Presentation on theme: "Welcome to First Grade! 2014-2015. Welcome to First Grade! We will introduce you to first grade and to our curriculum. If you have any questions during."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to First Grade! We will introduce you to first grade and to our curriculum. If you have any questions during our presentation please write them down and hold on to them until we break out into our individual classrooms. .
All About Our Team Our experience teaching We have 66 years of teaching experience. We have 54 years teaching in First Grade. We have 46 years teaching at MV.
Our Goals To give your child the academic knowledge and skills they need to progress to second grade. To provide a supportive, warm, and fun classroom environment. To help your child grow socially, make new friends, and discover new interests.
Class Subjects The subjects we cover during first grade are: Reading Math Health Writing Technology Social Studies Science
Reading Reading Groups based on ability Whole Group instruction in Harcourt Trophies Basal Reader Big Books, Books on tape, Poetry, Fiction and non-fiction selections
Common Core Standards for Language Arts Reading Standards for Literature Reading Standards for Informational Text Reading Standards for Foundational Skills Writing Standards Language Standards Speaking and Listening Standards
Writing Writer’s Workshop~ a very fun and relaxing way to learn to write and enjoy their work through celebrations.
Technology We have 7 laptops in our classroom. One Smart Board A computer lab in school
Math Investigations ~ a very hands on way of teaching math through exploration and problem solving. We will make real life connections as to why and where we would use math.
Common Core Standards for Math Operations and Algebraic Thinking Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Measurement and Data Geometry Mathematical Practices
Science Units of Study Rocks and Earth Materials Living Things and Their Habitats Sky and Weather Movement
Social Studies Units of Study American History World History Civics/Government Geography Economics
Health Being Healthy Eating right and being active Personal hygiene Personal safety Address, phone number
Homework Your child has a binder/folder that should be coming home nightly and needs to return each day. Please make sure that you and your student go through this folder nightly. Homework will include Reading Math games/DreamBox Additional support based on student needs
Grading Many grades are based on the following: Teacher observation Written work Dialogue Report Cards: 4 times Proficient, Developing, Area of Concern
School Wide Buzz! Be safe Be Respectful Be Responsible
Thank you for attending tonight and please feel free to join your child’s teacher back in their room for Q&A. Warmly, Miss Howard, Ms. Pomerenke, Mrs. Thornton, and Mrs. Zastrow