March 18


Reading Goals

Reading Benchmarks

Reading – Readers Can Be their Own Teachers, Working Hard to Figure out

The Tricky Words and Parts in Books

• Readers remember to use all the strategies they know to solve knew or tricky words. They always ask, does it look right? sound right? make sense?

• Readers make sure they always understand their books. They check for meaning as they read.

• Readers make sure they can read longer books and read them with fluency

Standards L 1.4, RF 1.4c, RF 1.4a, RL 1.3


Writing Workshop- Opinion Writing

• Writers state an opinion

• Writers organize their writing to show their ideas. They include leads and a have a sense of closure

• Writers supply reasons to support their opinion

• Writers use conventions in their writing- they capitalize names and places, use commas in dates and lists, and have capital and end punctuation in sentences



Chapter 8 Two-digit Addition & Subtraction

• Add and subtract within 20

• Draw a model to add and subtract tens

• Use a hundred chart to find sums

• Make a ten to add a two-digit number and a one-digit number

• Use tens and ones to add two-digit numbers

• Solve and explain two-digit word problems

• Add and subtract within 100


Curriculum Conference

Mrs. Bernstein, Ms. DeLeon, Ms. Eisenberg, Mrs. Ickowics, Mrs. Sonnenberg

The following is a basic overview of our first grade curriculum. Each area will involve children working individually and in groups. Many exciting projects and class trips are being planned. We will be working with Performance Tasks and following the Common Core State Standards in Literacy and Math.

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The aim of the first grade is to learn reading skills and vocabulary, and build a background for comprehension, thinking, analyzing, and predicting..

Reading Workshops/Writing Workshops – individual conferencing

  • Grammar and Writing Mechanics
  • Phonics/Word Attack Skills
  • Library lessons
  • Poetry appreciation
  • Book sharing/Read alouds/Guided Reading
  • Writers’ Workshop
  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Leveled “Just-Right” Books


Go Math!

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Addition and Subtraction relationships
  • Count and model numbers
  • Compare numbers
  • Two-digit addition and subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Represent data
  • Three-dimensional geometry
  • Two-dimensional geometry


  • Thematic/seasonal project
  • Connect to literature


Trips are in the planning process. You will receive further notification.


Health and Safety

  • Good nutrition/health
  • Bus safety
  • Fire prevention
  • Safety in school, home and community
  • Snack time – healthy snacks

Social Studies

  • Current Events
  • Map and globe skills
  • Cultural backgrounds and diversity
  • Communities around the world
  • People of the world- economic, social and political aspects of families, neighborhoods, and nations
  • American government and history
  • American government and history
  • Families


  • Animals
  • Environments for living things
  • Solids, liquids, and gas
  • Heat, light, and sound
  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Objects in the sky


  • Math Enrichment - Ms. Mammes
  • Computers - Mr. Bebenroth
  • Enrichment – Mrs. Hammer
  • Gym - Mr. Niccolich
  • Library - Ms. Gruber
  • Music- Ms. Desvigne
  • Art- Ms. Cooper


Trips are in the planning process. You will receive further notification.