In first grade, the time for play and socialization is decreased as the academic requirements are increased.
The core of the program is a comprehensive literacy and mathematics curriculum designed to give first graders a solid academic foundation. This experience is for students who have successfully completed the kindergarten program.
Reading & Writing
Calendar (K-2 cross-content focus)
Morning Message (K-2 cross-content focus)
Everyone MUST teach their own literacy blocks
Workshop is NOT centers in grade 1-6
The above takes place 5 days a week
Each component of the Reading and Writing Workshops are based on FORMATIVE assessment and follow the Instructional Model: focus lesson, guided instruction, collaboration, independent practice, reflection.
We will follow the created pacing guides and use the common assessments
Math in Focus IS our curriculum
We will use the self-assessments, written assessments, and open responses provided within the Math in Focus program
The Common Core are our new standards; we are no longer teaching/assessing the GLCE's
The teaching of mathematics is based on grade level pacing guides and follow the Instructional Model: focus lesson, guided instruction/collaboration, independent practice, reflection.