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Title: Welcome to First Grade!

Welcome to First Grade!
  • Mrs. Chatham and Ms. Haddens Class

Our Class Schedule
  • 800-830 Morning Work
  • 830 930 Calenar/Math
  • 930-1030 Language Arts (Reading, Phonics
  • 1030-1050 Social Studies. Science, Health
  • 1105-1135 Lunch
  • 1140 -1225 Writers Workshop
  • 1230 -1250 Recess
  • 155 210 Pack-Up
  • 115-205 Specials
  • 210 Announcements
  • Dismissal

Report Cards Grading
  • 3 - consistently meets the standards and works
    beyond grade level expectations
  • 3 consistently and independently meets the
  • 2 - progressing toward meeting the standard
  • 1 - limited or minimum progress toward meeting
    the standard
  • These marks will be applied to the areas of
    Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science,
    Technology, and Health.

What is a standard?
  • A standard is a specific, major skill within a
  • Here is an example of a Reading standard
    ELACC1RF4 Read with sufficient accuracy and
    fluency to support comprehension.
  • According to the Cobb County 1st Grading Period
  • A 3 would mean a child can read accurately,
    fluently with expression, and comprehend text
    that is higher than the required grading period
    reading level.
  • A 3 means the child can read multiple text at
    Fountas and Pinnell level C with expression,
    comprehension and at least 95 accuracy.
  • A 2 would mean the child can read multiple text
    at Fountas and Pinnell level B or above with
    expression, comprehension and at least 95
    accuracy or higher.
  • A 1 would mean the child reads Fountas and
    Pinnell level B at 94 accuracy or below.

Other Grades on the Report Card
  • SSuccessful The student displays appropriate
    learner skills
  • and
  • PProgressing The student applies appropriate
    learner skills
  • and behaviors
    most of the time.
  • NNeeds Improvement The student does not display

  • skills and behaviors that lead to success.
  • These marks will be applied in the areas of Art,
    Music, P.E.,
  • Learning Skills, Learning Behaviors, and Rules

Reading Example Skill SetsFor a complete list
www.cobbk12.org Click on PICASSO (Parents), then
the subject area
  • Describe characters, settings, and major events
    in a story, using key details.
  • Explain major differences between books that tell
    stories and books that give information.
  • Retells Stories with Beginning, Middle and Ending
  • Compare and contrast the adventures and
    experiences of characters in stories.
  • Describe the connection between two individuals,
    events, ideas, or pieces of information in a
  • Identify the main topic and retell key details
    of a text.
  • Identify the reasons an author gives to support
    points in a text.
  • Expands Vocabulary Through Reading

Phonics SpellingExample Skill SetsFor a
complete list www.cobbk12.orgClick on
  • Blends and Segments phonemes in words.
  • Demonstrates understanding of spoken words,
    syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
  • Decodes consonant blends, consonant digraphs, and
    vowel team conventions for representing long
    vowel sounds.
  • Identifies Syllables (word parts)
  • Applies Phonics Skills to Writing
  • Reads Spells High Frequency Words (word wall
    words) in Writing

Writing GrammarExample Skill SetsFor a
complete list www.cobbk12.orgClick on
  • Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the
    topic or the name of the book they are writing
    about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the
    opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
  • Write informative/ explanatory texts in which
    they name a topic, supply some facts about the
    topic, and provide some sense of closure.
  • Write narratives in which they recount two or
    more appropriately sequenced events, include some
    details regarding what happened, use temporal
    words to signal event order, and provide some
    sense of closure.
  • Participate in shared research and writing
  • Capitalization, Punctuation end marks (? . !)
  • commas in a series
  • Basic Subject and Verb Agreement

MathExample Skill SetsFor a complete list
www.cobbk12.org Click on I-Parent/Picasso
  • Use strategies to add and subtract within 20
  • Understand whole number relationships and place
    value (grouping tens ones)
  • Understand linear measurement and lengths as
    iterating units
  • Attributes of shapes, composing decomposing

