Welcome to Miss Clarke's Class!

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  • Welcome to First Grade! 

    In our class, we use the First Grade MacMillan McGraw-Hill reading series. Your child has a great balance of phonics and sight memory. We work toward building fluency (speed and accuracy) and comprehension while fostering a true love for reading! This is by far the most challenging part of our learning. Daily practice is critical. It is asked that you read with your child daily though it is not homework. In math we work with the series, Go Math, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publication, as well as use other resources and manipulatives. The children play games and participate in math centers that reinforce the skills we are working on. This year is all about exploration. While we learn about relevant themes we also participate in special activity days which are incorporated throughout the year. We conduct many experiments and your students complete exciting science activities like our class STEAM project, The Naked Egg

    Our classroom is a safe, enjoyable, and structured environment. We have rules, roles, and responsibilities. Children with super behavior can be rewarded with the title of Golden Hornet at the conclusion of each nine weeks. To help the children keep track of their own behavior day-to-day, there is a behavior chart in the room. Each new day, a child starts with their name on “Ready to Learn.” Each child has the opportunity to make it a great day or not, the choice is always theirs. 

     

    Our Class Schedule

    8:00 - 8:30             Social Studies

    8:30 - 9:00             PE

    9:00 - 10:30           ELA

    10:30 - 10:40         Science Intro.

    10:45 - 11:35         MTSS

                                   Art (Wednesday)

                                   Music (Friday)

    11:35 - 11:55         Recess

    12:00 - 12:30         Lunch

    12:35 - 1:00           Science Cont.

    1:00 - 2:00             Math

    2:00 - 2:05             Dismissal

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