• 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.  
     
    *Winter Break 12/22-1/2! School starts back up on Thursday, 1/3/19.  It will be Day 4.  
    *1/18 Pennies for Patients Assembly! Pennies for Patients 1/18-2/1! 
    *January: we will complete the Winter portion of the Math MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessment.  
    *1/21 School Closed-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    *January Pizza Hut Book It reading log due 1/31 or 2/1 if participating 
    *Six Flags Read to Succeed log due 2/27 if participating.  Purple form went home 1/9.  
    *1/28 Midpoint of 2nd Trimester; Progress Reports 2/1.  
     
    Weekly Schedule
    • Mon. Day 1-PE, Mad Minute and a Half Practice Test (PT)
    • Tues. Day 2-Library, Mad Minute and a Half Practice Test (PT)
    • Wed. Day 3-Music and PE, Mad Minute and a Half Weekly Test 
    • Thurs. Day 4-Art and Technology
    • Fri. Spanish, Ch. 6 math test, Pennies for Patients Assembly 
    • 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 7 on 12/17. Practice box words: why, by, my, try; two, put; very, too, also, some, come.  We will blend, read, and spell words with these glued sounds; ang, ing, ong, ung; ank, ink, onk, unk.      
    We will begin Unit 8 on 1/22.  Practice box words: should, could, would; her, over, number.  We will blend, read, and spell words with consonant blends (like stop),digraph blends (like shred).  We will also be introduces to r-controlled vowels/bossy r: ar, or, er, ir, ur.  
     
    Journeys: We will begin Unit 3 lesson 2 on 1/14.. Theme: jungle animals and the rain forest; Practice box words: been, brown, know, never, off, out, own, very; Comprehension skills: sequence of events, story lesson, homophones, and qurstions-ask questions about what you are reading; Grammar: commands;  Fluency: reading with accuracy, fluency, and rate; Phonics: digraph ch and tch, possessives with 's, and word family -atch. Writing: informative writing: instructions.  Superstar words: adventure, frisky, shivered, spied, tumbled, view.   
     
    Journeys Unit 3 Practice Box words: cold, where, blue, live, far, their, little, water; brown, own, very, off, never, know, out, been; 
      
    Go Math: We will begin Ch. 6 Count and Model Numbers to 120 on 1/3. We will count and write to 120.  Ch. 6 vocabulary: addend, sum, difference, subtract, digit, ones, ten, tens, hundred.  There are 10 lessons in Ch, 6.  We will count by ones to 120, count by tens to 120, write a number as tens and ones (like 13 is 1 ten 3 ones), model and write groups of tens (like 50 is 5 tens 0 ones or 0 tens 50 ones), model and write a number as tens and ones, show numbers to 100 as tens and ones, make a number in different ways (like 34 is 3 tens 4 ones, 2 tens 14 ones, 1 ten 24 ones, 0 tens 34 ones), model, read, and write numbers 100-110, & model, read, and write numbers 111-120.  The Ch. 6 math test will take place Friday, 1/18.  An extra credit study guide will be sent home Monday, 1/14.  If your child completes the extra credit study guide, please return it to school.  Thanks. No rush!   
     
    We will begin Ch. 7 Compare Numbers on 1/22.  There are five lessons in Ch. 7.  Ch. 7 vocabulary: more, fewer, same, equal, is greater than >, is less than <. is equal to =, add, subtract, sum, difference, tens, ones, ten less, ten more. We will compare two numbers to find which is greater, compare two numbers to find which is less, use symbols < >= to compare two numbers, solve word problems to find which numbers are correct, and identify numbers that are ten less and ten more.   
       
    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.  
              
    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.      
                 
    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.        
     
    Grammar skills: we will review proper sentence mechanics (starting each sentence with an uppercase letter and ending with proper punctuation).  
     
    Writing skills: 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.       
     
    Fri. 1/11 HW: please reread At Home in the Ocean-pages 15-29 in your storybook.  Please return storybook on Monday.   
    Week of 1/14 Homework (Return to school/yellow dot side of folder): 
    Mon. math/readingpractice page; please read, cut, and add new practice box cards to your practice box; please sign and return reading test
    Tues. math/reading practice page
    Wed. math/writing practice page
    Thurs. reading practice page
    Fri. please reread How Leopard Got His Spots-pages 49-63 in your storybook.  Please return storybook on Tuesday.   
     
    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