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Open House Presentation


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Open House Presentation

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