Week of January 11th, 2016



Please remember to check your child’s folder daily and send back all forms that must be completed the next school day.

Homework packets will come home on Monday, and are due back to school on Friday.

Attendance and arriving to school on time is imperative. Attending school regularly is important to ensuring children develop a strong foundation for subsequent learning. Just a reminder that our school day begins at 8:00am, and children are dismissed at 2:10pm.

Please remember we have snack every day in the afternoon. Please provide a healthy snack for your child in a labeled bag.

Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, please send in a current picture and write the kind of allergy on the back. For your child’s safety, it is of the utmost importance that this information is kept up-to-date in the cafeteria. Thank you!

The children and I are looking for “Star Readers” and “Arts & Craft” volunteers. A letter from our classroom mommies was placed in your child’s homework folder. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the bottom portion of the letter, or email our classroom mommies.

January’s book order was placed in your child’s homework folder, and the due date is Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. If you would like to place your order online, our class code is LQ7KR. Online orders can be placed at any time, but will be submitted by me on the due date.

Our trip to Lincoln Center is this Thursday, January, 14th, 2016. Please send in your permission slip and payment ASAP! Permission slips were placed in your child’s homework folder last Friday.

~Mrs. Iacono

Week of January 11th, 2016

Reading: We will be reading I am Abraham Lincoln by Brad Meltzer to continue our unit on Biographies
Sight Words: my, has (the children will now be learning two sight words per week)

Oral Vocabulary Words: biography, impact, accomplishment, challenges, struggles

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Uu; Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport. The children will continue to work on Rhyme Recognition & Production, Syllable Segmenting & Counting, and Phoneme Isolation for initial and final sounds. The students are also working on blending and segmenting sounds in words they hear in a story.

Writing: The students will continue working on their Buddy Biography Unit this week. They will be taking notes and doing research about one another.

Math: Counting and Numbers 0 to 10: Fewer than; understand and show the meaning of less and fewer. Review one more.

Social Studies: Unit 2: Self and Others; Ways to say hello

Science: What makes a shadow? Investigate and describe darker shadows


January 14, 2016 – Our trip to Lincoln Center to see the Itty Bitties!

January 18, 2016 – NO SCHOOL in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20, 2016 – Picture retake day