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First Grade is a “magical” year Welcome to First Grade as a Kuentz Coyote
First grade is truly a magical year.  Your child will go through many transformations throughout the year.
Requirements for promotion to 2 nd  grade: <ul><li>Read and comprehend previously unseen text at an ending first grade lev...
<ul><li>Reading Levels: </li></ul><ul><li>A/B    C    D    E     F     G     H     I </li></ul><ul><li>Level C by O...
<ul><li>Students must also… </li></ul><ul><li>Work on grade level in mathematics and  </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate most o...
Language Arts Skills <ul><li>Listening and Speaking  – Students will increase their proficiency in putting thoughts and fe...
Math Units Covered <ul><li>Number Sense </li></ul><ul><li>Addition and Subtraction to 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Place Value to ...
Science and Social Studies Units Covered <ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Magnificent...
Homework <ul><li>A homework grid will go home in your child’s daily folder on Mondays. </li></ul><ul><li>Please have your ...
Research has proven that . . . <ul><li>“ Parent and School  </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership is crucial  </li></ul><ul><li>to...
Ongoing Parent Communication in  Daily Folders <ul><li>All students have a daily folder which will include the Coyote Code...
Coyote Code of Conduct <ul><li>Y our choices are your own. </li></ul><ul><li>* Make good choices. </li></ul><ul><li>2.  E ...
Conduct Grading Scale <ul><li>Grades for each 9 Week Period  </li></ul><ul><li>E  0-5 marks in folder </li></ul><ul><li>S ...
Other Forms of Parent Communication <ul><li>Coyote Cub’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Newsletters...
Birthday Celebrations <ul><li>Students may bring cupcakes to share with the class on their birthdays.  Cupcakes may be ser...
Odds and Ends <ul><li>Please remind students not to bring toys or other personal items to school.  Balls are permitted to ...
Odds and Ends <ul><li>If your child will be going home a different way than usual, please send a note.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
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Parent Orientation 2011-2012

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Parent Orientation 2011-2012

  1. 1. First Grade is a “magical” year Welcome to First Grade as a Kuentz Coyote
  2. 2. First grade is truly a magical year. Your child will go through many transformations throughout the year.
  3. 3. Requirements for promotion to 2 nd grade: <ul><li>Read and comprehend previously unseen text at an ending first grade level (1.2). </li></ul>Students must…
  4. 4. <ul><li>Reading Levels: </li></ul><ul><li>A/B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I </li></ul><ul><li>Level C by October 21 st </li></ul><ul><li>Level E by January 13 th </li></ul><ul><li>Level G by March 23 rd </li></ul><ul><li>Level I by May 25 th </li></ul>Reading
  5. 5. <ul><li>Students must also… </li></ul><ul><li>Work on grade level in mathematics and </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate most of the first grade TEKS in reading and math or be expected to do so early in the next year. </li></ul>Requirements for promotion to 2 nd grade:
  6. 6. Language Arts Skills <ul><li>Listening and Speaking – Students will increase their proficiency in putting thoughts and feelings into spoken words. </li></ul><ul><li>Handwriting – Students will increase their proficiency in writing with proper letter formation, appropriate size and spacing. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing – Students will increase their proficiency in writing for a variety of audiences, purposes and using a variety of forms. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Math Units Covered <ul><li>Number Sense </li></ul><ul><li>Addition and Subtraction to 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Place Value to 99 </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul><ul><li>Graphing and Probability </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry and Fractions </li></ul><ul><li>Time and Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul>
  8. 8. Science and Social Studies Units Covered <ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Magnificent Magnifiers </li></ul><ul><li>Maps and Globes </li></ul><ul><li>Our Earth, Our Resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Life in the Texas Desert Ecosystem </li></ul><ul><li>Pets Matter </li></ul><ul><li>Space-Systems and Patterns. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>I am a Citizen </li></ul><ul><li>My Home, My Neighborhood, Our Community </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Work, Work, Work </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Brings Change </li></ul>
  9. 9. Homework <ul><li>A homework grid will go home in your child’s daily folder on Mondays. </li></ul><ul><li>Please have your child complete it throughout the week and return it by Friday. Student can do as much or as little as they want or are able. </li></ul><ul><li>No grade is taken on homework but it will be factored into the overall citizenship grade. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Research has proven that . . . <ul><li>“ Parent and School </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership is crucial </li></ul><ul><li>to student success.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ongoing Parent Communication in Daily Folders <ul><li>All students have a daily folder which will include the Coyote Code of Conduct folder, homework packets and reading logs. Graded papers will also be returned in these folders as well as school daily flyers. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents, please review daily, initial, and note any communication. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Coyote Code of Conduct <ul><li>Y our choices are your own. </li></ul><ul><li>* Make good choices. </li></ul><ul><li>2. E veryone shows respect. </li></ul><ul><li>* Be kind and nice to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>3. L isten and follow directions. </li></ul><ul><li>4. P osition yourself for success. </li></ul><ul><li>* Be ready and prepared to learn. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Conduct Grading Scale <ul><li>Grades for each 9 Week Period </li></ul><ul><li>E 0-5 marks in folder </li></ul><ul><li>S 6-10 marks in folder </li></ul><ul><li>N 11-15 marks in folder </li></ul><ul><li>U 16 + marks in folder </li></ul>
  14. 14. Other Forms of Parent Communication <ul><li>Coyote Cub’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone Conferences </li></ul>
  15. 15. Birthday Celebrations <ul><li>Students may bring cupcakes to share with the class on their birthdays. Cupcakes may be served the last 15 minutes of class time. Please contact your child’s teacher to arrange the time and date. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Odds and Ends <ul><li>Please remind students not to bring toys or other personal items to school. Balls are permitted to play with during recess. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be notified by your child’s teacher when special items will be allowed. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Odds and Ends <ul><li>If your child will be going home a different way than usual, please send a note. </li></ul><ul><li>If a change is necessary at the last minute, please call the front office. Emails and phone messages might not be checked before dismissal. </li></ul>

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