1st Nine Weeks Expectations

These expectations are available in a Word doc.

Writing

The student will:

  • Write daily using a variety of materials
  • Write a story using pictures and some writing
  • Retell a story
  • Respond to literature be writing/drawing a story
  • Write a narrative story, usually about themselves
  • Reread his/her writing and listen to others
  • Match what is written to what is said
  • Represent words frequently with the initial consonant sound
  • Have directionality – left to right, top to bottom
  • Draw pictures that will match their writing

Evidence:

  • Daily writing
  • Daily message
  • Writing portfolio
  • Teacher/student conferences
  • Book of the Month

Reading

The student will:

  • Will become familiar with rituals and routines of the classroom and school
  • Recognize and name the letters of the alphabet
  • Hold a book correctly and turns pages in the correct direction
  • Respond to simple questions that relate to a story
  • Create artwork and or writing relating to the story
  • Make predictions based on pictures and or parts of a story
  • Develop reading habits, i.e. choosing a book during free time, listening to daily read alouds
  • Isolate initial consonants in single syllable words, i.e. bat “b”

Evidence:

  • Teacher assessments
  • Teacher observation
  • Reading portfolio

Math

The student will:

  • Become familiar with rituals and routines of math investigations
  • Count the number of students in the class
  • Observe/describe attributes (grouping)
  • Recognize/describe patterns
  • Create/extend patterns
  • Predict what comes next in patterns
  • Record patterns

Evidence:

  • Math portfolio
  • Teacher observation

Social Studies

The student will:

  • Understand why rules are necessary
  • Know the qualities of a good citizen
  • Know locations of various places in the school

Evidence:

  • Daily folder
  • Teacher observation
  • Can take the attendance to the office and a book to the library

Science

The student will:

  • Describe the observable properties of objects: colors, shapes, forms (flexible, stiff, curved, straight), textures ( rough, smooth, hard, soft), sizes and weights, positions and speed
  • Sort objects by their properties
  • Know body parts and the five senses
  • Understand the needs of living things

Evidence:

  • Teacher observation
  • Student product

Expectations For Home

The student will:

  • Be responsible for communicating information
  • Complete homework, when assigned

The parent will:

  • Check student’s folder nightly for homework, behavior, and information
  • Read and record books shared with child and return log weekly
  • Maintain an evening routine, i.e. nightly reading, healthy meal, minimum of 9 hours of sleep
  • Support and reinforce classroom/school rules and routines

Evidence:

  • Teacher checks
  • Student returns folder daily
  • Class reading log
  • Parent reads and signs pages 47, 48 and 49 in the Student Code of Conduct