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CONNECTIONS First Grade is all about connections! We will be making connections all year long –Reading –Writing –Math –Community / World –Social Studies / Science –Friendships
A typical day in first grade.. 8:15 School Begins 8:20 Morning Meeting 8:30 Spelling 9:00 Math 9:50 Recess 10:05 Writing 11:00 Recess and Lunch 11:40 Reading 12:40 Specials 1:10 Science/Social Studies/Art 1:40 Reading 2:40 Home Our schedule is flexible and subject to change!
Various levels of readers in our class. We are learning about –Comprehension –Reading accurately –Reading fluently –Expanding our vocabulary
Our Daily 4 Read To Self Work on Writing Word Work Listen To Reading Read To Someone
Ways to Support your Reader at Home: Read with your child every night for at least 15 minutes. –Record the book that they read and sign your name on their reading log found in their red reading folder. –Return red reading folder and book every day (M – F). When they come to a word that they don’t know, encourage them to use their reading strategies to figure it out. –Point to the word –Look at the picture –ask what would make sense? –Look at the first and last letter – ask what would make sense? –Sound out the word –Skip the word, and then come back to it later –Give them time! Read to your child Talk about the book that they are reading, to check for understanding.
Investigations: Math Units of Study include: –Basic Algebra and Number Concepts –Geometry –Measurement –Problem Solving
A typical math lesson looks like : Morning Calendar Routines –Weather –Estimation –Patterning –Place Value –Counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s –Graphing –Number Sense –Addition and Subtraction Whole Group Lesson Math Workshop and Daily Practice Closure and Reflection
Ways to Support your Mathematician at Home: Addition and Subtraction flash cards every night Everyday math problem solving Counting money and telling time
Word Wall Words –110 most frequently used words –5 per week – practice every night –Challenge them by: Adding word endings Using the words in a sentence, poem or story Finding words that rhyme Alphabetizing Word Sorts –Allows students to recognize common spelling patterns Word Families –Allows students to find the relationship among words
Invented Spelling? Encourage your child to stretch out sounds when spelling an unknown word. As students learn spelling patterns, their invented spelling will change and develop. Common for this age –Jrp = drop –Pld = played –Skl = school –Fn = fun
Ways to Support your Speller at Home: Practice word wall words every night Encourage invented spelling Help them stretch out sounds in the word, and write a letter down for each sound.
Writer’s Workshop Units of Study –Personal Narratives –Authors as Mentors –All Abouts –How To’s –Poetry
How to Help your Writer at Home: When something fun, memorable or exciting happens, encourage your child to write about it the next day at school. Encourage them to write –Stories –Letters –Postcards –Recipes
Science & Social Studies Topics Science Bus, Playground, and Personal Safety Properties of Matter Weather Plants Life on the Farm Social Studies All About Me Mapping Communities Martin Luther King, Jr. Fire Safety Current Events through Scholastic News Magazine
Second Steps – A Social Curriculum 3 units of study Empathy Impulse Control Anger Management
Home Folders Bobcat Folder –Newsletters –Notes home –Homework –School Work Red Reading Folder –One or two books at your child’s independent reading level –Reading log Please return every day
Sent home weekly on Monday Return on Friday Can be found on my blog: –http://blogs.bcps.wlwv.k12.or.us/staff/EideK
Home Reading Read for 15 minutes. Sign Reading Log & return book each day in your red folder. Read for 15 minutes. Sign Reading Log & return book each day in your red folder. Read for 15 minutes. Sign Reading Log & return book each day in your red folder. Read for 15 minutes. Sign Reading Log & return book each day in your red folder. Word Wall Words Practice reading & spelling the new Word Wall Words: the, make, children, at, went Write word wall words 5 times and read them to someone at home. Use each new word wall word a sentence. Ask someone to read you the words as you spell them. Math Fact Fluency Practice Math Flash Cards Spelling & Writing Make a list of words the rhyme and follow the spelling pattern ___ell Fix the sentence: how do yu ride a bik Write the contractions for: what is that is she is he is Write the letters in MITTEN on a piece of paper. Cut out the letters, and see what words the letters can make. Math & Science Locate Antarctica, the United States and the Equator on a map. Fill in the missing numbers: 6,8 ___ 12,___, ____, 18, 20 Measure and compare your height with the heights of your family members. How tall are each of you? There are 9 Rockhopper Penguins on a piece of ice. 3 jump into the cold ocean. How many are left? Draw a picture and write an equation to solve. Other/ Family Time Make “heartgrams.” Cut out hearts, and write a compliment for each family member. Look at old family photos. Participate in a class, sport, or group activity. Other: __________
Bi monthly - Sent home in Bobcat Folder Includes: –Upcoming events and dates –Classroom happenings Can be found on my blog.
Snack Every afternoon there is a time for children to eat a snack if they bring one. It should be in their backpack (not lunchbox) Please, no nuts
Your child’s birthday will be celebrated on or around their special day. Feel free to bring in a non edible treat –Pencils for each student –OR A book for the class library –OR Erasers for each student
Every child is a star You will receive a notice in advance A whole week celebrating your child! –On Monday, our “star” will be introduced. We will spend time sharing the pictures that he/she has brought. The photographs will be displayed on our bulletin board and will be returned to you the following Monday. Please help your child complete the sheets that are attached to this note. These will be shared and displayed too. – On Tuesday, please send one of your child’s favorite books to share with the class. –On Wednesday, your child may bring a favorite item to share with the class for a special “sharing” time. –On Thursday, the class will write comments and compliments on what they like and appreciate about your child. These will be collected and sent home with your child at the end of the week. –During the last week of the month, all the “Stars” for that month will be invited to eat lunch with me in our classroom.
PTA Classroom Fund Thank you for your $15.00 contribution to our classroom fund! This helps us buy extra supplies, and fun things like Scholastic News. If you haven’t already contributed, there is still time !
Dismissal Change in dismissal plans – please let office know or send a note in their Bobcat folder. Give me a wave when taking your child from our end of the day line.
Upcoming Events Fun Run – Oct. 1 Conferences – Oct. 4, 5, 6. No school – Oct. 6, 7, 8. Pumpkin Patch Field Trip – Oct. 14
Go home and give your first grader a hug! Thank you for coming!