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

                                                                    Weekly/Monthly Reminders: 
    *We are a peanut free classroom this year.   
    *We have PE on Days 1 and 3-please remember sneakers. Thanks 
    *Library books due on or before Day 2.  
    *As a result of the early lunch period, please send your child each day with a peanut free snack for the afternoon. 
    *Please send your child with his/her Jeffrey Clark folder everyday.  
     
    *3/15 school closed for staff in-service! 
    *3/21 Wear crazy socks for World Down Syndrome Day!
    *March Pizza Hut Book It reading log due 3/29 if participating 
    *Spiritwear orders due 3/29 if interested...form was sent home 3/19.  
     
    Weekly Schedule
    • Mon. 3/25  Day 2-Library, Mad Minute and a Half Practice Test (PT) 
    • Tues. Day 3-Music and PE, Mad Minute and a Half Practice Test (PT),  
    • Wed. Day 4- Art and Technology, Mad Minute and a Half Weekly Test 
    • Thurs. Day 5- Spanish, 
    • Fri. Day 1-PE, 
    • First Grade recess/lunch will be 10:50-11:38; we will also have a brain break period of 15 minutes each day. 
    • As a result of the early lunch period, please send your child each day with a peanut free snack for the afternoon       
    Fundations: We will begin Unit 11 on 3/18.  Practice box words: friend, other, another; none, nothing.  Unit 11 story; Jake the Whale; We will blend, read, spell, and write words with the long vowel-consonant-e (or v-e) syllable type.  We will mark these words by underlining the base word, drawing a straight line over the vowel, slashing the magic/silent e, and writing v-e under the base word.     
     
    Journeys: We will begin Unit 4 lesson 4 on 3/25. Theme: family and learning about people from the past; Practice box words: done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, work; Comprehension skills: sequence of events, using context, monitor/clarify-find ways to figure out what doesn't make sense, synonyms, & contractions using have and are (v'e and 're); Grammar: future tense verbs will and going to; Fluency: reading with accuracy, fluency, and expression; Phonics: long o vowel teams oa, ow, word families -ow and -oat; Writing: narrative writing: personal narrative.  Superstar words: author, exactly, incomplete, permission, signature, welcomed.    
     
    Journeys Unit 4 Practice Box words: around, because, before, bring, carry, light, show, think; about, by, car, could, don't, maybe, sure, there; first, food, ground, your, right, these, under, sometimes; done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, work
      
    Go Math: We will begin Ch. 10 Represent Data (graphs and tally marks/tally charts) on 3/20.  There are seven lessons in Ch. 10.  Ch. 10 vocabulary: more than, fewer than, picture graph, bar graph, tally mark(s), tally chart.  We will read and answer questions using a picture graph, make a picture graph, read and answer questions using a bar graph, make a bar graph, read and answer questions using a tally chart, make a tally chart, and solve word problems using a graph or tally chart.  
     
    Science: we will learn about patterns in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) beginning 9/17.  October/November topics will include living things starting 10/22. Decemeber topics will include habitats.  January topics will include characteristics and needs of living things.  February topics will include African-American scientists and inventors.
    March topics will include natural resources, seasons, and climates.      
              
    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 Christopher Columbus, maps, fall, and halloween! November topics will include voting, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving. December topics will include winter holidays, symbols, and how people/cultures celebrate. January topics will include New Year's, winter weather, hibernation, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  February topics will include economics (goods and services, needs and wants, producers and consumers), Groundhog's Day, Valentine's Day, Kindness/Citizenship, Chinese New Year, Presidents, Dental Health, and African-American heroes.  March topics will include St. Patrick's Day and spring.           
                 
    Mad Minute and a Half math facts this will begin week of 11/12. A letter as well as flashcards were sent home on 11/5.  We will begin with addition to 5 (like 2+3 or 4+0).  Practice tests (PT) Mondays and Tuesdays.  Weekly test Wednesdays.  We will begin subtraction to 5 (like 5-1= or 4-3=) on 12/10.  We will follow the same weekly schedule.  All children will begin with one test.  Subtraction flash cards will be sent home 12/5.  We will begin mixed addition and subtraction to 5 (like 5-0= or 3+2=) 1/22.  We will begin addition to 10 (like 2+8= or 4+6=) on 2/19.  New flashcards will be sent home on 2/14.  We will begin subtraction to 10 (like 10-8= or 9-6=) the week of 3/25.  New flashcards will be sent home on 3/21.            
     
    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 are now working on adding a topic sentence and closing sentence.  We are working hard to write at least four complete sentences. During the third trimester, we will work hard to write at least five complete sentences.           
     
    Week of 3/25 Homework (Return to school/yellow dot side of folder): 
    Mon. reading practice page; please review & add new words to practice box; please sign & return reading test 
    Tues. math practice page 
    Wed. math practice page; please review and add new words to practice box 
    Thurs. math practice page 
    Fri. none...have a great weekend! 
     
    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: Physical Education 
    • Day 2: Library 
    • Day 3: Music, Physical Education 
    • Day 4: Art, Technology  
    • Day 5: Spanish