Welcome to Mrs. Lindsey's Class!

  • Areas of Classroom Study

     

    Language Arts & Reading (Treasures-Macmillan McGraw-Hill)

    • Oral Language- Oral Vocabulary and Phonemic Awareness
    • Word Study- Phonics, High Frequency Words, and Spelling
    • Reading- Comprehension Strategies and Skills, Fluency, Skill Based Practice Readers, and Reader’s Response Pages
    • Language Arts- Grammar and Writing
    • Close Reading
    • Daily Five (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Writing, Word Work, and Listen to Reading)
    • Non-Fiction Instructional Texts
    • Fact-Based Discussions and Writing
    • Formative Assessments
    • Interactive Phonics and Language Arts Journals
    • Cross-Curricular Studies 

     

    Writing

    Fall: Narrative

    • Students will recount sequenced events, use order words, include details and closure.

    Winter:  Informational/Explanatory

    • Students will name a topic, supply facts about it, and provide closure.

    Spring: Opinion

    • Students will introduce a topic, state an opinion, supply reasons to support their opinion, and provide closure.

     

    Math (Math Expressions-Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

    Unit 1:  Partners and Number             

                Patterns Through 10

    Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction Strategies

    Unit 3:  Unknown Numbers in Addition and Subtraction

    Unit 4:  Place Value Concepts

    Unit 5:  Place Value Situations

    Unit 6:  Comparisons and Data

    Unit 7:  Geometry, Measurement, and Equal Shares

    Unit 8:  Two-Digit Addition

     

    Science (Pearson Scott Foresman)

    • Plants and Animals
    • Solids, Liquids, Gases
    • Weather

     

    Social Studies (Reflections-Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

    • Rules and Laws
    • All About People
    • We Love Our Country
    • Where People Live
    • Marketplace
    • Our Changing World

     

     

    Classroom Schedule

     

    • Morning Routine/Morning Wakeup/Attendance
    • Common Core Focused Language Arts Instruction   

              Snack Recess

    • Math
    • Writer’s Workshop

              Lunch

    • Read Aloud/Quiet Reading
    • Social Studies/Science/Art 
    • Physical Education
    • Clean up and Pack up

              Dismissal

     

    *Our class visits the library and computer lab on a weekly basis.  We also participate in weekly classes through the Starting Arts program with six week rotations of Dance, Music, and Theater.  

     

     

    Homework

    Homework is given to students on Monday and is due back to school on Friday.

    It consists of five main components:

    • Reading-20 minutes a night
    • Math practice pages
    • Writing prompt
    • Spelling practice
    • Oral Presentations (once a month)

     

     

    Field Trips and In Class Workshops

    •    Marine Science Institute
    •    The Elves and the Shoemaker Play
    •    Mad Science In-Class Workshop-“Dry Ice”
    •    Miss Nelson is Missing Play
    •    In N Out Burger Restaurant Tour
    •    First Grade End of the Year Picnic