First Grade

Events

Monday, April 5, 2021: Return to school and Marking Period 3 begins

Thursday, April 15, 2021: Report cards distributed via NYCSA online

Wednesday, April 28, 2021: PTA Meeting at 6:00 PM

Reminders

First Grade Arrival & Dismissal – MAIN ENTRANCE

School day starts at 8:30 AM

*Please make sure your child comes to school (physically or virtually) on time.

*Please note new dismissal time.

In-person learners

Please be prepared with a mask every day and please fill out the mandatory health form every day.

Please adhere to the NYC Health & Safety Guidelines before bringing your child to school each day.

Please be aware of social distancing markings inside and outside the building.

You will be able to contact the first grade teachers during office hours through Class Dojo (please see your child’s class code).

Learning Focus

Literacy:

Reader’s Workshop Continued, Unit 3 – Fluency, Phonic, & Comprehension. Readers will be able to read books with greater independence and move towards bigger challenges. Readers will self-monitor and readers will slow down to break up long words. Students will make “mind movies”.

Writing:

Writer’s Workshop, “If… Then…” Song and Poetry. Writers will learn to independently draft free verse poetry about a variety of topics. Students will describe words and phrases, students will use Sensory Imagery (the 5 Senses). Students will learn about “borrow rhythm” and students will revise and edit poems.

Phonics:

Phonics’ Workshop, Unit 5: Marvelous Bloopers. Students will study r-controlled vowels, study high frequency words, study capitalization, study prefixes, study contractions, and students will study punctuation.

Math:

Envisions 2.0, Kindergarten: Topic 11 – Count Numbers to 20, Topic 12 – Identify and Describe Shapes

Envisions 2.0, Grade 1: Topic 11 – Use Models and Strategies to Subtract Tens, Topic 12 – Measure Lengths

Envisions 2.0, 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 and discuss the members in a community.

Science:

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