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Title: Welcome to 1st Grade Parent Information Night

Welcome to 1st GradeParent Information Night
  • Please sign-in at the table for your childs
  • Pick up information at the sign-in table.

  • Learning begins promptly at 745 a.m.
  • Our school day ends at 245 p.m.
  • Students will be considered tardy if they are not
    in the classroom by 745 a.m.
  • If your child is absent, please call the school
    to inform the office, and send a note explaining
    the absence upon your childs return to school.
  • If you must take your child out of school early,
    please go to the office to sign out your child.

Morning Routine
  • Morning Drop-Off If your child arrives at
    school between 715-735 a.m., he/she must go
    directly to the cafeteria and sit in their grade
    level row. (grade 3-5 students go to the gym).
  • School Begins promptly at 745 a.m. Your child
    will enter the classroom and have a specific
    routine. Examples emptying backpack, getting
    morning work, putting names on papers, having
    supplies ready, being ready to work, etc.
  • School Breakfast Service Times 715 730 a.m.
    The cafeteria doors will CLOSE and STOP SERVING _at_
    730 a.m.
  • Dress Code Be sure your child is dressed
    appropriately for class each day. Check the
    on-line Parent/Student Handbook for details!

Perfect Attendance Award
  • For your child to receive Perfect Attendance
    for the year, the student
  • Must be on time daily for school
  • Must not have more than 5 tardies
  • May not have left school early more than 2 times
    during the year

  • Frequently asked questions are answered here
  • Located on BCE website

Daily Schedule1st Grade
  • 745-815 Announcements, Circle Up,
    Morning Routine
  • 815 900 Math
  • 915 1020 Reading/Writing Workshop
  • 1020-1050 Recess
  • 1050-1120 Lunch
  • 1120-1200 Spelling/Writing Workshop
  • 1200 1245 Science and Social Studies
  • 1250 140 Champ/Personal Learning Time
  • 140-230 Specials
  • 245 Dismissal
  • Please be on time picking up your child after

Daily Folder
  • Please check your childs behavior log daily and
  • All homework will be found in the pocket of their
  • Completed schoolwork and school communication can
    be found in the pocket.

Student Expectations
  • Follow school and class rules
  • Complete daily work
  • Responsible for returning books folders
  • Respect others and work cooperatively with

1st Grade SyllabusSkills/Units of Study
  • The syllabus for 1st Grade is located on the
    GCISD website. Follow this link
  • www.gcisdK-12.org
  • Select a School Bear Creek Elementary
  • Department Programs 1st Grade
  • Follow the link to First Grade Curriculum

Reading Language Arts Highlights
  • Reading and Writing Workshops
  • Spelling Tests will be given about every 2 weeks.
    Spelling instruction will begin week of
    September 15th.
  • Spelling tests are not as critical as students
    spelling these words correctly within their daily

Math Highlights
  • Developing Number Sense through...
  • Number Talks
  • Hands-on investigations
  • Manipulatives
  • Problem Solving using real world situations
  • Interactive Student Notebooks

Science and Social Studies Highlights
  • Science consists of hands-on investigations.
  • Science Notebooks used for the majority of
    student work.
  • Social Studies skills will be integrated within
    Language Arts curriculum. The skills will be
    practiced and reviewed all year.

  • Math- Weekly sheet, return daily in folder.
  • Concepts will be assessed.
  • Reading- Nightly 10-15 minutes
  • Consists of either a small book, Red
    Reader, or childs own book.
  • No Reading Logs
  • Spelling- Practice at home
  • Spelling City website
  • Tests every other week or weekly.

What Is A Standards-Based Report Card?
  • A standards-based report card is a detailed
    report to parents every 9 weeks that shows
  • The skills and expectations that have been taught
    during the grading period
  • The degree to which students have mastered these
    skills at this point in the year

Where do the standards come from?
  • The standards on the report card include the most
    critical Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
    (TEKS) from our states curriculum.
  • They are sequenced on the report card in a way
    that matches the order they are taught in GCISD.

District Reading Assessments
  • GCISD has designated Fall and Spring Reading
    Assessment windows.
  • Students will be assessed during the school day
    using the new district computerized assessment.
  • Please note the Early Release days
  • Fall Oct. 8th 9th
  • Spring Feb. 18th 19th
  • Please make arrangements to pick up your child at
    1145 on these days.

11 in First Grade
  • 11 is
  • 1 iPad per every student
  • Teaching Digital Citizenship
  • Expanding resources for learning
  • Preparing students for the careers in a global

Communicating with Technology
  • We want all parents to be an essential part of
    your childs education experience. How?
  • KidBlog Twitter
  • Teacher Blog Edmodo

  • No medication (prescription or non-prescription)
    should be in the hands of students at any time.
    Please check the GCISD Student Handbook for
    specific information or contact the school nurse

Field Trip
  • We will take one field trip during the year.
  • Volunteers will be needed.
  • Only those parents who have completed and passed
    a yearly background check will be permitted to
    volunteer at field trips.
  • This form is located on-line _at_ www.gcisdk-12.org.
    Do this ASAP so you are ready when we need you!

Parties PTA
  • Please join PTA for 8.50!
  • There are two parties during the school year, one
    before Christmas/Winter break and one on
    Valentines Day.
  • Information regarding school parties will be sent
    to you through the PTA.
  • If you plan to volunteer at either party, please
    complete an on-line background check ASAP.
  • Introduction of PTA Homeroom Coordinator
  • Jennifer Stark.

Student Birthdays
  • Birthday party invitations (for the whole class
    only) can be distributed by the student with
    prior approval of the principal.
  • Students are permitted to bring cookies or mini
    cupcakes for distribution to students in their
    classroom. (No cupcake cakes please!)
  • The classroom teacher will distribute this treat
    when time permits during the day. No birthday
    treats can be distributed during the lunch period.

Around the World at BCE
  • Volunteers Needed!
  • This is a day to celebrate diversity at Bear
  • Parents, family members and students are able to
    bring items and share about their country and

Title I
  • Bear Creek Elementary is a Title I school. This
    means that BCE receives federal funds for the
    number of students who are part of the Free
    Reduced Lunch program.
  • If you think you may be a candidate for this
    program please complete the form sent home last
    week or pick one up from the office.

Thank You!!
  • Thank you for coming to Parent Information Night
  • If you have any questions, concerns or ideas
    please contact your childs teacher.
  • First Grade Teachers very much appreciate all the
    support you will give your child this year to
    help him/her become successful this year!
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