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1st grade

101 Ms. R. Ellis-Lopez 215
102 Ms. J. Rosner 219
103 Ms. H. Negron 217
191 Ms. D. Boucher 220/K1/2 Bridge

May 2017

RED FOLDERS- READ EVERY DAY! Please fill out your reading logs every night. Reading to and with your child is one of the single most important things you can do to build literacy skills at home. We appreciate your support.


In Unit 3 of READY GEN

The texts this unit are Rows and Piles of Coins, and Lemonade in The Winter
These stories teaches the reader about making choices and makind decisions. Children will write narratives about a time in their lives when they had to make a choice. Children will recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details about the events, and use sequence words as thet transition from one event to another.

The students Read Closely and Cite Evidence in Text The Close Read begins the hard work of analyzing text. Students look into key ideas and details, craft and structure, and the integration of knowledge and ideas. In ReadyGEN, writing is taught every day through the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. Students write to sources, write in the modes of Informative, Narrative, and Opinion, and practice the writing process.

WE DO: Students write with guidance from the teacher and are taught to carefully analyze, synthesize, write to sources, or defend claims.

I DO: The text (or student writing sample) is used as a model and springboard for teaching the writing modes and process

WE DO: Students write with guidance from the teacher and are taught to carefully analyze, synthesize, write to sources, or defend claims.


Please review Sight Words Daily.
All classes use Fundations to teach the necessary phonics skills for your children to be successful learners. We will continue to work on building phonemic awareness.

Unit 9
-Teach the concept of closed syllable
- Story retelling
- Prosody with echo reading
- Sample words: kit, slip, stash
Unit 10 Blending and reading words with five sounds
(+ suffix –s)
Segmenting and spelling words with five sounds (+ suffix-s) Words with suffix –s used as action words vs. plurals
Story retelling Prosody with echo reading
Narrative story structure
Beginning composition skills
Sample words: Stump, clasp, strap



This month, we started Chapter 7 . In this chapter, we will compare numbers to show greater than or less than. We will use signs greater than > and less than < ,and equal to = to compare numbers.
Our Target is to:
- Compare numbers and use the < and > symbols.

Vocabulary -
is greater than >
a symbol used to show that a number is greater than another number 11 > 10
11 is greater than 10.

is less than <
a symbol used to show that a number is less than another number
10 < 11
10 is less than 11


Home Activity

Make flash cards for the greater than symbol >,and the less than symbol <. Each day, choose two numbers between 1 and 100. Use the flashcards with your child to compare the numbers.


You were given a user name and password. Please go on every night and work with your child. XL is an immersive K-12 learning experience that provides comprehensive, standards-aligned content for math, language arts, science, and social studies.

social studies


How do communities provide for families?
Community Workers:
• People in the community have different jobs (teachers, truck drivers, doctors, government leaders, etc.)
• There are people in the community who help families to solve problems
• There are people in the community who help in emergencies
• Community workers provide services
• Community workers are diverse
• Community workers interact
• Community workers and businesses change over time
• As communities develop new needs, jobs are created



What are some of the changes we notice between seasons?
*Observe and describe weather conditions that occur during each season.
*Observe, measure, record, and compare weather data throughout the year (e.g., cloud cover, cloud types, wind speed and direction, precipitation) by using thermometers, anemometers, wind vanes, and rain gauges.
*Compare temperatures in different locations (e.g., inside, outside, in the sun, in the shade). Compare day and night temperatures.
* Illustrate and describe how the sun appears to move during the day.
*Illustrate and describe how the moon changes appearance over time (phases of the moon).
*Describe the 24 hour day/night cycle(time).
*Observe and record the changes in the sun’s and other stars’ position, and the moon’s appearance relative to time of day and month, and note the pattern of this change.


The new gym t-shirt is available for sale in the main office ($8.00). Sneakers should be worn on gym days. No jewelry should be worn. (Click here for more information about uniforms and how to order)


pupil path
Please check PUPIL PATH to get your child’s grades anecdotal. You received your log in and passwords. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact your child’s teacher.
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MyON is our new online interactive library that is accessible to all our students. You will receive the log-in username and password from your child’s teacher. Please have your child log-in daily. It is a great program which encourages our students to read. Please take some time to help your child browse through the site.

May 17- Parent Teacher Conferences-4:30-7:30pm

May 29- No School- Memorial Day


Expectations of a First Grader:

This is a list of what your First grader needs to know by the end of the school year……


To be on a reading level of I/J by June.

Be able to read and answer comprehension questions on their reading level.

Identify key details/facts in informational/literary texts.

Identify story elements in literary texts. Identify text features in informational texts.

Identify sequence of events, main ideas in literary texts.


Write the beginning, middle and end of a story in literary texts.

Introduce a topic, provide details/facts and a sense of closure in informational writing.

Use transition words in their writing in literary and information texts.

State their opinion and provide a reason and examples to support their opinion.

Use conventional spelling and phonetic spelling.

Use capitalization and punctuation.


Add and subtract within 20 and understand related facts.

Understand concepts of numbers, base ten, grouping and counting ones and tens to 120.

Reason about attributes of and composing and decomposing geometric shapes.

Solve word problems using 1 or 2 strategies taught.



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