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1 Back to School Afternoon 2015-2016 Mrs. Huffman 1 st Grade

2 About Mrs. Huffman Graduate of The University of Virginia Completed coursework for teacher certification at James Madison University

3 First Quarter Overview Math Number Concepts Geometry Calendar Sorting and Patterns Science What changes in Autumn Sun & Earth

4 First Quarter Overview Cont. Social Studies Citizenship Rules Safety

5 Literacy Two diagnostic assessments during September DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening) These assessments help us choose appropriate books for Guided Reading Groups and find a starting point for reading instruction. **We will discuss assessments during parent-teacher conferences in October and November.**

6 Specials Art (50 minutes)—Weekly Music (30 minutes)—2 days per week PE (30 minutes)—3 days per week *Please have your child wear SNEAKERS on PE days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) Library (30 minutes)--Weekly Guidance (40 minutes)—Twice monthly SEARCH (50 minutes)—Twice monthly Computer Lab (30 minutes)-- Weekly

7 Homework Beginning first week in October Weekly reading log – Read for 10-15 minutes each evening – Discuss prompts – Find and discuss weekly word study features Reinforces concepts learned during the school day.

8 I-Ready,Reflex Math and RAZ-Kids Requires internet access to use at home User Names and Passwords for each program will be sent home with students

9 Attendance and After-School Plans Attendance Please make sure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and arrives on time each day Your child must have a note in the morning in order to change after-school dismissal arrangements If there are last minute (during the school day) changes to your child’s after-school transportation plans, please contact the office (DO NOT RELY ON E-MAIL!) If you plan to pick up your child early, please contact the office BEFORE 12:00 or send a note in the morning

10 Classroom Citizenship Every child will be expected to follow our two classroom rules: Be Kind and Be Safe Goal is to encourage students to manage their own behavior and make great choices Logical consequences Behavior Reflection Way to Go Wall

11 Behavior Communication Behavior concerns will be communicated on an as-needed basis If behavior is exceedingly unsafe or disrespectful, students will be referred to the office and parents will receive a phone call during or after school Way to Go notes

12 Incentives Way to Go Wall (Positive notes) Verbal praise/Positive reinforcement Mystery Student Warm Fuzzy Jar

13 Lunch Please practice lunch numbers over the weekend Ice cream may be purchased on Fridays Parents must should send a note to school with their child if they plan to visit for lunch; please note whether or not an additional school lunch will be purchased and lunch choice Please check in at the office before proceeding to the cafeteria Lunch should be a school or packed lunch from home; no restaurant bags or boxes, please! Menu is in packet and includes payment information; menus are sent home monthly Please discuss choices and monitor account!

14 Parties and Birthdays Three classroom parties TBA Birthdays Non-edible birthday items ONLY Donate a game or book to the class : ) ****If you are going to pass out invitations, you MUST pass them out to everyone.****

15 Snacks Eaten in the afternoon Must be something that the child can open independently and eat in five minutes Healthy (No candy, please!) Non-messy snacks, please! Students may bring water bottles filled with water; sport/spill-proof tops ONLY NO NUTS!

16 Clinic Visits Mrs. Kreitzman is available to students in the event of illness or injury that occur during the school day Small cuts, runny noses, etc. will be taken care of in the classroom Please refer to the handbook regarding medications and protocol for returning to school following an illness

17 Communication Monthly School Newsletter Monthly First Grade Newsletter (online on Team Page) Weekly Newton-Lee Envelope Daily Purple Take Home Folder E-mail:

18 Special Activities Star Student Begins mid-September Star Student will bring in poster and mystery show and tell Field Trip Morven Park in November

19 Volunteer Opportunities (1-2) Thursday Volunteers (weekly) (4) Literacy Center Volunteers (daily) (1) Word Study Volunteer (Friday) Room Parents Volunteers must complete a training session with Mrs. Dempsey before working with students!

20 Conferences Will be held on Monday, November 2nd First quarter progress report will be discussed during November conferences Please sign up for your conference TODAY

21 Students will receive four Progress Reports during the school year Additional tool for communicating student progress Parents must request access to the parent portal Update information in the Parent Information Management System (PIMS) New this year: Phoenix

22 Join the PTO! Look for information in your packet and be sure to join PTO PTO directory is the best way to get contact information for playdates and birthday parties!

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