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Objective and Syllabus

Welcome to 1st Grade

Teacher: Mrs. Shaughnessy
Phone: 218-897-5272 ext. 124

Curriculum in Grade 1

Grade One Curriculum Overview

Our first grade curriculum is based on the Minnesota State Standards. 
Whenever possible we like to use hands on learning or outdoor education to enhance learning.

Programs Used
Language Arts
Wonders Language Arts Curriculum
Guided Reading Leveled Readers
Secret Stories Phonics Rules
Daily Five and Cafe Reading Strategies

Ready Mathematics
Bridges Number Corner (Calendar Time)

History and Geography
Minnesota State Standards 

Minnesota State Standards
Mystery Science

I. Standards or Guidelines To Judge Legibility
A. Size
B. Shape
C. Spacing
D. Slant
II. Method
A. The Zaner-Bloser Manuscript Alphabet 



Homework Expectations in 1st Grade

Homework Expectations

First grade homework is not meant to take time away from family life. It should be a time in which parents and child sit down together to review math concepts, snuggle and read, or occasionally work on a project together.

Math homework will be assigned 0-4 times per week. Please read the problems to your child and review their answers. Homework should be returned the following school day. 

Reading homework is to read or be read to at least 5 times a week for 15-20 minutes.  The more your child reads the more confident reader they will become.


Classroom Discipline in 1st Grade

First Grade Class Rule

Mrs. Shaughnessy’s Expectations:

Responsibility System
To help students manage their behavior they will each have a class dojo avatar. Each morning their behavior points will begin at zero.  Students will strive to make their points go up with responsible behavior. When they demonstrate inappropriate behavior they will receive minus points.
At the end of the day each student who’s points are positive or green will earn a sticker or stamp for their behavior chart. 

Severe Clause
Any action that harms another individual either verbally or physically will result in the immediate removal of that student from the classroom. Parents will be notified.

Good behavior shown by the class will earn a classroom party. It could be a movie day, a sledding party, or a special treat. Poor behavior will earn the class a  class minus point on the class dojo program. 

Other Possible Rewards 
Extra free time, stickers, treats, prizes, brag notes to Mom or Dad, and PRIDE TICKETS. 
NORTHOME SCHOOL HAS MONTHLY CELEBRATIONS K-12th grade to celebrate student academic and behavior success.


Learning Programs

Current Programs
Wonders Language Arts program

Guided Reading
Students will work in small groups with their teacher and a book/story at their current reading level. In a guided reading group students will practice reading strategies, build comprehension skills, practice phonics and decoding skills, and participate in fun activities to build their reading fluency.

Ready Math-Math Standards
Science - Minnesota State Standards and Mystery Science
Social Studies - Minnesota State Standards

IXL  Computer assisted reading and math practice.

SeeSaw  Computer assisted online lesson practice.

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