We welcome you to the First Grade Team! This exciting year includes implementing the Common Core Curriculum. Basically we will be going deeper and fully understanding “CORE” topics in Reading and Math. Together we will help our students become Career and College Ready in a Global World! ALL Together
In 1st grade, we will focus on developing phonemic awareness, decoding skills, word recognition, comprehension and oral reading fluency. The more sight words a student knows, the more fluently he/she will read. Practice Spelling words nightly.
Students should read books at home where they know MOST of the words. This increases sightwords, comprehension, and improves our Reader’s Voice!!! Comprehension First …. Walk through the book before reading. Talk about your reading and make connections. Picture books can be Read 3 Different Ways… ask your child what they are!
During Whole and Small Group Instruction, students will work on… Reading Strategies Comprehension Skills Fluency Vocabulary Responding to Reading through writing, listening, and speaking Spelling, Grammar, and Mechanics
We will be doing lots of writing this year. Writing pieces will include… Opinion pieces Informative writing Narrative writing Responding to questions through writing Using technology to publish writing
Email Website Notes from home, especially if there is a change in dismissal Look for notes home Plan a time to meet to discuss important issues
Read Nightly and record in student Reading Logs Weekly assignments in Math, Writing, Spelling, and ELA will be sent home on Monday in Student Homework Folders. These folders with completed homework are due back on Friday. Spelling tests will also be every Friday. Thank you in advance for the time spent helping your child build strong work ethics, these skills will enormously pay off as they advance through the years!