Kristin Coyle

Updated 5/6/2019
Mrs. Coyle's
First Grade
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   Skye     Max     Cecilia     Caroline     Riley

Orion     Olivia     Britton     Zachary     Emmett     Jaidan

Wyatt     Ryder     Lillian     Aubriella     Felix     Owen 

(17 students)

5/7 Unit 5 Math Test
5/9 Progress Reports released
5/9-5/10 PTO Plant Sale
5/15 Scholastic Book Orders Due Online
5/23 Adjective Quiz
5/24 Field Day!
5/27 Memorial Day
No School
5/29  Unit 6 Math Test
5/31 Faculty vs. 6th Grade Kickball Game

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Homework is assigned nightly (Mon.-Thurs.) in First Grade! 
(Details at Back to School Night.)
Every night your child will bring home a homework pad with his or her assignment for the night.  Please read and sign the bottom of the page each night.
Homework is the same every night for the most part...
  some fun projects will be sprinkled in throughout the year!
Some Helpful Reminders: 
Special Schedule 2018-2019
    Monday:  Gym & Garden
    Tuesday: Music & Art
    Wednesday: Gym & Spanish
    Thursday: Computers & Library
    Friday:  Art & Music
-Please sign your child's homework book nightly. (this is part of their homework) Also feel free to use it as a communication tool (I check it every morning for notes).  
-Empty your child's folder nightly. 

-Plastic water bottles are allowed. 
-Please make sure you child wears sneakers on Gym days (Mon and Wed). 
-Library is on Thursdays

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Order Scholastic books by clicking the link below
and use our Class Code HTCCJ: 


Unit 13 is 3 weeks long.  Students will add the suffixes -s, -ed, and -ing to non-changing base words with closed and vowel-consonant-e syllables. (ex: trombones, picnics, publishing, insisted...etc)

Trick words will be coming home every new unit in your child's Trick Word composition book.  PLEASE keep this book in your child's folder and practice these words nightly in any way your choose. (spell aloud, sidewalk chalk, sand, shaving cream, write...etc)

Reading Workshop

We are working on identifying and writing contractions.  We are also continuing to practice stamina building and jotting skills.

RAZ Kids info was sent home on 1/28.  This is just for fun at home, and will be utilized during our "Listen to Reading" center at school.  Your child may do RAZ kids in lieu of their book baggie 1 night per week.  Please note RAZ Kids on the weekly log.

(* is a great beginning reader site*   

Take a look at the Learn To Read link.)

Language Arts/Writing

*We are talking about adjectives and how they spice up our writing.

*In writer's workshop we have begun our final unit on Personal Narrative.  We are currently listening to and responding to mentor texts.


  Social Studies with Mrs. Merker
Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Summer

In Unit 5 we will be completing the following lessons:
Lesson 21 Understanding tens and ones
Lesson 22 Comparing numbers
Lesson 23 Add Tens to Any Number
Lesson 24 Add Tens and Add Ones
Lesson 25 Add and Regroup


*Please continue to practice basic math facts at home!

**Encourage your children to use various strategies to help them solve problems.**                    

(Check out for fact practice!) 

We are learning all about the characteristics of LIGHT. We will be completing various experiments demonstrating color, shadows, and transparency.

Up Next: Review
We are stepping away from a traditional weekly spelling list and test again this year.  Instead, spelling will be embedded in our phonics program (FUNdations) and Writer's Workshop.  Spelling will be assessed formally during FUNdations unit tests, and informally through daily application in authentic writing.
 Our Schedule this year is below: 2018-2019

                      Mon            Tues           Wed            Thurs                 Fri
8:15-8:24  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom

Reading Reading Reading Reading
9:08-9:52   Writing Grammar Writing Grammar Writing
9:52-10:36 FUNdations FUNdations FUNdations




11:20-12:04 Garden 
   Music    Gym Library      Art










12:48-1:32  Science/SS  Science/SS  Science/SS  Science/SS   Health
1:32-2:16  GYM     ART


Centers Centers


Fun Friday


Please call or e-mail me with any 
questions or concerns 

(732) 291-2020