Homework is an extension of classroom instruction. It gives students additional time to practice using what they are learning in class and supports their academic/skill development. Homework also provides students with an opportunity to work independently and develop responsibility for their learning. A minimum of 20 minutes of reading each afternoon or evening after school is highly recommended and desirable. In first grade, parents should read to or listen to their child read each day.
Hello & Welcome! I am new to O.W. Erlewine and SCUSD! While I am new to the district, I am not new to teaching. This year marks my eighth year as a teacher and I am really happy to be here! I am also very excited to be in first grade, and I am looking forward to a fantastic year of teaching, learning, growth, and teamwork! I am eager to work with my students, contribute to their education in a very positive way, get them ready for 2nd grade, and collaborate with parents and families!
Reading: In first grade we use the Open Court Reading Program. It is an excellent program that includes phonemic awareness, reading, phonics, writing, and spelling. The majority of our day will be spent using this curriculum to teach five key reading skills that are necessary for building fluency in reading. These key skills include: