Welcome! Back-to-School Night Miss Zuk’s 1st Grade Classroom 2011-2012.

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Daily Reading Schedule Whole Group Instruction 90 minutes of Open Court curriculum Workshop 40 minutes, students are working in small groups and given a must do activity to complete, and may choose a can do if they finish early.

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Welcome! Back-to-School Night Miss Zuks 1st Grade Classroom Open Court Reading Open Court reading series involves the systematic teaching of the relationship of individual sounds to our spoken language, sound/spellings, the blending of sounds into words, and applying those skills into daily reading and writing. Daily Reading Schedule Whole Group Instruction 90 minutes of Open Court curriculum Workshop 40 minutes, students are working in small groups and given a must do activity to complete, and may choose a can do if they finish early. enVision Math Curriculum This new math curriculum adopted by SMSD last year includes interactive stories daily reviews a problem of the day differentiated center activities Practice, enrichment, and assessment of skills. Science & Social Studies These subject areas are explored by traveling through the regions of the United States. As we visit each of the regions, we explore the land of the region, climate and weather, land and landforms, animals, plants, communities, people that have made an impact on our country today, and any other important aspect of that particular region. The Great Gumball Challenge Students should read at least 10 minutes per evening, ( a total of 50 minutes per week). For every 10 minutes read, students will color in 1 gumball on their gumball chart in class. When their chart is filled, students will receive a gumball. Students may log time on weekends if they choose. The practice of Dolch sight words may also be logged as minutes read towards Gumball Reading. Student Portfolios Students will keep a portfolio throughout the school year to keep some of their completed work. Students will be able to choose work to put into their portfolio. Students should bring a 2 to 3 3-Ring View Binder, with 25+ page protectors. Corinth Dragons ROAR Corinth Dragons are Respectful On Task Active Learners Responsible Lunch 10:50-11:15 If you come up to eat with your child, they may choose a friend from the first grade to eat with them at the designated tables in the hallway. You may also use the picnic tables that are outside on the northwest part of the lawn. Daily Recess 1st Recess-11:20-11:40 2nd Recess-2:40-2:55 There will be no recess outside when the temperature is 15 degrees or below the wind chill index is 0 degrees or more there is falling moisture (more than a sprinkle or a mist). Kleenex and Disinfecting Wipes I am requesting that they be brought in quarterly, depending on your last name. Please bring 2 boxes of Kleenex and 1 container of disinfecting wipes on your assigned date The schedule is as follows A-G Anytime beginning now. H-L on October 17 th. M-P on January 3rd. T-W on March 20th. Donations Are Welcome! Sandwich-sized double zipper baggies Hand Sanitizer Hand Soap Hand Lotion-Basic, non-scented (for dry winter months) Afternoon Snack/Water Bottles NO NUTS! We have severe allergies to nuts in the first grade. This includes all types, including peanut butter. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle each day. They will be filled at the beginning and half way through the school day. Water bottles should be a sports type bottle and not a twist off top. Other Important Information Please send a note with your child if their dismissal procedure changes. Birthday treats may be brought on birthdays. If your childs birthday occurs during the summer months, then treats may be brought for their half birthday. Newsletters will be posted to my Web Backpack each Friday as well as sent via. Miss Zuks Web Backpack Please visit my Web Backpack to see and print the Back to School Packet and PowerPoint. It will be updated often with pictures, weekly newsletters, and other important information.