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Mrs. K. Jones’ First Grade Class. My Background Graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Georgia.

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1 Mrs. K. Jones’ First Grade Class

2 My Background Graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education from Georgia College and State University 2 years of teaching first grade in Putnam County Schools This is my first year of teaching at Big Creek.

3 Our Class 22 children Other Teachers P.E.-Coach McGowan and Coach Duncan Art-Mrs. Carr Think Lab- Ms. Aurish, Mrs. Cable, & Mrs. Knatt Music-Mrs. Hackney

4 A Day in the Life of Your First Grader Morning Announcements Phonics Reading IE squared Time Specials Writing Math Social Studies and Science

5 Language Arts Saxon Phonics-this program enables students to become successful readers and spellers, by building a solid foundation in phonics Spelling-Students will be tested over letters and sounds previously taught and sight words. Tests will be on Fridays. Graded work will go home in Wednesday folders. Grammar-nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, proper nouns, capitalization, punctuation, and contractions Independent Centers Guided Reading RAZ Kidz

6 Writing Workshop Journal Writing Creative Writing Independent Writing Inventive Spelling Writing Sentences- C.U.P. S. (Capital letters, Understand what you write, Punctuation, Spaces) Our focus in writing is: Proper letter formation Spacing Capitalization/Punctuation Sentence Structure

7 Math Math Frameworks Created by the Georgia Department of Education with the help of a teacher on special assignment from Forsyth County Based on the Georgia Performance Standards VERY hands on approach to learning Higher level of thinking and questioning Higher Depth of Knowledge Guided Math Centers – Provides small group work and lessons on your child’s level for each math skill.

8 Science Animals/Plants Magnetism Sound, Light, & Shadows Weather Characteristics of Water Scientific method Science Lab - Coming Soon!

9 Social Studies Our Earth, Our Home American Folktales Ben Franklin Thomas Jefferson Lewis & Clark & Sacagawea Harriet Tubman George Washington Carver Theodore Roosevelt Personal Finance

10 Health Fire and Tornado Safety/Reporting Emergencies Drugs and Poisons Nutrition/Dental Health/Personal Hygiene Bicycle, Traffic, and Passenger Safety Coach Duncan will include these subjects in PE also.

11 Assessments Standards Based Grading and Reporting Academics graded on 3, 2, 1 scale. Behavior graded on S, P, N scale. Homework – Phonics, Reading Log, IXL, Raz-Kids, Projects Conferences – Fall- Oct. 19 th, 20 th, and 21 st (I will meet with all parents) Spring Please sign up for the fall conference before you leave tonight!

12 Behavior Choices Great Green Only one or two students a day will be on great green. They get a treat. Yippy Yellow All students start here everyday. Okay Orange Student has broken one rule and walks 3 laps on the playground at recess. Watch-out White Student has broken two rules and walks 5 laps on the playground at recess. Boo Hoo Blue Student has broken three rules and walks 10 laps on the playground at recess. Red Hot Red Student has broken four rules after several warnings and walks laps the whole recess time.

13 Miscellaneous Lunch and Ice Cream Money Healthy Snack Monkey Books Monkey Cup Wednesday Folders Parties Absences/Tardies Transportation changes


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