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Welcome to First Grade! I will introduce you to first grade and to our classroom routines, curriculum, etc. If you have any questions during my presentation, please feel free to ask at the end
All About Me Nigeria, Texas, California, Virginia 5th year in Arlington Public Schools (9 th Teaching) California State University, Long Beach 3 year old Shih Tzu, Gemini Middle of 5 and Aunt to 6
Our Schedule 9:00 - Morning Meeting/Calendar Math 9:20 - Math 10:15 - Snack/Working snack 10:20 - Science/ Social Studies 11:05 - Specials 12:00 - Lunch and Recess 1:00 - Language Arts 2:45 - Writer’s Workshop 3:30 - Circle Time (Summative Meeting) 3:40 - Dismissal
Specials Schedule Monday: P.E. Tuesday: Music Wednesday: Art Thursday: P.E. Friday: Guidance/Mosaic, Library Please return all library books on Fridays. Wear comfortable shoes to PE on M and Th!.
Language Arts Shared Reading Guided Reading Word Study The Daily 5 1. Read to Self 2. Read to Someone 3. Listening 4. Word Work 5. Writing
Writer’s Workshop We have Writer’s Workshop MTThF. Workshop Model: Mini-lesson Independent work time Author Share Time
Math Math Expressions Subjects to Be Taught: Counting Strategies Shapes (2D and 3D) Word Problems Addition and Subtraction Measurement Time Money Twos, Fives and Tens Patterns
Social Studies Units to Be Taught: Civics Citizenship and Rules, Famous People, Holidays Past, Present, Future Geography Maps, Climate, Cardinal Directions, Location Economics Money and Savings, Making Choices, Buyers and Sellers
Science Units to Be Taught: Motion Matter Plants Animals Sun and Earth Seasons and Weather Conservation
Technology Available Technology: Lap top and iPad Carts for student use in our classroom Computer Lab visits Document camera SMART Board
Homework Homework is given Monday-Thursday. Reflects what we learned in class Must be returned in homework folder 20 minutes of reading every night! Please help guide your child, but it is not necessary to correct homework. -A posted note on homework- alerts me to an area of weakness -Homework is “graded” based on completion.
Classroom Community Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have rules to ‘keep us safe’, ‘protect our rights’ and ‘make sure we are treated fairly’. The 3Ts We take care of ourselves. We take care of each other. We take care of this place.
Classroom Management Golden Ticket (Individual) Compliment Chain (Classroom) Weekly or Daily Behavior Notes (Individual)
Lunch 12:00-12:25 Please feel free to join your child for lunch. Please use the APS website to put money in your child’s lunch account. Myschoolbucks.com
Communication Quarterly Newsletter Email and homework folder Grade Level website (can be found on Oakridge site) Olukemi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent-Teacher Conferences October 17 th*, 18 th and 19 th Please sign up on your way out.
Wish List Magazines, magazines, magazines! Books, books, books! Plants Air fresheners (Glade Decore Scents refills) Scrabble (Game) Monetary donations for any of the above More to come…
Questions? If you think of something later, please contact me via email and I will be happy to help you.