Welcome to Grade 1 Curriculum Night 1
A little bit about me...
A little bit about Tim...
Caring Balanced 4
This Eveningâ€™s Overview: Welcome & Introduction Written Curriculum Key Routines Home Learning Key Dates & Events Portfolios: ChalkTalk Questions
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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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)
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
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 12
Sample Learning Intentions for Units of Inquiry
Language Oral Communication: Listening & Speaking Reading Writing
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
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)
This is a writing sample from the beginning of the year.
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
Examples of Learning Intentions in Language Reading
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?
1Bâ€™s Blog 26
1B’s Blog 27
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
Mathematics in the PYP 5 Strands
Learning Math model
Number Pattern & Function Shape & Space Measurement Data Handling
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
Recent research shows that learning mathematics requires an active learning process in which students build meaning through interaction with manipulatives and conversations with others.
Examples of Learning Intentions in Mathematics
Where do these learning intentions come from?
1Bâ€™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
Assessment and Reporting Timeline
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 otherâ€™s comments but SHHHH...let your writing instrument do the talking!
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
1Bâ€™s Blog 39
Routines: Classroom Management Class Goals Positive Feedback Behaviour Traffic Light
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
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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
Thank you for coming to Curriculum Night! 46