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

                                                                    Weekly/Monthly Reminders:  
    *Starting 9/6/22, please send your child to school with a peanut free/ nut free snack for the morning everyday.  Please send your child with a snack that is easy to open and eat. I recommend sending your child’s snack separately inside his/her backpack, especially if your child brings a lunchbox/lunch bag when packing lunch from home. 
    *Please send your child with his/her Jeffrey Clark folder everyday.  Children will get this folder on the first day of school.    

    *Friday, 5/5: A-Z Countdown begins!  

    *Wednesday, 5/17: Please return your library book inside your plastic bag on or before.  Children will not check out any more books this year.     

    *Thursday, 5/18: Buzz Bucks Reward-Dress like a superhero day!  

    *Thursday, 5/25: Field Day! Children are encouraged to wear their blue field day shirts.    

    *Monday, 5/29: School Closed Memorial Day!  

    *Thursday, 6/1: Children will have Book Fair during Library!  

    *Thursday, 6/8: Clark Art Night, Family Book Fair, and Ice Cream Social!  

    *6/9 and 6/12 12:55 Early Dismissal Days!

    *6/12 Last day of 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.

    5 Day Specials Rotation Schedule: 

    5/29 School Closed
    5/30 Day 1: Art; Quilt Day!  
    5/31 Day 2: Physical Education (please remember sneakers); Reading Day!  
    6/1 Day 3: Library (Children will have Book Fair during Library); Stuffed Animal Day!  
    6/2 Day 4: Spanish; Field Day!  Wear your favorite T-shirt Day!  
    6/5 Day 5: Physical Education (please remember sneakers) and Music; Under the Sea Day!  


    We will begin Unit 12 on 5/3.  We will read, sound out, spell, and write multi-syllable words.  We will learn to scoop or underline the two syllables or parts.  Unit 12 practice box words: people, month, little, been, want, own, Mr., Mrs.  Unit 12 story: Jackson     

    We will begin Unit 13 on 5/24.  


    Unit 5 Lesson 25: 5/15-5/19: theme: friendship and culture.  Practice box words; buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven.  Comprehension skills: understanding characters and summarizing important story events.  Vocabulary: synonyms.  Phonics: vowel teams ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw.  Grammar: contractions with not.  Superstar words: blossom, ledge, lugging, shady, shallow, cavern.  

    Beginning 5/22, we will cover as much as Unit 6 as possible before the end of the year.  A letter will be sent home on 5/22 detailing Unit 6 skills and the final practice box word lists will be sent home every few days for review.  

    Go Math:      

    We will begin Ch. 12 two-dimensional geometry and fractions on 5/8.  There are ten lessons in Ch. 12.  We will name, describe, and combine 2-D shapes, identify equal and unequal shares, and identify and show halves and fourths. Ch. 12 vocabulary: circle, hexagon, rectangle, square, triangle, equal parts, fourths, fourth of, quarter of, halves, half of, side, vertex, vertices, corner, corners, unequal parts.   The Ch. 12 test will take place on Wednesday, 5/31.  A study guide will be sent home on 5/24 to use as a review.  If completed, please return to school!  Thanks           

    Science: we will learn about patterns in the sky (sun, moon, and stars) starting 9/20.  We will learn about living and nonliving things starting 11/14.  January topics will include animal and plant adaptations, what animals do in winter, habitats, and seasons.  April/May topics will include Earth Day, light and sound.      

    Social Studies: some September topics that will be included in read aloud stories include: what makes a good friend, growth mindset, the zones of regulation, citizenship, school rules, Fall/Autumn.  We will begin our new series Young Citizens on 10/11. We will begin with Unit 2 and learn what you know about school.  December: we will learn about winter holidays.  January: we will review citizenship and growth mindset, plan New Year goals, and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and winter.  We will begin Young Citizens Chapter 3: What do we find in our neighborhood? on 1/30.  During February, we will also learn about African American heroes in celebrating Black History Month, 100th day, Valentine's Day, Groundhog's Day, and Presidents' Day.   March topics will include St. Patrick's Day and spring.  We will also finish Young Citizens Chapter 3: What do we find in our neighborhood? and complete Young Citizens chapter 4-What Makes a Town?  May topics will include American symbols and landmarks.               
    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 1/4.. We will learn to write fantasy and realistic fiction stories.  We will begin Unit 4: opinion writing and book review on 3/6.  We will begin Unit 5: nonfiction on 3/29.       
    Week of 5/29/23 Homework (Please refer to Return to school/yellow dot side of school folder.  
    Mon. Please review the new practice box word list 
    Tues. Please review the new practice box word list 
    Wed. Please review the new practice box word list 
    Thurs. Please review the new practice box word list 
    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/yellow dot side.  The other side of the folder is Keep Home/green dot side...please remove papers from this side each night.