Week of April 4th, 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.

April’s book order will be placed in your child’s homework folder this week. The due date is Friday, April 15th. 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.

Please sign and return your child’s report card ASAP. Thank you!

Our trip to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is on Tuesday, April 5th! The permission slip and payment was due on Friday, April 1st. Please send in payment along with permission slip ASAP if you want your child to attend.

~Mrs. Iacono

Week of April 4th, 2016

Reading: We are continuing our work on Readers Use Strategies to Read. This week the students will learn that readers make their reading sound like their talking (fluency) by reading words together, and that readers work with their reading buddies to help figure out tricky words.

Writing: This week, we are continuing our work on Persuasive Writing. Children will be writing letters that reach readers, and studying a mentor text.

Sight Words: play, am

Phonics/Phonemic Awareness: Letter/sound: Qq; April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman; the students will be listening for onset-rime segmentation, and syllable blending.

Math: Numbers to 100:
Counting by 2’s: Recognize and use pairs for counting, count by 2’s, and use the counting by 2’s sequence to count up to 20
Counting by 5s: Count by 5’s, use the counting by 5’s sequence to count up to 100, and keep count of numbers using tally marks

Counting by 10s to 100
Review of all teen numbers throughout the week

Social Studies: Unit 3: Families- Families Rules and Jobs

Science:How Does Energy Move? Understanding a terrarium is a model of a system


April 5: Trip to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum
April 5, 6, 7: ELA test for Grades 3-5 Good Luck!
April 13, 14, 15: Math Test for Grades 3-5 Good Luck!
April 19 & 20: PTA Book Fair

Melvin turned 6 on 4/1
Joseph turned 6 on 4/2
Kayleese will be turning 6 on 4/17