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Our Classroom

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Daily 5- "Listen to Reading"

The students have learned about Daily 5 this week. Daily five is our literacy block. I will teach guided reading while the students are at Daily 5. (I will talk about Daily 5 Curriculum Night).They did a great job learning about "listen to reading" on Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Read to Someone/ Writing

The students enjoyed "reading to someone" today. This routine is part of our Daily 5. I will talk about Daily 5 at the curriculum night on the 26th. 

Working on writing...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Helpful Information

Hello Families, 
I just wanted to give you some helpful information. I plan to go into greater detail about all of this at the Curriculum Night on August 26th at 6pm in room 22. 

Please be sure to check your child's orange folder and planner each night. The planner is a great tool for communication and hopefully only takes a few seconds to look at it each night. Your child will bring home most of the papers on Tuesday, but there still maybe a few papers in their folders each day. Your child needs to bring their orange folder and planner to school each day. 

FYI: Our classroom can be a little chilly. You may want to give your child a sweater or sweatshirt to keep at school. Please be sure to write your child's first and last name on their sweatshirt.

Here is a sample of what the cover page of the homework packet looks like. The next page is the Tic- Tac- Toe choices for the actual homework. The students will need to read or be read to at least one book each night. They need to record the book title on the front page. They also need to complete 3 tic- tac- toe boxes of their choice. The homework will go home on Mondays and due on Fridays. I will explain the homework packet even more at the Curriculum Night. 
Homework will not begin until September 2nd!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Getting to know our classmates

The students enjoyed listening to a wonderful story titled "How Full is your Bucket". This story gets us thinking about how our choices not only affect ourselves, but our classmates as well. They enjoyed working with a buddy and talking about what "fills up their bucket"!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

First Day of First Grade

We had a wonderful first day! The class enjoyed getting to know their friends and learning a few things about first grade!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Character Education at Concord

Our School Vision is:
Concord Flyers have the Power to Lead 

This is from the family handbook:

Character Education at Concord
Character education is an integral part of the elementary curriculum. Through the use of explicit instruction, weekly class meetings, and monthly buddy class work, students explore and develop the qualities that help them become well-rounded, civic minded and caring students. Concord staff and students will focus our work on 7 Habits, based upon the work of The Leader in Me program.

The Leader in Me focuses on developing 7 highly effective habits in kids. Adapted from Stephen Covey's work on highly effective habits for adults, Sean Covey has developed habits that help our kids develop integrity, determination, and a caring heart. At Concord, our children will learn the 7 habits as a school. They will spend time discussing these habits on a regular basis in their classrooms, with their buddies, and the teachers will encourage a carry over into the home as well.

The 7 Habits

Habit 1: Be Proactive: You're in Charge!
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Have a Plan
Habit 3:Put First Things First:Work First, then Play
Habit 4: Think Win- Win: Everyone Can Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then be Understood: Listen Before you Talk
Habit 6: Synergize: Together is Better 
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Balance Feels Best 


Thursday, July 31, 2014

class list 2014-2015

     Here is what the BUZZ is about...

Kyle B.
Max B.
Cooper. B
Zoey C.
Miranda D.
Kerim H.
Jackson H.
Teadora J. 
Brady J.
Dino L.
Calvin N.
Makayla N.
Asha N.
Cora P.
Katherine P.
Henry P.
Hana S. 
Rachel S. 
Lexis S.
Ryan S. 
Vedaant S.
Louis V.
Claire V.
Stephine T.

I am so excited to have all of you in my class! Please be on the look out for a letter from me in the mail. You should get it this weekend or early next week! Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you August 12th for "Meet the Teacher" and supply drop off. 

Be sure to check out the previous post with the supply list (if needed). Many items are community items, so don't worry about putting your child's name on everything.