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Welcome to Open School Night. First Grade 2013 – 2014. INTRODUCTION. Ms. Scobie Eighth year teaching. HOMEWORK. Homework assigned Monday through Thursday Contract on back of folder 5 missed or incomplete homeworks = detention after school on Friday Quality work – see Rubric

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welcome to open school night

Welcome to Open School Night

First Grade

2013 – 2014

introduction
INTRODUCTION
  • Ms. Scobie
  • Eighth year teaching
homework
HOMEWORK
  • Homework assigned Monday through Thursday
  • Contract on back of folder
  • 5 missed or incomplete homeworks = detention after school on Friday
  • Quality work – see Rubric
  • Please sign and check your child’s work
  • Practice Sight Words and READ with your child daily.
  • Please return text books and readers next day
friday folders
FRIDAY FOLDERS
  • Sent home Fridays
  • Empty child’s folder of completed work
  • There will be a section dedicated to correspondence
  • RETURN Fix and Finish work in folder
  • Signfolder – discuss with your child
  • Sign and return any enclosed tests
newsletters
NEWSLETTERS
  • Posted each Monday on our website.
  • Lists events, skills being covered, Sight Words for the week
  • Sight Word contracts and activities are also available on our website.
  • http://www.hicksvillepublicschools.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=2003
sight word contracts
SIGHT WORD CONTRACTS
  • Important part of reading program is students knowing Sight Words ON SIGHT
  • Assigned 6 or 5 words per week (first weeks are review of Kindergarten words)
  • Contract has different optional activities
  • Total activities completed up to 100 pts.
  • Based on honor system – DO NOT hand in completed projects.
  • Return contracts in Friday folders for Monday Morning
poetry books
POETRY BOOKS
  • One poem every week
  • Will be homework on THURSDAYS
  • Return book to school Friday
  • Colorful illustration (see Rubric in back of poetry book)
  • Student should be able to read poem after practicing it in school all week. If not, read together.
book reports
BOOK REPORTS
  • Will be assigned in advance and you will receive instructions
  • REQUIRED – refer to same Rubric scale as Homework assignments
  • A reminder will be on the website
  • Missed report counts as missed homework
snack
SNACK
  • HEALTHY
  • Daily/Morning
  • NO SHARE RULE
  • Drinks are OK-water can stay on the desk
  • Encourage hand washing
  • Bathroom use is encouraged at this time
dismissal
DISMISSAL
  • Note required for any changes in how your child will be going home
  • Send note if different person will be picking your child up
  • Front door dismissal daily
extra help
EXTRA HELP
  • Offered TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings at 8:05am
  • Will send a note home letting you know if your child should attend.
birthday celebrations
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
  • Small treat (cupcakes, munchkins, cookies)
  • New options offered as well (see website).
  • Usually celebrate in the afternoon – drop off at front desk
  • PLEASE do not hand out invitations to a party UNLESS the whole class is invited
  • See enclosed FRIENDSHIP LIST
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MATH
  • Go Math!
  • https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/viewResources.do?method=retrieveResources&pageName=resourcepage
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Refer to child friendly standards on my webpage
science
SCIENCE
  • Some concepts being covered in our Science program are: Life (plants and animals)

Physical (sound, light, heat)

Earth (weather, sky, rocks)

Human Body (health, growing)

  • Modules being designed to align with the new Common Core
reading
READING
  • Daily 5

-Read to Self, Read to Partner, Writing, Word Work, Work with Teacher

  • 5 UNITS
  • New sight words each week
  • Benchmark Evaluations
report cards
REPORT CARDS
  • 3 times a year
  • Not all concepts covered in first Trimester – will be indicated with an X
  • Keep the report card
behavior modification
Behavior Modification
  • Positive Reinforcement: Tickets for Prizes and Class Dojo
  • Traffic Light to monitor negative behavior

*May change over time

how you can help
HOW YOU CAN HELP
  • Keep in touch (Friday folders, call office, note in homework folder)
  • Check and sign homework daily
  • Check website each Monday
  • Practice Sight Words
  • SLEEP!
  • Less TV, more reading
  • Volunteer for parties and trips- party collection of $10.00 (covers projects and healthy snacks)
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Encourage speaking in full sentences
  • Set up a quiet Homework space with supplies ONLY for homework
  • Bring your child to school ON TIME – 5 times late is mandatory detention for your child. Drop off begins at 8:15am. Your child is marked late if they arrive after 8:30am.
  • Sign up for a conference (in hall)
  • Sign up for Parent Portal (Comp Lab)
home and school compact
Home and School Compact
  • On the desk
  • Expectations and responsibilities of the school, parents, and students.
  • Read it and review it with your child.
  • Sign below THE PARENT and have your child write his/her name below THE STUDENT