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Welcome to Curriculum Night! Please sit in your childs chair. We will begin promptly at 7:45 p.m. While you are waiting, use the stationery to write him/her a note. Please leave it on your childs desk.
Purpose of this Evening Introduction to curriculum, classroom management and what you can expect in First Grade. *If you would like to discuss your child, please contact me to determine a day and time. Thank you!
Paperwork Conference Sign-Up Party Volunteers Classroom Volunteers
How to get in touch with me: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org –Check email once a day Voicemail: 440-349-7757, ext. 5792 –Check messages once a day –If calling about a bus change or pick-up change, please call the office directly instead of leaving me a voicemail 440-349-2175 Fall Conference: –I will send a reminder letter to you near conference time. Additional Conferences: –As needed, please email or call to schedule a time to meet.
A Little Bit About Me: Graduated in 2005 from NDC Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Second year teaching Subbed in Solon Schools for 3 years including long term assignments in grades 1,4,5, and 6.
Daily Schedule 7:45-8:10 Bellwork 8:10-9:10 Science/S.S. 9:10-10:10 Math 10:10-11:00 Special 11:00-12:00 Recess/Lunch 12:00-12:30 No New Instruction 12:30-2:20 Daily 5
Family Information System www.solonschools.org –Schools Parkside K-4 Staff Directory April Sams Calendar: –Upcoming assessments –Holidays –Field trips –Homework –Special events Class News and Photos I Can Statements Useful website links that can support your childs learning Email access
Language Arts-Daily 5 Read to Self Work on Writing Read to Someone Word Work Listen to Reading
Keys to the Daily 5 Independence Work quietly Work the whole time Stay in one spot Get started right away Build stamina WHY???? –To become better readers and writers!!!!!
What Can We Write? Story Poem Play How-To List Song Letter ABC Book
Rainbow spell Stamp-it Game Boards Boggle Shake It Up! Word Sort Scrabble Spelling Magnet Words Type-it
Listening to good examples of reading helps build fluency, vocabulary, and stamina. It helps develop students into better readers. They will use computers, books on CD, and I-Pads to listen to fluent reading.
Mini-Lesson Mini-Lesson - Daily, brief, powerful, whole group demonstrations about how reading works or how readers work. Example: We are learning to answer a right- there question. We are looking for facts, details or ideas found right in the text that answer a question.
Guided Reading Guided Reading - groups are flexible and fluid. Students are grouped according to needs and appropriate focus. Teacher role: Teacher meets with small groups and provides descriptive feedback to students about their learning. Student role: Students share their thinking and reflect on their success with the reading topic. They participate in an active discussion which incorporates comprehension, questioning, and higher-order thinking skills.
Word Study How can parents help their children with spelling? Encourage your child to reread his/her work. Have your child identify words that do not look correct. This is the first step to better spelling. Encourage your child to apply the spelling patterns he/she knows. Help your child review or learn our list of sight words. These words do not necessarily fit into any spelling pattern, but are extremely important in daily writing. Children will be expected to spell these words correctly in their writing.
Math Trailblazers Program Emphasis on application of skills and deep understanding of concepts. Problem solving and multiple solutions
How can I help? Practice counting forward and backward 1-10 11-30 30-120 Number before, number after Play treasure hunt Point out math in the real world! Addition and subtraction Money Time (to the half hour)
Science Plants and Animals Matter Natural Resources
Social Studies Citizenship Government People in Societies Geography Economics History
Grading # Correct Follow-Up Given as Needed Positive Feedback Rubrics No Letter Grades Common Assessments
Report Cards Reflective of state standards Given every nine weeks On a continuum based on your childs development First report card is given at conferences.
Common Assessments Expectations are the same of all students. Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies
Benchmarks Reading (DRA) –January: Level 10 –May: Level 18 Writing –3 on the rubric by the end of year Fry Words –First 100 by May
Ohio Diagnostics Ohio Reading Diagnostic Test –Administered in the Spring Ohio Math Diagnostic Test –Administered in the Spring *Results are received at the end of the year
Classroom Management RESPECT Praise Pennies Class store Break Check Off Stop and Think Sheet
Homework Daily 5 Math Occasional Science or Social Studies
Daily Procedures Notes, Money, Bus Passes Take-Home Folders Classroom Jobs Homework Supplies Book Orders- online Birthday Treats
PTA Parties Assemblies Book Fairs Special Events
Donations Disc-man or MP3 player Books Computer Keyboards Bean bags Prize-box materials