First Grade

June 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are already in June, can you believe it? We are amazed at how much our little ones have been growing physically and intellectually. In a couple of months they will be 2nd graders and we as their parents and teachers have the important job of pushing them to their fullest potential. Even though, this has been a unique year of learning, our littles have been learning at home and we thank you for the enormous amount of work you have done with them. In order for our little ones to keep being successful we encourage all of you to keep reading at home for at least 15-20 minutes so your child can hear that rich vocabulary that books can teach us. Also, keep practicing online games so their learning can be fun. If you have any questions about more websites or hands on games, please reach out to us and we will gladly come up with creative ways that will work best for our little ones. For now, let’s make the best month of learning for them.

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study

Class 1-1 (Ms. Molina)

Reading/Lectura— Animal Features (How do animals’ bodies help them?) // Caracteristicas de los Animales (Que pueden hacer los animales con su cuerpo?)

Writing/Escritura— Animal Features (How do animals’ bodies help them?) // Caracteristicas de los Animales (Que pueden hacer los animales con su cuerpo?)

Math— Topic 10: Use Models and Strategies to Add with Tens and Ones

Science – Spinning Earth

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community

Class 1-2 (Mr. Mejia)

Reading—Unit 4: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons

Writing— Unit 4: Writing Fiction

Math— Topic 10: Use Models and Strategies to Add with Tens and Ones

Science – Spinning Earth

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community

Class E-31 (Ms. Garcia)

Reading—Unit 4: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons

Writing— Unit 4: Writing Fiction

Math— Topic 10: Use Models and Strategies to Add with Tens and Ones

Science – Spinning Earth

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community


Celebrations or Events:

June 25: End of the Year Awards Ceremony

Important Events:

June 5: Enrichment Day

Hi Kiddos,

As you know we can not go back to our classroom right now. I wish you all were here with me, learning new words, singing our morning songs, having breakfast, doing Fundation, Reading, Guided Reading, Buddy Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science. I have learned how to teach you through the use of computers. I hope everyone is safe, missing you already, Love Mr. Mejia.

Hello Students and Parents,

I hope you everyone is doing okay. I have missed you all so much these past few days. I know it can be tough to stay at home and not come in to school and see myself or your classmates every day. I am sure you all miss having breakfast together, learning together, and even just talking to each other. But we will still be able to communicate and work together Monday through Friday just like before! It will be a little different because it will be in Google Classroom but I will be here the entire time to help guide you through your learning just like in the classroom. Ms Roche will be here too! On our Google Classroom I will provide activities and assignments to help you continue to learn and expand your knowledge in all subjects. There will still be dance breaks and fun involved! I know you are all capable of so much and this is just a new way that you will all master learning. It might be a little tricky in the beginning but remember that when things get tricky we keep trying and we do not give up!

Ms Garcia, E31

Teachers Contact Information

Class 1-1 Ms. Molina Jmolinajmolin17@schools.nyc.gov

Class 1-2 – Mr. Mejia: Imejia2Imejia2@schools.nyc.gov

E31 Ms. Canales: scanales@schools.nyc.gov