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All About Me: Born in Van Nuys, CA Grew up in Brevard County, have been in Vero for almost 13 years Married to Tim for almost 14 years Graduated from.

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3 All About Me: Born in Van Nuys, CA Grew up in Brevard County, have been in Vero for almost 13 years Married to Tim for almost 14 years Graduated from Florida State University (GOOO NOLES!!!) Started teaching career in 2004 I have 3 children- Timmy (13); Ken (12); and Christopher (8) – ALL attend Imagine!!!

4 Agenda Daily Schedule Walkthrough First Grade Expectations Homework Agendas/Thursday Folder Character Development Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions 9/3/2015

5 Daily Schedule 8:00 – 8:20 Arrival (Prepare for the Day) Welcome Work 8:25 – 8:30 Announcements (Attendance) 8:35 – 9:15 SPECIALS (M – Art, T – Library, W – PE, TH – Music, F – Art) 9:15 – 9:30 Morning Meeting/Snack 9:30 – 10:00 Reading (Whole Group at Carpet) 10:00 – 11:00 Literacy Centers (Small Group Instruction) 11:03 – 11:28 LUNCH 11:30 – 11:45 Teacher Read Aloud (Whole Group at Carpet) 11:45 – 12:45 Math Instruction and Centers 12:45 – 1:25 Writing 1:20 – 1:40 RECESS 1:50 – 2:15 Science/Social Studies 2:15– 2:25 Closure/Agendas 2:25 – 3:00 MICROSOCIETY 3:05 DISMISSAL 9/3/2015

6 First Grade Expectations Reading: Fluency: 40 wcpm on the target passage (FAIR), 60 wcpm on Harcourt ORF Sight Words: Fry Word list (Goal – 250) Spelling – Tests help us to assess your child’s understanding of Phonics. We will be looking for these skills to translate into writing Writing: One full paragraph (6 or more sentences) with transition words – we will be using the SMILE Writing program We will also work on handwriting. 9/3/2015

7 Math: +/- to 20, skip-counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, place value to 100, in addition to many concepts at an introductory level to be built upon in later grades. We have a new math program that focuses on the mastery of the Big Ideas in the Sunshine State Standards. However, we will hold ourselves accountable for the Imagine Standards as well which will better prepared our students for success on SAT-10. We will use Dino Mite math drills to develop fluency with basic math facts, Sunshine Math (Math Superstars) for math enrichment, calendar math, and hands-on math center activities. Science/Social Studies: In Science we will cover basic concepts and do some hands on experiments. In Social Studies we will learn about different holidays and American symbols.

8 Homework We will be using a Homework chart this year This is about establishing important routines and responsibilities Read, Read, Read, (see handouts) Homework folders due on Fridays

9 Agendas/Thursday Folder Daily Communication (agendas) Check email daily if possible Behavior (I try to keep you aware of what’s going on) Thursday Folder – return on Fridays You are all doing GREAT with this – thank you so much! 9/3/2015

10 Character Development Character Counts (Home Notes) Shared Values (JIF) Our Vision Statement: To educate the children of our community in an environment where positive development of character has equal importance to academics

11 Miscellaneous PTA Membership/Box Tops Uniforms/Dress Code Dismissal (use agenda to inform of changes)/NOT DURING MICRO!! Birthday Treats – at recess time Book Orders BOOK IT! Room mom/volunteers

12 Frequently Asked Questions Homework Folders are sent home on Mondays – to be returned on Friday. Do NOT return prior to Friday. I will try to send home Friday tests on Monday so you can review them. All other classwork and graded papers will be sent home in Thursday folder. Some classwork will not be graded (often math packets) because I look over them as we go. Homework- Each week there will be 2 reading practice sheets, 1 math sheet, and the practice spelling test as well as the 20 minutes of reading each night. This will change in January Spelling Tests are given each Friday. Practice test is done at home as Thursdays homework. Center Work is graded for completion and neatness.

13 Homework is checked for completion. If not completed or if student has not finished it to satisfaction, a note will be included for them to finish or correct and return the following week in Folder. Flash cards and card games, little books sent home with homework are to be kept at home for practice. Do not send them back in the Homework Folders Dino-Mite Math Drills will be each week on Tues. & Thurs. Dino Mite math is a timed math drill. Each student will progress at their own rate and will be rewarded for progress throughout the program. You can practice at home to better prepare your child with the flashcards we will send home in the homework folder. Also, is a great site to use at home.

14 Agendas should be signed by parent each day. Reading Logs and Homework Checklists to be kept in the plastic sleeves in the Homework Folders. I will check each weekend and return these by the following Monday. Fry Word Lists-practice these words at home

15 Questions Any other questions????? Your Homework: Read the Parent Handbook. Sign and return the last page within ONE WEEK Don’t forget to write your child a note in their journal 9/3/2015

16 Thanks for joining us tonight! Give yourself a round of applause!

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