• My email: corradettig@eastgreenwich.k12.nj.us
    My phone #: 423-0613 X 2117

                                                                    Weekly/Monthly Reminders:  

    *The first day of school is Thursday, September 7th! It is going to be a 12:55 early dismissal day.  Since the first day of school is a 12:55 early dismissal day, children will only have snack time and not lunch.  Children may bring snack from home or purchase snack from the cafeteria.     

    *Please send your child with his/her Jeffrey Clark folder everyday.  Children will get this folder on the first day of school.    

    *Starting 9/8/23, please send your child to school with a peanut free/ nut free snack for the afternoon everyday.  Please send your child with a snack that is easy to open and eat. I recommend sending your child’s snack separately inside his/her backpack, especially if your child brings a lunchbox/lunch bag when packing lunch from home.

    *Children are allowed to bring a water bottle to school. 

    *On 12:55 early dismissal days, children will only have snack time and not lunch in the morning.  Children may bring snack from home or purchase snack from the cafeteria.  We will not have a classroom afternoon snack time as a result of the early dismissal.  

    *Library books due on or before Wednesday, 2/28.  Please return your book inside your plastic bag.  Thanks.  

    *Change of Daily Dismissal Form: Please complete the attached Change to Dismissal Form for a temporary change to student dismissal. This form helps us with a safe dismissal each afternoon.

          
    5 Day Specials Rotation Schedule: 

    Day 1 Physical Education

    Day 2 Music

    Day 3 Library 

    Day 4 Spanish

    Day 5 Art and Physical Education

    Week of 2/20/24 schedule:

    School Closed 2/16 and 2/19

    Tues. 2/20 Day 2 Music

    Wed. Day 3 Library (please return the library book on or before inside your child's plastic bag)  

    Thurs. Day 4 Spanish 

    Fri. Day 5 Art and Physical Education (please remember sneakers) 

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    Mon. 2/26 Day 1 Physical Education (please remember sneakers)

     
    Fundations: Unit 8: We will begin Unit 8 on 2/5. We will read, sound out, spell, and write short vowel words with a consonant blend or a digraph blend.  Unit 8 practice box words: should, could, would, her, over, number.  Unit 8 story: The Pink Dress.    

    Journeys: Unit 3 Lesson 14: 2/12-2/23.  Theme: rules and citizenship.  Practice box words: four, five, into, over, starts, three, two, watch.  Comprehension skills: draw conclusions: use details to figure out more about the text, infer/predict: use clues to figure out more about story events.  Vocabulary: shades of meaning.  Grammar; present and past tense verbs.  Phonics: long a (cvce pattern like cake), word family -ake and -ace, soft c, g, dge.  Superstar words: cactus, habitat, mainly, search, stems, howl.  

    Go Math: We will begin Chapter 7 compare numbers on 2/7.  There are only 5 lessons in Ch. 7.  We will compare two numbers to find which is greater, compare two numbers to find which is less, use symbols > < = to compare two numbers, compare numbers to solve word problems, and write numbers that are 10 less and 10 more.  Chapter 7 vocabulary: fewer, more, same, equal, add, difference, subtract, sum, is greater than >, is less than <. , is equal to =.  The Ch. 7 test will take place Thursday, 2/22.  A study guide will be sent home in your child's folder on 2/14.  Feel free to use it as a review.  Please return to school if completed!  

    Science: we will learn about patterns in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) starting 9/21. November/December will include characteristics of living and nonliving things.   January topics will include animal and plant adaptations, what animals do in winter, habitats, and seasons.         

    Social Studies: some September topics that will be included in read aloud stories include: what makes a good friend, growth mindset, the zones of regulation, citizenship, school rules, Fall/Autumn.  We will begin our new series Young Citizens on 10/10. We will begin with Unit 2 and learn what you know about school.  November will also include Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.  December: we will learn about winter holidays.  January: we will review citizenship and growth mindset, plan New Year goals, and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and winter.  We will begin Young Citizens Chapter 3: What do we find in our neighborhood? on 1/29.  During February, we will also learn about African American heroes in celebrating Black History Month, 100th day, Valentine's Day, Groundhog's Day, and Presidents' Day.                  
                                        
    Grammar skills: September: we will review proper sentence mechanics (starting each sentence with an uppercase letter and ending with proper punctuation).  
     
    Writing skills: September: we will review proper letter formation and will write one/two sentence(s) using various sentences starters or prompts.  Focus will be placed on starting each sentence with an uppercase letter and ending with proper punctuation. We will use various read alouds to learn how writers work.  October/November: we will work on writing personal narratives.  Focus will be placed on having a beginning, middle, and end to each story, using proper sentence mechanics (uppercase letter to start, finger spacing between words, neatest writing, and punctuation), and adding details to sentences and illustrations.  We will begin Unit 5: nonfiction/informational writing on 1/8.          
     
    Wed. 9/13 HW: Please refer to the letter inside your child's school folder concerning a practice word box-you can use your old one from Beginners or make a new one for first grade-the word box is for home and does not have to be brought to school.   
     
    Thus. 2/15/24 HW: math practice page-10 less and 10 more practice
     
    Week of 2/19/24 Homework (Please refer to Return to school/yellow dot side of school folder.  
    Mon. School closed
    Tues. reading practice page
    Wed. reading practice pages (stapled together)  
    Thurs. reading practice page
    Fri. none
     
    Homework: please refer to your child's Jeffrey Clark school folder...homework or papers that need to be signed and returned are placed in Return to School/ Homework pocket/yellow dot side.  The other side of the folder is Keep Home/green dot side...please remove papers from this side each night.