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

                                                                    Weekly/Monthly Reminders: 
    *School begins on Tuesday, September 8!  
    *We are a peanut free/tree nut free classroom this year.   
    *Please send your child with his/her Jeffrey Clark folder everyday. 
    *Trimester One Specials will be Library and Spanish!  

    *Please send your child to school with his/her Daily Dismissal Procedure form on the first day if not previously submitted. Thank you to those who have already submitted the form electronically.  

    *Please send your child with his/her online summer work packet if completed over the summer.  This is due on or before Friday, 9/11.      

    *9/24 Jeffrey Clark back to school night (virtual)

    *School closed Monday, 10/12...Columbus Day and teacher in-service!  

    Trimester 1A Specials Library: Days 1, 3-5: 10:40-11:10 Library: Day 2 10:40-11:10 and 11:50-12:20 Spanish: Days 1, 3-5: 11:50-12:20

    Trimester 1 B Specials starting 10/19/20: Days 1, 3-5: Spanish 10:40-11:10; Days 1, 3-5 Library: 11:50-12:20; Library: Day 2 10:40-11:10 and 11:50-12:20.  

    Children will only have one special on remote Wednesdays.  

    Halloween dress up days: Cohort B 10/30 and Cohort A 11/2

    School closed 11/5 and 11/6!   
    Weekly Schedule: Week of 10/26
    Mon. Cohort A in-person; Cohort B virtual 
    Tues. Cohort A in-person; Cohort B virtual
    Wed. remote virtual learning day
    Thurs. Cohort B in-person; Cohort A virtual
    Fri. Cohort B in-person; Cohort A virtual
    • Scholastic Book Clubs: https://orders.scholastic.com/GXBHM

    Back to School: We will spend time learning classroom routines, learning about our new friends, and how to stay safe and healthy.  

    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.   

    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

    Unit 2: We will read, sound out, spell, and write 3 letter cvc words like job.  Unit 2 practice box words: a, I, is, his, of, and. We will mark the vowel by writing a breve/scoop above the vowel.    

    Unit 3: We will read, sound out, spell, and write short vowel words with a digraph.  We will practice the following digraphs: wh, ch, th, sh, and ck.  We will mark the digraph by underlining the digraph in each word..  Unit 3 story: Cod Fish; Unit 3 trick words: as, has, to, into; we, me, he, she, be, for, or.  

    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 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:   

    List One: I, a, go, to, have, the, see, like, we, can

    List Two: you, is, and, this, are, said, do, she, he, play      

     List Three: with, has, my, for, little, me, where, look, was, here, what    

    List Four: be, from, of, they

    List Five: his, or, by, as, one  

    Journeys Unit 1 Lesson 1: Theme is friendship; 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: 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.    

    Journeys Unit 1 Lesson 3: theme is school.  Practice box words: do, find, funny, no, sing, they.  Grammar: action verbs. Phonics: short o, consonants l, x, s.  Writing: narrative writing.  Fluency: phrasing and punctuation.  Vocabulary: multiple-meaning words. Comprehension: sequence of story events, monitor/clarify: find ways to figure out what does not make sense.  Superstar words: apart, crept, proud, sneaked, snout, worried.  

    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 to 10 (like 2 and 3 make 5). 

     Chapter one addition concepts  will begin 9/16: 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 10/9 and 10/14.  We will complete a practice test in school.    

    Chapter two subtraction concepts will begin 10/15: We will use pictures to show taking from, model taking from, model taking apart with subtraction story problems, model subtraction using part part whole bar model, use pictures and subtraction to compare, subtract to compare using part part whole bar model, subtract all or zero, find ways to take apart numbers .  Chapter 2 vocabulary: minus -, difference, fewer, more, compare, subtract, subtraction sentence, take apart, take from.  

    Science: we will learn about patterns in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) beginning 9/21.  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 9/22, 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.        
    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.                 
    Week of Homework (Please refer to Return to school/yellow dot side of school folder and posting in google classroom):  
    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.