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  • First grade parent night 2013 14

    1. 1. Welcome to First Grade Kim Gurganus Shades Mountain Elementary School Hoover, Alabama
    2. 2. Daily Schedule 7:35-8:00 Morning Routine and Meeting: unpack, daily data, morning message 8:00-9:40 Reading 9:40-10:40 Writing 10:45-11:10 Recess 11:15-11:40 Lunch 11:45-12:00 Read Aloud 12:00-1:00 Math 1:05-1:35 P.E. 1:40-2:10 Specials (M-art, T-music, W-library, TH- computer) 2:15-2:45 Discovery 2:45 Pack up and dismiss
    3. 3. Reading • Shared reading- Students will read a poem aloud with the class. • Phonics- Students will identify examples of phonics skills in the poem. • Focus lessons- Students will be introduced to the strategies readers use to decode words and comprehend text. • Reading Conferences and small groups- Individualized instruction with the teacher to practice reading strategies
    4. 4. DECODING/Tricky Word Strategies • Break the word into pieces. • Skip the word, read to the period and go back to the word. • Read the sentence again. • Think about what makes sense. • Look at the picture. • Look for a little word in the big word. • Try the long and short sound for the vowels.
    5. 5. Writing Students will be given opportunities to participate in numerous writing activities. Concepts: • Letter formation/spacing • Spelling • Punctuation, capitalization • Writing Process: prewriting, draft, revise, edit, publish
    6. 6. Math Learning Goals: • Students will become problem solvers. • Students will learn to communicate their mathematical thinking using words, pictures and numbers. • Students will learn to reason mathematically. • Students will become confident in their own ability. • Students will use a variety of strategies to problem solve. Problem Solving Math Games Number Talk
    7. 7. Discovery hands-on-activities, research projects, and field trips for science and social studies units Social Studies Units • Past and Present • Alabama • Citizenship Science • Space • Earth/Weather • Matter • Energy • Diversity • Interdependence • Human Body
    8. 8. Homework • Reading-Reading at home with your children is crucial. – Students should bring home 2 books each night to read. – Poem Practice- Practice each week’s poem every night to build fluency. Also, identify each week’s phonics skill in the poem. – Sight Words- Read sight words every night. • Math- Fluency games from 1st Grade Math Packet • Daily Review- Please review your child’s papers daily and talk with them about what they learned at school.
    9. 9. Shades Mountain Rules 7 Habits of Happy First Graders • We are respectful • We are responsible • We are safe.
    10. 10. Fieldtrips • Theater- “Junie B. Jones First Grader At Last”- October • American Village-November • Miss Annie (on going) • First Grade Planting Day- April • Community Tour- May
    11. 11. Conferences • Conferences –We will have a fall and a spring conference. If at any time, you would like to schedule additional meetings, please email me at school or send a note with your child. Telephone conferences can also be arranged. • Parent/Teacher Communication – Take-home folders will come home every day. Please check these for any important information concerning your child. The easiest way to get in touch with me is by email. I encourage you to communicate with me via e-mail at:
    12. 12. Parent Volunteers • Classroom Photographer • Scholastic Book Orders • Room Mother • Classroom volunteer
    13. 13. Wellness Policy • Snack Calendar • Snack choices – individual packs of crackers, pretzels or goldfish or individual packs of apple slices or grapes (allergies ?) • Please place fresh fruit in small snack size Ziplock bags
    14. 14. Birthdays • You may send a special snack with your child to celebrate his/her birthday. • Please bring something that is individually sliced. (No cakes that need cutting.) • Summer birthdays will be celebrated in May. • Please email me if you are sending a birthday snack.