• Hello First Grade Families!  These are unusual and unprecedented circumstances in our lives...if you need anything or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.  Your children are so important to me!  Hopefully we will all be back to normal very soon!  In the meantime, stay well!  I know you are doing your best to keep routines and providing learning opportunities for your child!
    NEWS FROM ROOM 111...
    2020-2021 First Grade Units
    The Great Pizza Mystery and Seeds of Friendship (Lighthouses and Fast Plants)
    Going Green in the Neighborhood (Environmental Science)
    The Community Playground Project (Physical Science)
    Information about  "Folders" in Room 111
    1.  Backpack Folder - stays in your child's backpack.  Your child fills it almost daily with completed work, flyers, notes for parents, forms to fill out and items to take home.   Return any papers for the teacher in this folder and have your child give it the teacher.
    2.  Math Folder - stays in school, where math assessments and some math work are collected by the teacher and shared at conferences.
    3.  Writing Folder - stays in your child's desk.  Contains ongoing, in-process written assignments and pieces of writing.  Your child should take this folder out during Morning Work time and Writers' Workshop. This work is not taken home, but you will see it at conference time.  Learning to complete assignments, edit, meet deadlines, prioritize work and keep an organized work space are important first grade skills!
    4.  Reading Books Baggie - stays in your child's desk.  Your child will periodically "shop" the classroom books for good fit, high interest and challenge books to keep handy for reading throughout the day.

      Here is a sample schedule of our day:
    Arrival  7:55
    Morning Work
    Morning Meeting 8:10
    Readers' Workshop 8:30
    Snack 9:20
    Writers' Workshop 9:30
    Recess 10:10
    Read Aloud 10:45
    Lunch 11:00
    Number Corner & Math 12:00
    Word Study/Phonics 1:00
    Science/Social Studies/Unit 1:15
    Recess 1:35
    Specials (Library, Music, Art,  STEM, P.E.) 2:00
    Dismissal 2:50
Last Modified on August 28, 2020