First Grade

June 2019

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 teacher have the important job of pushing them to their fullest potential. As always, I 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.

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— Working with Animals (How do people work with animals?) // Trabajos con Animales (Como trabaja la gente con los animales?)

Writing/Escritura— Working with Animals (How do people work with animals?) // Trabajos con Animales (Como trabaja la gente con los animales?)

Math— Chapter Seven: Count and Compare Numbers

Science – Objects in the Sky and All about Matter

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— Chapter 8: Adding and Subtracting two-digit numbers

Science –Objects in the Sky and All about Matter

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 Lucy Vargas

Class 1-2 Jace Guisao

Celebrations or Events:

· Field Day: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

Parent Workshops:

Date: June 4, 2019 from 2:45pm-3:15pm

Topic: Reading Skills for the Summer

Location: Lunchroom

Important Events:

● School Closed – Eid-al-Fitr June 4, 2019

● School Closed: June 6, 2019

● School Closed: June 11, 2019

● Last Day of School: June 26, 2019 (half day, dismissal 11:30am)

Contact Emails

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

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

Class E31- Abreu