First Grade

January 2020

Hello Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year!!!

Can't believe we are already half way through the school year. It was an amazing 2019 learning experience with your child. We are happy to say that we were involved in or learning so much this past month that we hope that with your help we can continue doing.

As we all make personal resolutions let's try to make a resolution with your child to grow in a certain area by the end of the month. Your goals can be set from learning new sight words, learning how to write complete sentences or reading a book every single night. They don't have to be huge goals, but let's help our little ones be successful and feel like they are able to achieve anything they work hard on.

Keep supporting your child with homework and sight word games. Also, keep reading with your child 15 to 20 mins every night. Let's make the start of the year count for our little learners.

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— Let's Help (Ayudamos) How do people help out in the community? (¿Cómo ayuda la gente en la comunidad?)

Writing/Escritura— Unit 2: Writing All About Books

Math—Topic 4—Subtraction Facts to 20: Use Strategies

Science –Animals and Plant Defenses

Social Studies—Families and Communities are Important

Class 1-2 (Mr. Mejia)

Reading—Unit 2: Learning about the world

Writing— Unit 2: Writing All About Books

Math—Topic 4—Subtraction Facts to 20: Use Strategies

Science –Animals and Plant Defenses

Social Studies—Families and Communities are Important

Class E31 (Ms. Canales)

Reading—Unit 2: Learning about the world

Writing— Unit 2: Writing All About Books

Math—Topic 4—Subtraction Facts to 20: Use Strategies

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 (Linah Alvarado)

Class 1-2 (Gavyn Feliz)

Class E31 (Aiden Perez)

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: January,14 2020 from 2:45pm-3:15pm

Topic: Phonics strategies

Location: Lunchroom

Important Events: ·

· New Years Day: January 1, 2020

· Martin Luther King Jr Day (No School); January 20, 2020

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