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First grade orientation

  1. 1. WELCOME to 1st Grade
  2. 2. Agenda• We will be going over some general information here.• Then you can go to your child’s classroom for some more specific information presented by their teacher.
  3. 3. Parent Portal• • Select parent portal under the parents/students drop down menu. • Get your password from the office • Please regularly monitor your child’s progress on parent portal.
  4. 4. School Fussion
  5. 5. Backpacks• Please send your child to school with a backpack.• Please label everything your child brings to school (backpack, sweater, and/or lunch box) with their name, so that if it is lost it can be returned to them.
  6. 6. Toys• Please do not allow your child to bring toys to school.• They may bring sporting equipment like balls and jump ropes to play with on the playground.
  7. 7. Tardiness & Absences• School starts at 8:05 A.M.• If your child is not in the classroom by 8:05 A.M. , please check in at the school office before coming to class.• If your child feels ill do not send him/her to school• If your child is absent please call the office (775-6888) or send in a note the next day.
  8. 8. California State Standards• The California state standards can be found online at• You can also type in California First Grade content standards in any search engine to find the California grade 1 Standards.
  9. 9. C.V.U.S.D.’s Adopted Curriculum • Language Arts • Houghton Mifflin • Math • enVision Math Scott Foresman * Addison Wesley • English Language Development (E.L.D.) • Elements of Vocabulary • Writing • Write From the Beginning
  10. 10. Important First Grade Reading Skills Your Child Needs to Learn• Your child needs to learn….. • How to blend sounds to read and write multi syllable words. • 225 first grade high frequency words • Fluently read 60 words per minute
  11. 11. Math• Your child needs to learn….. • Addition and subtraction facts to 20. • Read, write, recognize and count number to 100.
  12. 12. Writing• Your child needs to learn….. • How to use phonetic sounds to spell and how to spell high frequency words • They must include a character, a setting, and an event in their writing • To write three sentences related to a given writing prompt.
  13. 13. What You Can Do To Help Your Child at Home• Read to your child daily.• Help your child to learn the numbers and high frequency words by playing learning games with them daily.• Assist them with their homework.
  14. 14. Learning Games• A variety of games can be used to help your first grader learn to read fluently. • Sight Word Games • Spelling Games • Homophone Games 14
  15. 15. Language Arts StandardsFirst Grade• R 1.11 • Read common, irregular sight words [e.g., the, have, said, come, give, of].• R 1.16 • Read aloud with fluency in a manner that sounds like natural speech. 15
  16. 16. FirstGrade Word List 16
  17. 17. FirstGrade Word List 17
  18. 18. Connect Four1. Make a Connect Four game board.2. Write a sight word in each square.3. The first player reads a word aloud and then uses it in a sentence correctly. If the word was read correctly the player may mark the square with their color tiles.4. The second player reads a word aloud and then uses it in a sentence correctly. If the word was read correctly the player may put one of their color tiles on the square.5. The game continues until a player gets four in a row. 18
  19. 19. Tic-Tac-Toe1. Make a tic-tac-toe game board.2. Write a sight word in each square3. The first player reads a word aloud and then uses the word correctly in a sentence. If the word was read correctly the player may mark the square with an x.4. The second player reads a word aloud and then uses it in a sentence correctly. If the word was read correctly the player may put an o on the square.5. The game continues until one player gets three in a row. 19
  20. 20. Bingo1. Make a sight word bingo game board for each player.2. Each player then writes a sight word in each square.3. Write each sight word on a flash card.4. Place flash cards face down in a stack.5. Have the student pick up the top flash card and read the word aloud.6. Then the student uses the word in a sentence.7. Players place a tile over the given word.8. The first player to get five in a row (Bingo) is the winner. 20
  21. 21. Memory1. Make two sets of sight words.2. Mix word cards up.3. Place all cards face down in the middle of the playing area in a grid fashion (rows and columns).4. Take turns selecting two cards and turning them over. 1. The words I choose are ___ and ___. 2. They are (not) a match.5. The child collects the cards if they match.6. If they dont match, the player must turn them back over and play continues with the next player.7. When a player makes a match, he or she gets to take another turn.8. Continue playing until all matches are made.9. The player with the most matches wins 21
