This section is for you and will hopefully answer any questions you might have in regards to your child this year. Our report cards will look differently this year as they will be a percentage based on how your child has done on each of the common core standards.
Your child will learn more responsibility in my class particularly from using their OWL Binder. You can find more info on OWL binders at the navigation link to the left.
Some important information regarding core subjects:
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Our district has adopted a new math program 08-09. It’s called McGraw – Hill. We will be using workbook pages instead of the nightly Saxon pages.
I faithfully have reading groups 4-5 days a week. Expect for your child to bring a nightly reading book at their reading level each night in the BEE Binder.
Writing is a BIG part of 1st grade. There are many writing standards for your child to meet. Our district has adopted a writing program called step up to writing. We have Writer’s Workshop in our class and a chance for your child to read what they published in our Author’s Chair.
http://school.familyeducation.com/school-readiness/developmental-delay/37436.html?detoured=1 resources from this website -- thank you!!!
First Grade: What Will They Learn?
In first grade, your child will have to interact with his classroom teacher as well as art, music, and physical education teachers. The school day will become longer. He'll eat at school and go to and from school with limited assistance. He'll also have some homework assignments. Find out what else your child will learn this year.
Read at least 100 sight words. Locate the main idea and details in stories. Recall the sequence of events in oral and written stories. Print words legibly. Write words legibly in manuscript form. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and use the period and question mark at the end of a sentence. Recognize the singular and plural forms of nouns. Count to 100 by one's, two's, five's, and ten's. Write the numerals to 100. Add and subtract numbers up to and from 10. Use simple maps and globes. Make more detailed observations of the natural world.
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