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  1. 1. Welcome to Grade One 2011 <ul><li>Ms. Kwok’s Class </li></ul>
  2. 2. Introductions Ms. Kwok Ms. Zulfa
  3. 3. We Want TAISM Students To Be: <ul><li>Safe, Responsible and Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Takers </li></ul><ul><li>Inquirers </li></ul><ul><li>Communicators </li></ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul><ul><li>Well Balanced </li></ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your child’s growth will be unique to them. First Grade is an exciting year where you will be seeing tremendous progress in your own child.
  5. 5. Your Child’s Typical Day Community Circle/ Calendar Literacy Recess/ Snack Math Writer’s Workshop Lunch / Recess Inquiry (Science / Social Studies) Centers Circle Time / Read-Aloud Specials
  6. 6. Our Specialists PE : Mr. Luther Art: Mr. Duncan Music with Mrs. Wilson Library: Mrs. Catherine I.T : Mr. Hoffman Counselor: Mr. Everett
  7. 7. Specials Schedule P.E. Day 1, 3, 6 Art Day 3, 5, (6) Music Day 1, 5, (6) Library Day 2 Computer Lab Day 2, 4
  8. 8. <ul><li>Social and Emotional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry – Science/Social Studies </li></ul>Our Curriculum: First Grade
  9. 9. Literacy Reading, Writing and Oral Language The literacy components are integrated throughout the First Grade curriculum. Everyday we are reading, writing and using oral language as a means to communicate and express our ideas.
  10. 10. Reading <ul><li>We are trying to develop the following reading skills: </li></ul><ul><li>a positive attitude towards reading </li></ul><ul><li>the ability to self monitor </li></ul><ul><li>reading for meaning </li></ul><ul><li>using letter sound links in reading </li></ul><ul><li>interpreting pictures </li></ul><ul><li>predicting story events. </li></ul><ul><li>sequencing story events </li></ul><ul><li>reading to learn </li></ul><ul><li>reading for fun !!!!!!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. How Do We Do This <ul><li>Shared Reading Experiences (Big Books, Poems, Songs) </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Work and Guided Reading Groups </li></ul><ul><li>The Daily 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read to self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read to someone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Work </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Home Reading <ul><li>Home readers </li></ul><ul><li>Library books </li></ul><ul><li>Books from home even in another language </li></ul>The most important thing you can do at home to help your child is to make reading with them a daily event.
  13. 13. Writer’s Workshop We also practice writing to develop self confidence and a positive attitude. Teachers provide direct writing instruction through modeled writing activities. The children work on individual writing, practicing the skills that they have learned. Teachers meet with individual students to discuss the progress of their writing skills and develop writing goals frequently.
  14. 14. A Few Words on Invented Spelling Invented spelling is the name for children’s misspellings before they know the rules adults use to spell. Research has proven that inventive spellers’ errors don’t interfere with their learning to spell correctly later ; just as a child’s first picture of themselves might be a circle with two stick legs. Although deficient by many standards, the drawings are not interpreted as signs of visual, cognitive, or fine motor problems.
  15. 15. Why Allow Invented Spellings <ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children don’t have to ask how to spell every word. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fluent and Powerful Writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They can focus more on getting their message across instead of if every word is spelled correctly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Early Control and Responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children learn to take risks. They also internalize what they learn about writing as it becomes more relevant to them. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Oral Language Oral language is woven into all areas of the curriculum. Whether it’s sharing a piece of art that they have created or talking about something special from home, children are learning to express their ideas and communicate to their peer group. We develop speaking as a tool for sharing and observing our everyday experiences.
  17. 17. Math <ul><li>Students will be working on the following topics throughout the year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealing with Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measuring and Comparing numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bigger Numbers (place value) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How We Teach Math <ul><li>Small Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Whole Class </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Work </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on manipulatives, games and hands-on activities </li></ul><ul><li>*New* Online resource – IXL </li></ul>
  19. 20. Social/Emotional <ul><li>Interact and build Friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate, collaborate and cooperate </li></ul><ul><li>Apply listening skills </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Take appropriate risks </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul>
  20. 21. Communication <ul><li>Report Cards (Dec 13 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences (Nov 1 st and Nov 2 nd ) </li></ul><ul><li>Home Communication Books </li></ul><ul><li>Class Blog ( </li></ul><ul><li>Green Plastic Snap Folders </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail ( </li></ul><ul><li>In Person </li></ul>
  21. 22. What your Child needs to Bring Each Day <ul><li>Water Bottle and Hat </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Snack </li></ul><ul><li>Green Plastic Folders with communication books </li></ul><ul><li>Other Suggestions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change of clothes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweater/Jersey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pillow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baby wipes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-its </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. House Keeping <ul><li>Absent or Late </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch Coupons </li></ul><ul><li>Snack </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday Parties and Invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Buddies </li></ul><ul><li>After School Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Bus/Pick up </li></ul><ul><li>Concerns </li></ul>
  23. 24. Thank You!!!