First Grade

April 2022


  • Monday, April 4: Picture retake day
  • Wednesday, April 12: Walk-a-thon (see flyer for more info)
  • Friday, April 15 to Friday, April 22: Spring break (no school)
  • Monday, April 25: Return to school
  • Wednesday, April 27: PTA Virtual Meeting at 6:00 PM


  • First Grade Arrival & Dismissal – MAIN ENTRANCE
  • The school day starts at 8:30 AM and ends at 2:50 PM. Please make sure your child comes to school on time.
  • Please adhere to the NYC Health & Safety Guidelines before bringing your child to school each day.
  • Please be aware of the social distancing markings inside and outside the building.
  • Review and return homework daily. Please clean out your child’s daily folder.

Learning Focus

Reader’s Workshop

Unit 4: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons

Students will learn about story elements in fiction texts.

Students will focus on:

  • Character
  • Setting
  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Lesson Learned


Writer’s Workshop, Unit 4: Scenes to Series

Writers will create characters and small moment adventures using story elements.

Students will focus on:

  • Developing characters
  • Multiple Adventures
  • Using details to bring characters to life


Envisions 2.0
  • Kindergarten: Topic 11: Count Numbers to 20; Topic 12: Identify and describe shapes
  • Grade 1: Topic 11: Use models and strategies to subtract tens; Topic 12: Measure lengths
  • Grade 2: Topic 11: Subtract Within 1,000 Using Models and Strategies; Topic 12: Measuring Lengths

Social Studies

Passport to Social Studies
  • Unit 3: The Community– continued: Students will be able to identify what a community is; students will identify the members in a community.


Amplify Science
  • Unit 3: Spinning Earth: Students will become sky scientists. They will record, organize, and analyze observations of the sun and other sky objects as they look for patterns and make sense of the cycle of daytime and nighttime.

First Grade and K.1.2 Team

  • Mrs. Hernandez, K.1.2
  • Ms. Cavas, 1-120
  • Mrs. Romano, 1-119
  • Ms. Zurita, 1-207
  • Ms. Yeung and Ms. Cuevas, 1-205