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

                                                                    Weekly/Monthly Reminders:  
    *Starting 9/6/22, please send your child to school with a peanut free/ nut free snack for the morning 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. 
    *Please send your child with his/her Jeffrey Clark folder everyday.  Children will get this folder on the first day of school.   

    *Tuesday, 2/7: Please return your Library book on or before inside your plastic bag.  

    Valentine cards for all classmates due on or before Tuesday, 2/14 as we will be celebrating friendship! A class list will be sent home 1/24 inside your child's folder.    

    *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: 

    2/6 Day 2: Physical Education (please remember sneakers)
    2/7 Day 3: Library (please return Library book on or before inside your plastic bag)
    2/8 Day 4: Spanish
    2/9 Day 5: Physical Education (please remember sneakers) and Music 
    2/10 Day 1: Art

    Scholastic is having delays with shipments of orders.  



    Unit 8: We will begin Unit 8 on 2/1. We will read, sound out, spell, and write short vowel words with a consonant blend or a digraph blend.  We will also introduce r-controlled vowels ar, or, ir, er, ur.  Unit 8 practice box words: should, could, would, her, over, number.  Unit 8 story: The Pink Dress.     

    Journeys: Unit 3 Lesson 15 week of 2/6: Theme is animal groups/classification-fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians.  Practice box words; bird, both, eyes, fly, long, or, those, walk.  Comprehension skills: compare and contrast-tell how two things are alike or different, text and graphic features, monitor and clarify-find ways to figure out what doesn't make sense.  Grammar: using is, are, was, were.  Phonics: long i (cvce like time), word families -ine, -ite, digraphs kn, wr, gn, mb.  Vocabulary: suffixes er and est.  Superstar words: alert, directions, scale, sensitive, swivel, threatened.    

    Children will be assessed on how accurately they can read the Unit 3 high frequency practice box words during the week of 2/13.  A review list will be sent home on 2/7.  Feel free to use it as a review.  

    Go Math:     

    We will begin Chapter 7 compare numbers on 2/2.  There are 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 =.  

    Science: we will learn about patterns in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) starting 9/20.  We will learn about living and nonliving things starting 11/14.  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 10/11. We will begin with Unit 2 and learn what you know about school.  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 1/30.  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 3 fiction on 1/4.. We will learn to write fantasy and realistic fiction stories. 
    Week of 2/6/23 Homework (Please refer to Return to school/yellow dot side of school folder.  
    Mon. math practice page; please review the new practice box word list 
    Tues. math practice page 
    Wed. math practice page 
    Thurs. math 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.