2The goal is to enable optimal student learning. Responsive ClassroomThis 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.
3Implementing the RC Approach and the First 6 Weeks of School 1. Morning Meeting (greeting, share, group activities, morning message)2. Hopes and Dreams3. Developing classroom rules and jobs4. Interactive Modeling5. Playing/Practicing Classroom Routines6. Teaching homework routines and expectations7. Logical Consequences/Conflict Resolution8. Role Playing9. Job Book and Guest Teacher Handbook
4Morning Meeting Math Snack/Read Aloud Spanish (T-Fr) Content Reading Workshop Recess/Lunch Word Study Specials Writing Workshop
5Reading Workshop Read Aloud “Just right” books Mini lessons Conferring / assessingPartner WorkRevisiting booksReading outside the classroom (book baggies, public library)
7MathWithin the content of Everyday Mathematics, emphasis is placed on:A problem-solving approach based on everyday situations that develops critical thinkingFrequent practice of basic skills through ongoing program routines and mathematical gamesAn instructional approach that visits topics regularly to ensure full concept developmentActivities that explore and offer opportunities for students to apply their basic fact skills to geometry, measurement, and algebraMath calendar
8MATH FACTS PRACTICE *Addition and Subtraction within 10* 1st Trimester2nd Trimester3rd TrimesterKnows +/- 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.Math facts will be taught through direct instruction to help your child memorize his/her factsFact introduction and practice will be at schoolAs facts are introduced you will be asked to create fact cards on 3x5 index cards and add them to baggie that will hold your child’s factsFacts 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”
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” FACTSNot 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” categoryIt will be up to you to determine when the fact can be moved from the “not yet” to the “got it” baggie
11WORD STUDY*Multi sensory approach to program* Phonics Spelling Word Recognition Vocabulary Handwriting
12Writing Workshop Units of Study Components of the WW Launching Writing WorkshopSmall MomentsHow To BooksAll About BooksPlant WritingAuthors as Mentors/PoetryFiction WritingReview WritingSummer PlansComponents of the WWMinilessons, Small Group, Conferences, Partner WorkWriting Process:PlanningDraftingEditingRevisingPolishing/PublishingCelebrating
13Social Studies/Science Hands-on science kitsAir and WeatherPlantsLife Cycle of the ButterflySocial Studies Alive!My School and FamilyInteractive NotebooksOnline component
14homeworkMath home links as assigned, monthly math calendar, fact practice, Just Right ReadingPlease help your child to correct his/her homework each nightCheck your child’s take home folder each nightAt Home Just Right Reading ExpectationsAt home just right reading expectationsHomework 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 dayTrimester 1Trimester 2Trimester 310 minutes12 minutes15minutes
15(first, then, next, last) in a storyteller voice! Name: ___________ Homework for the week of ____________MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayReading WorkshopRead just-right books15 minutes each nightRetell your story to someone at home(first, then, next, last) in a storyteller voice!MathHL:Make new math fact cards!OtherParent’s Initials
16Report 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
17Birthday Celebrations We celebrate birthdays in 1st grade!Let teacher know if/when you plan to send in birthday treats for the classCheck with Mrs. Mikolajczyk for allergy informationSummer birthdays will be celebrated at the end of the school year
18Our Class Moms They will help organize all classroom parties/events Megan Pelino-Whalen and Kirsten WardThey will be calling on the families to volunteer to bring in items for various eventsPlease make sure to put your current address on the parent list that is coming around so that we can easily contact you!
19Donated items are always appreciated!! Hand sanitizer Books – all levels Plastic Utensils “Emergency Snacks” – individually wrappedFelt for dry erase boardsReal coins for math timePaper Plates
20Please contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns! Contact informationPlease contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns!Phone:
21Fair Haven Website*Under Sickles School go to Faculty Pages then click on Sharon Mikolajczyk to access my webpage
22I look forward to working with you to ensure that your child has a great year! We are off to a fabulous start!