English) First Grade Behavior Expectations
Positive Individual • Stickers and charts (Chinese) • Students collect stickers and full sticker charts to purchase classroom prizes. • Positive Classroom (English) • Work towards classroom/table points for rewards • Negative Individual • Green, Yellow, Red cards • If green card is pulled it is a warning. • If yellow card is pulled five minutes of recess is lost. • If red card is pulled a whole recess is lost to fill out a note that will be sent home. This note MUST be signed and returned the next day or the student will miss an additional recess.(See following slide.) • Multiple verbal warnings are given before a card will be pulled. Behavior Management
Syracuse Elementary has a school wide aggressive behavior management plan. This can be found on the school website. • This behavior management plan will be used for aggressive behavior and override our card system. • The Syracuse Elementary Aggressive Behavior Management Plan is generally handled by the administration. School Wide Behavior Management
Weekly newsletters will be sent home in the Tuesday Folders and can also be found on Mrs. Golde’s website. Mrs. Lin maintain a blog for homework and other information concerning the Chinese Program. • E-mail • Phone • We are at the school from 8:00-4:00 if you need to contact us. • You may be asked to leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. • If you need to speak with Mrs. Lin, please make an appointment so that we may arrange for productive communication. Communication
If you would like to donate items to our classroom. These are the items we need: Glue sticks Hand Sanitizer Erasers Tissues Clorox Wipes Donations
Thank you for listening! Contact us for questions. Look for Volunteer sign up sheets. See you later! Here’s to a great year!