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1 Welcome to First Grade

2 Lets get the day started! Children enter the building through the first grade wing and await to be greeted by their teacher at 8:40 am. Children enter the building through the first grade wing and await to be greeted by their teacher at 8:40 am. Make sure your child is on time to school every day! Make sure your child is on time to school every day!

3 And then the jobs begin to get ready for the day Take care of belongings Take care of belongings Put important papers in the right place Put important papers in the right place Make lunch plans Make lunch plans Start assignments Start assignments

4 The Morning Meeting A whole lot of learning going on! A time to work together and build community A time to work together and build community A time to learn about our country and the flag A time to learn about our country and the flag An opportunity to be a leader An opportunity to be a leader A time to learn about the calendar A time to learn about the calendar A time to count by ones, twos, fives and tens A time to count by ones, twos, fives and tens A time to practice listening to each other and learning to be a Henrys Helper A time to practice listening to each other and learning to be a Henrys Helper We will show respect for... -ourselves -each other -our school and ALL people will learn.

5 When do we eat? Snack time is in mid morning One healthy snack is encouraged Snack time is in mid morning One healthy snack is encouraged Lunch is served in the cafeteria Lunch is served in the cafeteria School lunch can be purchased School lunch can be purchased School milk can be purchased with a lunch brought from home School milk can be purchased with a lunch brought from home Lunch can be brought entirely from home Lunch can be brought entirely from home Parents put money in childs account and child uses their lunch card as a debit card Parents put money in childs account and child uses their lunch card as a debit card Peanut butter and jelly is always offered as an alternative to the main course Peanut butter and jelly is always offered as an alternative to the main course Menus are sent home monthly and are also on the Longfellow School web site Menus are sent home monthly and are also on the Longfellow School web site

6 When do we play? Before school if children arrive before the morning bell rings at 8:40 Before school if children arrive before the morning bell rings at 8:40 Snack recess is from 10:40-10:55 am Snack recess is from 10:40-10:55 am Lunch recess is from 12:35-1:00 pm Lunch recess is from 12:35-1:00 pm Help your child dress for the weather Help your child dress for the weather

7 What about our special teachers? Mrs. McCabe Mrs. McCabe Physical Education Mrs. Murphy Mrs. MurphyMusic Ms. Moll Ms. MollArt Mrs. Sario and Mrs. Veilleux Mrs. Sario and Mrs. VeilleuxLibrarians

8 What Other Adults Will We Meet? Mr.Scott Mr.Scott Our Principal Mrs. Wilson and M Mrs. Wilson and M Ms. Cherry Ms. Cherry The office staff Mrs. Rivard Mrs. Rivard Our school nurse Mrs. Bradley Mrs. Bradley Our school counselor

9 Still More Special Teachers We Will Meet! Mrs. Rothwell Mrs. Madden Mrs. McKenna

10 Reading Reading Aloud Reading Aloud Guided Reading Guided Reading Independent Reading Independent Reading Shared Reading Shared Reading Phonemic Awareness Phonemic Awareness Spelling Spelling Word Work Word Work Poetry Poetry Story Retelling Story Retelling Buddy Reading Buddy Reading

11 Who else will help us learn to be readers and writers? Mrs. Knight Mrs. Knight Mrs. Havner Mrs. Havner Mrs. Buttner Mrs. Buttner Ms. Deitrich Ms. Deitrich Reading Recovery Reading Recovery Reading support Reading support Classroom support Classroom support

12 Writing Mini lessons Mini lessons Interactive writing Interactive writing Guided writing practice Guided writing practice Editing conferences Editing conferences Authors share Authors share Book publishing Book publishing Handwriting Handwriting Journal Writing Journal Writing Learning Logs Learning Logs Wee Deliver Wee Deliver

13 Math Numeral formation Numeral formation Numbers to 100 Numbers to 100 Addition and Subtraction to 12 Addition and Subtraction to 12 Patterns Patterns Graphing Graphing Money Money Time Time Place Value to 100 Place Value to 100 Geometry Geometry Estimating Estimating Measurement Measurement

14 Who Else Will Help Think Like Matheticians? Mr. Kosak Mr. Kosak

15 Science Life cycle of the Apple Tree Life cycle of the Apple Tree Pollination Pollination

16 And the life cycle of the pumpkin…

17 We will also learn about: Plant growth Plant growth Seasons Seasons Cycles of day and night Cycles of day and night Our sugar maple tree Our sugar maple tree As scientists we As scientists we Observe Observe Compare Compare Predict Predict Look for patterns Look for patterns Describe Describe Problem Solve Problem Solve

18 Social Studies Citizenship and Community Citizenship and Community Patriotic songs and pledge Patriotic songs and pledge School and classroom rules School and classroom rules Famous Americans Famous Americans US holidays US holidays Families Now and Then Families Now and Then Consumer Education Consumer Education

19 Do we ever go on field trips? Willow Pond Apple Orchard Willow Pond Apple Orchard Farmers Market Farmers Market Rocky Ridge Rocky Ridge Skillins Greenhouse Skillins Greenhouse KinderKonzerts KinderKonzerts North East Bank North East Bank

20 Henrys Helpers Levels of Learning Level 4: A Super Team Member Level 3: A Team Member (A Good Student) Respects self and others Shows responsibility Chooses Right Not Wrong Listens and participates Is honest, tells the truth Follows directions and rules Level 2: Not a Team Member Level 1: Disrupts the Team

21 What about other special activities? Reading buddies Reading buddies Multi-age communities Multi-age communities Computer lab Computer lab Kindness assemblies Kindness assemblies Arts are Elementary Arts are Elementary Fire Safety Fire Safety Grade One Meetings Grade One Meetings

22 When do we go home? Get ready bell rings at 3:05 Get ready bell rings at 3:05 Dismissal bell rings at 3:10 Dismissal bell rings at 3:10 Students must have notes from home if they are to be off the bus. Students must have notes from home if they are to be off the bus. Indicate on the note if you wish to have your child dismissed as a walker Indicate on the note if you wish to have your child dismissed as a walker Keep early dismissals to a minimum Keep early dismissals to a minimum Make sure your child understands what the pick up plans will be before they come to school Make sure your child understands what the pick up plans will be before they come to school

23 Parent Connection Classroom volunteers Classroom volunteers Friends of Longfellow Friends of Longfellow Longfellow Links Longfellow Links Open House Open House Music Concerts Music Concerts Art Show Art Show Parent Conferences Parent Conferences Student Directory Student Directory Longfellow School Handbook Longfellow School Handbook Voice Mail Voice Mail Notes from home Notes from home


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