Miss. Swiney's First Grade Class
Are you ready for the first day? I am!
For the start of the year:
Understand, that as the year begins, students will need to be getting back into a routine. I will help them transition from their young kindergartners to brave first graders. To do this, we will form a regular routine they will experience each day. Students will have responsibilities of staying on task, cleaning up after them selves, and taking care of their own work. In addition to progressing in math, science, social studies, and language arts, students will also be gaining problem solving skills, turn taking, and will take pride in the work that they have done.
Students will be expected to respect themselves and one another. They will be responsible for completing their own work and returning it to it's proper place. Your child will be encouraged to bring a positive attitude to class and will be expected to be the best student that they can be.
Supplies are something that students will be expected to have during the school year. My requirements are, a flash drive, head phones, pencil bag, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, tissues, and index cards. We will be using your child's agenda each day, it is their responsibility to bring it to and from home and school each day. This will be one form of communication that we will use, containing your child's spelling words and assignments.
Another form of communication we will use is an app called, Remind 101 ( you will receive this information later on) and you will also see your child's experiences on my website, listed below, on Weebly.
As you know, we will be covering all curriculum in first grade. In my classroom, we will be doing a series of projects to do so. Soon I will be sending you and your child a survey in order to discover their interest and ideas, so that I can create a plan according to what the students enjoy,
For the travel project, we discovered many locations and mailed letters asking them for resources in order to learn more about them. We received lots of mail back and used them learn about location all around the United States, and found what we could do, what we would see, and how we would get there.
During our transportation project, students learned about forces, and pushing and pulling. We built our own sources of transportation and discussed how they would be used. The project continued with why we would use these forms, what they need, and where we could use them.
With our map project, students were able to create their own maps, measure distances, and apply their creative skills by developing a key and map to match it.