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Please return the information card to me before you leave tonight. Feel free to leave a note on your child’s letter so that they can read it in the morning!. Welcome. A little about me…. This will be my 21st full year as a classroom teacher. Master’s Degree in Education -1998

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Please return the information card to me before you leave tonight. Feel free to leave a note on your child’s letter so that they can read it in the morning!



A little about me…..

  • This will be my 21st full year as a classroom teacher.
  • Master’s Degree in Education -1998
  • Rdg.Specialist’s certificate - 2000
  • Live in Hatboro with husband,
  • 16-year-old daughter, 12-year-old son

Tonight we will discuss:

  • Homework Guidelines
  • Behavior System /Incentives
  • First Grade Schedule
  • First Grade Curriculum
  • Lunch, Mascot, Dismissal
  • Volunteers, Conferences
  • Should take no longer than 15-30 minutes.
  • Reading/Spelling skills, sight words, Math Home Link pages
  • Math calendar – 10 minutes or less / 15 days per month for reward
  • Show and Tell
  • Homework folders - carry school news/please empty
  • Read for 15 minutes every night (choice).
  • Please go over the homework with your child each night and have them correct any mistakes.
homework incentive
Homework Incentive

Starting in October, your child will have the opportunity to earn a homework pass.

At the end of each month, those students who have completed all homework assignments for the month will be awarded a homework pass to be used at their leisure.

classroom rules
Classroom Rules
  • Mirror guidance program which models use of social smarts
  • “expected”/”unexpected” behavior
in all classrooms a billet beaver
In all CLASSROOMS, a Billet Beaver…

Respects all adults and students

Follows directions

Raises their hand before speaking


Takes care of their supplies and materials

Keeps all areas clean

Cooperates and works well with others

Makes eye contact when speaking

Works hard and is ready to learn

classroom behavior
Classroom Behavior
  • Blue – commendable behavior
  • Green – positive behavior
  • Yellow – warning for inappropriate behavior
  • Red – continued inappropriate behavior
  • Color changes are recorded on calendars sent home each day in homework folder
  • Movement possible during the day.
Effort Slips
  • Earned individually.
  • Display of manners, extra effort, completing quality work, assisting a classmate/staff member
  • Slips kept in school.
  • Students will have the opportunity to trade in their effort slips for rewards/prizes.

Marble Jar

  • Earned as a class.
  • When the marble jar is full, the class will earn a reward such as: extra recess, homework passes, special free time…
first grade schedule
First Grade Schedule
  • 8:50-9:00 Attendance, Lunch count, Morning work, Announcements, Calendar
  • 9:00-10:15 Math
  • 10:15-10:35 Working With Words/Shared – (working snack)
  • 10:35-11:30 Guided Reading/Centers
  • 11:30-12:00 Writing
  • 12:00-12:45 Lunch/Recess
  • 12:45-1:15 Social Studies/Science/Shared Reading
  • 1:15-2:15 W.I.N.
  • 2:15-3:00 Special
  • 3:00-3:15 Pack-up/Afternoon Jobs
  • 3:15 Dismissal


  • Dry and healthy
  • Eaten in ten minutes or less while working
  • No drinks except water, please.
  • Goldfish, crackers, cheese stick, pretzels, cereal, veggie sticks, granola bar


“What I Need”

  • Periodic meetings to direct the focus for each child
  • May be used for remediation OR enrichment, depending on the child
  • Title 1 Reading support will be provided during this time.
  • Reading Specialist support will be given during this time.
  • Assessments in September (and throughout the year) will drive decisions.
math home link book
Math Home Link Book
  • Home link book will be sent home tonight for you to keep AT HOME.
  • Homework assignments will be on the classroom calendar sent home weekly.
  • It is important for you to wait until the assigned night to complete the homework.
  • Tear the page out of the book and send it to school the following morning.
first in math
First In Math
  • User name/password matches existing school codes for computer log-on and cafeteria
  • Password – sent home on small card
  • Please encourage use of the program, especially on nights when homework is completed quickly.
everyday math
Everyday Math
    • Understanding the meanings, uses, and representations of numbers.
    • Understand equivalent names for numbers
    • Understand common numerical relations
    • Compute accurately
    • Make reasonable estimates
    • Understand meanings of operations
    • Select and create appropriate graphical representations of collected or given data.
    • Analyze and interpret data
    • Understand and apply basic concepts of probability
    • Understand the systems and processes of measurement; use appropriate techniques, tools, units, and formulas in making measurements
    • Use and understand reference frames
    • Investigate characteristics and properties of 2- and 3-dimensionsal geometric shapes
    • Apply transformations, symmetry to geometric situations
    • Understand patterns and functions
    • Use algebraic notation to represent and analyze situations and structures
everyday mathematics
Everyday Mathematics
  • Program spirals for repeated exposure and is organized into small time frames based on young children’s attention spans
first grade curriculum
First Grade Curriculum


  • Shared Reading (modeling)
  • Guided Reading/Centers (practicing)
  • Writing Block (books and modeling)
  • Working with Words
  • Leveled books (Accelerated Reader)
  • Self-Selected Reading (choice)


Solids & Liquids

Pebbles, Sand, and Silt


show and tell
Show and Tell
  • Must be completed to receive the monthly homework pass
  • Theme – check weekly calendar
  • Benefits – speaking and listening skills

Coming Soon!!

Grant recipient – HHEA

i-pads will allow the opportunity for more differentiated instruction during center time and W.I.N. time.

class mascot tom the turtle
Class Mascot – Tom the Turtle
  • Every Friday, a child will take Tom home for the weekend!
  • The student will come back to school on Monday and share with the class what he/she did with Tom. The goal is for students to be able to write a few sentences on their own about their experiences, and be able to speak in front of their peers, with ease.
  • Pictures are optional
lunch accounts
Lunch Accounts
  • Please send money in an envelope or bag LABELED with child’s name and “Mrs. Stoddart.”
  • You can also put money into your child’s account using This avoids delays and confusion.
  • Students should have learned their lunch codes, and they will be paying for lunch in the cafeteria on their own.
  • Changes in dismissal procedures should be written and sent in advance.
  • Phone calls/emails on the day of the change could be missed. Look for confirmation that the message was received.
  • Please make a note on the information card if you prefer no pictures of your child in the hallway or on my website.
  • No names are listed with pictures on website.
other important items
Other Important Items:
  • Book orders – occasionally sent (online orders encouraged!)
  • Wednesday pretzels $.50
  • Brown Test Envelopes – sign/return
  • 5-day special schedule – (see calendar

library and technology rotate on D days)

  • Birthday snacks – small, nut-free
  • Building is perfume/cologne free.
contact me
Contact me
  • Email is easiest for me to respond to promptly. (not for dismissal changes)

  • Please be aware that calls to my room are bumped to voice mail during school.


sign ups to complete
Sign-ups to complete:
    • Conference Time:

Thurs., Dec. 11th and Fri., Dec. 12th.

  • Tom the Turtle for the weekend
  • Volunteers
  • Info. card: preferred daytime contact information