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Title: Welcome to Third Grade

  • Welcome to
  • Open House
  • 2015-2016
  • Michelle Plumer
  • First Grade Teacher
  • .

All About Ms. Plumer
  • Graduated from Georgia Southern University
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
  • Member of the Professional Association of Georgia
    Educators for two years
  • Volunteer and raise money for Childrens Miracle

Communication Information
  • Daily Red Folders- Allows 2 way communication
  • Please send all transportation changes/notes in
  • (this includes after school clubs)
  • Daily Reading Log- 20 minutes per night.
  • Specials Calendar- Posted on my blog every
  • Please make note of PE days (TENNIS SHOES!)
  • Blue Weekly Folder- Student work from the week
    sent home every Thursday.
  • Please look through work, complete and return any
    unfinished papers.
  • Chart with parents signature
  • Behavior Sheet

  • Whats on the blog?
  • Upcoming Dates
  • Class and school wide news
  • Curriculum overview for the year
  • Specials Schedule
  • http//stilllearning.typepad.com/1st_grade_ms_plum

Classroom Schedule
  • 710-745 Prepare for the day / Morning Work
  • 745-815 Morning Announcements, Attendance,
    Number Talks
  • 815-900 Specials
  • 905-1005 Restroom / Prepare for Math /
  • Daily Problem Solving/ RAP/ Guided Math
  • 1005-1030 Daily 5 Round 1 Reading
  • 1034-1104 LUNCH
  • 1104-1115 Bathroom Break
  • 1115-1145 Daily 5 Round 2 Grammar
  • 1145-1215 Daily 5 Round 3 Word Study
  • 1220-1245 Writers Workshop
  • 1250-110 Social Interaction
  • 115-140 Begin Integrated Studies
  • (Science/ Social Studies/ Health)145-200
    Pack up and prepare to go home

Our Class Expectations
  • Looking eyes and walking feet
  • Follow directions quickly.
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Listen while others are talking.
  • Make smart choices and always do your best!

Classroom Management
  • -We are shelling out good behavior in first
    grade! Every student starts the day on the clip
    chart Outstanding. Behavior Management is
    based on the Love and Logic approach. (See
    letter. )
  • -Positive reinforcement
  • Treasure Box Students will earn Beach Bucks
    when they are caught being good. Students are
    allowed to go shopping every Thursday with
    their Beach Bucks.
  • Weekly Behavior Sheets Tallies are taken to
    document behavior. Please sign and keep in your
    childs blue Weekly Work folder!
  • Fun Friday Students who move their clip to
    Warning less than three times a week, will earn
    a FUN reward on Friday!

Fun Friday
  • Used as an incentive for always following
    directions and having respect.
  • Games (your child will need to bring a game that
    fits in their backpack and that they are able to
    explain how to play to a friend).
  • Movie
  • Art
  • Outside time
  • Study hall for those who had difficulty with
    their behavior that week or that did not return
    their behavior chart.
  • Students will bring home a behavior chart on
  • Review discuss with your child.
  • Sign and return in their blue Weekly Work folder.

Curriculum Standards
  • They can be found on my blog under pages on the
    right side! ?

What are the BIG ideas in Math?
  • Beginning addition subtraction/ using
    strategies/extending addition subtraction
  • Beginning place value/ place value
  • Data
  • Geometry / working with 2-D 3-D shapes
  • Length
  • Time to the hour and half hour

  • Words Their Way- Word Sorts and activities
    (Phonics Focus)
  • Making Words (Literacy Centers)
  • Shared Reading
  • Writers Workshop mini-lessons

  • Daily 5
  • Students will work independently, with a
    partner, and in small groups to extend and
    reinforce aspects of the curriculum taught in
    integrated lessons
  • CAFE
  • Read orally, think-aloud, comprehension
    skills, model strategies (whole group with
    student participation)
  • Guided Reading
  • Direct instruction in skills/strategies to
    create student-sustained reading. Students will
    work on comprehension, retelling, and fluency
  • Students will practice comprehension by taking
    AR tests later in the year.

Super Star Reading Program
  • Children will read a new book nightly to or with
    an adult at home. This is required nightly as
  • Student will fill in your Reading Log in their
    Red Homework folder, and will color one star per
    book read.
  • Goals
  • 1st nine weeks 20 books (1 page front/back)
  • 2nd nine weeks 30 books (1 page front/back, and
    1 side of another page)
  • 3rd nine weeks 30 books
  • 4th nine weeks 30 books
  • If students turn in their Reading Logs filled
    in, they will earn a star for each page
    completed. If students reach their goal, they
    will be given a certificate and recognized at the
    First Grade Reading Ceremony. (Teachers and
    students only please)

Read to Self
What sets The Daily Five Apart?
  • For Teachers.
  • Deliver 3 5 whole group mini lessons each day
  • Teach 3 4 small groups of children each day
  • Confer with 3 6 individual students each day
  • Hold all students accountable for eyes-on-text
  • For Students
  • Engaged in the act of reading and writing for
    extended amounts of time
  • Receive focused instruction on building and
    maintaining independence
  • Receive tailored instruction through whole group,
    small group, and/or individual conferring, by
    their skilled classroom teacher, each day

