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Title: Welcome! First Grade Curriculum Night

Welcome!First Grade Curriculum Night
Please sign up on the side table for a fall
conference time. Remember to fill out and take a
reminder sheet with you!
  • 2013-2014

  • Every student can learn, just not on the same
    day or in the same way .
  • - George Evans

Contact Information
  • jbersky0622_at_oswego308.org
  • 630-636-3741
  • Office 630-636-3700
  • Attendance 630-636-3701
  • Website www.oswego308.org/schools/wolfscrossing

Berskys Behavior Plan
  • Rules in 1B
  • T Think Before You Act
  • E Everyone be Respectful
  • A Always do your best
  • M Make sure to listen and follow directions
  • Behavior Management
  • Individual
  • Behavior chart
  • Caught Being an All-Star Tickets
  • Daily Behavior Calendar
  • Team Tallies
  • Whole class pom-poms

Grand Slam
Base Hit
At Bat
Strike 1
Strike 2
Strike 3
A day in the life of a first grader
  • 1B

  • Houghton Mifflin
  • We will have reading groups that are met with
    each week. These groups are very fluid and can be
    changed as needed.
  • All students are assessed on their reading level
    at least 3 times throughout the year.
  • Skills and strategies that we work on are
    Sequencing, Comprehension, Predictions,
    Inferences, Evaluating, Questioning, Summarizing,
    Compare and Contrast, and Monitoring and
  • Baggie Books will be starting soon. These are
    sent home every day. More information will come
    home soon!

Daily 5"The Daily Five" is a way of structuring
the reading block so every student is
independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks
  • 3 Ways to Read a Book
  • Read the Pictures
  • Read the Words
  • Retell the Story
  • Read to Self
  • Read to Someone
  • Work on Writing
  • Word Work
  • Listen to Reading

  • Spelling Words
  • Weekly spelling words, which will be tested at
    the end of the week.
  • Sight Words (High-frequency Words)
  • Must be read in 3 seconds to be considered a
    sight word
  • 103 Words
  • Words Their Way
  • A word study program differentiated to allow
    students to study letter and sound patterns at
    their individual spelling level.
  • Word sorts and activities will be done at school.
  • Practice, practice, practice!

  • Writing will focus on using invented spelling
    (Kid Writing) with an emphasis on spelling Word
    Wall Words and sight words correctly.
  • Students will be introduced to Word Families
    throughout the school year.
  • Students will also work on writing expository,
    narrative, and opinion pieces using graphic
    organizers, correct grammar, and correct

  • Please practice at home!
  • Starting at the top and working on correct letter
  • Placing letters correctly on lines
  • Proper spacing between words

MathEveryday Math Edition 3
  • We will focus on the following areas
  • Numeration
  • Operations and Computation
  • Data and Chance
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Patterns
  • You can find the specific skills for each area in
    the orange curriculum overview book.
  • Students are assessed throughout the units in
    class, and will take a cumulative assessment at
    the end of a unit.

Math cont.
  • Math Home Links
  • Math Home Links are sent home nightly this year
    to align with the Common Core. Please look each
    night for a Home Link in your childs Home
    Folder. In general, Fridays will have no Home
  • Math Game Kit
  • This kit will come home with each student at some
    time during the year. This has many different
    games to play that reinforce what we are doing in
    the classroom.

Please remember to send in 20 pennies, 10 nickels
dimes, and 4 quarters.
Science and Social Studies
  • 3 science units
  • Balance and Motion
  • Properties
  • Butterflies
  • Social Studies focuses on community, traditions,
    people in the world, holidays, and good

Other Loose Ends
  • Homework
  • Materials Coming Home
  • Math Home Links
  • Baggie Books
  • Reading each night
  • Practicing spelling words
  • Optional monthly calendars
  • SPORTS binder
  • Friday folders
  • E-mail updates and newsletters
  • Student of the week

Please send in a pair of earbuds/head phones for
your child if you havent already.
Birthday Treats and Snack Time
  • Birthday Treats
  • We will celebrate your childs birthday in our
    classroom. However, no edible treats are allowed.
    If you would like to send a treat please send
    things like pencils, stickers, bookmarks, etc.
  • Snack Time
  • We will eat snack each afternoon in our
    classroom. This needs to be a healthy fresh fruit
    or vegetable snack (apples, carrots, etc.) Please
    try to avoid sending snacks that require the use
    of a utensil. Thank You!

Art, Music, PE, LRC
  • Students will earn a grade for Art, Music, and
    PE. There are assessments that they will complete
    in these classes. If you have a specific question
    about something that is done during specials
    please contact that teacher.
  • PE Mr. Bock
  • Art Mrs. Brown
  • Music Mrs. Doggett
  • LRC Mrs. Layman
  • Your child needs to wear or bring in a pair of
    gym shoes for PE every Wed., Thurs., and Fri.

Take Home
  • Take Home
  • ABCs of 1st grade
  • Key Ideas on the Common Core
  • Strategies for Tricky Words
  • Handwriting Template
  • Understanding invented spelling
  • Highlights and Scholastic Book Orders

  • Web Page http//mysite.oswego308.org/schools/WC/st
  • If you are interested in volunteering please send
    the volunteer sheet back to school with your
  • Any time there is a different way your child will
    be going home, PLEASE send a note to school!
  • Giving Tree leaves, survey, and Parent-Teacher
    Conference sign-up on the side table.

Thank You for Coming!
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