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    In Room 28








    Our Year At A Glance


    We are going to have a wonderful fun-filled year, full of new activities and trips. We will be exploring many hands-on lessons with our Math series –Everyday Math and reading series - Open Court. During our language arts program we will have whole group instruction and a teacher –instructed time. Throughout the guided reading time (WIN - What I Need), students will be instructed at their individual levels. Students will also work in small groups or independently to complete center activities (writing, Reading, Listening & Word Work) that correlate to the stories we are discussing.


    Along with our math, spelling and language arts curriculum, students will also participate in a Second Step Anti-violence curriculum, Social Studies and FOSS Science units.

    First Grade is an important year for social and developmental growth. This year, students will have a chance to participate in special classes. Art, Music, Gym, Guidance lessons & Library will be a part of our daily schedule. The special teacher's may have specific requirements for your child in order for them to be successful.

    lunchLunch will also be a special treat for our first graders. Our recess and lunch break will be from 12:05 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  During our afternoon block we will have a specified snack time. During this time, your child will be able to celebrate their birthday with the class.  If you would like to send in a special non-edible snack, you may do so at that time.  If you have further questions about lunch, snack our birthday treats, please feel free to contact me or refer to our class handbook.


    We will also be going on many exciting fieldtrips throughout the year. Strite's Orchard and The Oaks Museum @ Messiah College have already been scheduled. Assembly's sponsored by the PTO will help make our year exciting and fun.


    My goal this year is to help your child succeed both socially and academically. I want them to enjoy learning and work together to help our classroom run smoothly. Remember, "Things turn out better when we work together!"







    Children Are Our Future