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Welcome to First Grade! Mrs. Halls Class. Our Class Schedule 8:00-8:25 Skills Practice, Problem of the Day, RAP, Handwriting 8:25 – 9:25 Math 9:30-11:00.

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1 Welcome to First Grade! Mrs. Halls Class

2 Our Class Schedule 8:00-8:25 Skills Practice, Problem of the Day, RAP, Handwriting 8:25 – 9:25 Math 9:30-11:00 Language Arts (Reading, Phonics & Wordwork, Spelling, Health/Science/ Social Studies) 11:11-11:41 Lunch 11:45 -12:15 Recess, Recess & Pack-up 12:15-1:10 Language Arts - Writing 1:15-2:05 Specials 2:10 Announcements & Dismissal

3 Report Cards & Grading 3+ = consistently meets the standards and works beyond grade level expectations 3 = consistently and independently meets the standard 3 = consistently and independently meets the standard 2 = progressing toward meeting the standard 1 = limited or minimum progress toward meeting the standard These marks will be applied to the areas of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Technology, and Health.

4 What is a standard? A standard is a specific, major skill within a subject. Here is an example of a Reading standard: ELACC1RF4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. According to the Cobb County 1 st Grading Period Guidelines… A 3+ would mean a child can read accurately, fluently & with expression, and comprehend text that is higher than the required grading period reading level. A 3 means the child can read multiple text at Fountas and Pinnell level C with expression, comprehension and at least 95% accuracy. A 2 would mean the child can read multiple text at Fountas and Pinnell level B or above with expression, comprehension and at least 95% accuracy or higher. A 1 would mean the child reads Fountas and Pinnell level B at 94% accuracy or below.

5 Other Grades on the Report Card S=Successful The student displays appropriate learner skills and behaviors. P=Progressing The student applies appropriate learner skills and behaviors most of the time. N= Needs Improvement The student does not display learning skills and behaviors that lead to success. These marks will be applied in the areas of Art, Music, P.E., Learning Skills, Learning Behaviors, and Rules & Procedures.

6 Reading Example Skill Sets For a complete list Click on PICASSO (Parents), then the subject area & gradewww.cobbk12.org Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details. Explain differences between books that tell stories and books that give information. Retells Stories with Beginning, Middle and Ending Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. Identify reasons an author gives to support points in a text. Expands Vocabulary Through Reading

7 Phonics & Spelling Example Skill Sets For a complete list Click on I-Parent/Picassowww.cobbk12.org Blends and/or Segments phonemes in words. Demonstrates understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). Decodes consonant blends, consonant digraphs, and vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. Identifies Syllables (word parts) Applies Phonics Skills to Writing Reads & Spells High Frequency Words (word wall words) in Writing

8 Writing & Grammar Example Skill Sets For a complete list Click on I-Parent/Picassowww.cobbk12.org Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or the name of the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. Write informative/ explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure. Participate in shared research and writing projects. Capitalization, Punctuation – end marks (?. !) & commas in a series. Basic Subject and Verb Agreement

9 Math Example Skill Sets For a complete list Click on I-Parent/Picassowww.cobbk12.org Use strategies to add and subtract within 20 Use strategies to add and subtract within 20 Understand whole number relationships and place value (grouping tens & ones) Understand linear measurement and lengths as repeating units Attributes of shapes, composing & decomposing shapes

10 Science Units Integrated Into Language Arts Instruction Plants and Animals Weather Water Cycle Sound Light & Shadows Magnets

11 Social Studies Units Integrated Into Language Arts Instruction Our Earth & Our Country Landforms, continents & oceans American Heroes Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Sacagewea, Harriett Tubman, Theodore Roosevelt, and George Washington Carver American Folktales John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crocket, Paul Bunyan, Annie Oakley Producers & Consumers/ Goods & Services

12 Homework The homework packet goes home on Mondays, and should be returned the following Monday. Your child should work on one page during a session. The homework packet and reading log should be stored in the purple take-home folder, and turned in EVERY Friday for the teacher to check. Homework is not graded, but study skills and accuracy/difficulty are noted. Homework provides your student the opportunity to practice learned skills & build responsibility. Homework needs to be completed by the student. You may read the directions to your child and provide further explanation as needed, but please encourage him/her to do the work independently. Homework is a review of what has already been taught and should be completed by your child.

13 Reading Log Reading is a skill that improves with practice, so encourage regular reading. Please read at least one book per night with your child and list it on the Reading Log. Read to your child, take turns reading with your child, and listen to your child read to you. Ask your child to retell details, such as his/her favorite part, who the important character was, and where the story happened.

14 Media Center We will have a Media Lesson weekly. Children may go to the media center to check out books in the mornings, before announcements, and when given teacher permission during the day. New School-wide Reading Program (No Accelerated Reader Program)

15 T.I.G.E.R. Reading Club School Wide Reading Program Teasleys Initiative to Guide Early Readers Student reads 15 books each month Answer 5 out of 10 questions on the Tiger Card. (Each question is worth a different amount of points.) Turn the card in to the Media Center. At the beginning of the next month they will receive their prize and certificate. Points will be tallied for the end of the year awards.

16 Classroom Volunteers Many Opportunities Room Parents Materials Preparation (Home & School) Celebration Activities or Holiday Party Field Trip Chaperones Chick-fil-A Biscuit Sales

17 Classroom Visitors and Observations All visitors must sign in through the office. Parents wishing to observe the classroom must give 24 hours notice and the visit must be approved by the principal. Parents should not hang out in the classroom. Classroom observations may last minutes.

18 Conferences Conferences are the week of October 22. Please Schedule Other Conferences in Advance (minimum of 24 hours notice, please) Avoid mini-conferences in the morning while dropping off children or when volunteering.

19 Testing Schedule CoGAT testing September Measures abilities and is used in identifying children for special programs. NO CRCT this year. We will have some other form of assessment for determining your childs strengths and weaknesses.

20 1 st Grade T-Shirts Each 1 st Grade class will have the same Tiger logo on a different colored shirt. We will wear these shirts for special activities and Spirit Days. Our class color is green. Please return order forms and $7 by Friday, September 7 th.

21 Odds & Ends Write Your Students Name on Everything (jackets, sweaters, hats, mittens, bookbags, lunchboxes, etc). Your child needs to know how to tie his/her own shoes. Your child needs to know how to tie his/her own shoes. Check your childs folder every single night for notes and information Build Responsibility – allow your student to put his/her own folder in the bookbag or pack his/her snack. Build Responsibility – allow your student to put his/her own folder in the bookbag or pack his/her snack. We have snack time each day. Students who eat a snack seem to be more alert and focused on their work instead of their hungry tummies. Please send only healthy snacks for your child to eat during this time each day, but avoid juicy items such as oranges and fruit cups. We do not snack spills to result in ruined work or happy ants.

22 THE END Thank you for coming tonight. address & blog:


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