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Sunday, October 26, 2014

First Grade

Ms. Badia     Mrs. Peters    Ms. Rosa     Mr. Saunderson     Mrs. Sclavounos      Mrs. Volpicelli     

October 2014 ~ First Grade Newsletter    

Our first grade classes are working hard and are very enthusiastic about learning.  Thank you to all who came to Meet the Teacher night.  We look forward to working with you throughout the school year.


ELA:  During this block, the students are learning about strategies that good readers and writers use.  We’ve also discussed the behaviors that strong readers and writers exhibit.  We have begun to implement these strategies and behaviors during our Reader’s and Writer’s Workshops.  In Fundations, we have been reviewing the letters, their sounds and practicing our handwriting skills. This month, we will be working on blending and segmenting those sounds, spelling consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words and learning the digraphs.  To reinforce some of the skills we’ve been working on, please visit for some fun activities your child may do at home.  In addition, please continue to utilize for extra reading practice at their level.  By now, you should have received your child’s user name and password from his/her teacher.  If not, please contact the teacher.


Math:  The students are enjoying our math program and are using the manipulatives that go along with each lesson. This month, we are learning how to add and subtract numbers to 10.  They can review these skills using Dreambox or MyMath.  This login information was sent home with your child.


Social Studies:  The children have been learning about the school rules and their rights/responsibilities as students at Van Cortlandtville.  The students are trying to earn “ROCKS” by following these rules and acting respectfully.


Science:  We are learning about what different scientists study and ways that we can behave like scientists.  We are beginning to organize ourselves and observe objects more closely during this unit of study.


Please remember to review the classroom and school rules with your children.  Also, completed reading logs are due the first day of each month.

 First Grade's Supply List for 2014-2015 school year.  

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last updated: 09/30/14