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 December?
We will be working on Unit 3 which is a mix of review of many of the standards previously taught in Units 1 and 2 and using higher numbers within these skills and standards. Students will be:
-Counting on from any number, representing and writing numbers up to 100.
-Developing an understanding of place value up to 100, using groups of ten and ones or leftovers.
-Working with quantity discrimination (which is larger or smaller) up to 100.
-Reviewing how to organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories.
-Asking and answering questions about the data.
-Representing and solving addition and subtraction word problems, within 20, with unknowns, by using objects and drawings.
This month in reading we will continue working with Informational Texts. We will be using what we have learned about Non-Fiction texts and their text features to help us make meaning and learn information on a topic. We will learn how to determine the main idea or main topic of the text and support it with key/important details from the text. We will work our way up to finding three key details while using the text. Students will also learn how to identify whether a details from the text is a key/supporting detail or just a detail within the story.
This month in writing we will be working on writing informational pieces based on topics that we are experts on. We will work on adding informational text features to our writing as well.
STEM & Social Studies:
This month we will be looking closely at other cultures around the world as well as their holidays and traditions. Students will learn facts about the place and its culture, how its holidays are celebrated and what traditions these holidays include. We will also be applying their knowledge from these holidays to create a Non-Fiction book on Holidays Around the World.
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