First Grade

Hello Parents and Guardians,

It is already the middle of October and we have been learning so much in the classrooms. Your children are getting to know us as their teachers and we are learning about their likes and needs. This year we hope to work together in collaboration to make sure that your child get all the tools that he or she needs to go to the 2nd grade in a few months. Please keep reading with your child 15-20 minutes every night. Also, continue to work on their sight words to build reading connections.

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— Learning about their Community-(In School and Where do they live) / Aprendiendo sobre la Comunidad-(En la Escuela y Donde Vivimos)

Writing/Escritura— Learning about their Community-(In School and Where do they live) / Aprendiendo sobre la Comunidad-(En la Escuela y Donde Vivimos)

Math—Topic 1 and Topic 2—Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems

Science –Animals and Plant Defenses

Social Studies—Families and Communities are Important

Class 1-2 (Mr. Mejia)

Reading—Unit 1: Building Good Reading Habit

Writing— Unit 1: Small Moments: Writing with Focus, Detail, and Dialogue

Math—Topic 1 and Topic 2—Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems

Science –Animals and Plant Defenses

Social Studies—Families and Communities are Important

Class E31 (Ms. Canales)

Reading—Unit 1: Building Good Reading Habit

Writing— Unit 1: Small Moments: Writing with Focus, Detail, and Dialogue

Math—Topic 1 and Topic 2—Solve Addition and Subtraction Problems

Science –Animals and Plant Defenses

Social Studies—Families and Communities are Important

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 (Angel Atlixqueno)

Class 1-2 (Heynner Andrade)

Class E31 (Javier Rodriguez)

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.

Parent Workshops:

Date: October 15, 2019 from 2:45pm-3:15pm

Topic: Phonics Strategies

Location: Lunchroom

Important Events

Date: September 30-October 1 Rosh Hashanah (No School)

Date: October 9, 2019 Yom Kippur (No School)

Date: October 29, 2019 Family Fall Festival 3:30-5pm

Date: October 31, 2019 Character Day (Students dress up as a character from a book)

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