First Grade

March 2024

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday March 7, 2024: Virtual Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (1:00PM – 3:00PM and 5:00PM – 8:00PM); report cards distributed via NYC Student Accounts
  • Monday March 11, 2024: PTA’s Spring Picture Day
  • Wednesday March 13, 2024: 115th Day of School, wear your school t-shirt
  • Monday March 25, 2024: Coffee and Conversation at 9:30AM
  • Friday March 29, 2024 and Monday April 1, 2024: Schools are closed for observance of Easter


  • First Grade Arrival & Dismissal – MAIN ENTRANCE
  • The school day starts at 8:10 AM and ends at 2:30 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

  • Virtue of the month: Perseverance
  • Book of the month: Mary Robinson: A Voice for Fairness by Fatti Burke and Richard O’Connor
  • Social Emotional Learning Competency: Self-Awareness

Learning Focus


Into Reading: Unit 7 – The Big Outdoors

Focus: Students will be learning about nature, and we will investigate how things in nature can change.

Essential skills include: Ideas and support, text organization, make inferences, point of view, research and gather information


Fundations Unit 10 – Closed Syllables with 5 Sounds & More Vowel Teams

Focus: Students will be able to blend and segment up to five sounds in a closed syllable.


Into Reading: Writer’s Workshop: Unit 7 – Poetry: Poems

Focus: Students will be able to write a poem about things they like.

Focal Text: Ask Me by Bernard Waber


Envisions 2.0

Kindergarten: Topic 9 – Count numbers to 20; Topic 10 – Compose and decompose numbers 11 to 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 1000; Topic 10 – Add within 1000 using models and strategies

Social Studies

Passport to Social Studies, Unit 3 – The Community (continued)

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