• Tentative Syllabus pending approval from Principal!


    Mrs. Greene

    Oak Grove Elementary School

    First Grade Room 6


    Course Syllabus/Description  Remote Learning 2020

    Areas of Study:

    Comprehensive Literacy 

    aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards – 

    Students learn letters, sounds, language, and vocabulary.  They also learn to read, write, speak and listen through Word Study, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Read Alouds, Fundations, (phonics program) Reader’s Workshop, and Writer’s Workshop. 


    Reader’s Workshop:  Lucy Calkins-Teacher’s College Units of Study- 


    Reading Units of Study: 

    1. Building Good Reading Habits
    2. Word Detectives
    3. Reading Nonfiction
    4. Fluency, Phonics, Comprehension
    5. Characters 

    Writer’s Workshop Lucy Calkins-Teacher’s College Units of Study- 

    Writing Units of Study

    1. Narratives
    2. Information
    3. Opinion
    4. Poetry 

    Math aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards – We use the New York State generated teaching modules (Engage New York) supplemented with Math in Focus Program.  The focus is on a deep understanding of number sense, addition, and subtraction. Students build stamina as problem solvers and they learn multiple ways/strategies to solve math problems.


    Topics Include:

    1. Place value
    2. Counting to 120
    3. Measurement
    4. Money
    5. Time
    6. Geometric shapes
    7. Adding and subtracting within 10


    Science: Science 21 (A program of study developed by Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES) newly designed and aligned to the new New York State Science Standards 


    Science 21 Units: 

    1. Space systems: Patterns and cycles of sun, moon, and stars
    2. Waves: sound and light
    3. Structure, function, and information processing 


    Social Studies: An updated program of study developed by Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. It is aligned to New York State Standards.


    Social Studies Units include:

    1. Rules and Laws
    2. Families
    3. Communities
    4. Economics


    Textbooks, Handbooks and Other Resources

    • Trade books including nonfiction texts
    • Leveled texts including nonfiction texts for guided reading
    • Fundations workbooks and composition book
    • Engage NY Modules
    • Lucy Calkins-Teacher’s College Units of Study- Reading
    • Lucy Calkins-Teacher’s College Units of Study- Writing


    Classroom Expectations and Procedures

    Students are expected to be on time and in attendance daily for all live instruction for each subject. Asynchronous learning tasks (classwork/homework)  are due as assigned.

    Students are expected to put forth their best effort, to come ready to learn every day, to follow directions and rules, to exhibit listening skills, and to show respect to one another.

    Teachers will contact parents if behavior or academic issues arise.


    Recommendations/required materials for class: 

    The supply list is posted online.   Students should have easy access to their supplies during the lessons.  An extra bag of school tools to support instruction and practice  will be provided for each student prior to the first day of school.



    Grading Procedures

    Student grades will be reported in increments of .5

    4 Meets the standards with distinction

    3 Meets the standards

    2 Working to meet the standards

    1 Does not meet the standards


    We use a standards based grading system – the grades on the report card reflect the student’s abilities at the end of the marking period in regard to a particular standard.

    Grades are determined by teacher assessments, observations, check lists, and rubrics.


    • Reading: determined by the level at which the student can read successfully independently, teacher observations, reading conferences, phonics skills, sight word recognition, vocabulary, and comprehension skills
    • Math: classwork, quizzes, end of chapter tests, rubrics designed to assess each child’s ability with regard to a particular standard.
    • Language Arts: listening and speaking online in class, participation in online class discussions, handwriting, writing conferences, writing benchmarks, end of unit Fundation tests
    • Science and Social Studies: ability to work cooperatively, teacher observation, projects, daily work, quizzes, and end of unit tests


    Homework Policy

    There will be approximately 30 minutes of homework/classwork each day.  Live lessons currently are scheduled until 12:30 daily.  There is time to complete any assigned tasks in the afternoon.  All assignments are to be submitted by the end of the day. 


    Teacher Contact Information

    • Email address Rosemarie.Greene@wcsdny.org
    • A message can be left with the school secretary at 298-5280 and I will call you back as soon as possible.
    • Office hours are from 3-3:30 daily for questions or concerns.