Mrs. Alwood's CHAMPS Behavior Expectations and Subject Descriptions

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    In Mrs. Alwood’s 1stgrade class, we use the CHAMPS behavior model to check our behavior as we learn and explore. The following are displayed on placards with printed icons and words that are rotated during changes in activity to show students expected behavior:


    ·        Voice level O=no talking

    ·         Voice Level 1=Whisper Voice

    ·         Voice Level 2=Quiet Voice

    ·         Voice Level 3=Reading Aloud or Presentation Level


    ·        Raise hand or give signal for RR or water

    ·        Ask neighbor for help

    ·        No water or RR (emergency only)!


    ·        Read

    ·        Write

    ·        Discussion

    ·        Listen

    ·        Clean up


    ·        May leave seat to ask questions

    ·        Stay seated

    ·        RR and Water after student uses signals and teacher nods approval

    ·        Eyes on speaker and hands on top of desk


    ·        Work with a teacher in a small group.

    ·        Work in small groups.

    ·        Work with a partner.

    ·        Whole Group.


    Students are rewarded for success with:

    ·        verbal approval,

    ·        positive notes home, and

    ·        tickets used in drawings for small treats, pencils, or small toys.


    Reading/Language Arts

    The italicized portions of the course description are paraphrased from (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148) 


    Shared Reading: Includes Word Study

    Guided/Independent Reading and Literature Circles:Includes Word Study


    ·        Students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts. 

    ·        They will understand knowledge and skills necessary to decode and understand words and analyze print.  

    ·        The students will use a flexible range of skills to understand an author’s message.

    ·        Students compose a variety organized and detailed written texts.

    Guided/Independent Writing:Includes Word Study, and Shared Writing

    ·        Students are expected to know how to locate a range of sources and evaluate, synthesize, and present ideas and information.

    ·        Students will listen and respond to the ideas of their peers and add their own ideas in conversations and in groups.

    ·        Students will use and build on their prior knowledge and skills to strengthen their reading, writing, and oral language skills.

    ·        Students will write and read, and be read to daily.


    The italicized parts of the course description are paraphrased from (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148) 


    Math using the CSCOPE math curriculum

    ·        Students will develop number sense through number relationships, adding and subtracting whole numbers, organizing and analyzing data, and working with two- and three-dimensional geometric figures.

    ·        The students will develop knowledge and skills necessary for:

    o   Number, operation, quantitative reasoning

    o  Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking

    o  Geometry and spatial reasoning

    o  Measurement

    o  Probability and statistics

    o  Underlying processes and mathematical tools.

    Math Warm-ups/Intervention/Spiral Review



    The italicized parts of the course description are paraphrased fromhttps://edgewoodisd.stemscopes.com/scopes


    The students will explore and understand the following, using the Stemscopes program and other texts and experimentation:

    ·        Safety

    ·        Conservation of Resources

    ·        Discovery Skills

    ·        What Scientists Do

    ·        Tools

    ·        Measurement

    ·        Classifying Matter

    ·        Changes from Heat

    ·        Forms of Energy

    ·        Magnets

    ·        Patterns of Movement

    ·        Rocks, Soil and Water

    ·        Bodies of Water

    ·        Weather and Air

    ·        Objects in the Sky

    ·        Seasons and Day and Night

    ·        Living and Non-Living Things

    ·        Interdependency

    ·        Animal Characteristics

    ·        Plant Parts

    ·        Animal Life Cycles


    Social Studies

    The italicized parts of the course description are paraphrased from (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148) 


    Social Studies using the CSCOPE Social Studies curriculum

    ·        Students study their relationship to the classroom, school, and community to establish the foundation for responsible citizenship in society.

    ·        Students develop concepts of time and chronology by distinguishing among past, present, and future events.

    ·        Students identify anthems and mottoes of the United States and Texas.

    ·        Students create simple maps to identify the location of places in the classroom, school, and community.

    ·        Students explore the concepts of goods and services and the value of work.

    ·        Students identify individuals who exhibit good citizenship.

    ·         Students describe the importance of family customs and traditions and identify how technology has changed family life.

    ·         Students sequence and categorize information. Students practice problem-solving, decision-making, and independent-thinking skills.


Last Modified on May 30, 2013