Welcome to FIRST Grade at P.S. 207 !

First Grade Overview

First grade involves increased responsibilities and huge growth in terms of learning to read. Children who are well prepared for first grade often start using language for new things, like telling jokes or convincing others of their viewpoint. First grader may seem more independent, but still needs emotional support and approval. First graders enter school ready and able to focus their attention on a task for 15 minutes or more, are able to name the letters and identify the sounds. Knowing the first 50 sight words, such as: “you,” “the,” and “a,” are also important (at PS. 207, we use Dolch sight word lists. Teachers share the list and strategies in September. First graders need lots of experience reading books that include simple sentences, making up rhymes, singing songs, playing with sounds and words. Reading levels at this age vary a lot based on pre-school and kindergarten reading exposure. First graders often start using language for new things, like telling jokes or convincing others of their viewpoint. A first grader may seem more independent, but still needs emotional support and approval. Our first graders...

P.S. 207 Content Literacy & Math

At P.S. 207, we believe that our students need to develop what we refer to as advanced literacies in order to be academically and personally successful in today’s literacy and knowledge-based society. Advanced literacies refers to the skills and competencies that enable communication, spoken and written, in increasingly diverse ways and with increasingly diverse audiences. Our content-based units of study and lessons embed the Hallmarks of Advanced Literacy, as well as the Next Generation Standards which provide the foundation for the acquisition of new content through general literacy skills, content-specific literacy skills (such as map reading in the social studies,) and prior knowledge of content. These experiences are scaffolded in the early grades with a focus on Learning to Read and Write to prepare our students for Reading and Writing to Learn, preparing our student. Likewise, they make way for participation in academic, civic, and professional communities, where knowledge is shared and generated.

Sources: http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/nov-8-nys_brief-1-of-8_summer_2017_adv_lit_final_2.pdf-a.pdf , http://contentliteracy101.weebly.com/what-is-content-literacy.htm

First Grade Curriculum Overview Map Link

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Class DOJO


Please refer to our Kindergarten Class DOJO to see photographs of what we are doing in our classes, celebrations and important school reminders!

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