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Parent Information Meeting September 13, 2004 - 7:00pm. Becky Anderson – First Grade Teacher E-mail Address - firstname.lastname@example.org Direct Telephone Number - 218-284-8466 Washington Elementary School “ Together, We Are Better ”. Professional
Parent Information MeetingSeptember 13, 2004 - 7:00pm Becky Anderson – First Grade Teacher E-mail Address - email@example.com Direct Telephone Number - 218-284-8466 Washington Elementary School “Together, We Are Better”
Professional Graduated from MSUM in 1991 with a bachelors degree in education. Thirteen years of teaching experience. Graduated from St. Thomas University in May of 2004 with a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Personal Married with two children. Faith (5) and Bryce (3). I enjoy scrapbooking, walking and spending time with my family. I grew up in Perley, MN and now reside in Moorhead. Becky Anderson
Overview of Meeting… • Reading • Math • Science and Social Studies • Odds and Ends • Questions and Comments
Reading • Scott Forsman Reading – Basil Series (This approach to reading involves the use of the anthologies and practice books and covers communication areas such as spelling, grammar, phonics, punctuation, and other skills. • Guided Reading – Schoolwide Groups (This approach allows children to read with other students at their same reading level. Three classrooms are divided amongst seven teachers to allow for smaller group sizes and more individual help.) Students read books which are leveled according to their difficulty. All first graders are expected to be reading at or above a level 16 by the end of first grade. • http://www.sfreading.com/ • Homework Expectations (See Next Slide)
Math • Everyday Math Series (Spiral) • Comparison to the way you and I learned math • Math Boxes • Home Links • Games • http://www.coolmath.com/
Science and Social Studies • Units will include Family, Community, Citizenship, Our World, Eggs and Tadpoles, Balance and Motion, Animal Characteristics, Rocks and Minerals, and Recycling. • Frog Adoption • “Scientist of The Week” • Service Learning
Parent Opportunities • Classroom Volunteers • Room Parents • Mystery Readers • Work Nights • Take-Home Activities/Projects
Odds and Ends Weekly Newsletter Share Time Star Attraction Book Orders Lunch Money Morning Meeting (Responsive Classroom) Discipline (School Handbook) Take Home Folders Your Child’s Extra Curricular Schedule
Questions and Comments • Don’t EVER hesitate to call with any comments or concerns. Open communication is the key. • Any questions????