Mrs. Powell’s Class Oak Grove Elementary Open House August 14, 2014 Created by: Ashley Magee, www.firstgradebrain.com Graphics © ThistleGirlDesigns Welcome to First Grade I am so excited to begin this new year in a new building. Meet the Teacher • I love teaching and learning! 25 years! • Savannah native. Married to Michael Mom to two boys. • Northwest Missouri State University: once a bearcat, always a bearcat. – Bachelor Degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education – Master’s in Reading Meet the Student Teacher • Britnee Glise • Mother of one boy, Braxtyn • Senior at Missouri Western State University – Degree in Early Childhood Education Reading Mini lesson focusing on key skill or strategy. Small-guided reading groups with a first grade teacher. Daily Five Independently reading, buddy reading responding to reading listening to reading word work Pathways to Reading Instruction-Phonemic awareness End of Year Reading Goal: Level I or above. Math This year in math we will learn: •Investigations focus on Problem Solving and work using manipulatives. We will also do pencil and paper activities. Some Areas to focus on at home are: •Counting change up to .50 cents •Addition and Subtraction Problem 1-20 •Telling time to the hour and half hour •Counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s to 100 Writing This year in writing we will learn: •Write daily. •Teacher conferencing individually with students •Focus Conferences – capitalizing I, – Ending punctuation – Other skills based on individual needs •We are applying: When I’m Done, I’ve Just Begun! – – – – I can add to my words. I can add to my piture. I can start a new piece. I can edit or revise my writing. Classroom Expectations Classroom Rules: Created as a class the first week We will value treating others kindly, being honest, respectful and allowing learning to take place for everyone. PAWS will continue Daily Schedule 2014-2015 • • 8:40 – 9:00 Housekeeping/Lunch Count/Mugs/Calendar • 9:00 Pathways/Reading Workshop • 10:00 Groups • 11:00 Writing Workshop • 12:06-12:36 Lunch • 12:40-1:10 Recess • 1:10 – 2:10 Math • 2:10-2:55 Music • 3:00 – 3:40 Spelling/Handwriting • *Social Studies/Science (INTEGRATED AND SCIENCE FRIDAYS) • * Not Scheduled computers, library, counseling Special Classes Students will visit five special classes each week. Our schedule is as follows: Monday – P.E. Tuesday – Art Wednesday – Music Thursday – PE Friday – Art Continuing to follow PAM—PE, Art, Music Tennis shoes always on PE days. Go Folders Take Home Folder-GO •Please look at your child’s take home folder each night, empty it, and then return to school the following morning. Please feel free to send school notes to me inside this folder as well. This will be one way to communicate back and forth. Homework Homework •It is a good idea to establish a homework time each night by reading 20 minutes and practicing math facts. Throughout the year you will find homework activities in your child’s take home folder, please check daily. •Weekly homework will be coming home. Assessments Report Cards • • • • • Uses the four proficiency levels (Similar to Kindergarten) 1= Needs support 2 =Approaching Indicators 3 =Meets Indicators 4 =Exceeds Indicators Teachers will soon begin one on one assessments in reading to establish starting points. Parent Involvement Volunteers •Parents: We need you! – cutting, – Laminating – Reading with students – Practicing sight words and math facts Book Reports • Take home books will come home beginning the first day of school. • Please read 3 times and record on book log. • Return to school the next morning for a new book. Stay Connected! • Email: [email protected] • Phone: (816) 671-4290. • Best time of day to reach by phone will be 8 a.m. and 2:10-2:55. Attendance Attendance •Attendance is very important. •Different Way Home – Normal Plan •Please send notes anytime your child will be going a different way home. This is for your child’s protection. •No emails for changes in Normal Plans. Other Important Items Birthdays Treats Welcome No cupcakes First Grade Theme: SUPERHEROES Welcome to a great year in 1st Grade!