Ms. Davila’s 1st Grade Class Welcome, parents and students!
Welcome to First Grade! <ul><li>I am pleased to have your child in my second grade class for 2009-2010. </li></ul><ul><li>...
All About Me <ul><li>My background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I attended la universidad ITESO in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. ...
My Goals <ul><li>To give your child the academic and social skills they need to be successful in second grade and on the T...
Class Subjects <ul><li>The subjects we cover during second grade are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and writing </li></ul>...
Reading <ul><li>Our lessons move from learning to read to reading to learn.  </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics is taught through o...
Reading <ul><li>Activate prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Create visual images </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing inferences </li>...
Writing <ul><li>Detailed and complete sentences  </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt writing </li></ul><...
Math <ul><li>Addition and Subtraction strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Place value and graphing </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li><...
Science <ul><li>Life Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Plants – Life Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Solids, liquids </li></ul><ul><li>Wood...
Social Studies <ul><li>Citizenship, Roles, Government </li></ul><ul><li>Map skills </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines- Past, pres...
Music, Art and P.E. <ul><li>We will go to special areas from 10:50- 11:05 </li></ul><ul><li>Please have your child wear te...
Classroom Community <ul><li>Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have agreements to help us get along with e...
Homework <ul><li>All homework is due the next morning and the calendar must be signed by an adult. If all parts are not co...
Tardiness and Absences <ul><li>School starts at 7:45 A.M. Tardy bell rings at 7:50. </li></ul><ul><li>If your child isn’t ...
Let’s Have a Great Year!
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Back To School Night

  1. 1. Ms. Davila’s 1st Grade Class Welcome, parents and students!
  2. 2. Welcome to First Grade! <ul><li>I am pleased to have your child in my second grade class for 2009-2010. </li></ul><ul><li>This will be a year of exciting growth for your child. Together we can make it a successful year. </li></ul>
  3. 3. All About Me <ul><li>My background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I attended la universidad ITESO in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is my 5th th year teaching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I have taught 1 st grade and 2 nd grade. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. My Goals <ul><li>To give your child the academic and social skills they need to be successful in second grade and on the TAKS test. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a safe, supportive and fun classroom environment. </li></ul><ul><li>To help your child make new friends, discover new interests, and achieve new goals. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Class Subjects <ul><li>The subjects we cover during second grade are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music, art, and P.E. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Reading <ul><li>Our lessons move from learning to read to reading to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics is taught through our Word Work time and Spelling- all are connected to stories the students are reading. </li></ul><ul><li>It is essential your child read every night </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reading <ul><li>Activate prior knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Create visual images </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing inferences </li></ul><ul><li>Asking questions of themselves, the authors, and the texts the read </li></ul><ul><li>Determining the most important ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizing </li></ul><ul><li>Sequencing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Writing <ul><li>Detailed and complete sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Prompt writing </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar and punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Science reports </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul>
  9. 9. Math <ul><li>Addition and Subtraction strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Place value and graphing </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry and Fractions </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Numbers to 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Count by 5, 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul>
  10. 10. Science <ul><li>Life Cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Plants – Life Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Solids, liquids </li></ul><ul><li>Wood </li></ul><ul><li>Rocks </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Planets </li></ul>
  11. 11. Social Studies <ul><li>Citizenship, Roles, Government </li></ul><ul><li>Map skills </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines- Past, present, future </li></ul><ul><li>Cultures </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Biographies of famous Americans </li></ul>
  12. 12. Music, Art and P.E. <ul><li>We will go to special areas from 10:50- 11:05 </li></ul><ul><li>Please have your child wear tennis shoes for P.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate behavior is expected. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Classroom Community <ul><li>Our classroom is a community. In our community, we have agreements to help us get along with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Our class agreements are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attentive Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciations/ No Put Downs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mutual Respect </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Homework <ul><li>All homework is due the next morning and the calendar must be signed by an adult. If all parts are not complete this will result in a color change on our behavior system and loss of privileges. </li></ul><ul><li>Homework is the responsibility of your child, but should be checked daily by the parent. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a Reading, Writing, Science, Math and Vocabulary homework everyday. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Tardiness and Absences <ul><li>School starts at 7:45 A.M. Tardy bell rings at 7:50. </li></ul><ul><li>If your child isn’t in the classroom by the time the second bell rings, they will need to check in at the office and receive a pass. </li></ul><ul><li>Five tardies add up to one unexcused absence. </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance is crucial to your child’s success. </li></ul><ul><li>After an absence, please send a note with your child when returning to school. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Let’s Have a Great Year!

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