Presentation on theme: "First Grade Orientation Barnstead Elementary School Welcome to First Grade."— Presentation transcript:
First Grade Orientation Barnstead Elementary School Welcome to First Grade
Daily Schedule A day in the life of first grade at Barnstead Elementary School
Literacy in First Grade “ Reading is a message-getting, problem solving activity which increases in power and flexibility the more it is practiced.” Clay, M., Becoming Literate The Construction of Inner Control.
Literacy in First Grade at BES Literacy Instruction Model Four Blocks (Whole Class) Leveled Literacy (small g roup) (small groups) Reading Recovery 1:1
How to help your child read at home Enjoy the pictures Read to your child everyday Allow for your child to read at his/her independent reading level Make reading and writing fun
Everyday Mathematics Barnstead Elementary School Grade 1
Everyday Mathematics Games One of many forms for practicing facts and other skills Increase mental flexibility and number sense Integral component of Everyday Mathematics Games are to be revisited and played on a regular basis
Daily Routines Growing Number Line Attendance Job Chart Calendar Weather Temperature
Grade One Lessons Daily Routines Minute Math Teaching the lesson Ongoing Learning and Practice Mental Math and Reflexes Math Boxes Home Links (homework) Games
Show what you know How did you learn to solve the equation 5+6=11?
Ideas at Home Parental support is an inherent component of the development process. Involve children with household and life tasks relating to math –Shopping –Cooking –Banking –Travel plans
How to help your child with Math…. Create a homework routine. Read Family Letters and Home Links. Ask your child to explain. Use questions to help. Be accepting of mistakes. Play math games. Share real-life math situations. Give gifts that encourage mathematical exploration.