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  • Handwriting- Zaner-Bloser Manuscript
  • Daily 5 Work on Writing
  • Shared Writing
  • - Independent Writing
  • - Writers Workshop
  • Writing Genres (personal narrative, opinion,

  • Words Their Way Monthly Phonics Focus
  • Phonemic Awareness identify picture names that
    begin with the same sound, isolate and say first
    sounds, categorize rhyming words, build words by
    substituting sounds
  • Phonics sort pictures/words by initial sounds,
    ending sounds, consonant blends, digraphs, word
    families, vowel sounds
  • Students will have Spelling Tests every Friday.

Social Studies
  • Our Earth Our Country global address,
    continents/oceans, landforms.
  • American Heroes Benjamin Franklin, Thomas
    Jefferson, Lewis Clark with Sacajawea, Harriet
    Tubman, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington
  • American Folktales Johnny Appleseed, Annie
    Oakley, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Davy Crockett

  • Weather seasons
  • Water Cycle
  • Magnets
  • Sound
  • Light shadows
  • Plants (parts basic needs)
  • Animals (basic needs compare/describe)

First Grade Assessments
  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA-Accuracy
    and comprehension)
  • Running Records
  • Sight Words (Lists sent home to work on at home
    and return when your child is ready to be
  • Writing Rubrics
  • Performance Tasks
  • Primary Spelling Inventory
  • Problem Solving
  • Cognitive Abilities Test

Leader in Me ProgramFollowing the 7 Habits of
Healthy Kids
  • See the letter inside folder for an explanation
    of all 7 Habits.
  • Leadership Notebooks (Track academic and
    behavioral goals)

Grades and Rubric-Style Report Card
  • 3 Exceeds Standards- applies and
    inferences beyond expectations
  • 3 Meets standards- consistently and
  • 2 Progressing toward meeting the standard
  • 1 Limited or minimum progress toward meeting
    the standard
  • Practice Work stickers/smiley
  • Graded Papers 3, 3, 2, 1
  • Please be aware that standards are performance
    based. Children will be assessed in a variety of
    ways, which will include checklists, rubrics,
    teacher observation and paper/pencil tasks.

Grades and Rubric-Styles Report Card (Behavior
  • Learning Skills and Behaviors
  • (Refer to Behavior Sheet)
  • S Successful
  • P Progressing
  • N Needs Improvement

  • Homework will be sent home each night, Monday
  • Students will read 20 minutes a night, and record
    it on their Reading Log. (Located in their red
  • Students need to practice math facts daily!
    (flash cards, math games, math websites, etc.)
  • Students will work on Sight Words at home and at
  • Homework should not take more than 30 minutes a
  • Sign your childs agenda every night!

Absence and Dismissal Policy
  • Please send a note from home if there is an
    absence or change in dismissal. (Must be in
    writing, not email)
  • Early dismissal? Please send in a note or e-mail
    notifying me of the time.
  • There will be no dismissal changes after 145
  • Regular attendance is vital to your childs
    success in first grade.
  • Prompt arrival is also vital to your childs
  • Changes in transportation must be in writing.

Cafeteria Information
  • Menus are available on the Still website.
  • Prices
  • -Student lunch - 2.15 Milk - 0.60
  • Ice Cream 0.75
  • -Adult - 3.25
  • Lunches may be pre-paid.
  • Breakfast served for 1.00
  • Bring your lunch? Bring napkins plastic
  • Birthdays Treats during lunch time.

  • Any money coming to school for PTA/field trips
    (white envelope), lunch, ASP (brown/yellow
    envelope must be prepaid), etc. should be
    placed in an envelope labeled with the following
  • - childs name
  • - teacher
  • - money amount
  • purpose for the money
  • Please place these in the Return to School
    pocket in your childs HW folder.

Clinic/Medication Policies
  • ALL medications must be sent to the clinic in the
    original container.
  • Please send a note with all medications.
  • Make sure you have filled out a clinic card.

  • Daily Homework Folder
  • Weekly Folder
  • Class Blog
  • Agenda (Beginning Monday!)
  • Phone Still Elementary (678) 594-8287
  • Email michelle.plumer_at_cobbk12.org
  • Remind
  • Enter (703) 687-9213
  • Class Code _at_missplume

  • Fun Fall Centers
  • Cultural Feast
  • Authors Tea
  • Field Day
  • Dates to come.
  • Testing COGAT (October)
  • Conference Week Oct. 19-23 (A date and time will
    be sent home the week before, and you will sign
    the paper if the date and time works with your

Helpful Contacts
  • Principal Grace Scarberry
  • Assistant Principal Beth Lair
  • Counselor Elizabeth Grant Alicia Pope
  • Dont forget to join PTA!

In the final analysis, it is not what you do for
your children, but what you taught them to do for
themselves that will make them successful human
Ann Landers
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