• 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. 

    *If you have completed the optional summer assignments, please return to school with your first and last name written on them.  September 15th is the last day to turn in summer assignments.   

    *September 26th Early Dismissal for All Students at 12:55pm; Jeffrey Clark Back-to-School Night

    Grade 1 Back to School Night schedule:  

    6:00- 6:25pm Community Tables/ Special Areas/ Related Services in the Cafeteria 

    6:30- 6:55pm Welcome Session in the Gym 

    7:00-7:25pm Session 1 Classroom Session Room 117

    7:30-7:55pm Session 2 Classroom Session Room 117

    I am looking forward to meeting everyone on Tuesday!     

    *September 28th Early Dismissal for All Students at 12:55pm; Samuel Mickle Back-to-School Night

     *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.  

    *Zimmerman's Farm Field Trip 10/6!  Rain Date 10/13. Permission slip will be sent home on 9/25 and is due on or before Friday, 9/29.  

    *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 9/25/23 schedule:

    Mon. Day 3 Library 

    Tues. Day 4 Spanish

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

    Thurs. Day 1 Physical Education (please remember sneakers)

    Fri. Day 2 Music 


    Fundations: we will review proper letter formation, consonant and short vowel sounds, beginning sounds, Beginner sight words, nonsense words, ABC order, and practice blending cvc words.   

    Unit 1 Order of review: t, b, f; n, m; i, u; c, o; a, g; d, s; e, r; p, j; l, h, k; v, w; y, x; z, q/qu

    Phonics: We will review letter sounds, identify pictures & words that begin with these sounds,review short vowel sounds, finding words that rhyme, identifying beginning, middle, & ending sounds (like p/a/n), and practice blending sounds to read & spell a word (like h/a/t).  We will also practice reading nonsense words to practice blending sounds (like tep or muz).    

    Journeys: We will review Beginner sight words. We will review letter sounds and letter formation, practice blending and reading CVC words, and will review high frequency words.  

    The beginning comprehension skill is retell.  Learning to sequence beginning, middle, and end story events with details is an important first grade skill.  We will also identify characters and setting of the story.    

    Practice Box Words we will review from Beginners: I, a, like, to, see, are, go, the, is, we.  

    Journeys Unit 1 Lesson 1 week of 9/18: Theme is friendship/ being a pal: Practice box words: and, be, help, play, with, you; Grammar: nouns; Comprehension: main idea, summarize important events; Phonics: short a, short a word families, and consonants n, d, p, f; Vocabulary: classify and categorize words; Fluency: reading with accuracy; Writing: labels; Superstar words: pal, pals, beautiful, excellent, invitation, miss, ruin, suddenly 

    Journeys Unit 1 Lesson 2 week of 9/25: Theme is weather.  Practice box words: for, have, he, look, too, what. Grammar: possessives. Phonics: short i, consonants r, h, b, g, /z/s.  Writing: captions.  Fluency: reading with accuracy.  Comprehension: understanding characters, realistic fiction, and infer/predict. Superstar words: bandits, brave, chattered, ears, steady, still.  

    Go Math:  we will review proper number formation, counting, shapes, number words zero to ten, telling time to the hour, addition and subtraction readiness, and will find ways to make numbers up to 10 (like 2 and 3 make 5).   

     We will begin Ch. 1 on 9/18.  Chapter one is titled addition concepts: We will use pictures to find how many in all, write and solve addition sentences, use a bar model to solve part, part, whole (like 4+__=6), add with zero, write and solve turnaround facts (3+2=5; 2+3=5), and find ways to make 9 & 10.  There are 8 lessons in Ch. 1.  Ch. 1 Vocabulary: add, addends, addition sentence, is equal to (=), order, plus (+), sum, zero, join, add to, 1 more.  The Ch. 1 math test will take place on Tuesday, 10/3. A study guide will be sent home on 9/26 if you would like to practice for the test.    

    Science: we will learn about patterns in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) starting 9/21.        

    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.                
    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.        
    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.   
    Thurs. 9/14 HW: Please review the first practice box word list.
    Week of 9/25/23 Homework (Please refer to Return to school/yellow dot side of school folder.  
    Mon.  math practice page; Please review the practice box word list.
    Tues. none as a result of Clark Back to School Night!  
    Wed. math practice page
    Thurs. none as a result of Mickle Back to School Night!  
    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.