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1 Welcome to First Grade Miss Novorro Room 5 2014-2015

2 My Background Childhood-attended elementary, middle and high school in Scotch Plains Education-Montclair State University. Graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Studies concentrating in Elementary Education Second year teaching first grade at West End

3 Contact Information Notes Email Voice Mail (908) 769-6083 Ext 7747

4 L.E.A.P (Learning Equally and Peacefully) Rules! Rules! Rules! **Sign Homework Journal daily


6 We Will Be Learning Many Wonderful Things this Year We will cover all of the subjects and topics that our state and school district believe are important for your child to learn during first grade. We will be using several new programs this year to address the Common Core State Standards. *Play video*

7 Curriculum Writing Program: Good Habits Great Readers Teach:  Organization  Ideas/Content  Grammar  Word Choice  Sentence Fluency Math Program: Everyday Math Spiral approach Hands-on learning Games Explorations Differentiated Instruction (readiness, reinforcement, enrichment) Keep parent letters for support

8 Curriculum Reading Shared Reading Program: Good Habits, Great Readers; Trade books  Whole group instruction Guided Reading Program: Daily 5, DRA, Leveled Readers  Small group instruction Both teach self-help strategies Build stamina Phonics Program: Good Habits, Great Readers and Words Their Way Phonetic approach to word building and decoding Word Sorts

9 Curriculum Science  Physical Science: matter, motion and energy  Earth Science: earth, weather and sky  Life Science: plants and animals Social Studies o My Class, My Community o Character Education o Cultural Traditions o Making Changes; past and present o Our Place in the World o Students receive an effort grade

10 Homework Math home-link Read Each Night Practice Math Facts Phonics Sheets *Weekly spelling lists will begin in late November Should take about 20 minutes Sign homework journal each night

11 Organization School Materials Take Home Folders Homework Journals (check them daily) Suggested Home Materials pencils glue stick Eraser crayons scissors

12 Specials Physical Education: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri Music:Friday Art:Tuesday Health:Tuesday Library:Wednesday Book Exchange:Wednesday

13 Grading Performance Assessments Progress Checks Tests Effort *Report Cards are sent home 4 times a year- November, January, April and June Report Card Grades 4Meeting or exceeding expectations 3Progressing toward meeting expectations 2Progressing toward meeting expectations with some support 1Not meeting expectations at this time

14 Parent/Teacher Conferences Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held November 19 th - 25 th **Please be sure to sign up for your conference at your earliest convenience

15 Important Remind ers Breakfast Club starts at 7:30 Dropping off too early is unsafe The school day starts at 8:25 am Visit our website at Please join the PTA Don’t forget to sign up for conferences

16 Reminders Snack 10 minutes daily Should be small & healthy Send them with spoons, forks and napkins necessary to eat the snack Lunch Money $2.35 Label envelope with child’s name, 1N and Room 5 Please review lunch choices daily

17 Reminders *Each week your child has the opportunity to bring home a book from the West End Library. Please listen to and support your child when he or she reads the book. Finished books can be returned the next day so that your child can take home a new one.

18 Things to Work on With Your Child Tying shoes Making a lunch choice Knowing what is snack and what is lunch Knowing addresses and phone numbers Knowing and spelling first and last names Knowing his/her birthday

19 Ways to support learning at home Reading Practice upper and lower case alphabet Practice the sounds of the alphabet Read to your child Have him/her read to you Have him/her retell the story Math Have him/her count to you Practice counting objects Count loose change/coins Practice number recognition Have him/her write the numbers 1 to 110 Practice math facts

20 Let’s work together to have a great school year!

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