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Newsletter-June 6th

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of June 6th
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, June 10th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: Summarize a chapter or book that you read. What happened? Who is the main character? Where is the setting? Math: Test Wednesday, June 8th
-Review Exemplar
Spelling: Choose ONE (or more)
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of June 3rd the students finish reading the non-fiction book called, “From Seed to Plant”. The children will be sequencing the entire book and discuss the steps of how-to grow a plant. For writing, the students will be publishing their final writing piece for their “How-To” unit. In math, the students will be reviewing and having a test on Chapter 2, Addition with regrouping in the ones and tens.
Spelling: Week #28- Homophones: A word that has the same sound as another word, but is spelled differently and has a different meaning. To, Two, Too, There, Their, They’re, Pray, Prey, New, Knew
Reminders:

• Tuesday, June 7th- Attendance Picnic

• Thursday, June 9th- No School for Students

• Sunday, June 12th- Kite Festival

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Newsletter

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of May 23rd
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, May 27th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: What is the main idea of the story or chapter? Is your book fiction or non-fiction and how can you tell? Math: Exemplar
Spelling: Choose ONE (or more)
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of May 23rd the students will be reading the non-fiction book called, “From Seed to Plant”. The children will be classifying and sorting information. They will also be making inferences as we continue to read the book. For writing, the students are going to be focusing on the components of writing a “How-To” writing piece. They will complete their planning pages and begin their first draft of their writing piece. In math, the students will be starting a new chapter. The children will be practicing addition for numbers to 1,000 with and without regrouping in the ones place and tens place. Spelling: Week #27- Sight Words
Show, Sign, Sincerely, Something, Trouble, Throw, Usually, Vacation, Whole, Wrote Reminders:

· Recycling Project- Due Friday May 27th

· No School- Monday, May 30th : Memorial Day

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Newsletter May 16th

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of May 16th
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, May 20th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: Sequence events in the story or chapter you read. Why is it important to sequence? Math: No exemplar this week, Test Wednesday
Spelling: Choose ONE (or more)
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of May 16th the students will be reading the non-fiction book called, “From Seed to Plant”. The children will be predicting and sequencing textual information. For writing, the students are going to be focusing on the components of writing a “How-To” writing piece. They will begin their planning pages for their first draft of their “How-To” writing piece. In math, the students will be focusing on numbers to 1,000. They will be sorting out place-value, ordering numbers, and comparing different numbers. There will be a test on Wednesday, May 18th. Spelling: Week #26- Vowel Clusters: /ier/
Pier, Tier, Angrier, Baggier, Carrier, Barrier, Blurrier, Boxier, Chandelier, Chewier Reminders:

• SLT Meeting- Tuesday May 17th, 2:30pm

• Parent Workshop- Tuesday May 17th, 6:00pm

• Recycling Project- Due Friday May 27th

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Newsletter 5/9

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of May 9th
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, May 13th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: What is the author’s purpose for writing your chosen book? Is that author entertaining you, informing you, persuading you? How do you know? Is your book fiction or non-fiction? Math: Review Exemplar
Spelling: Choose ONE (or more)
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of May 9th the students will be reading a non-fiction book called, “From Seed to Plant”. This is the introduction to our next literacy unit of, “How-To’s”. The children will be sorting and classifying textual information. They will also be sequencing the steps of “how-to” do something. For writing, the students are going to be focusing on the components of writing a “How-To” writing piece. In math, the students will be focusing on numbers to 1,000. They will be comparing numbers, ordering numbers, and working on number patterns. There will be a test on Friday, May 13th. Spelling: Week #25- Vowel Clusters: /air/ and /oar/
Hair, Soar, Boar, Fairy, Roar, Overboard, Skateboard, Repair, Chair, Keyboard Reminders:

• If you have not given in your Spring Break Vacation Homework Packet please return ASAP

• Tuesday, May 10th- Cookshop for Families

• Thursday, May 12th-Trip to the Brooklyn Aquarium, please return permission slip by Wednesday if you have not

• Monday, May 16th- PTA Meeting at 6:00pm

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Newsletter May 2

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of May 2nd
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, May 6th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: What is the difference between fiction and non-fiction? Is the book you read fiction or non-fiction? How do you know? What is the author’s purpose for writing this book? Math: Exemplar
Spelling: Choose ONE (or more)
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of May 2nd the students will be introduced to a non-fiction book called, “From Seed to Plant”. This is the introduction to our next literacy unit of, “How-To’s”. The children will be revisiting the differences of fiction verse non-fiction stories, and identifying the author’s purpose. For writing, the students are going to be introduced to the components of writing a “How-To” writing piece. In math, we are moving on to book 2A. The students will be focusing on numbers to 1,000. They will be practicing place-value and comparing numbers. Spelling: Week #24- Vowel Clusters, /eer/ and /ear/
Career, Peer, Pearl, Rear, Clear, Seed, Spree, Weed, Leave, Team

