Arrival Children arrive, unpack, make lunch choices and work on morning work. RTI This is a designated time of day to work on specific needed skills. Groups are differentiated to meet individual needs.
Specials 3 Week Rotation * P.E. (Big Gym and Multipurpose room) * Math and Science Lab * Art *Media *Music * Career Counselling
Daily 5 Literacy Block 1. Writing 2. Reading to self/partner 3. Word Work 4. Listen to Reading 5. Guided Reading with teachers
Phonics Our new phonics curriculum is called Kendore Kingdom. This is a sound first program that will be differentiated to meet your child’s needs..
Writer’s Workshop: A mini lesson on writing, then students have a chance to practice with guidance. Lunch: 11:05-11:35
Recess: We go to the playground daily. Please dress your child appropriately for the weather. Math: Whole group math lesson Math Stations to practice skills Calendar: An interactive group time where many phonics, social, math and reading skills are practiced at this time.
Reader’s Workshop: We focus on story elements and comprehension of stories here. Stack/Pack Open Centers Dismissal (2:15ish)
Welcome to school Day and Night Colors and shapes American symbols Me/ Family Plants/animals FriendsRocks and Soil Five Senses How things Move Community 100 th Day Seasons and Holidays
1.Listening and speaking – children will be asked to listen attentively to a variety of literature. They will participate in poems, stories and songs. The children will use oral language to present ideas, information and projects in an organzed and logical sequence. 2.Reading - The daily reading instruction consists of five elements: Read Aloud, shared reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading and Phonics. Read Aloud- The teacher reads a variety of literature aloud to the class modeling appropriate reading behaviors, demonstrating reading for a purpose and promoting oral language. Shared Reading- Using enlarged text, the teacher involves the children in reading together. This demonstrates reading strategies and the process of reading:, providing opportunities to behave like a reader. Guided Reading-The teacher works with a small group of children that have similar reading levels. This provides opportunities to problem solve and use reading strategies taught from shared readings. Independent Reading- Reading for pleasure and for finding information
3. Writing- The daily writing instruction consists of 4 elements: Shared/Interactive Writing, Writer’s Workshop, Independent Writing and Daily Message. Shared/Interactive Writing- The teacher and students work together to compose messages and stories. This builds the child’s sense of story and demonstrates how writing works. It provides opportunities to hear sounds in words and connect letters (phonics practice) and increase spelling knowledge. Writing Workshop- The children engage in writing a variety of texts. During this time writing skills are taught and practiced. Children learn to be creative writers. Independent Writing-Children are encouraged to produce independent stories. They increase their ability to write words, Daily Morning Message- Children learn and practice early editing skills. The focus is on punctuation, grammar and syntax. 4. Phonics:: Kendore Kingdom
We are teaching children to be mathematical problem solvers and learn to use math in their daily lives. 1.Whole Group: Introduction to Common Core math standards happens at this time through manipulatives, demonstrations and interactive games on the computer. 2.Math Stations: math tubs give the kids opportunities to practice and master math standards by exploring at a concrete level first with manipulatives and later transferring their knowledge at a more abstract level. 3.Calendar Math: Calendar is an important part of math instruction. Estimation, measurement, number sense, patterns and relationships are introduced, practiced and mastered during this time.
The skills in these subjects are integrated through Read Alouds and practiced through Writer’s Workshop, Literacy Centers and Math Tubs. Science experiments and other thematic related skills also take place on Fridays during our Fun Friday Centers!
What is the Common Core Curriculum? We have adopted a new curriculum along with most of the states in the USA. This curriculum is based on performance standards and includes opportunities for deeper thinking. Our new report card is based on the Common Core Standards.
Our school year is divided into four quarters. There are particular skills that we focus on in each quarter. As the quarters progress, so do our expectations. Our report card is a progress report that allows for you to see your child’s progression of the skills being taught. Letter grades are not given. We have a continuum of levels that your child will progress through. The levels are as follows: 1= limited progress 2= progressing 3= Achieving (This is the goal.) 4= Mastery (This is above and beyond the goal)
Class Birthdays Change of Clothes Rocks Binder Conduct Cards