Sample Daily PM Schedule 12:20 – 12:40SSR / Snack / AR (20 min) 12:40 – 1:10Working with Words (30 min) 1:10 – 1:35Social Studies / Science (25 min) 1:35 – 2:20Related Arts (45 min) 2:20 – 3:20Math (60 min) 3:20 – 3:38Pack up
The Bricky Pledge Today I pledge to be The best possible me Responsible, Respectful and Ready Brick Mill Dolphins are All 3!
Subjects Reading – 4 Blocks Math Social Studies Science
4 Blocks Guided Reading Writing SSR Working With Words
Guided Reading McGraw Hill Reading Series –Whole group reading instruction –Story elements –Decoding skills / Reading strategies –Comprehension skills
Guided Reading Before Reading –Introduce / review comprehension skills, picture walks to make predictions, KWL Charts During Reading –Reading of story selection using various reading configurations Echo reading, partner reading, three ring circus, choral reading, small / flexible groups After Reading –Practice comprehension skills through various activities (practice pages, projects, writing, etc.)
AR – Accelerated Reader –Must know 100 Dolch words to begin and have good comprehension when reading –Students average taking 1 AR test / week SSR – Self Selected Reading –Begins with teacher modeling early in year and progresses from 5 – 7 minutes of SSR during the first half of the year to about 15 minutes of SSR in the second half of the school year. –Teacher reads, students read, students share AR / SSR
Working with Words Word Wall Words –learn to read / spell high frequency words / patterns –See, Say, Chant, Write, Use in a sentence –On the Back Activities Phonics Skills –Practice specific sounds through various activities Highlighting words in story selection, poems, etc. Centers Making Words Guess the Covered Word Games (Wordo, Sparkle)
MATH TERC Investigations –Hands on approach to teaching –Builds on what the children learned during their Kindergarten year – Focus on math reasoning and problem solving –Focus on process not product “How do you know?”
SOCIAL STUDIES Civics: All About Me History: Colonial Times –Research Economics –Wants & Needs –Good & Services –Producers & Consumers –Scarcity Geography: Map Skills International Initiative: Flat Stanley
SCIENCE Smithsonian Science Kits –Weather –Solids and Liquids –Organisms
Benchmarks 140 Dolch Words Fluency, can read 40-60 words per minute of grade level text. All Reading competencies must be satisfactory. In Writing, students must be satisfactory in developing and organizing ideas. In Math, students must be satisfactory in problem solving, communicates math reasoning, and number sense. In Science and Social Studies, students must be at least inconsistent / in progress in all competencies.
Related Arts Physical Education Art Computer Music Enrichment Guidance Library Once a week through March.
PBS Positive Behavior Support Today I pledge to be The best possible me Responsible, Respectful and Ready Brick Mill Dolphins are All 3! * Dolphin Gold * * Dolphin Days * * Dolphin Cart *
Wee Deliver Brick Mill implemented a school mail system called Wee Deliver in January 2008. Several other elementary schools have a system in place too. Students can send mail to anyone within the Appoquinimink School District. At BME, mail is picked up and delivered by Fourth grade students two times per week. Wee Deliver encourages traditional friendly letter writing, while emphasizing correct letter writing format.
Additional Information www.brickmilldolphins.org Power Point Presentation First Grade sites & pictures http://apposchooldistrict.com 2009 – 2010 calendar Field trips Homework Agenda Snack Daily Curriculum Nights PTO Birthdays – no treats Volunteering
Summer Suggestions Practice reading and writing Kindergarten sight words. Keep a journal (kid writing). Read to your child. Have your child “help” you read. Visit the library. Complete summer reading requirements.
August Meet Your Teacher Night Thank you so much for coming tonight. We look forward to meeting each of you on August 19, 2009 when we will ALL find out who your child’s First grade teacher will be
Questions & Answers Parents please remain for a question / answer period with our administrators. Thank you for coming tonight! »Sincerely, »The BME First Grade Team