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Newsletter 4/18

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of April 18th
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, April 22nd
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: What is the main idea of the story or chapter you read? What is the most important message about the topic of your story? Ask yourself this: What is being said about the person, thing, or idea? Math: Exemplar
Spelling: Choose ONE (or more)
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of April 18th the students will continue to read persuasive books, and analyze the text features of different persuasive letters. The children will be identifying what is being persuaded using different examples of letters. The children will write response letters to the main characters. We will analyze the main idea in each letter and/or story. For writing, the children will be continuing their final draft of their persuasive letter and create self reflections and have buddy edits. In math, we are reviewing certain chapters of “Book B” based on the data from our assessment. Spelling: Week #23- Vowel Clusters: /ou/, /ow/
House, Pout, About, Sound, Loud, Power, Grow, Snow, Town, Brown *Reminders:

• Tuesday, April 19th- PTA Book Fair

• Tuesday, April 19th- PTA Meeting at 6pm

• Wednesday, April 20th- PTA Book Fair

• NO SCHOOL- April 25-29, Spring Break

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Newsletter 4/11

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of April 11th
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, April 15th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: Sequence the story you read. What happened first, next, then last. Math: Review Exemplar packet for our test Friday
Spelling: Choose ONE
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of April 11th the students will continue to read persuasive books, and analyze the text features of different persuasive letters. The children will be identifying what is being persuaded using different examples of letters. We will analyze the sequence of events in different stories. For writing, the children will be continuing their first draft of their persuasive letter and begin the final draft of their persuasive letter. In math, we are reviewing “Book B” chapters 10-15. There will be a test on Friday, April 15th. Spelling: Week #22- Vowel Clusters: /aw/, /ew/, /ie/
Crawl, Awful, Claw, Brew, Few, New, Grief, Thief, Field, Piece *Reminders:

• Math Test- Friday, April 15th

• CookShop for Families- Tuesday, April 12th at 1:45pm SLT Meeting- Tuesday, April 12th at 2:30pm

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Newsletter-April 4th

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of April 4th
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, April 8th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: What is the problem in your story/chapter? What is the solution? If there is no solution in your chapter, predict what the solution will be. Math: Exemplar
Spelling:
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each
-Menu Activity

During the week of April 4th the students will continue to read the book, “Dear Mrs. LaRue”. We will be studying the different text features of persuasive letters. The children will be identifying what is being persuaded using different examples of letters. We will analyze problems and solution through different texts. For writing, the children will be continuing their first draft of their persuasive letter, making sure to add different transition words through their letter. In math, we are reviewing “Book B” chapters 10-15. Spelling: Week #21- Common Suffixes: “tion”, “sion”, “cian”
Vacation, Nation, Potion, Mission, Mansion, Vision, Television, Magician, Musician, Electrician *Reminders:

• Wednesday, April 6th- Trip to the Queens Zoo: Please bring signed permission slip and $10 if you have not!

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Newsletter-March 28th

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of March 28th
Weekly Homework- Due Friday, April 1st
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook once: Choose a book, after you read your book, use a reciprocal reading strategy (predict, question, clarify, summarize). Math: Test Friday, April 1st
-Exemplar
Spelling:
-ABC order
-Choose 5 spelling words and create a sentence for each

During the week of March 28th the students will continue to read the book, “Dear Mrs. LaRue”. We will be studying the different text features of persuasive letters. The children will be identifying what is being persuaded using different examples of letters. We will analyze character’s traits and feelings. For writing, the children are learning about the different components of a persuasive letter. They will be continuing their first draft of their persuasive letter. In math, we are continuing chapter 19:Money-This week we will be focusing on counting money and adding and subtracting money. Spelling: Week #20- Prefixes /re/, /un/, /bi/, /in/
React, Return, Revisit, Untie, Unhappy, Bicycle, Bicolor, Incomplete, Incorrect, Inside *Reminders:

• Ballet Show-Friday, April 1st 9am: Please have your child wear a blue shirt (any shade) and jeans

• Please return your child’s report card if you have not

• Spring Gala-Friday, April 1st

• Wednesday, April 6th- Please sign and return $10 and permission slip for the Queens Zoo

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Newsletter-March 21

Ms. Strocchia’s 1st Grade Newsletter
Week of March 21st
Weekly Homework- Due Thursday, March 24th
Reading: Read for 15 minutes and record on log.
Writing: Answer this question in your homework notebook twice: Choose a book, after you read your book, write if you would recommend this book to someone else or not. Why would you? Give reasons. Math: Exemplar
Spelling: NO SPELLING THIS WEEK

During the week of March 21st the students will continue to read the book, “Dear Mrs. LaRue”. We will be studying the different text features of persuasive letters and identifying the differences between characters in the book. We will compare and contrast the different characters to ourselves and to each other. The children will be identifying what is being persuaded using different examples of letters. For writing, the children are learning about the different components of a persuasive letter. They will begin their first draft of their persuasive letter. In math, we are continuing chapter 19:Money-This week we will be focusing on penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. *Reminders:

• Please return your child’s report card if you have not

• Class Trip- Thursday, March 24th to Materials for the Arts, Please return signed permission slip if you have not!!!

• March Madness Week is March 21-24: Monday-Crazy Hair Day, Tuesday-Twin Day, Wednesday-Fashion Disaster, Thursday-Sports Day

• Friday, March 25th- NO SCHOOL