January 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a terrific winter break, and enjoyed precious time with loved ones. I am excited to be working with your children again as their SETSS provider.

We are approaching the middle of the school year, and certain foundational skills are expected to be mastered at this point. Please ensure that your child is reading, practicing math facts, visiting the library and/or educational websites, reviewing flash cards, and completing homework on a daily basis. This way we can ensure that your child is keeping up with the increased pace and continuing to make progress.


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:


ELA: Using visual cues to answer 5W questions based on read aloud texts; using inventive spelling to label pictures in writing responses

Math: Counting to 20 with 1:1 correspondence

1st grade

ELA: Using visual cues to answer 5W questions; writing sentences using cvc words

Math: Developing fluency for addition and subtraction within 10; reviewing strategies for adding and subtracting within 20

2nd grade

ELA: Reading words with long vowel sounds and blends; strategies to improve reading comprehension

Math: Addition and subtraction review; creating models to solve word problems

3rd grade

ELA: Using text evidence to describe characters using character traits

Math: Multi-digit addition and subtraction review; using a problem solving routine to solve associated 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.

Parent Workshops:

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

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