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First Grade Orientation

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Heather Downie

on 16 May 2016

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Transcript of First Grade Orientation

Foundation
Growing Routines
Meet the Teachers
Social Studies
Frequently
Asked
Questions

How much homework will my child have?
My child is already a strong reader. How will he/she be challenged?
My child is not reading yet. Should I be concerned?
How much should I help my child with their homework?
What is the best way to communicate with the teacher?
How much should I help with spelling?
Please ask your questions….
The first month of school will be spent:
Getting to Know Each Other
Establishing Routines
Assessing Achievement Levels
Gaining Independence
Developing Productive Work Habits
Lisa Morse
James Brent
Lindsay Sackett
TBA
TBA
History
Past and Present
Holidays and Traditions

Economics
Getting Ready for First Grade!
What to Expect at Home the First Month of School
It's not unusual for your child to be:
Tired, irritable, hungry
In need of quiet time
In need of individual attention and support
Eager to tell you about their day
Not eager to tell you about their day!
Getting Home from School
Children should know how they are getting home from school. Send a note with this information to your child’s teacher on the first day.
Emergency changes in routine require a phone call to the office.
When picking up your child for an appointment please report to the office. Your child will be called to meet you.
ANY CHANGE FROM USUAL ROUTINE REQUIRES A NOTE TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER! (Bus drivers also require a written note).
Dismissal Procedures
Bus Riders:
Children should know their bus number and color. Have bus pass prominently displayed on backpack.
Car Riders:
Continue circling in “pick-up” loop until you see your child ready to be picked up.
Walkers: C
hildren may be picked up along the playground or will be escorted to the “island” to wait for you
Extended Day:
Ch
ildren will be escorted to Extended Day.
Homework

Daily homework
Nightly reading
Work should be neat and done using pencil
Establishes organizational habits and reinforces lesson objectives
Please model a positive attitude
Language Arts
Guided Reading (Harcourt Storytown)
Leveled Readers
Trade Books
Word Study (Spelling)
Lucy Calkin’s Primary Writing
Handwriting Without Tears
Science
What Does a Scientist Do?
Matter
Balance and Motion
Sun and Earth
Harvest
Seasonal Changes
Resources/Recycling
Plants and Animals
First Grade’s Outdoor Classroom is Peter Rabbit’s Garden. Children enjoy planting, harvesting, cooking, and eating various crops. This wonderful unit affords us an opportunity to integrate math, language arts, and social studies with science and gives them kinesthetic learning opportunities.
Discovery Schoolyard
Math
Numbers and Number Sense
Patterns
Computation Strategies
Geometry
Measurement
Fractions
Money and Coins
Time
Probability and Statistics
Civics

Citizenship
Rules
Famous Americans

Geography
Maps
Specials & Support
Art
Music
PE
FLES
STEAM
Library
Guidance
Gifted
Tentative Field Trips
Cox Farm
Fire Station
Discovery Theater
Glen Echo
Kennedy Center
National Zoo
Green Spring Gardens
End of the Year Picnic
Planetarium
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