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  • Welcome to
  • Back to School Night!
  • J. Dougherty Elementary
  • Room 2 First Grade Ms. Ware
  • Thank you for showing up
  • for your childs education.

2
Introduction
  • It is my privilege to be our childs First
    Grade teacher. I look forward to getting to know
    you and your child.
  • I have been teaching for more than 15 years,
    and have taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd
    grade. I have taught English Learners across the
    district in grades K-5, and I am California
    Certificated to teach G.A.T.E. students. This is
    my 9th
  • year of teaching first grade! Prior to
    Teaching, I enjoyed a seasoned career in Business
    Communications. When I am not teaching, I enjoy
    photography, painting, cooking, reading, and
  • caring for my pets.
  • Your childs first grade year is going to be
    an exciting one! There is much to be
    accomplished. Your partnership in your childs
    education is very important. And, so I encourage
    your active participation throughout the coming
    school year. We share high hopes for a
    challenging and productive year!
    Sincerely, Ms. Ware, M.Ed.
  • Parent conferences are in November. However,
    please do not hesitate to contact me before then
    to share your concerns.

3
A Professional Learning Community ChildHome
School
4
Our First Grade Class Rules
We promise we will
  • Follow directions with a positive attitude.
  • Listen when others are speaking.
  • Keep hands, feet and things to ourselves.
  • Use manners and appropriate language.
  • Do our best at everything we do.

  • Card System Making wise choices.
  • Consequences Green, Yellow, Orange, Red
  • 2 verbal warnings, 3rd warning, card turns from
    Green to Yellow.
  • Any card that turns again to Orange will receive
    a time out and/or note home to be reviewed,
    signed and returned the next day.
  • Cards that are turned to Red will lead to a visit
    to the office for review.

5
Technology
  • SMARTboard, voice support microphones, Document
    Camera.
  • Google Chromebook COWs in the classroom.
  • Assessments and Report Cards OARS
  • online reporting.
  • IXL Math Practice
  • A-Z Learning Reading Practice
  • AR Reading Quizes
  • School Wires- Teacher web sites

6
General Information
  • Please send your child to school well-fed and
    rested.
  • Do not send your child to school if they have
    vomited or have/had a fever until one full day
    later.
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  • Library books are due each Friday. Please return
    books in a timely manner each week.
  • P.E. is on Thursdays in the afternoons. Be
    certain to have safe shoes and P.E.- friendly
    attire in order to participate safely in class.
    P.E. grades are given by the P.E. teacher.
  • Music class is on Mondays. Music grades are given
    by the Music teacher.
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  • Optional Birthday treats should be nut-free and
    store prepared with a commercial label of
    ingredients.
  • Please drop off treats in the morning in the
    classroom or
  • at 1010 AM before 1015 Snack Recess time.
  • Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any
    questions.

7
Weekly Homework Items
  • Math Practice Pages -Take home, tear out pages.
  • Wednesday Writing - See monthly Homework
    calendar.
  • Daily Reading Practice 15-20 minutes daily.
  • Spelling Practice - Use the Master List, Spelling
    Practice Guide,and Home Practice Sheets.
  • Special Projects - TBD through the school year.
  • Optional Enrichment Homework - Find monthly web
    postings, and the Homework Calendars, Spelling
    Practice activities, and Enrichment pages for
    Reading, and Math.

8
Homework Guidelines
  • Daily practice is most effective.
  • Please do not go ahead on the calendar.
  • (See optional enrichment activities instead.)
  • Please turn in homework each Friday.
  • Homework is checked weekly by teacher, and is
  • NOT returned unless there is a question or
    are
  • incomplete areas.
  • Some writing may be returned home for posterity.
  • Please return in Library books each Friday.
  • Homework habits are foundational to academic
    success.
  • Homework is consistent across our grade level.

9
Weekly Spelling Tests
  • A Practice Spelling Test is given at the
    beginning
  • of the week.
  • Your child will study the Weekly Spelling list,
    or the
  • challenge Spelling words list depending on
    their
  • practice test.
  • You may download a Home Practice Spelling Sheet
  • from teachers web site for Thursdays Home
  • Spelling Tests.
  • You do not need to turn these practice tests in
  • with their weekly homework.
  • On Fridays Spelling Tests will be given.
  • Note Spelling tests will not start until
    the 1st days of October.

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11
The Oakland As Home Run Readers Program
  • (See teacher web site for
    more information.)
  • Each student will obtain or show that they have
    an Alameda County Public Library Card.
  • Each student will pledge to read 15-20 minutes.
  • Each child will then receive free tickets to a
    Home Run Readers baseball game!
  • A special Baseball Day will be held in the spring
    to celebrate students reading achievements!

12
Classroom Helpers and Field Trip Chaperones
  • Please sign in each visit in the office.
  • All Parent Classroom helpers chaperones must be
    cleared by the DOJ through the school office.
  • Please provide a copy of CA Drivers License.
  • Field trip chaperones are appreciated!
  • Please complete Permission Forms on time.
  • More to follow on this years field trips.

13
Scoring
  • Practice Pages
  • Great work!
  • Good work!
  • - Missing items, area(s) of concern.
  • Rubric Formal Assessment Scoring
  • Exceeds standard.
  • Meets standard.
  • Approaching standard.
  • 1 Below standard, Incomplete, or Missing.

14
Additional Information
  • Best way to contact me is by written note.
  • Phone calls are difficult to take in a 1st grade
    classroom.
  • Email does not always go through, and has limited
    confidentiality.
  • PLEASE check your childs backpack daily.
  • Tonight before you go
  • Please sign in, and leave email and phone contact
    info.
  • Please sign up for November conference time
    tonight.
  • I will send a reminder in November.
  • Complete About My Child and return by Friday.
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