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Open House

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    • 1. Welcome Parents!
    • 2. Open House Goals:
      • Help you understand what your student is doing in each of our first grade subject areas.
      • To help you understand the goals and expectations for each student.
      • Share information and provide examples of the children’s work and progress.
      • See what a typical day is like for your child.
      • Have fun and explore what our room has to offer!
    • 3. Classroom Curriculum
      • Language Arts
      • Math
      • Science
      • Social Studies
      • The Arts
    • 4. Language Arts/Reading
      • We will work on improving reading by doing the following things:
      • Working on sound-letter connections.
      • Identifying prefixes and suffixes.
      • Shifting emphasis in reading from mastery of letters and words to meaning of text.
      • Read simple books with predictable patterns.
      • New strategies for sounding out words will be introduced.
      • We will do a lot of reading practice in small groups to enable each individual child more quality time to read.
    • 5. Language Arts/Writing
      • Reading and writing will be closely related. We will implement the following tasks to improve your child’s writing ability:
      • Having the children keep journals of words they know, adding words as they learn them.
      • Children will write words often, being encouraged to view themselves as their own authors.
      • Children will be encouraged to write postal letters often; including letters to family, teachers and other students. They will also have a pen pal that they will correspond with.
    • 6. Math
      • Your child will be engaged in the following math curriculum this year:
      • Counting, addition and subtraction
      • Object Manipulation
      • Pattern Recognition
      • Understanding quantitative concepts
      • Understanding +,-,=,<,>
      • Estimation
      • Introduction to basic story problems
      • Distance Measurement
    • 7. Science
      • Our science curriculum will include, but not be limited to:
      • Focusing inquires through examination, observation and recognizing similarities and differences.
      • We will be applying the above principle to plants, animals, planets, weather, etc.
      • We will also be studying health and the human body.
    • 8. Social Studies
      • Our social studies curriculum will include, but not be limited to:
      • Learning about families and neighborhoods and how they work within the United States and globally.
      • Explore the economy; we will do this by discussing jobs, transportation, money, stores, income, spending etc.
      • Study different cultures.
      • Begin to learn concepts of city, state and nation.
      • Practice democratic process by making rules and decisions.
      • Learn the four main directions and apply them to a map.
      • Study history by primarily discussing how children lived in the past.
    • 9. The Arts/Art
      • We divide the arts into art time and music time. In art we will:
      • Create Original Collages
      • Explore Color Theory
      • Use Various Art Materials
      • Share Art Materials
    • 10. The Arts/Music
      • In music we will:
      • Sing simple melodies.
      • Play melodic and percussion instruments.
      • Practice producing a steady beat.
      • Learn about concert etiquette.
      • Explore moving to music through space and time.
    • 11. Computer Time!
      • We often supplement the curriculum with educational computer software. Here are the games the students voted as their favorites:
      • Kidz Club Story Time
      • Funschool Fishing for Numbers
      • 2+2
    • 12. If you want to try one of these fun computer games for yourself, head to the back of the room and play! When finished, vote for your favorite!
    • 13. What you can do at home to supplement the classroom curriculum :
      • Language Arts: Encourage reading and writing at home each evening with your child.
      • Math: Discuss math as applied to the world around you at home; measure household items with your child.
      • Science: Discuss the weather with your child each morning.
      • Social Studies: Encourage elders to tell stories about when they were young to promote history knowledge.
      • The Arts: Color, draw, and practice music at home. Encourage your child even if they are hesitant.
    • 14. Your child will be evaluated using the following guidelines:
      • If your child has mastered the curriculum he or she will be given a M signifying he or she consistently meets expectations.
      • If your child has somewhat of an understanding of the curriculum, he or she will be given a S signifying they sometimes meet expectations.
      • If further development is necessary, the student will receive a N signifying they need more time to develop.
    • 15. Classroom Rules
      • During our first days of school we worked together to establish the classroom rules. Here they are:
      • 1. Raise your hand if you would like to talk. Never talk when someone else is talking. Don't interrupt.
      • 2. Always be a good listener to the teacher and to the other students.
      • 3. Be respectful in the hallway--don't run or talk to loudly.
      • 4. Do not slam your locker door.
      • 5. Be nice to others. Treat others the way that you want to be treated! Remember the Golden Rule1…
      • IT'S ALL ABOUT RESPECT!!
      • Respect Others, Respect Yourself, Respect Our School!!
    • 16. Daily Schedule
      • 8:25am  Line up in courtyard
      • 8:30am   Announcements and Pledge 
      • 8:35am Spelling/Reading/Writing
      • 9:15am Science/Social Studies
      • 10:20am  Bathroom break
      • 10:30 Small Group Reading/The Arts 
      • 12:00 Lunch/Recess
      • 1:00pm  Line up in courtyard
      • 1:05pm Journals/Computer Time/Homework Correction
      • 1:15pm Math
      • 2:30pm Dismissal
    • 17. Fun up and coming events:
      • Skating Party: Friday, November 21. 5-7 pm.
      • Holiday Concert and Parade: Wednesday, December 17. Concert starts at 1 pm and the parade will follow.
    • 18. Ways for parents to be more involved :
      • Join the PTA. If interested contact Jan Myers at 555-3633.
      • Become a classroom parent. If interested there are handouts available by the door.
      • If you want to help with any upcoming events, there is also a sign-up sheet by the door.
    • 19. Thank you for coming!
      • Feel free to explore the room as long as you would like. If you have any questions, simply ask me and I will assist you.
      • Please visit our classroom website at
      • http://msglassmakersclass.jottit.com/
      • Thanks again!
      • Miss Glassmaker
      Thank You!