Mrs. Deborah Vinciguerra



Welcome 2019


Our Schedule
1A
Monday-Library
Tuesday-Technology and Spanish
Wednesday- Art
Thursday-Music and Skills
Friday- Physical Education(Gym)

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Coins for Kids is going on now.  Please send in your spare change as a donation for our school.  The class with the most wins a pizza party.




Children must have a note if their dismissal changes at any time. For example: If your child tells me they are going home on the bus and they are expected to be in after-care, unless there is a note, they will be sent to after-care. 


Thank you!

Math
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Chapter 6 Tens and Ones
We started chapter 6 last week, place value. The children have been reviewing "make a ten". We have learned in the past that one ten frame makes a two-digit number, 1 ten and zero ones. We have also been grouping and using tens rods and ones cubes to create two digit numbers.
Please continue to practice writing number sentences and using math facts at home.  Below you will find the the vocabulary for this chapter.  Looking ahead, we should be ready for a test by the following Wednesday.  I will keep you posted. 

Vocabulary
tens
ones
ten-frame
ten rod
tens number
two-digit number
hundred chart
count by 2s
count by 5s
count by 10s
ELA

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This week we begin Unit 3 Lesson 12. The children will be reading "How Leopard Got His Spots". Our essential question this week is "How are jungle animals different from animals on a farm?" Our comprehension skill this week is sequence of events.word.  In writing, we will continue to focus on sentence fluency and writing informative sentences.

Please be sure to send your child into school with the next reader
 


 
Science

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We learned about maps and directions such as North, South, East, and West. I showed the children the app on my phone and showed them how to read a compass.  We made maps of our classroom.  We also build a wind vane for the classroom and have a thermometer outside the window to track the daily temperature.

We will begin our unit on animal habitats this week.  We will begin with the Ocean habitat and the Arctic habitat.  This unit is aligned with our reading. We will also talk about the earth and the changes it goes through each year.  This unit will take several weeks to complete.  We will be creating class habitats the last week of January.  Your child will be assigned a group to work with. I will ask you to send in some supplies to help create these realistic habitats.


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Social Studies
We are learning about our government leaders!

 We will also be learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Groundhogs Day, and President's Day during these next two months.  


Religion
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Last week we learned about the journey the Three Kings took in search of baby Jesus.

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Students must bring a snack, lunch and  drinks for the school day , in a labeled lunch box. If you are purchasing lunch, please label the coupon with your child's name and be sure to circle the choice. Please put the coupon in your child's lunch bag and put the lunch bag in their folder.  If your child attends aftercare please send an extra snack labeled Aftercare.  
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Dismissal Procedures:
If your child attends aftercare regularly please write a note indicating the days he or she will attend. 
If there is a change in your dismissal procedure please send a note explaining how he or she will get home. 
 ex : car rider/ school bus


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All supplies of crayons , tissues and baby wipes are community property and will need to be replenished during the school year.  

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Remember to pray with your child everyday.  We pray in class for our family and friends.  I encourage you to attend mass with your child on Sunday.