First Grade

March 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday March 9, 2023: Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences (from 1:00PM – 3:00PM, and 5:00PM – 7:30PM)
  • Friday March 10, 2023: Marking Period 2 ends
  • Monday March 13, 2023: Spring Picture Day and Marking Period 3 begins
  • Monday March 24, 2023: In-Person Coffee and Conversation at 9:30AM
  • Wednesday March 22, 2023: PTA Virtual Meeting at 6:30PM
  • Thursday March 23, 2023: You may view your child’s report card through their NYC Student Account


  • 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 review and return your child’s Homework everyday; please clean out your child’s daily folder each day.

Virtue of the Month

  • The virtue of the month is Empathy.
  • Book of the month: “Destiny’s Gift” by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
  • Social Emotional Learning Competency: Relationship Skills

Learning Focus


Reader’s Workshop, Unit 3: Fluency, Phonic, & Comprehension

Focus: Readers will be able to read books with greater independence and move towards bigger challenges.

Students will:

  • Self monitor
  • slow down to break up long words
  • make “mind movies”


Writer’s Workshop, “If… Then…”- Song and Poetry

Focus: Writers will learn to independently draft free verse poetry about a variety of topics.

Students will:

  • describe words and phrases
  • use sensory imagery (5 senses)
  • use rhythm
  • revise and edit poems


Envisions 2.0
  • Kindergarten: Topic 9: Count numbers to 20; Topic 10: Compose and decompose numbers 11 – 19
  • Grade 1: Topic 9: Compare two-digit numbers; Topic 10: use models and strategies to add tens and ones
  • Grade 2: Topic 9: numbers to 100; Topic 10: add within 1000 using models and strategies

Social Studies

Passport to Social Studies, Unit 3: The Community

Focus: Students will be able to identify what a community is and the members in a community.


Amplify Science, Unit 2: Light and Sound (continued)

Focus: Students will be able to take on the role of light and sound engineers by investigating cause-and-effect relationships and learn about the nature of light and sound.

First Grade and K.1.2 Team

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