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1st Grade Parent Night

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Betsy Bushlack

on 10 September 2013

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Join us as we walk the PATH of learning together this year!
Welcome To First Grade
Team work
Dot Binders
Parent Communication Log
Located in the Dot Binder
Check it daily for communication from your child's teacher
Students should show teachers any notes in their dot binder in the morning
RAFT Books
Come home each night
Read the book, help your child practice reading strategies at home
Sign the Yellow Raft Paper
Date, Title, Intial
Yellow Folders
Check them nightly
Remove papers from the keep at home side
Send back important papers on the return to school side of the folder
RAFT Books
Come home each night
Read the book with your child, helping your child practice their reading strategies
Fill in the RAFT log sheet
Date, Title, Initial
Raft checking will be done periodically
Yellow Folders -
Check each night
Remove any papers in the folder and check for important papers that need to be returned
Wednesdays- important school announcements come home in the yellow folder
Homework Log
Comes home on Monday
DUE on Friday
Each homework log will look different based on which classroom your child is in.
Sight Words
There are a minimum of 300 sight words that first graders will master by the end of the year.
Each week we will work with 5 of these words as a whole group. These words are the last five words of your child's spelling test.
Behavior Calendars
Check Daily
Discuss with your child
RAFT Levels:
How many levels are there?
Goals for each trimester?
How does my child move up in RAFT?
Common Core Curriculum - http://www.educateiowa.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2485&Itemid=4602

Changes in Math- Envisions
Literacy - Focus on Comprehension
Bring History Home (BHH) - http://www.bringinghistoryhome.org
Science Foss Kits - http://www.fossweb.com
SWIFT time
Write tools
Home School -Connection
ScootPad is the ultimate way to master math and reading skills. 100% common core skills
Self-paced and personalized practice keeps kids engaged & challenged.

PBS Kids- http://pbskids.org

Students improve their reading skills by:
Listening for modeled fluency
Reading for practice
Recording their reading
Checking comprehension with quizzes

Xtramath.com - helps students master basic math facts

Judy Janssen's Blog https://curriculum.prairiepride.org/Public/StaffInfo.aspx?userName=JJanssen
At Home:
Ask your child about the characters, setting, problem, solution, beginning, middle, and end
Helpful website for helping your child with reading at home:
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
-Jane Goodall
The parent teacher relationship is a dynamic. What one does affects the other, but the person most impacted is the child.
Report Cards

Accelerated Reader
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