ScienceUnits Integrated Into Language Arts
  • Weather
  • Water Cycle
  • Sound
  • Light Shadows
  • Magnets
  • Plants and Animals

Social StudiesUnits Integrated Into Language
Arts Instruction
  • Our Earth Our Country
  • Landforms, continents oceans
  • American Heroes
  • Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis
    and Clark,
  • Sacagewea, Harriett Tubman, Theodore
    Roosevelt, and George Washington Carver
  • American Folktales
  • John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crocket,
  • Paul Bunyan, Annie Oakley
  • Producers Consumers/ Goods Services

  • A homework calendar packet will be given each
    month. Their homework calendar and packet will
    come home on Fridays, and should be turned in the
    following Friday.
  • The homework packet and reading log should be
    stored in the take home notebook, and brought to
    school DAILY! Homework is not graded, but study
    skills and accuracy/difficulty are noted.
  • Homework provides your student the opportunity to
    practice learned skills build responsibility.
  • Homework needs to be completed by the student.
    You may read the directions to your child and
    provide further explanation as needed, but please
    encourage him/her to do the work independently.
    Homework is a review of what has already been
    taught and should be completed by your child.

Reading Log
  • Reading is a skill that improves with practice,
    so encourage regular reading.
  • Please read at least 20 minutes per night with
    your child and initial the Reading Log each night
    you read.
  • Read to your child, take turns reading with your
    child, and listen to your child read to you.
  • Ask your child to retell details, such as his/her
    favorite part, who the important character was,
    and where the story happened.

Media Center
  • We will have a Media Lesson weekly.
  • Children may go to the media center to check out
    books in the mornings, before announcements, and
    when given teacher permission during the day.
  • The children need to bring their books and blue
    Media Center folder to school EVERYDAY!!!
  • New School-wide Reading Program
  • (No Accelerated Reader Program see
  • brochure for more information)

Classroom VolunteersMany Opportunities
  • Room Parents
  • In-class help (with a student or materials prep)
  • Materials Preparation (Home School)
  • Celebration Activities or Holiday Party
  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Chick-fil-A Biscuit Sales

Classroom Visitors and Observations
  • All visitors must sign in through the office.
  • Parents wishing to observe the classroom must
    give 24 hours notice and the visit must be
    approved by the principal.
  • Classroom observations may last 20-30 minutes.
  • Parents are not permitted to hang out in the

  • Conferences are the week of October 22.
  • Please Schedule Other Conferences in Advance
    (minimum of 24 hours notice, please)
  • Avoid mini-conferences in the morning while
    dropping off children or when volunteering.

Testing Schedule
  • CoGAT testing
  • September 4 6
  • Measures abilities and is used in identifying
    children for special programs.
  • NO CRCT this year.
  • We will have some other form of assessment
    for determining your childs strengths and

1st Grade T-Shirts
  • Each 1st Grade class will have the same Tiger
    logo on a different colored shirt. We will wear
    these shirts for special activities and Spirit
    Days. Our class color is purple.
  • Please return order forms and 7 by Friday,
    September 7th.

Odds Ends
  • Write Your Students Name on Everything (jackets,
    sweaters, hats, mittens, bookbags, lunchboxes,
  • Your child needs to know how to tie his/her own
  • Check your childs notebook every single night
    for notes and information
  • Build Responsibility allow your student to put
    his/her own notebook in the book bag or pack
    his/her snack.
  • We have snack time each day. Students who eat a
    snack seem to be more alert and focused on their
    work instead of their hungry tummies. Please
    send only healthy snacks for your child to eat
    during this time each day, but avoid juicy items
    such as oranges and fruit cups. We do not snack
    spills to result in ruined work or happy ants.

  • Thank you for coming tonight.
  • Email address blog
  • chathamsclass_at_gmail.com
  • http//teasleyes.typepad.com/
  • sharon_chatham
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