Joyce Brannen
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Welcome to First Grade!!!
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My name is Joyce Brannen. My family relocated to Texas from Florida about 12 years ago. I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993 with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. My husband and I just celebrated 30 years of wedded bliss!  We have a son who is a junior in college and a daughter who is a senior at Klein High School. I absolutely LOVE 1st graders!!
Our Schedule
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Lunch-11:15-11:45
Library-
Art-Class Split (see sticker in BEACH folder)
PE-Class Split (see sticker in BEACH folder)
Music- Class Split (see sticker in BEACH folder)
Reading and Language Arts
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My goal this year is to help your child fall in love with reading. We will start off slow and progress throughout the year. The single most imortant thing you can do to help you child be a successful reader is to read with and to your child each and every day. Each night your child will be expected to keep a log of the books you have read together.
Math
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Our math curriculum this year will focus on more opportunities for hands-on manipulative learning. We will be working in small groups and math workshop in our new 1st grade math and science lab.
Social Studies
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Our social studies themes we will cover this nine weeks include the following:
Belonging
1)Rules and Laws
2)Communities
3)Labor Day
4)Chronology
5)Where do I live
6)Problem Solving

Science
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Senses
Matter
Plants
Animals
Light
Force/Motion
Magnets
Grading Guidelines
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