Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Mrs. Mayer’s First Grade Class"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to Mrs. Mayer’s First Grade Class School Year
2 A Bit About Me Graduate of Miami University Student Taught on an AmericanAir Force Base in Bitburg, GermanyThis is my thirteenth year in Beachwood,and my ninth year teaching firstgradeI received my M.A. Ed from BaldwinWallace CollegeI enjoy spending time with family, reading,and running
4 Let’s Keep in Touch! Best Way: email firstname.lastname@example.org Next Best Way: phone(216) ext. 236please leave a detailed message, including when and where I can reach you
5 Class WebsiteHas weekly updates, district calendar, homework, helpful links, and student pictures
6 A Typical Day in First Grade 8:50-9:05 Journals9:05-9:15 Morning Meeting9:15-10:15 Whole Group Literacy10:15-10:35 Snack/Morning Recess10:35-11:35 Focused Reading Practice11:35-12:10 Recess12:10-12:40 Lunch12:45-1:45 Math1:45-2:15 Social Studies2:15-3:15 Technology Lab3:15-3:30 Prepare for Dismissal/Closing Meeting
7 Weekly Special Class Schedule *Children should wear tennis shoeson Physical Education Days!*Monday: ArtTuesday: LibraryWednesday: P.E.TechnologyThursday: P.E. MusicFriday: Music
8 Rules Rules were created together by the class during the first week of school. We brainstormed a listof important things to remember, and then narrowedthem down to three rules:Rules
9 Consequences Consequences for Good Choices Positive praiseExtra penniesExtra room privilegesNote home to parentCall home to parentConsequences for Not So Good ChoicesWarningLose penniesLose room or recess privilegesCall home to parent
10 Three Great Ways to Get Involved: Three Great Ways to Get Involved:1. Recess/Lunch Duty2. Class Store3. Parent Read Aloud
11 The Class Store! Money Exchange Children earn three pretend pennies each dayChildren can earn extra pennies when theyare doing the right thingEach child has three banks..."Spend", "Save", and "Give"Often during math class, they exchange theirpennies for nickels, dimes, and quartersThis is great practice in counting coinsClass StoreOnce a month, children have an opportunity tospend their pennies at the storeItems range from erasers and pencils to fun toysDonations are always appreciated!Volunteers are always appreciated!
12 Home Folders Home folders will be sent home each night, and should return each morning.The folders should be checked and emptiedEVERY night, so important fliers and notes donot get lost.Notes to me should be put in thefolder to hand in first thing in the morning.
13 Snack Every day our class has a few minutes set aside for snack. Please pack a snack each day for your child.Snack can be put in a small sandwich bag andpacked separately from lunch.Snacks will be kept in the cubby until snack time,no refrigeration is available.Suggestions: pretzels, grapes, goldfish,small crackers…anything healthy and ready toeat. No candy please. No nuts please.
14 Birthday Treat Information Due to the Wellness program that our districthas adopted, birthdays will be celebrated oncea month, on the Friday of the first full week ofthe month.Parents of the children whose birthdays fall onthe same month may want to contact each otherabout treats.On your child’s actual birthday, I would still liketo acknowledge his/her special day. You are freeto come and visit, read to the class, etc. Notreats are allowed at this time.
15 Book Orders Occasionally, I will send home order forms to purchase books through Scholastic.I will explain to the children that orderingis OPTIONAL!If you choose to order, please send in a checkmade out to the company for the EXACT amountdue.Please send check in an envelope with yourchild’s name and “Book Order” on the front.Thank you!
16 Dismissal Bus Notes/Transportation Changes If your child is going to another child’s house toplay, or the regular transportation changes fordismissal, your child must have a note the morningthat the change is going to occur.If you call the office with a change intransportation, please do so before 1:00 which istypically the last chance I have to check mymailbox.
18 Mathematics Operations and Algebraic Thinking “My Math” ProgramProgram was crafted to cover the Common Core State StandardsDivided into 4 math content strands that cover a number ofof skills and concepts:Operations and Algebraic ThinkingNumber and Operations in Base TenMeasurement and DataGeometry
19 Reading Groups Reading Street Literacy Program Consists of whole group comprehension/elements of narration lessons, flexible grouping within the classroom, and focused literacy instruction geared to your child's specific skills and needs.There is flexibility within the groupsthroughout the year.
20 Social Studies/Health All About FamiliesWhere We LiveGood CitizensAll Kinds of JobsAmericans Long AgoBeginning Map SkillsNutrition, Hygiene, Five SensesScienceScience Lab!Big Books with corresponding lessonsThree major themes with many correspondingbooks and lessons:-Our Earth-Life Science-States of Matter
21 Writing WorkshopThroughout the year, your child will participate in a variety of writing experiences.Each day your child will have a chance to choose “Writing Workshop”. At times the children will pick their own topic, and other times a topic is assigned.During this time, your child will be introduced to the stages of the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing).Your child will also be introduced to the five main goals when writing (purpose, direction, ideas, style, and presentation). We will begin to discuss the importance of each goal and look at examples of good writing.
22 Homework 20 minutes per night maximum It will focus on reading, practicing spelling words, andmath reviewEach day a homework list goeshome, and an adult must initialit each night
23 Technology Integration in the ClassroomSmartboard!Elmo!
24 Thank you for your attention! I will do my best to provide your child a secure, comfortable, loving place to learn. Never hesitate to or call!