Our Daily Schedule Morning Meeting 7:45am-8:00am Reading and Writing Workshop 8:00am-10:30am Science 10:30am-11:00am Recess 11:00am-11:30am Lunch 11:30am-12:00pm Problem Solving Block 12:05pm-12:35pm Specials 12:40pm-1:35pm Math 1:40pm-2:40pm Daily Schedule
We have 3 different workshops in First Grade. Reading Workshop Writing Workshop Math Workshop Workshop is composed of three components: Opening Workshop Closing What is “Workshop”?
We will statements are introduced at the beginning of every lesson. This lets each student know what we are learning during that workshop. I can statements are also introduced at the beginning of the lesson. The “I can” statement lets the student know what they will be responsible for knowing or showing at the end of the lesson. What are these “We will” and “I Can” statements?
During opening, students are gathered as a whole class The teacher introduces the objective using the “We will” and “I can “ statements Students are taught content and skills they will practice during the workshop. https://www.dropbox.com/s/4abxrcm8mu059az/Video%20Sep%201 2%2C%209%2051%2033%20AM.mov?dl=0 (Partner Talking) https://www.dropbox.com/s/4abxrcm8mu059az/Video%20Sep%201 2%2C%209%2051%2033%20AM.mov?dl=0 What happens during Opening?
During workshop the students practice skills introduced during the mini-lesson either independently or with a partner. Examples: Reading: reading independently practicing a new reading strategy, writing in their Readers Response notebook Writing: practicing a new writing skill, drafting a story, editing a story, and/or publishing a story Math: practicing new concepts and skills using math games, manipulatives, partners, groups, and independent tasks What happens during Workshop?
The class comes back together as a whole Students share their understanding through journal entries, completed work, or purposeful partner talk Students ask questions and teacher makes clarifications Students demonstrate their “I can” https://www.dropbox.com/s/n5495cl5evp3vu7/Video%20Sep%2012 %2C%209%2047%2007%20AM.mov?dl=0 (Reading Closing) https://www.dropbox.com/s/n5495cl5evp3vu7/Video%20Sep%2012 %2C%209%2047%2007%20AM.mov?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5zk55qjbaiv51cm/Video%20Sep%2012 %2C%2011%2001%2032%20AM.mov?dl=0 (Writing Closing) https://www.dropbox.com/s/5zk55qjbaiv51cm/Video%20Sep%2012 %2C%2011%2001%2032%20AM.mov?dl=0 What Happens During Closing
The Workshop model is a thinking curriculum Students practice skills immediately increasing students success Increases teacher-student communication and student-student communication All workshop models encourage writing which increases student comprehension because students process knowledge on a deeper level How does the workshop effect student achieve ment?
Small Group instruction in every workshop Teacher – Student conferencing and goal setting Tuesday/Thursday tutoring for students requiring additional instruction Specialized Curriculum Nights How will your student receive support to ensure success?
District end of the year grade-level expectations: -Developmental Reading Level of 18 -Able to retell a story, make a connection and identify genre -District Core Sight Words and read and write with punctuation accuracy -Writing Level Range of a 4 to 6, with a goal of 6 -Mastery of mental addition and subtraction combinations up to 10 -Problem solving strategies – able to explain and model thinking in more than one way -Counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s So where will your 1 st Grader be at the end of the school year?
Grading and Rubrics *No grades the 1 st Six Weeks *Progress Reports at 3 weeks *Report cards at end each of 6 weeks *Traditional A-F scale *Exemplars will be sent home at least once a six weeks *You will be contacted if you child’s average falls below 75% or there is an academic concern *Formatives and Summatives *Gradebook Alerts *Rubrics
Speeding to Read What is it? This is a school-wide reading incentive program. Every student has a reading goal. There are specific guidelines for ever grade level about how to log and count books. How will we document our books? Every child has a reading log to document reading at home and a reading log to document reading at school. Teachers will work with students to be sure they are choosing books that are “JUST RIGHT” for them to read. Students must be reading books at their level for them to count.
Speeding to Read Why participate? There are many great incentives for students who reach their reading goal. There are additional prizes for the K-2 student and the 3-5 student who read the most book. There are also classroom and school-wide prizes for most books read. How can parents help at home? Just support your student and encourage them to read and log their books nightly. Ask them about the books that they are reading and the progress they are making toward their reading goal.
Speeding to Read Reading Logs MUST be turned in on time in order for the books to count. Turn 1: October 20, 2014 Turn 2: January 9, 2015 Turn 3: March 16, 2015 Turn 4: May 11, 2015
Speeding to Read Reading Logs MUST be turned in on time in order for the books to count. Read 20 minutes each night (5 nights a week) Log each time you read a book – if you read a book 3 times, log it 3 times Each Chapter Book counts as 4 books Read Guided Reading books nightly and return every day Razz Kids
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Dismissal The dismissal process begins when the bell rings at 2:45. All students go to their lockers at that time. Students are then escorted to their dismissal location by one of the grade level teachers. Walkers and bike riders should be exiting the building by 3:00. If your child is a car rider, the person that picks them up in the back MUST HAVE A CAR TAG printed by our front office. If you need a car tag for yourself or someone else that has permission to pick up your child, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Drivers without car tags will be asked to go to the front office to show identification before picking up their child.