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                                                   Curriculum Overview

    Lorane First Grade

    September 2013

                            (approximate daily schedule)

     8:50 - 9:00 A.M.

               · bus arrival

               · morning papers/activities

               · exchange library books

     

     9:00 - 9:30 A.M.

               · attendance

               · lunch count

               · opening exercises

               · weather report

               · morning meeting

     

      9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

    Common Core Reading and Writing                       

     Program

               · Guided Reading/Writing
     
               · speaking

               · listening 

     12:25 -12:55 P.M.

      Lunch: Meals are purchased in advance. Please send a check in an envelope with your child’s name, grade, section, and pin number on the outside. The cafeteria suggests $20 at a time.  Snack: Your child is responsible to bring a daily healthy snack. A water bottle is acceptable in the classroom.

     

    1:00 - 1:20 P.M. - Recess
                Recess: Please dress your child for the weather conditions

    1:20 - 2:05 Special
              

    Art, Library, Music, P.E.

    2:05 - 3:15 P.M. - Math   
                Common Core

                   Manipulatives/Interactive Board

    3:15– 3:35 P.M. Vocabulary
     
                     

     

    3:40 P.M.

               Dismissal

    IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND A NOTE TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER IF HE OR SHE IS NOT TO TAKE THE REGULAR BUS.
     THIS ENSURES THE TEACHER KNOWS EXACTLY HOW YOUR CHILD WILL BE GETTING HOME AND DOES NOT MISTAKENLY PUT  YOUR CHILD ON THE BUS.

     

     

    After your child arrives home:

        Homework:  Children often require  help with studybooks, little readers, and math practice sheets.

       Talk with your child.  By initiating conversations and drawing your child into family discussions, you will aid his/her language development.  Be aware that questions which require a yes or no response are not as useful as questions which require fully detailed responses.

        If you need to contact a first grade teacher, please write a note or leave a message using the voice mail system for Lorane School at 610-582-8608 ext. 4113.      

    Absences:

    Homework or missed class work will be sent home with the homework pal, if possible.  This work should return with the child along with a written excuse from the parent or guardian. 

     

    Birthdays:

    A birthday may be

    celebrated in the café with small individually wrapped store bought treats.  You might wish to donate a copy of your child’s favorite book for the classroom library where it will be labeled as coming from him or her.  No birthday invitations  may be distributed at school.


    Homework:

    Rarely will your child have more than 20 minutes of homework a night but please limit homework sessions to 10 minutes at a time so your child does not become frustrated.  If your child forgets to return homework, he or she will be required to complete the homework before morning announcements.    The third time homework has been forgotten, your child will bring home a note  requesting that you discuss this problem with your child and to complete the homework for the next school day.  Please refer to weekly homework sheets for assignments and specials.


    Any donations of tissues, antibacterial
    gel, and/or Lysol wipes would be greatly appreciated!

    Helpful Hints...

    ...for a successful first grade experience.

                · make sure your child gets to school on time

                · arrange for your child to have a good breakfast

                · plan for your child to get a good night’s sleep

                · either read to your child or ask older children to read or listen

                · go to the public library together

                · purchase books from the children’s book clubs

                · help your child pick books and magazines about his or her special interests

                · tell stories about your family, especially your childhood

                · recite nursery rhymes together

                · check your child’s homework and empty the reader folder nightly

                · watch television selectively and discuss confusing matters

                · encourage your child to write shopping lists and letters like “thank you” notes

                · have plenty of scrap paper and writing tools on hand

                · keep a supply of glue sticks, scissors, construction and drawing paper, and crayons

    Miscellaneous

                · Discuss work your child brings   home.

                · Continue to show your pride in his or her efforts.

           · When the going gets tough, work with your child to give that extra confidence needed to succeed.