First Grade Schedule 2017-18
8:15am - Tardy Bell Rings
8:20-10:20am - Reader's Workshop
10:30am - Lunch (Starting times differ betweeen classes)
11:10am-12:10pm Math Workshop
12:10pm - Specials
1:05pm - STEM & Social Studies
1:55pm - Recess
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 February?
This month in math we will be continuing our Measurement & Data unit; we will learn to tell time to the hour and half hour and will work on collecting data and representing it in tally charts, picture graphs and bar graphs. We will also be moving into our problem solving unit where students will use various strategies to solve problems. Students will use strategies such as base ten blocks, ten frames, number lines, part-part-whole mats, friendly numbers, fact families, equations and drawings to help them solve problems. We will also work to solve problems with missing numbers as well as multiple steps. This unit will help students to continue to build their fact fluency within 10.
This month in reading we will begin our next unit which focuses on ‘Making Reading Look Right, Sound Right and Make Sense’. Students will pull on the strategies they already know, as well as knew ones to make meaning, word solve, self-monitor and self-correct for comprehension as well as read fluently and with voice to convey moods or feelings. Read Across America week will be at the end of this month!
This month in writing we will continue working on how to express our opinions and to persuade readers. We will also be talking about how we can write book reviews as authors to share our opinions on books we have read.
STEM & Social Studies:
This month in social studies, we will be looking at how people and places change over time, including ourselves! We will also celebrate Engineering Week this month!
Valentine PBL Project
The following Valentine project is to be completed at home and will be due on Monday, February 12th. Your child may also bring in Valentines to exchange with our class (we will exchange on the 14th); your child's teacher will send home a class list. Be creative and have fun!!
Guess Who Valentine? PBL Project
An Inferencing PBL
Hallmark is looking for a new and different way to sell valentine receptacles. You have been hired as a design engineer and must imagine and create a unique valentine creature. This creature must be made out of recycled materials. You may use crayons, markers, and/or any other art supplies to help make your creation. Make sure your creature can be used to hold the valentines that you receive during our exchange and that there is a place for your friends them inside of your creature.
You must write three clues that describe your valentine creature. We will use our inferencing skills to figure out what each creature is and who made it. You may either attach the clues to the back or may put them in your red folder.
Please let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions!
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!
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