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Welcome to Back to School Night in B-6! Mrs. Kellie Saylor with Mr. Scott Platt First Grade 2014
Contact Information My email address is email@example.com This is the best way to contact me! Website: thefirstgradewave.weebly.com - check here for updates and our weekly newsletter. The school phone number is 445-1147.
A Little About Me… • I have been married to my husband Nate for 9 years. We live in Ventura with our 3 ½ year old son, Jackson. • I grew up all over California, from Los Angeles, to Arcata (north of San Francisco). I moved to Santa Barbara following high school, and obtained a B.A. in psychology from CSUCI, and followed that up with their credential program. • I have taught kindergarten, and first grade for almost 10 years. • I love my job and I appreciate each child for what they can bring to our classroom community.
A Little About Mr. Platt • I am originally from New Jersey. Nearly 5 years ago I moved out to Santa Barbara California for college, the beautiful weather, and to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. • I received my B.A. from CSUCI in the spring of 2014. • I am very excited to spend the entire school year with your children to watch them learn and grow as students.
Classroom manners • 1. Be responsible. • 2. Be kind. • 3. Be a good listener. • 4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself. • 5. Care about school and care about each other.
Positive Consequences for Good Behavior • Great self esteem • Dojo points • Raffle tickets/marble jar • Class treat
Consequences Verbal reminders Take a break in classroom (glitter bottle) Focus in another classroom Manners lesson Notify parents A visit to the principal
First Grade Curriculum Our General Goals are to: • Build self esteem • Listen and follow directions • Put forth best effort at all times • Love school! • The first grade team works very closely. We meet each week to plan and ensure all students receive a rich experience.
Curriculum Language Arts Goals • Become fluent readers • Build good sight word vocabulary • Learn decoding strategies/comprehension skills • Enjoy reading/participate in Home Reading program • Use temporary spelling/spell common words correctly (word wall words & known phonics patterns) • Write descriptively about an object or event, a simple story with beginning, middle and end, write a personal narrative, express an opinion and state reasons why, write a response to non-fiction reading with supporting details.
Curriculum Math Goals • Develop number sense, ie: counting skills, number bonds, embedded numbers, decompositions • Number chart 120: place value, including +10 & -10 • Learn addition and subtraction concepts, strategies and facts to 20 • Understand concepts in patterning, number, money, graphing, measurement and estimating • Develop problem solving strategies
Curriculum Science • States of Matter • Weather – water cycle • Living things – plants and animals • Habitat study • Field trip to Santa Barbara Zoo in the spring Social Studies • Problem solving strategies • Family, Community and Citizenship Performing and Visual Arts • Impressionist art show in late spring • Music Teacher/In class musical Physical Education Weekly P.E. Teacher
Homework • Homework packet – comes home on Monday, to be returned completed on Friday. • Nightly reading is the most important homework in addition to practicing the five sight words for the week.
Home Reading… • is the most important homework first graders can do! • begins the first week of October. • is a daily homework assignment ~ books will be reread in class and exchanged each morning. • Focus on reading aloud and discussing the story.
Special Projects • We will do several projects following different units of study. • Please be supportive but encourage your child to do their own work. • Have fun!
Bits and Pieces Birthdays: Rancho Rosal teachers would like to encourage the birthday child to “treat” the class with a book or piece of P.E. equipment instead of sugary treats. Child questionnaire : Please fill in and inform me about your child’s special qualities, any special needs or concerns, your goals for the year. Please sign and return the Friendship List to me. Please sign up to volunteer in our class or at home! Visit my donation tree ~ please select an “apple wish” to donate. **Still need: spiral & composition notebooks, and earbuds**