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1 W ELCOME TO O PEN H OUSE ! September 17, 2013

2 Responsive Classroom This approach to teaching and learning is to help classrooms become caring communities in which social and academic learning are fully integrated throughout the school day. The approach emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. The goal is to enable optimal student learning.

3 Implementing the RC Approach and the First 6 Weeks of School 1. Morning Meeting (greeting, share, group activities, morning message) 2. Hopes and Dreams 3. Developing classroom rules and jobs 4. Interactive Modeling 5. Playing/Practicing Classroom Routines 6. Teaching homework routines and expectations

4 Morning Meeting Math Reading Workshop Snack/Read Aloud Spanish Social Studies/Science Recess/Lunch Word Study Specials Writing Workshop

5 R EADING W ORKSHOP Read Aloud Just right books Mini lessons Conferring / assessing Partner Work Revisiting books Reading outside the classroom (book baggies, public library)

6 R EADING E XPECTATIONS Trimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 3 OrangeYellowGreen

7 M ATH Within the content of Everyday Mathematics, emphasis is placed on: A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations that develops critical thinking Frequent practice of basic skills through ongoing program routines and mathematical games An instructional approach that visits topics regularly to ensure full concept development Activities that explore and offer opportunities for students to apply their basic fact skills to geometry, measurement, and algebra Math calendar

8 MATH FACTS PRACTICE *Addition and Subtraction within 10* Math facts will be taught through direct instruction Fact introduction and practice will be at school As facts/tricks are introduced you will be asked to create fact cards on 3x5 index cards and add them to baggie that will hold your childs facts Facts must be practiced at home on a nightly basis, fact baggies should remain at home to avoid getting lost! Facts will be sorted into two categories: got it and not yet 1 st Trimester2 nd Trimester3 rd Trimester Knows +/- 0 and 1. Knows sums of 10. · Knows +/- 0 and 1. · Knows +/- sums of 10. Knows +/- doubles facts. Knows all addition and subtraction facts within 10.

9 GOT IT FACTS Got It Facts need to be automatic Your child should be able to answer a math fact question as fast as they can answer the question What is your name?

10 NOT YET FACTS Not Yet facts are facts that are answered incorrectly, or answered correctly but your child needs to use their fingers, count in his head, etc. All new fact cards that are created should be initially placed in the not yet category It will be up to you to determine when the fact can be moved from the not yet to the got it baggie

11 WORD STUDY Phonics Spelling Word Recognition Vocabulary Handwriting

12 W RITING W ORKSHOP Units of Study Launching Writing Workshop Small Moments How To Books All About Books Plant Writing Authors as Mentors/Poetry Fiction Writing Review Writing Summer Plans Components of the WW Minilessons, Small Group, Conferences, Partner Work Writing Process: Planning Drafting Editing Revising Polishing/Publishing Celebrating

13 S OCIAL S TUDIES /S CIENCE Social Studies Alive! My School and Family Interactive Notebooks Online component Hands-on science kits Air and Weather Plants Life Cycle of the Butterfly

14 HOMEWORK Math home links as assigned, monthly math calendar, fact practice, Just Right Reading Please help your child to correct his/her homework each night Check your childs take home folder each night At Home Just Right Reading Expectations At home just right reading expectations Homework should NOT be a struggle, if your child is having difficulty with an assignment please let me know so that I can guide them through it the next day Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 10 minutes 12 minutes 15 minutes

15 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday Reading Workshop Read just-right books 15 minutes each night Retell your story to someone at home (first, then, next, last) in a storyteller voice! Math HL: Make new math fact cards! Other Parents Initials Name: ___________ Homework for the week of ____________

16 R EPORT CARDS Report Cards are sent home 3X Per School Year (December, March, June) Always remember that expectations change EACH trimester which can cause a change in any grade

17 B IRTHDAY C ELEBRATIONS We celebrate birthdays in 1 st grade! Let teacher know if/when you plan to send in birthday treats for the class Check with your childs teacher for allergy information Summer birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the school year

18 O UR C LASS M OMS They will help organize all classroom parties/events They will be calling on the families to volunteer to bring in items for various events Please make sure to put your current address on the parent list that is coming around so that we can easily contact you!

19 Donated items are always appreciated!! Hand sanitizer Books – all levels Washable Colored Markers Colored Pencils Plastic Utensils

20 C ONTACTING M E Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns! Phone:


22 I look forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a great year!

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