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Title: Coulston Elementary Comets!

Coulston ElementaryComets!
  • 2010- 2011
  • First Grade

  • Language Arts
  • Reading in partnership with science and
    social studies lessons
  • Spelling
  • Math
  • Shelbyville Central Schools curriculum and
    Coulston Elementarys curriculum is based on
    Indiana State and National standards.

Grading Scale 1st Semester
  • S Satisfactory
  • Anything 80 and above
  • N- Needs Improvement
  • Anything from 70 80
  • U Unsatisfactory
  • Below 70

Grading Scale 2nd Semester
  • 100 90 A
  • 89 80 B
  • 79 70 C
  • 69 60 D
  • 59 0 F

Language Arts
  • New Reading Series Treasures by MacMillan/McGraw
  • Spelling- test every week - graded
  • Language Arts practice every morning Tested on
    skills every Friday - graded
  • Grammar and Writing skills occasionally graded
  • Handwriting-S,N,U children need to practice
    neatness and spacing

Language Arts Instruction
  • Student-centered/teacher facilitated approach
  • Students are working at their level
  • Students are responsible for own learning
  • Leveled Reading groups will be implemented

Language Arts Assessment
  • Weekly comprehension tests
  • M-Class Reading State assessment 3 times a year
  • Practice book pages
  • Teacher observations
  • Checklists or Rubrics
  • CPS technology an interactive projection screen
    that enables the students to visualize the work
    and answer problems with remotes.

Math Instruction
  • Teacher facilitated and student-led
  • Students are working at their level
  • Inquirywhere students ask questions and
    understand the why of concepts Series is
    called enVision Math
  • Math Facts in a flash on the computer
  • Some teachers do Rocket Math-paper/pencil

Math Assessment
  • Unit tests
  • Occasionally - homework review of skills
  • Teacher observation
  • Checklists or Rubrics
  • M-Class Math State Assessments 3 times a year
  • Addition and subtraction facts flash cards
  • Math Facts in a Flash computer program

Foundation of Good Citizenship
  • Homework completed on time
  • Follows directions
  • Participates in class
  • Stays on Task
  • Shows responsibility
  • Puts forth best effort
  • Demonstrates organizational skills
  • Considerate and Positive
  • With peers
  • With adults
  • Grades - S, N, or U
  • S Satisfactory
  • N Needs Improvement
  • U - Unacceptable

1st grade Schedule
  • 830- 930 Remediation/Enrichment
  • 930-1100 -Lang/Phonics/Spelling
  • 1100-1130 Lunch
  • 1130-1145 Recess
  • 11451200 Story time
  • 1200100 Math
  • 100- 115 Writing
  • 115 215 Reading
  • 235 -310 Specials

  • Lunch daily from 1100 1130
  • They have two choices that change daily, or they
    can choose a Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • You are welcome to eat with your student any day.
    However, they are not allowed to have friends
    sit with you. This is considered family time.
    Thank you for understanding.

  • Specials are on a rotation and color coded!
  • Please pay close attention to your childs
    teacher schedule!
  • Black P. E. (Gym)
  • Red Library
  • Yellow Music
  • Blue Art

Classroom Management
  • Behavior - Card systemgreen, yellow, red
  • Attendance/Conduct Calendar to be signed weekly
  • Student Guidelines for Success
  • Follow instructions the first time they are
  • Keep your hands, feet, and other objects to
  • Be kind and considerate to others.
  • Use appropriate voices throughout the building.
  • Keep classrooms, playground, rest rooms, hallways
    and cafeteria clean.

Homework/Reading LogNewsletters
  • Daily homework please check off and/or initial
    their homework sheets as requested by your
    childs teacher
  • Teacher Newslettersimportant information has
    spelling and vocabulary words on back for review
    and practice - they will be posted on the
    Coulston Website

Reading and Homework
  • Read every night for 10 minutes listen to, read
    with, or read to your child every night!
  • Assist and go over their homework.
  • Parents, please help your child in these
    activities. Thank you!

Transportation Changes
  • For the safety of the children, transportation
    must be set in advance and stay consistent.
  • Please make sure you have completed a
    transportation form.
  • We understand there are emergenciesyou must
    contact the office in regards to an emergency.
  • We follow what is listed on emergency dismissal
    information sheets.

Birthday Parties
  • We welcome any one who would like to send in
    treat bags for your childs birthday. Please no
    snacks or drinks.
  • Please, do not send invitations to a party unless
    the entire class is receiving one.
  • Thank you.

Our goals!
  • Student-centered
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Set clear expectations
  • Positive classroom atmosphere

3 Parts of the Whole
  • You, your child, and your teacherWe are the
    three parts of the whole. Working together, we
    can help each other be the best we can be.
  • We are here to learnhow to add, subtract, read,
    writebut also how to be good friends, do our
    best, be responsible, help one another, and do
    the right thing, so that we can be lifelong

Coulston Websites
  • Please visit Coulston Elementary Schools
    wonderful website
  • Visit your 1st grade teachers webpage
  • Coulston website offers instructional based web
    sites for your child to learn while having fun!
  • Thank you from your first grade teachers for
    being part of the Comet community!
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