First Grade

April 2021

Hello Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. We are approaching the last few months of the year and we have to keep working so hard to keep our children at grade level. We have been working with your child at school and we know that you are also working with them at home. They are growing every day to become successful 2nd graders next year. We should continue practicing different strategies and skills so they can master certain concepts. Please continue to practice your sight words every night, and practice reading for 20-30 minutes. We can keep practicing our decoding skills by tapping words and observing patterns that we have been learning in school. As always, we thank you so very much for your continued support at home.

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— Where I Live / What is it like where you live?

Writing/Escritura— Opinion Writing

Math— Topic 11: Use Models and Strategies to Subtract Tens / Topic 12: Measure Lengths

Science –Unit 2: Light and Sound

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community

Class 1-2 (Ms. Caraballo)

Reading—Unit 3: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements

Writing— Unit 3: Opinion Writing

Math— Topic 11: Use Models and Strategies to Subtract Tens / Topic 12: Measure Lengths

Science –Unit 2: Light and Sound

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community

Class 1-3 (Mr. Mejia)

Reading— Unit 3: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements

Writing— Unit 3: Opinion Writing

Math— Topic 11: Use Models and Strategies to Subtract Tens / Topic 12: Measure Lengths

Science –Unit 2: Light and Sound

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community

Class E31 (Ms. Suerte)

Reading— Unit 3: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements

Writing— Unit 3: Opinion Writing

Math— Topic 11: Use Models and Strategies to Subtract Tens / Topic 12: Measure Lengths

Science –Unit 2: Light and Sound

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community

Class 1D Remote (Ms. Bacchus)

Reading— Unit 3: Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements

Writing— Unit 3: Opinion Writing

Math— Topic 11: Use Models and Strategies to Subtract Tens / Topic 12: Measure Lengths

Science –Unit 2: Light and Sound

Social Studies—Unit 3: The Community

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Students of the Month:

Class 1-1 (Arubys Perez)

Class 1-2 (Erick Quinche)

Class 1-3 (Hanabi Moreno)

Class E31:(Angel Perez)

Class 1D: (Janellis Cortez)

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday 2:00pm-2:20pm

Important Events:

  • Spring Recess – March 29 to April 2 (No School)

Teachers Contact Information

Class 1-1 Ms. Molina Jmolin17@schools.nyc.gov

Class 1-2 –Ms. Caraballo: mcaraballo@schools.nyc.gov

Class 1-3 Mr. Mejia: imejia2@schools.nyc.gov

Class E31 Ms. Suerte: csuerte@schools.nyc.gov