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Title: Welcome to 1st Grade

Welcome to1st Grade
  • Mrs. Ogden
  • Room 7

Back to School Night
  • 1st Graders
  • Vista Verde Program
  • STAR
  • Curriculum overview

Sound familiar?
  • 1st graders go through many behavioral changes
    throughout the yearall of these are normal!
  • Want to be best and first
  • Have boundless energy
  • May be oppositional, critical, and silly
  • May have difficulty being flexible
  • Cry easily

From the American School Counselor Association
They learn to
  • Develop positive, realistic self-concepts
  • Respect themselves
  • Gain awareness of their feelings
  • Express feelings
  • Participate in groups
  • Learn from their mistakes

From the American School Counselor Association
Vista Verde 1st Grade
  • Tonight we will discuss
  • Philosophy
  • Parent-teacher partnership
  • Success and growth for all students
  • Daily schedule
  • Snack and lunch
  • Dress code Birthdays
  • Homework
  • Volunteers

STAR Program
  • Safety first
  • There and Ready
  • Act Responsibly
  • Respect self and others

Curriculum- Common Core
  • First grade is implementing Common Core Standards
  • This is a national movement in education,
    designed to establish a clear and consistent
    curricular framework to prepare students for
    college and the workforce.
  • Real world relevance is the essence of Common
    Core instruction.
  • ┬áNewly revised report cards will reflect
    achievement in Common Core Standards

Reading Groups (GROW)
  • Targets the learning needs of each student in
  • Based on reading assessments done 5 times during
    the year
  • Flexible groups which allow for movement, as
    indicated by assessments
  • Please consider volunteering for this time if
    you are comfortable leading a small group.
    Commitments are weekly for one hour 15 minutes.

Curriculum - Writing
  • Daily writing, many purposes
  • Letter names and sounds
  • Penmanship, pencil grip
  • Writing fluency
  • Writers Workshop
  • Students will learn the formal writing process
    for three genres (narrative, opinion, persuasive)

Curriculum - Spelling
  • High frequency word lists and words to know
    from our literature series
  • Proper spelling of these and accountable for
    their use in daily writing
  • Students taught to be resourceful, using
    dictionaries, room environment, and other
  • Phonetic spelling helps flow of ideas for
    writing. Please encourage your child to write the
    sounds they hear rather than spell words
    correctly for them.
  • Conventional spelling develops by the end of
    first grade.
  • Spelling tests will be given weekly beginning in
    the fall.

Curriculum - Math
  • Balanced, challenging, and fast paced based on
    Common Core curriculum
  • Hands-on learning
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Marcy Cook Math Tiles (volunteers needed)
  • Concepts include
  • number sense,
  • algebra and functions
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics, data analysis, and
  • probability
  • mathematical reasoning

Curriculum Health PE
  • Health
  • The Great Body Shop
  • Physical Education
  • Coach hand-eye coordination, ball skills,
    aerobic movement, and games that encourage
  • Club Viking additional program taught by
    selected middle school students
  • Jogathon, Spring
  • Field Day, June

Curriculum-Other special activities
  • Computers Library
  • Weekly
  • Music
  • Choral taught by a music specialist (provided by
    your generous donations to PTA)
  • Every other Friday morning.
  • Art
  • Meet the Masters The life and style of art
    masters (provided by your generous donations to
  • Arts Advantage Artistic composition,
  • use of space and color (district program)

Curriculum Reinforcement Challenge
  • All students are offered a challenging program
    that will help them achieve their full potential
  • Variety of activities and strategies
  • Small group and individual assignments that
    either reinforce or engage the learner in higher
    level thinking

  • Homework will be available each Monday through
    our 1st grade website (vistaverdefirstgrade.weebly
    .com). Pages should be printed and returned to
    your teacher on Friday in the provided folders.
  • Homework is intended to be a review of lessons
    taught in class, daily. Please complete pages of
    homework according to the weekly pacing guide.
  • Homework will consist of math review, spelling
    practice, and reading.

We cant forget
  • Absences
  • Attendance line
  • Excused/unexcused absences
  • Excused illness, Dr. appointment, death in
    immediate family, religious holiday
  • Volunteers always welcome!
  • Sign-ups will be available at Back to School
  • Please register with Help Desk in the front
    office before you begin volunteering. You will be
    required to check in and out each time you come
    to school.
  • New volunteers will need to submit a copy of
    their drivers license.

Need to find us
  • Ms. Farquhar Room 1
  • patriciafarquhar_at_iusd.org
  • Mrs. Reynolds Room 2
  • anniereynolds_at_iusd.org
  • Mrs. Scofield Room 7
  • amyscofield_at_iusd.org
  • Ms. Gornbein Room 8
  • elisagornbein_at_iusd.org

Thank you!
  • We look forward to a wonderful year!
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