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Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO FIRST GRADE ORIENTATION"— Presentation transcript:


2 Sample Daily AM Schedule
8:40 – 9:05 Students Arrival 9:05 – 9:30 Morning Work / Morning Meeting 9:30 – 10:15 Guided Reading (45 min) 10:15 – 10:55 Writing (40 min) 10:55 – 11:10 Read a Loud (15 min) 11:10 – 11:40 Lunch (30 min) 11:50 – 12:20 Recess (30 min)

3 Sample Daily PM Schedule
12:20 – 12:40 SSR / Snack / AR (20 min) 12:40 – 1:10 Working with Words (30 min) 1:10 – 1:35 Social Studies / Science (25 min) 1:35 – 2:20 Related Arts (45 min) 2:20 – 3:20 Math (60 min) 3:20 – 3:38 Pack up

4 PBS Positive Behavior Support
Today I pledge to be The best possible me Responsible, Respectful and Ready Brick Mill Dolphins are All 3! * Dolphin Gold * * Dolphin Days * * Dolphin Cart *

5 Subjects Reading – 4 Blocks Math Social Studies Science

6 4 Blocks Guided Reading Writing SSR Working With Words

7 Guided Reading Scott Foresman Reading Street Series
Whole group reading instruction Small group reading instruction Story elements Decoding skills / Reading strategies Comprehension skills Grammar

8 Response to Intervention - RtI
MAP – 3 times per year DIBELs Phoneme Segmentation (sam = s a m) Nonsense Word Fluency (sim / lut) Oral Reading Fluency Word Wall Words (140+ / 200) Words per Minute (40 – 60 wpm)

9 Guided Reading Before Reading During Reading After Reading
Introduce / review comprehension skills, picture walks to make predictions, KWL Charts During Reading Reading of story selection using various reading configurations Echo reading, partner reading, three ring circus, choral reading, small / flexible groups After Reading Practice comprehension skills through various activities (practice pages, projects, writing, etc.)

10 Writing 6+1 Traits The Writing Academy Ideas Organization Voice
Brainstorming Prewriting Rough Draft Revise Final Copy Rubric RARE 6+1 Traits Ideas Organization Voice Conventions Sentence Fluency Word Choice Presentation (+1)

11 AR / SSR AR – Accelerated Reader SSR – Self Selected Reading
Must know word wall words to begin and have good comprehension when reading Students average taking 1 AR test / week SSR – Self Selected Reading Begins with teacher modeling early in year and progresses from 5 – 7 minutes of SSR during the first half of the year to about 15 minutes of SSR in the second half of the school year. Teacher reads, students read, students share

12 Working with Words Word Wall Words Phonics Skills
learn to read / spell word wall words / patterns See, Say, Chant, Write, Use in a sentence On the Back Activities Handwriting Phonics Skills Practice specific sounds through various activities Highlighting words in story selection, poems, etc. Centers Making Words Guess the Covered Word Word Games (Wordo, Sparkle)

13 MATH TERC Investigations Hands on approach to teaching
Builds on what the children learned during their Kindergarten year Focus on math reasoning and problem solving Focus on process not product “How do you know?”

14 SOCIAL STUDIES Civics: All About Me History: Colonial Times Economics
Research Economics Wants & Needs Good & Services Making Choices Producers & Consumers Scarcity Geography: Map Skills International Initiative: Flat Stanley

15 SCIENCE Smithsonian Science Kits Weather Solids and Liquids Organisms

16 Report Card 3 report cards 3 progress reports
2 parent – teacher conferences November and February Weekly Progress / Behavior Reports

17 Benchmarks 140+ Word Wall Words
Fluency, can read words per minute of grade level text. All Reading competencies must be Satisfactory. In Writing, students must be Satisfactory in developing and organizing ideas. In Math, students must be Satisfactory in problem solving, communicates math reasoning, and number sense. In Science and Social Studies, students must be at least Inconsistent / In Progress in all competencies.

18 Related Arts Physical Education Art Computer Music Guidance Library
Once a week through March.

19 Wee Deliver Brick Mill implemented a school mail system called Wee Deliver in January 2008. Several other elementary schools have a system in place too. Students can send mail to anyone within the Appoquinimink School District. At BME, mail is picked up and delivered by Fourth grade students two times per week. Wee Deliver encourages traditional friendly letter writing, while emphasizing correct letter writing format.

20 Additional Information
Power Point Presentation First Grade sites & pictures 2010 – 2011 calendar Field trips Homework Agenda Snack Daily PTO Birthdays – no treats Volunteering

21 Summer Suggestions Practice reading and writing Kindergarten 40+ sight / word wall words. Keep a journal (Kid Writing). Math concepts: money, time, addition / subtraction Read to your child. Have your child “help” you read. Visit the library. Complete summer reading requirements.

22 August Meet Your Teacher Night
Thank you so much for coming tonight. We look forward to meeting each of you on August 26, 2010 when we will ALL find out who your child’s First grade teacher will be

23 Questions & Answers Thank you for coming tonight! Sincerely,
The BME First Grade Team

24 The Bricky Pledge The best possible me
Today I pledge to be The best possible me Responsible, Respectful and Ready Brick Mill Dolphins are All 3!


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