Presentation on theme: "First Grade Chinese Immersion"— Presentation transcript:
1 First Grade Chinese Immersion Back To School Night
2 Mrs. Golde- Blue ClassI am so excited to be a part of the Chinese Immersion Team. This will be a great year for your child!A little bit about me:Taught First Grade 15 + yearsLOVE IT!Lived in Utah 18 yearsBrought up in Lexington, KentuckyHave two beautiful grandchildrenThink First Grade is so much fun because the students learn to read and write. They make huge gains and love learning!
3 Meet Mrs. Lin- Red ClassHsiu Fang Lin is my Chinese name. You can call me Lin Laoshi or Mrs. Lin (ling). I am honored to be a teacher at Syracuse Elementary School. I graduated from Taiwan's Pingtung University of Education, and have a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. In Taiwan, I worked as a teacher in the public and private kindergartens for over twenty years. In July 2006, I immigrated to California, and in moved to Utah. My passion is teaching children. I worked at Eagle Bay Elementary in the Kindergarten class for six months as a volunteer and have worked as a teacher’s aide in the Chinese Immersion classes at Syracuse Elementary for one and a half years. This is my second year teaching First Grade Chinese Immersion. Speaking English is still difficult for me and I appreciate your understanding and tolerance. I look forward to working with you and your children this year!
4 Fun Fridays In First Grade! August 29: Meet the Teacher DaySeptember 26: Fall FunOctober 31: Halloween PartyNovember 21: Pow WowDecember 19: Christmas Around the WorldJanuary 30: Sick DayFebruary 27: Art DayMarch 27: Pirate DayApril 24: Plant Day
5 Fantastic Fieldtrips!We will be going to the USU Botantical Center this fall for Ag Days!We will also have another fieldtrip in the spring! Watch for more information!
6 Student of the WeekEach week a boy or girl will be spotlighted as our Student of the Week. That child will share with his/her class all about themselves through a poster display.They will do this in English and in Chinese on the Friday of their special weekPosters will come home the week prior to their week.A schedule will be coming home the first Tuesday and will be posted on Mrs. Golde’s website.
7 Birthdays!On or around your child’s Birthday they will receive a Birthday Bag from Mrs. Golde and Mrs. Lin. The class will sing Happy Birthday as well.If your child does not have a birthday during the school year, this will happen on the week that they are the “Student of the Week”.If you choose to send a snack to celebrate your child’s birthday, please make sure it is purchased and if possible individually wrapped. All birthday treats will be given out the last 15 minutes of the school day.
8 Daily Schedule Mrs. Golde MondayTues.Wed.Thurs.Friday8:40-8:55Word of the Day/ Morning Meeting8:55-9:15Phonics and Spelling9:15-9:45Whole Class Reading Instruction in Comprehension and FluencyAssessment9:45- 10:00Read Aloud – Vocabulary InstructionStudent of the week10:00-10:15Recess10:15-10:45Writing InstructionFriday Switch at 11:00Centers/S.S/ Math/ Science10:45-11:25Literacy Centers and Guided Reading Groups11:00-11:30- Word of the Day/ Afternoon Meet11:25-11:30Switch classes11:30-11:45Word of the Day / Afternoon MeetingStudent of the Week11:45-12:25Lunch12:25-12:5512:55- 1:10Centers/ S.S/ Math/ Science1:10-1:55Music/ ArtPEComputerLibrary 1:00-1:301:25- Dismissal1:55-2:102:10- 2:402:40- 2:502:50-3:203:20-3:25Prepare for Dismissal
10 Yearly Schedule for Red and Blue Classes Because our First Graders seem to retain more in the morning we will be switching English and Chinese times every term.So we will switch morning for afternoon onNovember 3January 20April 6
11 Lots Of LearningWe are learning so much in First Grade! Your student will be learning to read, write, and many math concepts. There is a lot to learn, and not much time to do it in. It takes a lot of practice, and one-on-one time to master all of these skills!YOUR CHILD NEEDS YOUR HELP! Practice makes perfect, and most of the individual practice takes place at home.
