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

                                                                    Weekly/Monthly Reminders: 
     
    Remote/Home Instruction will begin 3/17.  A daily email will be sent home with further directions. Please refer to popular websites we use letter that went home on Friday, 3/13 for further practice.  
    3/17: Day 1 of instructional work packet/Day 2 specials rotation schedule: PE 
    3/18: Day 2 of instructional work paclet/Day 3 specials rotation schedule: PE
    3/19: Day 3 of instructional work packet/Day 4 of specials rotation schedule: Music and Library
    3/20: Day 4 of instructional work packet/Day 5 of specials rotation schedule: Spanish
     
    3/23: Day 5 of instructional work packet/Day 1 specials rotation schedule: Art
    3/24: Day 6 of instructional work packet/Day 2 specials rotation schedule: PE 
    3/25: Day 7 of instructional work packet/Day 3 specials rotation schedule: PE 
    3/26: Day 8 of instructional work packet/Day 4 specials rotation schedule: Muisc and Library
    3/27: Day 9 of instructional work packet/Day 5 specials rotation schedule: Spanish
     
    3/30: Day 10 of instructional work packet/Day 1 specials rotation schedule: Art
    3/31: Day 11 of instructional work packet/Day 2 specials rotation schedule: PE 
    4/1: Day 12 of instructional work packet/Day 3 specials rotation schedule: PE 
    4/2: Day 13 of instructional work packet/Day 4 specials rotation schedule: Muisc and Library
    4/3: Day 14 of instructional work packet/Day 5 specials rotation schedule: Spanish
     
    *We are a peanut free/tree nut free classroom this year.   
    *We have PE on Days 2 and 3-please remember sneakers. Thanks 
    *Library books due on or before Day 4. 
    *As a result of the early lunch period, please send your child every regular dismissal day with a peanut free snack for the afternoon. 
    *Please send your child with his/her Jeffrey Clark folder everyday. 
     
    *Week of 3/2: Read Across America/Dr. Seuss week!  Letter with themes went home on 2/25.  
    *Academy of Natural Sciences field trip will take place 3/5! Children are encouraged to wear red field trip/day shirt or school spirit wear.  All children will need to bring a lunch with drink unless you previously ordered a field trip lunch.  We will leave school around 9:00 and will return around 2:00.  
    *3/11 end of 2nd trimester; 3/17 report cards
    *3/12 spring picture day 
    *3/12 Teddy Bear Sleepover 6:00-7:30-postponed 
    *Clark Magazine Drive 3/12-3/16.  
    *March Pizza Hut Book-It reading log due 3/31 if participating
    *spring break 4/6-4/13
     
    Weekly Schedule
    • School closed Monday, 3/16-staff in-service 
    • Tues. 3/17 Day 2- PE, Mad Minute and a Half practice test (PT),
    • Wed. Day 3-PE, Mad Minute and a Half practice test (PT), 
    • Thurs. Day 4-Music, Library, Mad Minute and a Half weekly test, 
    • Fri. Day 5-Spanish,
    • Mon. 3/23 Day 1-Art, Technology, Mad Minute and a Half practice test (PT),
    • First Grade recess/lunch will be 10:50-11:38 
    • As a result of the early lunch period, please send your child each day with a peanut free snack for the afternoon       
    Scholastic Book Clubs: 
    https://orders.scholastic.com/GXBHM
     
    Fundations
    We will begin Unit 10 on 2/20.  We will read, spell, write, and mark words with a closed syllable and five letter sounds.These words usually have a blend at the beginning or at the end.
    A closed syllable ends in a consonant and only has one vowel.  The vowel in a closed syllable is short.  We will mark the word by underlining the word, writing c under the vowel, and putting a breve or scoop above the vowel. Children will also have to apply previously learned skills in marking words (bonus letter, digraphs, base word and suffix, glued sound, blend, digraph blend). .  We also practice suffixes s, ed, and ing.  We will also introduce these vowel teams; oa, oe, ow, ou, oo, ue, ew, au, and aw.  Unit 10 story: The Skunk.  Unit 10 practice box words: many, any; how, now, down; out, about, our. 
    We will begin Unit 11 on 3/13.  We will read, spell, write. and mark words with the vowel-consonant-e syllable type (v-e syllable). Unit 11 practice box words: friend, other, another; none, nothing.  Unit 11 story: Jake the Whale.      
     
    Journeys: We will begin Unit 4 Lesson 3 on 3/17.  We will work on these skills through 3/24.  The weekly theme is food (where food comes from/what farmers need to grow food). Practice box words: first, food, ground, your, right. these, under, sometimes.  Phonics skills: vowel teams ai and ay. word family -ain, contractions with 'll and 'd. Comprehension skills: author's purposewhy author writes the story, comlcusions summarize-tell important ideas.  Vocabulary strategy: multiple meaning words.  Fluency: expression. Grammar: proper nouns: months, daysm holidays and commas (,) in dates.  Superstar words: disappointed, eagerly, fancy, scampered, slippery, spotted.  
     
    Go MathWe wlll begin Ch. 9 Measurement on 3/4.  There are 9 lessons in Ch. 9.  Ch. 9 vocabulary: shortest, longest, shorter, longer, time, clock, hour, half hour, half past, minute, minute hand, hour hand, more.  We will order 3 objects by length, compare lengths of 3 objects and put them in order, use snap cubes to measure length, use paper clips to measure length, solve word problems by comparing lengths of objects and putting them in order, tell time to the hour, and tell time to the half hour.  In first grade, we will tell time to the hour and half hour.      
     
    Science: we will learn about patterns in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) beginning 9/16.  October/November topics will include characteristics of living things. 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 topics will include landforms, natural resources.                   
              
    Social Studies: some September topics that will be included in read aloud stories include: what makes a good friend, citizenship, school rules, Fall/Autumn 9/23, Johnny Appleseed 9/26. October topics will include fall, fire safety, Christopher Columbus, map skills, and Halloween. November topics will include Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. December topics will include winter holidays and symbols. January topics will include New Year goals, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and winter.  February topics will include economics-good and services, needs and wants, producers and consumer, Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents, 100th day, and African American heroes.  March topics will include St. Patrick's Day, spring. 
                                   
    Mad Minute and a Half math facts this will begin in November. A letter went home in your child's folder 11/19 along with flash cards. We will begin with addition to 5. Children will have 90 seconds to complete 25 facts.  We will complete a practice test (PT) the week of 11/25.  Starting 12/2, we will follow this routine: practice tests (PT) Monday and Tuesday; weekly test Wednesday.  We will begin subtraction to 5 on 1/13.  New flashcards will be sent home 1/9. We will begin mixed addition and subtraction to 5 the week of 2/10. We will begin addiiton to 10 (like 7+3=) the week of 3/2.  New flashcards will be sent home 2/27.             
     
    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.
    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 ficiton on 12/9. We will learn to write fantasy and realistic fiction stories.  Unit 4: We will learn to write a book review beginning 3/12.                 
     
    Fri. 3/13 HW: none
    Week of 3/16 Homework (Return to school/yellow dot side of folder):  
    Mon. school closed
    Tues. math/reading practice page (it is front and back); please add new practice box words to your practice word box   
    Wed. math/reading practice page (it is front and back)
    Thurs. reading practice page (it is front and back) 
    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.  The other side of the folder is Keep Home...please remove papers from this side each night.    
    • Day 1: Art and Technology
    • Day 2: Physical Education 
    • Day 3: Physical Education 
    • Day 4: Music, Library 
    • Day 5: Spanish