Week of February 1st, 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.

February’s book order was placed in your child’s homework folder on Monday, February 1st, 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. The due date is Monday, February 22nd, 2016

~Mrs. Iacono

Week of February 1st, 2016

Reading: This week, we will be reading The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Cole. The students are enjoying to learn about famous people from our past, specifically Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The students will continue to make connections between what they learn in books and their own lives by thinking about how Ruby’s life is similar and different from their own.

Writing: The students are working on their Buddy Biographies. The students will continue to ask questions and learn more about their buddies by taking notes. This week they will focus on what their buddy wants to be when he/she grows up, adding a dedication page, and using their writing tools to make beautiful kindergarten sentences.

Sight Words: get, so

Oral Vocabulary Words: event, courage, marshals, persuade, mob

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Nn; D is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine. This book will teach them about Chinese New Year by using every letter of the alphabet. The students are working on blending and segmenting unknown sounds in words they hear in the story.

Math: Positions – Identify positions of objects in space; Use appropriate positional language to describe and compare

Before and After – Use language such as before and after to describe relative positions in a sequence of events

Social Studies: Unit 2: Self and Others; Homes Keep Us Safe

Science: What Makes Shadows? Describe how shadows change throughout the day


February 8th – NO school in observance of Chinese New Year
February 15th -19th: Winter Recess, NO SCHOOL
February 22nd: Classes resume
February 25th: Field Trip to the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse
February 26th: 100th Day of School
March 2nd: Read Across America