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Welcome to Grade 1 Curriculum Night 1


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A little bit about me...

Inquirer

Risk-taker

Balanced

Caring 3


A little bit about Tim...

Inquirer

Caring Balanced 4


This Evening’s Overview: Welcome & Introduction Written Curriculum Key Routines Home Learning Key Dates & Events Portfolios: ChalkTalk Questions

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Learning Intention: To become more familiar with the Grade 1 Programme. Success Criteria: I can locate curriculum documents and important information on the class blog I can talk about the learning outcomes in Grade 1 with my child I am familiar with important routines and events in Grade 1

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Take a moment ...

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Written Curriculum: The Grade One Programme “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” (‘Concept to Classroom’ -Thirteen ed online)

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The Grade 1 Programme Units of Inquiry Language Mathematics Specialists Performing Arts, P.E., Chinese studies I.T. 9


Units of Inquiry 1. Who We Are

2. Where We Are In 6. How We Place and Time Organize Ourselves

Text Relationships

Leisure Time

4. How The World Works

5. How We Express Ourselves

Animals & Survival

Interpreting and communicating through art

Tools for Exploration

3. Sharing The Planet

Water as a resource 10


1B’s World of Learning: Programme Overview

1B’s Blog

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1B’s Blog 12


1B’s Blog

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Sample Learning Intentions for Units of Inquiry

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Language Oral Communication: Listening & Speaking Reading Writing

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A Balanced Approach to Reading

Learning About Reading - decoding -comprehension strategies

Learning to Enjoy Reading -literature centers -shared reading -reading logs

Learning Through Reading -research during units of inquiry

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Reading: Decoding using picture cues sounding out reading on rereading thinking about what makes sense 17


Reading Comprehension Strategies I think that means (ITTM) Predicting Making Connections Visualizing Questioning Inferring 18


Balanced Approach to Writing

Learning About Writing -text forms, purpose and audience, processes and strategies, conventions

Learning to Enjoy Writing -journal writing, free writing, emails, letters, cards

Learning Through Writing -writing during units of inquiry (note-taking, written responses and reflections)

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This is a writing sample from the beginning of the year.

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This is a piece of writing by the same child towards the end of the year! The ideas make sense and flow. The student is using some conventions and spelling correctly. 22


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Examples of Learning Intentions in Language Reading

Handwriting

Word Study/Spelling

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Samples of Success Criteria for Writing

Red: “Must have’s” in their writing Black: Optional features

Blue: Questions to ask themselves 25


Where do these learning intentions come from?

1B’s Blog 26


1B’s Blog 27


Mathematics

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Mathematics in the PYP @ CDNIS At CDNIS math is taught/learnt everyday. Integrated - within UoIs supporting the Central Idea and Lines of Inquiry Stand Alone - PYP Math Scope & Sequence Strands

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Mathematics in the PYP 5 Strands

Learning Math model

Number Pattern & Function Shape & Space Measurement Data Handling

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Sharing prior knowledge, using manipulatives to show what is known, asking questions for inquiry, goal setting, active learning

Transferring understanding into symbols, making connections, reflecting, using mathematical vocabulary

Practical hands-on applications, problem solving, investigations, presenting new mathematical knowledge

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Recent research shows that learning mathematics requires an active learning process in which students build meaning through interaction with manipulatives and conversations with others.

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Examples of Learning Intentions in Mathematics

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Where do these learning intentions come from?

1B’s Blog 34


Math @ Home Kits • the kit contains a variety of math resources and manipulatives to support learning and ‘doing’ math at home. • useful for math-related Home Learning

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Assessment and Reporting Timeline

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Chalktalk! Use the questions at each table as a starting point to think about portfolios. Record your ideas on the sticky notes at the table. Feel free to read each other’s comments but SHHHH...let your writing instrument do the talking!

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Routines: Morning 1. Unpack your bag.

2. Hand in any notes or forms. 3. Choose a new book.

4. Write the morning message in your diary.

5. Read or draw quietly while you wait for Mr. Tim or Ms. Cheung to sign your diary.

6. Put you things back into your cubby. 38


Routines: Class Timetable

1B’s Blog 39


Routines: Classroom Management Class Goals Positive Feedback Behaviour Traffic Light

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Key Dates and Events Where to find them...

*1B’s Spotlight: May 29 @ 9:30 *1B’s Assembly: March 21 @ 10:10 41


How you can help at home Look at 1B’s website for up-to-date information about the teaching and learning programme and things you can do at home (Updates & Learning Links) Check your child’s diary and folder each day Develop your child’s independence Celebrate your child’s successes & focus on his/her strengths Promote a love of reading by reading to and with your child every day 42


1B’s Class Website Have you subscribed to our blog yet?

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Reflect... Learning Intention: To become more familiar with the Grade 1 Programme. Success Criteria:

I can locate curriculum documents and important information on the class blog I can talk about the learning outcomes in Grade 1 with my child I am familiar with important routines and events in Grade 1

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Questions? 45


Thank you for coming to Curriculum Night! 46

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