Grade One Assessment Plan
Throughout the year, we will be assessing the students in a variety of ways. This will include rubrics, checklists, quizzes, spelling tests (snap word check ups), and teacher observations of student participation in various activities such as written tasks, hands on activities and teacher led demonstrations. Your child’s assessments will be either sent home or collected within the students’ portfolio which will be available for viewing at parent teacher interviews and will be sent home at the end of the year.
We believe communication of student learning is key. Therefore, during the course of the year, if there are any concerns regarding your child’s progress, we will contact you through the following forms: notes in the agenda, email, phone calls home, and in person. Please feel free to communicate any concerns with us that you may have about your child.
Communicating Student Learning (CSL)
Our district uses an online reporting system accessed through your Power School account by clicking the link Communicating Student Learning (CSL). Students will be assessed on a 1 to 5 scale. If you have any questions regarding assessment scale, please contact us at the school. Report cards will only be published online this year. No paper copies will be sent home with students. If you require assistance with the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please feel free to contact the school office @780-992-1272. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact the homeroom teacher to receive a paper copy of the report card. Report cards will be published at the following dates and times:
- Term 1 – November 26, 2019 @ 4:00 PM. Parent teacher interviews will be November 27 and 28. .
- Term 2 – March 20, 2020 @4:00 PM. Parent teacher interviews will be March 24 and March 25.
- Term 3 – June 26, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
Curriculum at a Glance
In Grade 1, we cover all core subjects. If you would like to see more about what your child will be learning in Grade 1, you can go to the Alberta Education website to see Grade 1 at a glance by following this link: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mychildslearning/gradeataglance/grade1.pdf
As well, you can look at our monthly newsletters and eteacher page which will keep you up to date on what we are doing in the classroom. The eteacher page is updated at the end of each week.
Homework and Home Reading
Students in Grade 1 are expected to do 10 minutes of home reading a night. Our home reading program will begin in October. We will also begin our spelling program in October and it is essential that students practice these words nightly at home in preparation for our weekly spelling checkups on Friday.
We will contact you as soon as we have any concerns and we would ask you to do the same. You can always send us notes in your child’s agenda, you can call us at the school (780-992-1272) or you can email us. We look forward to a fantastic year!