Curriculum Packet 2012-2013. First Grade Teachers: Amber Sharp Kathy Holt Sheryl Woodard Kym Villalva Claire Biggs. Daily Binders. Must be returned daily . Contains: Conduct calendar Green folder (check daily for notes) Newsletter (check here for spelling words and specials schedule)
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Curriculum Packet2012-2013 First Grade Teachers: Amber Sharp Kathy Holt Sheryl Woodard Kym Villalva Claire Biggs
Daily Binders • Must be returned daily. • Contains: • Conduct calendar • Green folder (check daily for notes) • Newsletter (check here for spelling words and specials schedule) • Homework logs • Sight words • Please sign conduct calendar and homework log every night.
Monday Folders • Sent home each Monday afternoon • Should be returned the following day • Please go through all papers in the folder to review your student’s progress • Please sign in the designated area each week • Please don’t return things in this folder because they may be overlooked.
Homework • Spelling (Monday – Thursday) • Complete activity at home • Sign spelling log, not actual sheet • Activities will change each six weeks • Reading (Monday – Thursday) • Read books at home with a skilled reader for 15 minutes • Must read Guided Reading books as soon as these are sent home • Sign reading log
Homework cont. • Math (Tuesday & Thursday) • Will be in green folder • Homework is front and back • Due the next day • Teachers will give one warning per six weeks for not turning in homework and/or having log signed. Subsequent occurrences will result in a color change.
Guided Reading • Guided Reading books are specific to your child’s reading level • It is vital that you read with your child each night. • Review comprehension questions or have your student retell the story when they have finished. • You are responsible for all Guided Reading books that come home. Replacement of book is $15 as they come in sets of 6.
Grading • Graded work will have: • 3 – for work that is on-level • 2 – for work that is progressing • 1 – for work that needs improvement • Teachers may use + or – to give further indication of work quality. • Report cards are graded in the same manner • Report cards will be reviewed in great detail at your child’s parent/teacher conference.
Spelling Tests • Spelling Tests have two grades • One on front for words (including the mystery words) • One on back for dictation • Spelling dictation sentences grade the number of sounds the student gets correct when writing. • Example: Doyoulik e toplayInthesand? Each underlined letter(s) represents a sound the student should get. This sentence has a total of 20 sounds.
Finishing Work • Teachers reserve the right to take away the following privileges if students are not finishing class work in an appropriate amount of time. • Recess • Computer lab • “Fun Friday” is reserved for students who have finished all of their class work for the week.
Behavior • School wide color system is used for behavior • Green – Great day! • Blue – Warning – 5 minutes of recess • Yellow – 10 minutes of recess • Orange – All of recess • Red – Office referral • First grade teachers do not “change colors back”. Students must experience the consequence of their choices. • Standards for “Gatoriffic” students are on the conduct calendar each six weeks.
CHAMPS(Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, Success) • CHAMPS posters can be found in the hallways and every classroom • Visual aid for displaying expectations • Voice Levels: 4 = yell 3 = group speaking 2 = quiet speaking 1 = whisper 0 = silence
Snacks • Please send onehealthy snack to school with your student. • Examples – fruit, pretzels • Non-examples – donuts, cookies • Students who bring unhealthy choices may be asked to save them for lunch or until after school.
Target Time • 9:00-9:30 each day • This is a time for targeted instruction • Students will be combined with other students across the grade level to work on a specific skill.