Welcome, first grade families! I am SUPER excited to assist your camper in this journey through first grade! The 2014-2015 school year will be a rewarding and exciting experience for your little camper. In first grade, we will work on building a classroom community where your child is respected as an individual and encouraged to try new things. We will work to further develop your child as a life-long reader and learner. We are so appreciative of all you’ll do to support your camper and the staff as we embark on this year-long journey.
Camper's Daily Schedule...
8:30 Settling InChildren will get settled in for their day by chatting with other friends while signing in each morning, taking care of homework, notes or library books and making a lunch choice.
8:55 Language Word Study
In Word Study, children will work to learn sight words, vocabulary words and complete phonic activities teaching kids about patterns in words.
9:15 Reader’s Workshop
During Reader’s Workshop, students will be practicing reading and writing either by rotating through these Daily Five stations: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work on Writing, Word Work or Listen to Reading. While students are working on reading and writing, teachers will be working with small groups of students to read text that are on their level and teaching kids to use comprehension strategies independently.
10:30 Interactive Read-Aloud & Shared Reading
During an Interactive Read-Aloud lesson, children will be listening to their teacher read various types of literature. The teachers will be modeling her thinking and encouraging students to respond to questions, fostering better understanding of various comprehension strategies. During a Shared Reading lesson, students will be reading either in a large group or small group setting various texts that are on a first grade reading level, practicing reading strategies. Children will read poems, act out Reader’s Theatres and read non-fiction and fiction texts.
10:50 Writer’s Workshop
Children will learn how to express themselves through writing. Students will learn various writing genres all while practicing different kinds of writing each day. The workshop will start with a mini lesson, followed by time to write and conference with the teacher.
11:40 Lunch and Recess
Children will enjoy lunch and then will immediately go outside for recess. Our school has an awesome staff that oversees kids while they eat and play.
This year, our campers will use “Everyday Math” as they work to understand mathematical concepts. Our day will consist of daily math routines during our calendar time, review of math homework, direct instruction and applying concepts through differentiated games.
Children will travel to Art, Music, PE, or Technology throughout the week, following a rotation.
2:30 Content Time/Social Skills Instruction
2:55 EAGLE Time
During EAGLE Time, students will be engaged in reading activities. Some students might meet for small group instruction with Title One, Resource or a classroom teacher.