Welcome to Mrs. Krzysko's Class!
|Our Weekly Schedule||
Guided Reading Groups, big books, small readers (take home books), leveled readers, reading centers, vocabulary words (word wall words), main idea, details of a story, sequencing, predictions, cause and effect, realism and fantasy, exploration of poetry and folk tales, following directions, and listening skills. Phonics: decoding beginning and ending consonant sounds, short and long vowels, word families, blends, digraphs, contractions, compound words, synonyms and antonyms.
The first graders will be introduced to spelling patterns each week. Although the students will not be tested on a specific spelling list, he/she is expected to learn the spelling pattern and practice the pattern in his/her daily writing assignments. High-frequency words (word wall words) will be introduced each week. These words are the most commonly used words in reading and writing. Students will use these words throughout the week at school, and should practice spelling, writing, and finding these words at home. The words will be introduced on Monday and will be a part of the WTW assessment given on Friday (challenge words and/or part of the sentence practice).
Words Their Way
Words Their Way (WTW) is a developmentally driven instructional approach to teach phonics, vocabulary, and spelling. It meets the needs of students at their independent level in spelling. WTW provides the students with the opportunity to work with developmentally appropriate words every day during class with various word study activities. On Friday students will be assessed on 10 randomly chosen words from his/her sort.
Letter formation, using spacing appropriately, letter/line
relationship, left to right progression, number formations.
punctuation, handwriting, spelling, and creative story writing:
will use manipulatives to develop concepts in solving addition and
subtraction equations, basic facts, telling time, coin value,
measurement, basic geometry, fractions, story problems and problem
solving, graphing and patterning.
and Animals are Living Things, The Sky and Weather, Caring for the
Earth, Force and Motion, Magnets and Sounds, and Dental Health are
topics that will be covered.
and School, Communities and Neighborhoods, Map Skills, Needs and
Wants, Our Earth and its Resources, Our Country and World, Social
Skills, Current Events, and personal Safety are topics that will be
Music: Wednesday 9:40-10:05
P.E.: Monday 1:25-1:50
Library: Wednesday 1:50-2:15
Art: Monday 2:35-3:20
Computer Lab: Wednesday 3:00-3:30
letter recognition, vowel games, videos
leveled stories and comprehension quizzes
spelling and vocabulary activities
practice math facts
This is my fourth year teaching in the Wauconda School District. I taught Kindergarten for one year at Wauconda Grade School (am) and Robert Crown School (pm) and this is my third year a first grade teacher at Robert Crown School. I have my Masters in Education from National Louis University. My husband and I have two children a 21 year old son, a junior at Seattle University and an 18 year old daughter, a senior at Barrington High School, a dog and two cats. I feel very fortunate to be at Robert Crown School and look forward to teaching, learning, and growing with your child.
Classroom Policy and Procedures
class has established a list of classroom and Robert Crown school
rules that we feel are necessary to help maintain a safe and nurturing
school environment. We
review these rules frequently and can add to them as we feel the need.
field trip we take during the year pertains to our curriculum focus at
that specific time of the year.
volunteers are welcome in the classroom!
Opportunities include reading centers, math centers, computer
lab, mystery reader, and miscellaneous classroom help.
will send home a weekly newsletter summarizing what your child
accomplished in first grade for the week.
I will also include information on upcoming events and any
special reminders. At
times, I will also provide suggestions or activities for you and your
child to do at home to enhance skills learned during the week.
remember to check the take home folder and empty the folder every
day. Your child checks
his/her folder every morning for homework, notes for me, lunch/milk
money, and notes for the office.
I ask that you have your child do the same at home for you
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated on September 21, 2011