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WELCOME PARENTS WELCOME PARENTS You are the most important people in your child’s life. You are in a unique position to help your child reach their highest potential.
Now sit back and relax and... GetReadyToBeAFirstGrader!!!
Let’s Run Through Our Day WWWWhen we come into class of the morning we unpack our backpacks, taking out our books and folders. PPPPut books and take home folder in desk. TTTTurn in our homework folder and pick up morning worksheets. SSSSharpen two pencils. UUUUse the bathroom if we need to. SSSSit down and start working.
8:30 A.M. Morning Meeting During morning meeting the student of the day … Identifies the year, month, day of the week and the number day of the month. Writes out the date. Graphs the weather.
Counts with the class to a given number. Tells time. Counts money. Fills in the Today is…, Yesterday was… and Tomorrow will be… chart 3 Friends share information with the class. Class gives student of the day a round of applause.
8:50 – 9:00 - Spelling During Spelling time we practice writing out our Spelling words for the week. This is done on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays we have a practice spelling test. Those getting a 100% on Wednesdays get Thursday and Friday off from Spelling. On Fridays we have the final test for those that missed words on Wednesday.
9:00 – 9:20 - Phonics During Phonics we work on … Phonics workbook pages Making Words This is where we take letters and put them together to make different words.
9:30 – 10:30 – Reading During this block we work on vocabulary words and reading our stories for the week. We also work on pages from our Reading Workbook. These pages are done together in class. They can be done as a group. They may also be done independently then checked together as a class.
10:30 – Teacher Read Aloud This is a time where I read a book to the children. Modeling fluent reading with expression is a valuable tool for our young children who are learning to read. It is good to do this periodically at home too!
11:35 – 12:00 – Working With Words During this block we work on five words that appear on both our Spelling List and Vocabulary List. We do 3 different little chants for each word. We then write the word. Then we do a fun on the back activity.
On the back activities include... Monday – Box it in Tuesday – Unscramble Wednesday – Fill in the blank Thursday – Be a mind reader Friday – No Working With Words - We have our Vocabulary Test
12 – 1:15 – Math We have a math lesson that always includes some type of hands on activity. Saxon homework sheets
Saxon Sheets Are Black and White Have a Side A – which we do together in class Have a Side B – which is to be done as homework and returned
1:15 – 2:00 – Special Curriculum Time DDDDuring this block we may do any of the following… TTTThematic Unit SSSSpecial Holiday SSSScience CCCCreative Writing
2:00 – Bathroom Break 2: 05 – 2:25 – Recess 2:25 – 2:35 – Clean up desk area, pick up things around the room, get mail and final bathroom break if needed. 2:35 – 2:42 – Talk about what we did during the day. 2:42 – Dismissal begins.
TEST RESULTS Spelling Tests – Letters wrong are circled and correct way written beside it. Math Tests – Problems are marked wrong and correct answer written beside it. Vocabulary Tests – Words that are missed are written down with the way the word was said/the word as it was supposed to be. Example – said/say
Behavior Plan - Behavior Board for minor classroom problems. Immediate loss of recess for fighting, misbehaving in restroom, not bringing back homework. Calls or notes home for serious problems. Quiet Room – for unfinished morning work. Stay in afternoon recess for unfinished afternoon work.
Important things to do at home... Read, Read, Read – Your child to you You to your child Shared reading
More... SSSStudy vocab words MMMMath homework if any WWWWork on Spelling HHHHave some fun!!!
Unique ways to study that are fun….. Orally say spelling words at the dinner table, in the car, or anytime. Magnetic letters on the fridge. Write them in shaving cream. For vocab words make flash cards with index cards or cut up the vocab list.
Ways to Reach Mr. Sandy Send in a note. Give me a call. Send me an e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Thank you for coming in tonight. Remember you are one of the most important parts to the success of your child at school. They can’t do it without you. Contact me whenever you have any concerns or questions. I am here to help both you and your child get through first grade.