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1st grade curriculum
Welcome toFirst Grade! 2012-2013
Donna Gregg Nan SherylNeale Hernandez Michelle Audrey Orobitg Colwell -Baca
First Grade is designed to…*Stimulate a good self image*Transition from emergent to authentic and fluent reading*Provide opportunities to increase phonological awarenessand comprehension strategies*Develop writing skills*Provide opportunities for independent and cooperativegroup activities*Develop math concepts that students will use for life*Develop problem-solving abilities*Provide opportunities to think and reason mathematically*Develop an understanding about the world around them*Develop self-directed, independent learners
Recess 10:15-10:45Please check theweather eachday and helpyour child dressappropriately.If thetemperature istoo hot or coldaccording todistrictguidelines, or it’sraining, we willhave indoorrecess.
Lunch Time 10:45-11:15-15 min. eat time and 15 min. talk time-Parents are welcome…Sign-in at the office & meet us in the cafeteria.-Please no visitors the first 2 weeks as we establish rules& procedures for the cafeteria.
NO FOOD is allowed forbirthday celebration. You canbring a special prize such aspencils. We will have 3 parties this year: a winter holiday party, a Valentine’s Day party, and an end of year party on the last day of school! All food will need to be store bought with ingredients labels attached.
Snack & healthy food choices Please make sure your child has a good breakfast. It’s a long time from the time school starts at 8:00am to our lunch time at 11:00am.Please make sure your child has a healthy lunch.Eating or drinking a lot of sugar at breakfast orlunch, can inhibit quality learning at school. We will have a quick snack time each afternoon. Please make sure the snack is healthy and “kid- friendly” and “classroom friendly.” Spills bring bugs! NO PEANUTS! Only water bottles in class please, no juice.
Art PEPlease make sure your childis wearing appropriate shoeson PE days. Music
Math Expectations•identify individual coins by name and value/ describerelationships•Computational fluency of addition and subtraction factsthrough 10•When given a word problem, identify the thinking pattern,solve the problem by showing and explaining mathmatically.•Identify and describe 2-D and 3-D shapes•draw conclusions and answer questions from graphs•Read, write, compare, skip count, and order whole numbersusing place value up to 99•use patterns to develop strategies to solve basic additionand subtraction problems•Tell time by the hour and half hour and by using a calendar
Reading Expectations-Comprehension: Monitoring own comprehension andusing strategies when comprehension breaks down-Print Awareness-Phonological Awareness: blending sounds andmanipulating sounds-Use letter-sounds knowledge to decode words-fluency-using a variety of strategies to figure out new wordsindependently-vocabulary development-Dibels and DRA are used for assessments-Daily 5/contracts – independent & guided reading
Book BindersTools to communicate and sources forreference: reading strategies, lettersounds, poems.Carries leveled readers for dailypractice.Please make sure your child takes careof the books and the binder!Reading anything in the book bindercounts towards 20 minutes of nightlyreading.
Writing Expectations-Writer’s Workshop-compose complete sentences in written texts and use theappropriate end punctuation-write to record ideas and reflections and to communicate with avariety of audiences in a variety of forms-Use Writing Process: generate drafts on self-selected topicsand revise and edit own stories-increase control of penmanship: improve handwriting-use resources to find correct spelling for writing in final drafts
•Authority figures and their roles Social Studiesin the home, school, community,state, and nation.•Rules and laws, authority figures•Texas and US Symbols•Goods and services; Needs andwants•Requirements of jobs•Past, present, and future•Contributions of historic figures•Use maps to locate places•How technology has affected dailylife, past and present
Science Expectations•Follow safety procedures•Understand and explain life cycles of chicks,pumpkins, and other living things.•Use appropriate tools to collect information•Sort objects based on properties and patterns•Observe and record changes in weather from day today and over seasons•Group and compare living organisms and nonlivingobjects•Identify rocks, soil, and water and how they are usedand how they can be recycled
WOLFPACK Daily Take Home FolderWhat is it? It is a folder, put together by the teacher,that houses EVERYTHING the students and parentsneed to keep up with what is going on at school. You willfind notes from the teacher, newsletters, homework, andcalendars.Why is it important to have? This folder helpsstudents to establish good organizational skills early intheir school career – skills that will carry onthroughout their time in school. It also provides atool for communication between school and home.
Newsletter •goes home each Monday •brief outline of what will be covered in class •important dates and announcements •Last week’s alpha wolfHomework•Printed on the back of the newsletter•Reading Log – please initial daily•Return on Friday – student responsibility!•Additional assignments will sometimes be senthome in the folder
Report Cards• Reporting student performance on specific objectives (Texas Education Knowledge & Skills aka TEKS)• Nine week reporting period• Unique card for every grade level based on that grade’s curriculum• Grades are given based on a rubric with numbers 1-4.• First report card will be distributed in a parent-teacher conference – look for sign-up sheet.• Report Cards will be filled out electronicallyand a copy will be sent home for you to keepeach 9 weeks. Please return the signature card.
All teachers have district initiated websites. To findthe website, start at the MISD homepage. Click on “Parents.” Click on “Teacher Websites” at the bottom. Choose “Slaughter Elementary” and then your child’s teacher’s name.
Questions? Please email yourchild’s teacher with any questions.