Classroom rules
Follow all directions
Keep hands, feet, and all objects to yourself.
Do not talk while the teacher is talking.
Raise your hand when you want to speak
Walk, don't run, in the classroom and building
Neatly put away materials, toys, etc. when you are finished.

Hallway Rules
Walk quietly.
Face forward.
Stay on the orange line in the hallway.
Keep hands, feet, and objects to self.

Consequences for bad behaviors
1^{st}/2nd Dojo point taken way  Warning
3^{rd} – 5 minutes walking during recess
4th  10 minutes walking during recess
5th  15 minutes walking during recess

Rewards
Praise (individual/whole class)
10 Compliments (whole class) for the week Fun Friday!!!
Examples Extra recess time, play in shaving cream, or play games
10 individual tickets for the week prize from treasure box

Weekly Newsletter
In the Friday folder there will be a weekly newsletter. This is guide of the skills that have been taught for that week, and it also includes important events for the upcoming weeks. At the bottom of the newsletter you will also find a list of sight words and blending words that should be practiced every night. These words should be practiced until he/she can read the words fluently. Remember the more he/she practices, the easier reading will be for them.

Friday Folders
There will be a weekly folder sent home on Friday that contains your child's work for the week. There may also be school notes that will require you to look over and sign. Also, included in the weekly folder (left side) will be a sheet for you to sign indicating that you have seen the work along with a section for you to write your comments or ask questions. Please be sure the folders are returned Monday morning.



Below is a list of some of the skills your child will need to know for each 9 weeks:
First Nine Weeks Skills Checklist
Language Arts
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of…
·listening comprehension skills
correct grammar of sentence structure (i.e. ending marks, capitalization at the beginning of the sentence, etc.)
letter recognition
phonemic awareness (rhyming, sound segmentation, etc.)
word reading (blending and decoding)
highfrequency words
oral fluency of letter sounds
Math
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of…
Numbers 110
representing a set of objects by writing numerals 0 – 10
counting objects by saying the number names in order and pairing each object with one and only one number name.
understanding that the last number name said tells the number of objects
understanding that the number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted
counting to answer “how many” about objects arranged in a line, a rectangular array, a circle, or a scattered configuration.
decomposing numbers into pairs into more than one way (i.e. 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).

Second Nine Weeks Skills Checklist
Language Arts
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of…
 listening comprehension skills
 correct grammar of sentence structure (i.e. ending marks, capitalization at the beginning of the sentence, etc.)
 letter recognition
 phonemic awareness (rhyming, sound segmentation, etc.)
 word reading (blending and decoding)
 highfrequency words
 oral fluency of letter sounds
Math
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of
2D and 3D shapes
Classifying objects into given categories, counting the number of objects in each category, and sorting the categories by count.
· Identifying and describing shapes (2D= squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons) (3D= cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).
·Describing objects in the environment using position words (i.e. above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
·Correctly naming shapes regardless of their orientation or overall size
·Identifying shapes as 2D (flat) or 3D (solid).
·Analyzing, and comparing shapes in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their parts (corners, sides) and their similarities and differences.
Comparing length, weight, capacity, and numbers to 10.
·Identifying whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group by using matching and counting strategies.
·Comparing two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
·Describing measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight & describing several measurable attributes of a single object.
·Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common to see which objects as “more of” or “less of” the attributes (i.e. taller/shorter).

Third Nine Weeks Skills Checklist
Language Arts
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of…
·listening comprehension skills
·correct grammar of sentence structure (i.e. ending marks, correct capitalization, use of pronouns, etc.)
·letter recognition
·phonemic awareness (rhyming, sound segmentation, sound manipulation, etc.)
·word reading (blending and decoding)
·highfrequency words
·oral fluency of letter sounds
Math
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of…
Addition and Subtraction to 10; Number Pairs
·Show addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, drawings, and equations.
·Solve addition and subtraction word problems using objects or drawings.
·Decompose numbers into pairs by using objects (counters), drawings (number bond), and writing and equation e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1..
·For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
·Fluently add and subtract within 5. (using mental math ONLY. No fingers, no drawing, etc.)
4^{th} Nine Weeks Skills Checklist
These are the items your child will be required to master during the 4^{th} nine weeks of school.
Language Arts
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of…
 listening comprehension skills
 correct grammar of sentence structure (i.e. ending marks, capitalization at the beginning of the sentence, etc.)
 letter recognition
 phonemic awareness (rhyming, sound segmentation, etc.)
 word reading (blending and decoding)
 highfrequency words
 oral fluency of letter sounds
Math
Student should be able to demonstrate mastery of…
Numbers to 10 – 20 & Counting to 100
 Count to 100 by ones and tens
 Count forward beginning from a given number (not just number 1).
 Write numbers from 0 to 20.
 Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0 – 20.
 When counting objects, say the number names in order
 Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted.
 Understand the number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
 Count to answer “how many” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, a circle or a scattered configuration.
 When given a number 1 – 20, student can count out that many objects.
 Composing and decomposing numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones. (i.e. by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g. 18 = 10 + 8)
Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes
 Analyzing, and comparing shapes in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their parts (corners, sides) and their similarities and differences.
 Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g. sticks, blocks, clay) and drawing shapes.
 Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. (i.e. joining two triangles to make a rectangle).


