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Title: Welcome to Back to School Night!


1
  • Welcome to Back to School Night!

2
Introduction
  • Teaching Experience Canyon View/Woodbury (10
    years)
  • College - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Masters Degree in Education / Concentration in
    Reading
  • Both Parents are Teachers

3
Philosophy of Education
  • Philosophy I believe that children rise to the
    expectations that are set for them. I believe in
    creating a positive classroom environment where
    learning is enjoyable.

4
ABCs of First Grade
  • 1) School Hours
  • 800-157 M,T,TH,F
  • 800-117 W
  • Instructional Schedule
  • 2) Label All Items
  • (sweaters/jackets/lunch boxes)
  • 3) Star Student
  • Poster will go home on Friday and will be due
    back on Monday

5
  • 4) Birthdays
  • No food items due to
  • severe allergies
  • (pencils, books, etc)
  • 5) Healthy Snack- please avoid
  • thermos containers/ label all snacks

6
6) PTA- 100 Participation! ?
  • PTA spends about 100/child at Woodbury
    Elementary. Here's how it's spent
  • Kids Programs (City Fitness (only school in the
    district which offers this!), Lunchtime
    Activities, LEAD Incentives) - 43
  • Academic Programs (Assemblies, Art) - 34
  • Staff School Support (Money to teachers for
    supplies, NEW Computers, Health Clerk, Supplies)
    - 20
  • Social Events (Welcome Coffee, Donuts
  • w/ Dad, Muffins w/ Mom) - 2
  • Business Expenses - 1

7
  • 7) Absences No Independent Study Contracts
  • 8) Fevers no school!
  • 9) Absent Work
  • 10)Take home folder (Blue)- returned every day
  • 11)Field Trip- Kellogg
  • House

8
Conference Week
  • 1) September 8th 12th (September 2nd-5th)
  • 2) No School on Monday, September 8th
  • 3) Minimum Days Tuesday-Friday
  • (Sept. 9th-12th ) 117 p.m. dismissal
  • 5) Sign up online (Sign Up Genius)?
  • 6) A time to
  • set goals for the year
  • review our Homework Policy
  • introduce Math Fact/Sight Word testing
  • review reading assessment scores
  • address any questions/concerns

9
Parent Volunteers
  • Screening Form/Sticker
  • in front office
  • Confidentiality
  • RTI help!
  • Formal schedule will
  • be provided after RtI
  • groups are created
  • (September)
  • Sign up on Signup
  • Genius! ?

10
Website
  • First Grade Website

11
Curriculum
  • Language Arts Whole Class/RtI
  • RtI (Response to Instruction)- 4 days a week
    (Music on Th.)
  • Common Assessments
  • Extend learning/Intensive
  • instruction
  • FLEXIBLE!!!
  • (Based on each childs needs)

12
  • Anthology books will go home on Wednesdays (check
    website for story) and will need to be returned
    the following day
  • RtI book baggies need to be returned the
    following day

13
Writing Process
  • Units of Study Daily writing activities
  • Writers Workshop
  • Spelling when writing developmental stages

14
Spelling
  • Houghton Mifflin Program is based on reading
    series
  • Start when we get to Theme 3 (about one month)
  • Spelling tests on Friday (think of how the sounds
    match or dont match the letters, highlighted
    parts)

15
Math
  • McGraw Hill My Math (start in September)
  • Grading
  • Problem Solving- discussing how a problem is
    solved (higher level thinking skills!) Common
    Core Standards
  • Weekly Basic Math Fact
  • tests- flashcards
  • discussed/handed out
  • during conferences

16
Science
  • 3 Units
  • Air and Weather
  • Solids and Liquids
  • Plants and Animals
  • Investigation, experiments, recording data
  • HANDS ON!

17
Social Studies
  • Scott Foresman
  • Booklets (no textbook)
  • Six themes Citizenship, People and Places, Our
    Country, Changes Over Time, Celebrate Cultures,
    and Goods and Services

18
Physical Education
  • Mondays / City Fitness
  • Wear tennis shoes these days!

19
Music/Computer Lab
  • Formal music instruction
  • every other week (Th.)
  • Formal computer Lab once a
  • week (Miss Murphy)
  • AR Quizzes (explained at Parent
    Conference)

20
Homework
  • Weekly contract sent home on Monday, returned
    Monday
  • We will start on September 15th
  • Please make sure your child writes his /her name
    and number on the cover
  • Weekly assignment on website
  • Homework Policy-
  • Odds only (for math)
  • 20 minutes
  • Challenge!

21
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22
Behavior
  • Marble Jar
  • LEAD cards
  • Woodbury Bench Reservation Slips
  • Class Dojo
  • Star chart/Clip Slip

23
Clip Slip
24
Ending Comments
  • PLEASE feel free to email/phone me with ANY
    concerns!
  • Communication is key ?
  • Questions on index cards
  • Letter to child on blue paper
  • I am EXTREMELY happy to be your childs teacher!!
  • Thank you for coming!!!
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