2Pinellas County Expectations Based on Florida’s Sunshine State StandardsTaught through an integrated curriculumFormal assessment (PIAP) done 3 times a yearInformally assessed dailyPortfolios used to help children monitortheir own progressYour child’s data will be shared with you at our conferenceOur School Improvement Plan address all major curriculum areas
3Expectations*Mission Statement and Expectations developed collaboratively with the children*Ticket system and behavior calendar help children monitor their choicesBuilding a Classroom Learning System - familyWant to help children start thinking about how to solve problems by themselvesMission Statement and Ground Rules developedGood behavior is expected not rewarded - It is a CHOICEReview ticket system - Helps children monitor how they are doingBehavior Calendar - initial, look at daily
4Responsibility Important Paper Folder Communication Journal Homework Important Paper Folder - look through it every night & emptyCommunication Journal - vital for us to remain in touchWrite notes in here (absent notes)Homework/ Newsletter - sent weekly please sign so I know you have reviewed it with your childEncourage independence - Try to encourage them to do things by themselves - Teaches them - they can
5Schedule Lunch -M, T, W, and F - 11:12-11:42 Lunch - Thursdays 10:36- 10:56PE (1:25-2:00)Art - Wednesdays (8:50-9:30)Music - Mondays (2:05-2:40)Library- ThursdaysVaries - based on the needs of the childrenLibrary - Thursdays (please help them remember their books)Groups - Whole, small, individual FLEXIBLEMajority of time spent in reading, writing and math activities.Science/Social Studies/Health are integrated
6Shared Reading - whole group Guided Reading - small group Individualized Independent ReadingRead AloudShared Reading - big books - opportunity to model skills and thinkingSocial studies/ science & health are often integratedGuided ReadingLeveled Books 1-20 (samples)Inclusion modelBaggy Books (please return)Individualized Independent Reading - children read silently every day in books at their own reading level - individual conferencesStrategies to figure out new words are modeled and practiced in each of these!
7Word Time Word Wall - 110 Sight Words Spelling Patterns Knowing these equals reading successSpelling Patternsvowel and what comes after it(Rhyming part )Making wordsWord Wall - starting next week 5 a weekfocus on rhyming and spelling familiesWant kids to be able to read and write themHandwriting -Encourage correct letter formation
8Writing Workshop Children write every day By writing, children’s reading improvesEncourage spelling approximationsTalk frequently with your child about what they are planning to write aboutExpectation is for first graders to be able to write a well developed paragraph by the end of the yearHOW?? - Write dailyEncourage spelling approximations/ sight words and word wall words should begin to be spelled correctlyChildren learn to read through writingYOU CAN HELP BY......Talking with your child about what they are going to write about
9Math Hands-on (concrete to the abstract) Lots of talking about thinkingProblem SolvingCalendar - done daily to introduce & review numerous math skillsCalendar - multi-leveled skills every dayHands-on with manipulatives (strong base )Move from concrete to abstractLots of talking - verbalizing what they are thinkingProblem Solving1st grade- county adopted math series,workbook (based on parent feedback)...does prepared for FCAT
10Technology Used as a tool to enhance curriculum Internet activities Class web siteCTIPChildren on it dailyOne of many tools we usesWide variety of appropriate programsInternet ONLY with teacher supervision
11Report Cards Sent home three times a year Grading Scale E = Excellent V = Very GoodS = SatisfactoryN = Needs ImprovementU = UnsatisfactoryNew Grading Codes1st - 3 times a year - dates on sheetMid term reports if your child is strugglingGrades - Encourage children to do their bestIndividual Performance Assessment used for determining grades
12Important Paper Folder Homework PTA membership Conferences Quick RemindersImportant Paper FolderHomeworkPTA membershipConferencesHelping Hands - on the doorBook Club ordersImportant Paper Folder - clean out nightly - check Communication JournalHomework - starting Sept.1st - newsletter will be attached sent home first day of school week - due the last dayPTA membership - join and support our schoolConferences - scheduling - you may requestHelping Hands - take a fewBook Club orders - wonderful resource benefits both your child and the classroom
13Please write a note to your child and leave it at his/her table.