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Welcome to First Grade Please sign up for a conference time Please read over the PTA proposed budget and cast your vote Please be sure and check out our volunteer opportunities
Goals Develop self-control and self discipline Develop good listening skills Develop independent working skills Develop responsible individuals Develop social skills
Good Morning! Students begin walking to class at 7:35am The late bell rings at 7:50am. At 7:55, the students begin DEAR time.
Grading The report card will have the following letters as indicators of development: BBelow *With assistance, student struggles to demonstrate partial mastery of current grade level expectations PProgressing *With assistance, student demonstrates partial mastery of current grade level expectations MMeets *Student consistently meets and demonstrates mastery of current grade level expectations EExceeds *In addition to meeting the standard, the student makes application beyond grade level expectations *If a is placed in an area of the report card, this means that the skill was not assessed during that particular quarter.
Pathways Word Work/Making Big Words Students practice new vocabulary, spelling, and linking known words to new words Literacy Centers Students work in small groups on independent activities to reinforce reading and writing skills Read Aloud Teacher is reading text to students Shared Reading/Poem Reading a poem and finding words with certain features Guided Reading/Literature Circles Teacher assists and instructs as student reads Independent Reading Student reads without assistance while maintaining understanding Writing Workshop Students work on the elements of writing. They also learn about a variety of texts.
Word Study Word Study is Loudoun County’s spelling program. Words are sorted into groups based upon their features. gr br pl green brush place grape broom play grade breakfast plate
Mathematics Patterns Money Fractions Geometry Time Measurement Graphs/Charts Problem Solving Addition Subtraction Place Value Probability and Statistics
Science Units Weather Seasons Matter Force, Energy, and Motion Habitats Cycles Scientific Process Asking Questions Communicating Gathering Data Making Sense of Data
Social Studies Units 1.Map and Globe Skills 2.Communities/Citizenship 3.Famous Americans 4.Economics 5.Australia 6.Alaska 7.Hawaii
Homework Policy Homework is a nightly 25 minute process –Reading…Silently/Read Aloud- 15 minutes –Word Study (Spelling) –Math –Sight words Homework will be sent home every Monday and should be returned on Friday. (begins the first week of October)
Expectations Respect self Respect others Respect Arcola Follow directions Raise your hand before talking
Food Breakfast: students may eat breakfast at school in the morning when they first arrive Snack begins around 9:15 each day *choose a healthy snack, make it peanut free *water Lunch begins at 11:00 each day. *joining your child for lunch *adding money to their account *ice cream (Thurs.) and cookie day (Mon.)
Communication Email Arcola Website Weekly Newsletters Monthly Newsletters Take home folder Yellow Thursday folder Conferences Phone calls and notes as necessary
Volunteers Classroom Home Book orders Thursday Folders Room Parent(s) Bookroom Parent Grade Level Representative
Cardboard Challenge Click on the cardboard box on the home page for information.
Housekeeping Class celebrations *three each year *1 st Fall Harvest Party Birthdays *No food *Goodie bags *Can donate a book to class or to the library Field Trips *October/Spring *T-shirts *Volunteers Nurse *Medication/Fevers
Reminders *T-shirts -Cost $6.25 -Field trips/field day -Keep at the end of the year *Re-link to our Harris Teeter program and others. This can be done online. *Sign up for a family portrait. *Join the PTA!
To Do List… Conference Sheet Volunteer Opportunities PTA Information