12 Daily Homework Leveled Readers On your child’s exact reading level! Read, mastered, and brought back (almost) daily.Please sign the Recording Sheet in the student Folder.!Math/ ChineseOne worksheet everyday.Return to school the next morning in the Homework folder.Friday use VOKI to completeChinese Speaking RecordingVOKI and Homework will be on Mrs. Lin’s blog the Monday of each week to practiceExtra Math calculation practice will be added after October
13 Weekly Homework Multi –Use Folders Folders come home with important information EVERY TUESDAY from the school.Please send the folders back on WEDNESDAY (the next day).Weekly homework packets will be sent home in the Folders on Monday from Mrs. Golde, and need to be returned the following Friday.Chinese Homework is on line at Mrs. Lin’s blog and is to be done once a week.Students will record themselves speaking Mandarin on VOKI.
14 AttendanceFirst Grade is FULL of hands on experiences. These experiences can not be recreated, or sent home, in case of absences.THIS IS WHY ATTENDANCE IS SO IMPORTANT!We understand that sickness, and emergencies happen. Please do not send your student to school sick. However, please make every effort to have them at school ON TIME, EVERY DAY!
15 Weekly Assessments FRIDAY ATTENDANCE IS VITAL! We assess students every Friday in multiple areas that we have been working on during the week.Language Arts AssessmentSpelling TestThe words that are sent home on Monday will be tested on Friday.Math Skills QuizWe include practice for these assessments in the weekly homework packet.Weekly Assessments are almost impossible to make up. Please make sure that your student is in class ALL DAY on Friday.
16 Volunteers WE NEED YOUR HELP IN THE CLASSROOM!! In order for your child to have the best experience in First Grade, we need all of the help we can get!***Literacy Centers and Guided Reading***10:45-11:25 am and 2:50-3:20 pm**Math Help for Chinese Class**Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-10:00am and 2:00-3:00pmVolunteers will be working 1 on 1 with students in English**Tuesday Folder Help**12:25- 1:10 Tuesdays*ANY TIME!*We can use your help for one-on-one time ANYTIME!!When signing up for a time, please be committed to coming at that time every week even if your child is in the other classroom at the time you come.
17 Standardized TestingStandardized Testing will take place the last part of April and the Beginning of May.We will announce the dates AS SOON as we know!IT IS IMPARITIVE THAT YOUR STUDENT IS IN SCHOOL AND ON TIME FOR ALL TESTING DAYS!
18 First Grade Behavior Expectations Listen when others are talkingFollow directions the first time they are given.Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.Work quietly and don’t disturb others.Show respect to students, teachers, and school property.Work and play safely.During the Chinese portion of the day there is a strict “No English Spoken” policy.(Your Child is breaking the rules if he/she speaks English)
19 Behavior Management Positive Individual Positive Classroom (English) Stickers and charts (Chinese)Students collect stickers and full sticker charts to purchase classroom prizes.Positive Classroom (English)Work towards classroom/table points for rewardsNegative IndividualGreen, Yellow, Red cardsIf green card is pulled it is a warning.If yellow card is pulled five minutes of recess is lost.If red card is pulled a whole recess is lost to fill out a note that will be sent home. This note MUST be signed and returned the next day or the student will miss an additional recess.(See following slide.)Multiple verbal warnings are given before a card will be pulled.
21 School Wide Behavior Management Syracuse Elementary has a school wide aggressive behavior management plan. This can be found on the school website.This behavior management plan will be used for aggressive behavior and override our card system.The Syracuse Elementary Aggressive Behavior Management Plan is generally handled by the administration.
22 CommunicationWeekly newsletters will be sent home in the Folders with the Monday Homework and can also be found on Mrs. Golde’s website. Mrs. Lin maintain a blog for homework and other information concerning the Chinese Program.PhoneWe are at the school from 8:00-4:00 if you need to contact us.You may be asked to leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.If you need to speak with Mrs. Lin, please make an appointment so that we may arrange for productive communication.
23 DonationsIf you would like to donate items to our classroom. These are the items we need:Glue sticksHand SanitizerErasersTissuesClorox Wipes
25 Thank you!Thank you for all the hard work that you have already put into your child’s education!We look forward to working with you and your child to move forward in the development of their academic, language and social skills !We are excited for a great school year!