First Grade Schedule 2018-19
8:15am - Tardy Bell Rings
8:20am - Word Study / Letterland
8:50am - Read Aloud
9:00am - Reader's Workshop
10:20am - Writer's Workshop
10:40am - Lunch (Times Vary)
11:30am - Math Workshop
12:40pm - Recess
1:10pm - Specials
2:00pm - STEM / Social Studies
2:55pm - Pack-Up
3:00 - Dismissal
**Your child's teacher will be sending out a monthly schedule with the days and specials rotations.
What Are We Learning in August / September?
This month in math we will be focusing on data collection, number sense & place value. We will be collecting data & organizing it, as well as asking questions about the data such as how many in each category & how many more/less. Students will be reading, writing &representing numbers up to 20 & counting up to 150, starting at any point. We will be exploring place value by composing & decomposing groups to make ten. We will look at teen numbers as a group of ten and ones.
This month in reading we will be focusing on setting up our reading routines, building our reading stamina, reading fluently and retelling important events and details from a story. Students will be able to describe the characters, setting, beginning, middle, end, problem, solution and the central message through the use of the text, illustrations and by asking questions while they are reading and with a partner.
This month in writing we will be focusing on planning, writing and editing personal narratives. We will work on adding sequence, characters and setting to our stories through detail. We will set up routines for Writer’s Workshop and will learn how to collaborate with others to improve our writing.
STEM & Social Studies:
This month in science we will be exploring Forces and Motion through the idea of creating objects that have a function. In Social Studies, we will be looking at Civics and Government. We will be talking about the importance of rules, authority roles in our community and how to resolve conflict.
We LOVE our Volunteers!
In order to volunteer in the school, your child's classroom or a field trip: you must have a current Cabarrus County Schools Volunteer ID card. If you do not have one, please complete the link below. If you are unsure about your volunteer status, please check with the front office.
If you would like to volunteer in your child's classroom, please reach out to your child's teacher.
SOAR Student Behavior Cards
We will be using a school wide program called SOAR to track student behavior. Each day, your child has the opportunity to earn a green or a blue square on their behavior card. Everyone starts fresh each day and the expectations will be explained on the bottom of the card.
We will be looking for students who S-Put Safety First, O- Are on task, A-Act responsibly, and R-Respect others and themselves.
Blue will mean your child had a Rockin' Redhawk day by going above and beyond. Green means they had a great day. Yellow indicates there was a warning given and I will write specifically what area a warning was given and why. Red means needs improvement and I will write specifically what area needs improvement.
We are looking forward to lots of great days!
Helpful Websites & Links
Fantastic Reading Resources-Scholastic Book Wizard-Raz-Kids-iReady