SETSS

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you all enjoyed a fabulous winter break! The school year is flying by, and there is still much hard work to be done. For parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, the ELA state exam is being administered at the end of this month (March 25-27). The math state exam is being administered at the end of next month (April 21-23). Please help your child(ren) prepare for this very important exam by ensuring that homework is done independently each night. Please continue to do your part, and stay abreast of what your child is learning in school. Even on weekends and breaks, make sure that your child is reading, practicing math facts, visiting the library and/or educational websites, and reviewing flash cards on a daily basis.

From,

Ms. Calder

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:

Kindergarten

ELA: Reviewing letter names and sounds; writing nonfiction All About Books

Math: Review of counting up to 20 with 1:1 correspondence; identifying numbers 11-15

1st grade

ELA: Reading and writing cvc words; writing nonfiction All About Books

Math: Using ten frame to recall basic addition facts; creating models to show adding and subtracting within 20

2nd grade

ELA: writing longer sentences by including more detail; writing nonfiction All About Books

Math: Solving one step math word problems

3rd grade

ELA: using prefixes and suffixes to help read new words; including more details in writing

Math: Following a problem solving routine to solve word problems

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.

Triannual, reevaluation, initial and annual Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings are ongoing. Please ensure that you attend this very important meeting. Feel free to make an appointment with me on Tuesdays 2:35-3:15 pm if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s special education related services, program, or any other IEP or special education related topic.

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Ms Calder

Email address: pcalder2@schools.nyc.gov