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Title: Welcome to First Grade!


1
Welcome to First Grade!
  • Back to School Night
  • September 16, 2013

2
First Grade Team
  • Meghan Kasten, Team Leader
  • Kelly Clark
  • Janet Moore
  • Nancy Robbins
  • Susan White
  • Mary Scott, Special Educator
  • Megan Hylock, Paraeducator
  • Vicki Leaf, Special Education Paraeducator

3
CCSS
  • Why the Common Core State Standards?
  • The standards are the result of a national
    movement to provide an equitable, coherent,
    focused, and rigorous curriculum.
  • The standards will enable our students to be
    college and career ready in order to compete
    globally.

4
CCSS
  • Maryland adopted the CCSS in 2011and will begin
    assessing these standards in the 2014-2015 school
    year
  • HCPSS began the transition several years ago
  • The transition continues this year with the
    implementation of ELA in Grades 1 and 2
  • All students will be prepared for the new
    assessments

5
Language Arts
  • Words their Way
  • Information on the RES first grade website
  • Spelling
  • Beginning in November, includes daily homework
    weekly assessments
  • Vocabulary
  • Word of the week
  • Writing
  • Continued implementation of the Common Core
    Curriculum for writing this year
  • Focus on 3 areas Narratives, Writing to Inform,
    Persuassive Eassy

6
Daily 5
  • County- approved, research-based reading
    instruction model
  • Fosters independence and builds stamina by giving
    students to opportunity to select and read books
    that meet their needs and interests
  • Consists of 5 components
  • Read to Self Work on Writing
  • Read to Someone Word Work
  • Listen To Reading

7
Mathematics
  • Problem Solving
  • Place Value and Number Relationships
  • Addition/Subtraction
  • Computational fluency (basic facts)
  • Measurement
  • Time
  • Shapes and Attributes

8
Mathematics cont
  • Homework
  • Monday Thursday
  • Pink parent preview sheets
  • Sent home on a quarterly basis
  • Outline of the objectives that will be taught

9
Health
  • Social and Emotional Health
  • Safety and Injury Prevention
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Nutrition and Fitness

10
Science
  • Earth Science Rocks and Fossils
  • Space Science Earth, Sun and Moon
  • Physical Science Forces
  • Life and Environmental Science Organisms,
    Habitats and Life Cycles

11
Social Studies
  • Working Together
  • Our Community of Cultures
  • Our Changing World
  • Communities at Work

12
Educational Technology
  • Technology 1 hour per week
  • Periodic computer lab sessions
  • Homeroom computers
  • Teachers are using e-mail for parent
    communication and maintain teacher websites

13
Grading Codes
  • I Independent
  • W With assistance
  • N Not apparent at this time

14
Interims/Report Cards
  • Sent home 4x per year
  • Students will be marked On/Above/Below grade
    level in READING on 1st quarter
  • Students will be marked On/Above/Below grade
    level in MATH on the 1st quarter
  • Please be aware the O/A/B status is fluid and
    may change
  • Conferences are held in November and February to
    review progress

15
Homework
  • Read 15 minutes each night and discuss what was
    read
  • Math Monday Thursday
  • Poetry Journal Friday/Weekend
  • Spelling Beginning in November (M-Th)

16
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports)
  • At Rockburn Elementary, we believe that a student
    is as
  • successful as the environment that supports
    him/her.
  • Thats why were proud to be a PBIS school,
    focusing on
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

17
PBIS
  • Key Elements
  • The entire school has a unified agenda for
    behavioral prevention and positive reinforcement.
  • All staff members have received training and
    support.
  • For students, there is a continuum of procedures
    to
  • teach and encourage positive behaviors. There
    is also a
  • continuum of procedures to discourage
    inappropriate
  • behaviors.

18
PBIS
Green Tickets
3Rs and Common Language Respectful, Responsible,
Ready
Classroom Rewards including special privileges
and tangible prizes
BIG GREEN Big Catch Tickets (related arts,
lunch, tech)
Ranger Club Meetings (monthly)
Team Reward Systems
3R All-Stars (homerooms)
Character Champions (homerooms)
Novel Yearly Themes
Reward Time (Quarterly)
Rockburns Pledge (daily)
Caring Messages (Daily)
Guidance Broadcasts (monthly)
Bus Bucks Recess Rewards (spring)
School Songs
19
Notice the varied efforts throughout the year.
To stay true to our belief in a
positive/structured environment and to maintain
favorable momentum, maintenance is key. RANGER
CLUB is a vital part of this.
  • At the end of each month, all students
    participate in this positive
  • opportunity for 3R review
  • Grade levels come together as a team/combined
    classes
  • to address and discuss 3R behavior. Whats
    going well? What needs improvement?
  • A classroom guidance lesson is broadcast
    school-wide, giving students
  • the opportunity to hear a refresher on 3Rs, as
    well as the schools month-long
  • theme for character development.
  • Recognition will be given to student stand-outs
    for demonstrating positive
  • 3R behavior and strong character.
  • A slideshow presentation will show pictures of
    ROCK-Solid students
  • who were spotted by staff for big green Big
    Catch tickets.
  • E) Important school events and initiatives are
    also shared through the broadcast.
  •  
  •  

20
First Grade News
  • Link on the Rockburn Website to First Grade,
    published quarterly
  • Teacher websites are linked through the RES site

21
Parent Volunteers
  • Classroom
  • Cafeteria (1115-1145)
  • Friday Folders
  • Copies/Administrative
  • Help from home (making materials)

22
Field Trips
  • Pfeiffers Corner School House Spring (date TBD)
  • Rockburn Park End of the Year Picnic

23
Scholastic Books
  • Provide age appropriate, high interest books
    for your child
  • Find books that match your childs instructional
    level
  • Use the paper catalog OR online ordering (ask
    your childs teacher how!)
  • Every purchase earns FREE books for your childs
    classroom library

24
Teacher Communication
  • Email Us
  • Kelly_h_Clark_at_hcpss.org
  • Nancy_Robbins_at_hcpss.org
  • Meghan_Kasten_at_hcpss.org
  • Janet_Moore_at_hcpss.org
  • Susan_White_at_hcpss.org
  • Send a note
  • Call the office and leave a message
  • If you have yet to email the teacher to provide
    your email address, please do so ASAP so you can
    be sure to receive class emails.

25
Addtl Links and Resources
  • http//smart.hcpss.wikispaces.net
  • http//www.corestandards.org/the-standards
  • http//www.mdk12.org/
  • https//transitiontocommoncore.wikispaces.hcpss.or
    g

26
Questions?
  • General questions???
  • Contact your childs teacher with specific
    questions
  • THANK YOU FOR COMING!
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