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WELCOME TO MRS. FREIBERG'S SPECIAL DAY CLASS: GRADES K, 1ST AND 2ND
ELA: 1st Grade:
Speaking and Listening - Comprehension & Collaboration
a) Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and text under discussion).
b) Build on others' talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
c) Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
Conventions of Standard English
L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar usage when writing and speaking.
(a) Print all upper and lowercase letters.
(b) Use common, proper and possessive nouns.
(c) Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (e.g.,He hops; We hop.)
L1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
(a) Capitalize dates and the names of people.
(b) Use end punctuation for sentences
(e) Spell untaught words phonetically drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
1.OA.1:Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
All students in 1st through 5th grade participate in a school-wide reading program called Reading Counts. Students read books within their lexile range. After completing a book, students take a Reading Counts test and receive points for receiving a score of a least 70%. Every student is expected to reach 100 points by the end of the school year. Student progress towards their goals are monitored and students are recognized for their accomplishments throughout the school year.
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)
Curran believes in dealing with all discipline issues through PBIS. The main focus of PBIS is to provide a clear system for expected behaviors in all school settings. Our expectations focus on Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being Responsible. Through PBIS, we work to create and maintain a school culture in which all school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.
The purpose of implementing PBIS is to:
- Create a positive school culture
- Create consistency among adults
- Strengthen family and community partnerships
- Reduce office discipline referrals
- Identify students in need of more support
Behaviors in and outside of class are categorized as minor or major. Repeated minor behaviors will be reviewed by administration and/or our school counselor and parents will be notified. Major offenses are dealt with by school administration and/or our school counselor. Any major offenses are documented in our school data base and parents are notified.
All Homework is done online on Scootpad. Students are required to read 20 min. a night and record books read. Homework runs Friday to Friday and the student is required to do the math and language arts lessons assigned.