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First Grade Orientation
Transcript of First Grade Orientation
Meet the Teachers
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
Assessing Achievement Levels
Developing Productive Work Habits
Past and Present
Holidays and Traditions
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).
Children should know their bus number and color. Have bus pass prominently displayed on backpack.
Continue circling in “pick-up” loop until you see your child ready to be picked up.
hildren may be picked up along the playground or will be escorted to the “island” to wait for you
ildren will be escorted to Extended Day.
Work should be neat and done using pencil
Establishes organizational habits and reinforces lesson objectives
Please model a positive attitude
Guided Reading (Harcourt Storytown)
Word Study (Spelling)
Lucy Calkin’s Primary Writing
Handwriting Without Tears
What Does a Scientist Do?
Balance and Motion
Sun and Earth
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.
Numbers and Number Sense
Money and Coins
Probability and Statistics
Specials & Support
Tentative Field Trips
Green Spring Gardens
End of the Year Picnic