Common Core The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. The standards are rigorous, require application of knowledge, and provide a foundation for later success in middle and high school. The standards are aligned from kindergarten through high school. To learn more and view the common core standards visit the following website:
The Literacy Program –Imagine It! series: 1. Guided Reading Working in individualized groups 2. Phonics/ Writing Mini-Lessons/ Teacher Directed Reading 4. Writing 5. Spelling
Reading Program –Determine Reading Level TRC – written comprehension questions important –Teach small groups based on Instructional Reading Level –Take home reading based on Independent Reading Level
How you can help with reading at home… –Take home reading – independent reading level Make it ENJOYABLE! Prompt for strategies (bookmark) Put the work on the child COMPREHENSION –)
Retelling Elements (Fiction): Setting Characters (Development) Plot and Events Problem / Solution Author’s Purpose Connection
Retelling Elements (Nonfiction): Organization / Text Features (headings, titles, diagrams, table of contents, glossary, index, captions) Main Idea/ Details Vocabulary What did you learn? Author’s Purpose
Before the Read Look at the pictures before reading the story. When your child is stuck, say: “Look at the picture.” “What would make sense?” (meaning) “Does that sound right?” (grammar) “Does that look right?” (Do the letters match the word?) Read it again and get your mouth ready for the first sound.” “Look for a chunk you know?” (groups of letters) “Try something, and keep reading for more information.” “Reread the sentence.”
Writing Types of writing covered in first grade: Narrative, Informational, Opinion Our writing program consists of: –Writing journal –Writers’ workshop
How you can help with writing at home… High frequency words (known in a few seconds- flashcards, etc.) Authentic and engaging writing activities »Grocery list »Letters/ s »Scrap booking Standard and Temporary Spelling SPELLING – list provided from county and Imagine It! (Spelling Homework Ideas)
Math Highlighted Topics: Number Sense Math Facts and Math Families Shapes Addition / subtraction concepts Time (analog and digital) Data (interpreting, analyzing.)
Math Assessments Quarterly Written Math Tests Performance Tasks Teacher Observations
Level 1 – Students performing at this level do not exhibit sufficient mastery of first grade knowledge and skills successfully to complete most assignments. Level 2 – Students performing at this level demonstrate inconsistent mastery of knowledge and skills. Level 3 – Students at this level consistently demonstrate mastery of grade level concepts and skills. Level 4 – Students at this level consistently perform in a manner that is clearly one year beyond the grade-level requirements and expectations.
Homework Take Home Reading – Write title of book and sign planners every night Spelling – words will be listed in planner each week – test each Friday Math homework – Due each Friday
Home and School Communication: Planners/Behavior Log Progress Reports Report Cards Conferences Talk to me anytime!
Miscellaneous: Field trips: –Children’s Theater - Children’s Museum –Mrs. Hanes’ Cookie Factory –Dan Nicholas Park Two Classroom Parties- Winter Workshop & End of Year Celebration Birthday treats are fine! (please send treats that are store bought )