  22. 22. Go Fish1. Make two sets of sight words.2. Mix word cards up.3. Five cards are dealt to each player.4. All remaining cards are placed face down in a draw pile.5. On your turn, ask a player for a specific word card. For example: "Barb, do you have the word where?"6. If the player you ask has the card you requested, he or she must give that cards to you.7. If you get one or more cards from the player you ask, you get another turn.8. If the person you ask has no relevant cards, they say, "Go fish" and you then draw the top card from the draw pile.9. If you happen to draw the card that you asked for, show it to the other players and you get another turn. However, if you draw a card that you did not ask for, it becomes the next players turn. The "next player" is the one who said "Go fish."10. Go Fish continues until either someone has no cards left in their hand or the draw pile runs out.11. The winner is the player who then has the most sets. 22
  23. 23. Word Race1. Make sight-word flashcards.2. Place sight-word flashcards around the room on the floor.3. Say a word aloud.4. Have the children race to stand by the word and read it aloud.5. Repeat step 3 and 4, having children run from one word to the next word. 23
  24. 24. Hide-and-Seek1. Make sight word flash cards.2. Hide sight-word flash cards around a room.3. Challenge the child to find and read all of the words as fast as they can. 24
  25. 25. Sorry1. Make sight word flash cards.2. Write “sorry” on a few cards.3. Put all cards in a bag or can.4. Players take turns drawing a card, reading the word, and using the word in a sentence.5. If a player reads a word and uses it in a sentence correctly he or she may keep it.6. Pass the bag or can to the next person even if they get it right.7. If a player draws a SORRY card, they must return all of their cards to the bag or can.8. At the end of the game the person with the most cards wins. 25
  26. 26. Super Words1. Make sight word flash cards.2. Assign each word a point value (1, 2, 3) based on difficulty.3. The first player draws a card.4. The player must read the word and use it correctly in a sentence.5. If players get the words correct, they get that number of points.6. At the end of the game, the player with the most points wins. 26
  27. 27. Hangman• Use sight words to play hangman.• This will help your child with their spelling skills 27
  28. 28. Mystery Word• Choose a spelling word.• Give your child spelling clues. • I am thinking of a word that is __ letters long. • I am thinking of a word that starts with the letter __. • I am thinking of a word that ends with the letter __.• After each clue the child may make on guess. • Is your word ___.• When your child guesses the correct word, he or she must also spell it correctly to win. 28
  29. 29. Spelling Turns• Write spelling words and flashcards.• Place the spelling flashcards in the center of a table face down.• A player picks up a card, reads the spelling word, and spells the first letter of the word.• The player to the right is the second player. The second student spells the second letter.• Play moves to the right or clockwise.• The third student spells the third letter, and so on until the word is spelled.• The player who spells the last letter or the word, says the word and wins. • Player 1: Cat. C • Player 2: A • Player 3: T, cat! 29
  30. 30. Spelling Squares1. Draw a Tic-Tac-Toe board on a whiteboard or piece of paper.2. Write spelling words on flashcards.3. Lay the spelling cards in a pile.4. The first player draws a card from the deck and reads the word to the second player.5. The second player must spell the word correctly. If he/she does, then he/she puts an X in the space of his/her choice on the Tic-Tac-Toe spelling game board.6. If the second player reads the word incorrectly he/she losses their turn and does not make a mark on the board. The first player says, “Good try! The correct spelling is…”7. Play continues until one player gets three in a row. 30
  31. 31. Spelling Scramble1. Choose a word from the spelling word list.2. Write the word with the letters scrambled.3. Challenge your child to figure out the scrambled word as fast as he/she can. 31
  32. 32. Please proceed to your child’s classroom The teacher will provide you with more information, pass out math homework books, and answer your questions.
  33. 33. Please proceed to your child’s classroom• Mrs. Henderson – room 301• Miss Budd – room 303• Mrs. Rushlow – room 304• Ms. Rodriguez – room 305 Thank you for coming!