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

                                                                    Weekly/Monthly Reminders:  
     
    *We are a peanut free/tree nut free classroom this year.   
     
    *Please send your child with his/her Jeffrey Clark folder everyday.  Children will get this folder on the first day of school.   
     
    *Please send your child with a peanut free snack for the afternoon everyday.  Children are allowed to bring a water bottle to school. 
     
    *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.
     
          
    *A-Z End of Year Countdown begins Wednesday, 5/11.  Letter with daily themes will be sent home on Monday, 5/9!  
    *6/3: Spring Book Fair takes place during Library time! Please return any overdue Library books.   
    *6/8: Bring in a favorite stuffed animal! 
    *Beginning 6/8/22: Students will be bringing home classroom items everyday until the end of school...please unpack these items each night so your child’s book bag will not be too heavy.   
    *6/9: Soupy Island Field Trip postponed!!!
    The First Grade Soupy island field trip is being moved to Monday, 6/13 (Rain Date 6/13) 
    6/14: Flag Day Assembly-Please wear patriotic colors.  Red, white, and blue Spirit Day!  
    *6/15 and 6/16; 12:55 Early Dismissal Days. We will have a morning snack as a result of the early dismissal day.  We will not have an afternoon snack as a result of the early dismissal. Children may bring a snack or purchase a snack from the cafeteria.   
     
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    5 Day Specials Rotation Schedule: 

    6/6/22 Day 2 Art; Reading Day!   
    6/7/22 Day 3 Physical Education; Favorite Stuffed Animal Day!  
    6/8/22 Day 4 Spanish; Favorite T-shirt Day!   
    6/9/22 Day 5 Music; Soupy Island field trip: The First Grade Soupy island field trip is being moved to Monday, 6/13.  Under the Sea Day - We will draw an under the sea picture. 
    6/10/22 Day 1 Physical Education and Library; Visit Day - We will visit a fun place.
     
    6/13/22 Day 2 Art; Soupy Island Field Trip!; W-Watch a Movie Day! 
    6/14/22 Day 3 Physical Education; Flag Day Assembly!; X and O Tic-Tac-Toe Day! 
    6/15/22 Day 4 Spanish; Y-Year End Party Day!  
    6/16/22 Day 5 Music; Z-Zip and Zoom Out of School!  Last day of school!  

    Scholastic Book Clubs: https://orders.scholastic.com/GXBHM

    Scholastic is having major delays with shipments of orders.  

     

    Fundations:       

    Unit 11: We will begin Unit 11 on 4/27. We will work on these skills for three weeks.  We will work on the vowel-consonant-e syllable type (v-e) and long vowel sounds. Unit 11 practice box words: friend, other, another, none, nothing.   

    Unit 12: We will begin Unit 11 on 5/23.  We will work on these skills for three weeks.  We will work on multisyllabic words.  We will scoop or underline the two syllables.  Unit 12 practice box words: people, month, been, little, want, Mr., Mrs.  

    Journeys: 

    Journeys Unit 5 Lesson 24: We will work on these skills the week of 5/31.  Theme: life cycle of a tree and plant.  Practice box words: ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms. Comprehension: sequence of events, figurative language, questions.  Grammar: indefinite pronouns.  Phonics: vowel digraphs oo, ou, ew, ue.  Vocabulary: multiple meaning words.    

    Journeys Unit 5 Lesson 25: We will work on these skills the week of 6/6.  Themes: friendship, neighbors, and symbols.   Practice box words: bus, city, family, myself, party, please, seven, school.  Comprehension: characters, summarize important story events.  Vocabulary: synonyms.  Phonics: vowel teams ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw.   

    Go Math:                

    We will begin Ch. 12 Two-Dimensional Geometry on 5/10.  There are 10 lessons in Ch. 12.We will describe and sort 2-D shapes, combine 2-D shapes to make a new shape, use pattern blocks to find shapes inside of a shape, draw a line to show parts of a shape, identify equal and unequal parts or shares, draw a line to show 2 equal parts/halves, draw lines to show 4 equal parts/fourths.   

    Ch. 12 vocabulary: sides, vertices (corners), equal parts, equal shares, fourth of, fourths, half of, halves, quarter of, quarters, unequal parts, unequal shares, fractions, circle, square, rectangle, hexagon, triangle, trapezoid, curved, straight.  

    The Chapter 12 math test (Two-Dimensional Geometry) will take place on Thursday, 6/2.  A study guide will be sent home 5/26...feel free to use this study guide as practice for the test.  If completed, please return to school!  

    Science: November topics will include living and nonliving things, characteristics of living things, hereditary traits, and parts of a plant.  December topics will include animal adaptations and habitats.  January topics will include animal and plant adaptations, what animals do in winter, habitats, seasons.   February topics will include African American inventors and scientists, light, sound, and dental health.  March/April  topics will include natural resources, light, sound, and energy.  May topics will include landforms, natural resources, and plants.           

    Social Studies: November topics will include Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. December topics will include winter holidays and symbols, people and cultures around the world, and winter. January topics will include New Year goals, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and winter.  February topics will include economics-goods and services, needs and wants, producers and consumers, Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, 100th day, and African American heroes.  March topics will include economics-goods and services, needs and wants, producers and consumers, St. Patrick's Day, spring.  April topics will include spring and Earth Day.  May topics will include American symbols and Memorial 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 12/16.  We will learn to write fantasy and realistic fiction stories.  We will begin Unit 4 on 3/18.  We will learn how to write a book review.  We will begin Unit 5 on 4/19.  We will learn about non-fiction and informational writing.                  
     
    6/10/22 HW: none...have a fantastic weekend!  
    Week of 6/13/22 Homework (Please refer to Return to school/yellow dot side of school folder.  
    Mon. none
    Tues. none
    Wed. none
    Thurs. have a wonderful summer!  All the best in second grade!  
    Fri. 
     
    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.