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Welcome to first grade! Our program provides a print-rich environment where the children can learn through both whole group and small group hands on experiences. Please remember to check your child's yellow folder for notices and school work. It's also a great way to start a conversation about what your child did during their school day!

We have concluded our study of Advent and the story Jesus' birth.  We especially enjoyed learning about these special events with our seventh grade Bible Buddies!  Our focus will now turn to Jesus' life as a young boy growing up with Mary and Joseph.  Our phonics skill is centered on the long vowels and how the silent e at the end of a word will tell the vowel to be long (say its name.)  Students also work closely with me during guided reading to apply phonics skills to their oral reading and become more fluent readers.  Every Monday, the students will bring home a new spelling list.  We will work with our current spelling words during class time; however please make sure that your child is reviewing the words each night at home so they are ready for the weekly spelling tests on Friday!

We are continuing to practice our math facts to 20, and also learning how to write related addition and subtraction facts.  We also practice using strategies to help up find the sums and model our math, such as counting on, number lines, ten frames and connecting cubes.  The students will also begin their study of measurement, using both standard and nonstandard units of measurement.

 Monthly reading logs are due on the last day of each month!  It's a great way to keep up with reading at home!

We will participate in monthly trips to the Derby Public Library on the 3rd Monday of each month. Please be sure your child has a library card so that they may check out books!

I'm looking forward to a great year together!

Mrs. Pierro

First grade is peanut free! This means that nut products (including but not limited to, peanut butter crackers, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, packs of loose nuts, etc) cannot be carried into our classroom. We want all of our students to be safe! 



Monday: robotics

Tuesday: music

Wednesday: gym

Thursday: art

Friday: Spanish