Kristin Coyle

Updated 1/10/2018 
Mrs. Coyle's
First Grade
   Callan     Gabriel     Emily     Cruz     Julian

Maria     Benjamin     Fiona     Lily     Molly     Lorelei

Braeden     Nea     Cathryn     Connor   

Andy     J.D.     Masin     Daisy
Happy New Year!
1/15  No School
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/19  Topic 6 Math Test
2/8 Our Class Play "Stone Soup"
Time: TBA

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Homework is assigned nightly (Mon.-Thurs.) in First Grade! 
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 2017-2018
    Monday:  GYM & GARDEN
    Tuesday:  MUSIC & ART
    Wednesday: GYM, SPANISH, LIBRARY
    Thursday: COMPUTERS
    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. & Wed. ). 
-Library is on Wednesday at 2:16 

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Unit 7 is all about glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk 

We will practice building words with these glued sounds as well as adding the suffix -s to them.

We are practicing making predictions as we read during whole group and independent reading time.

Comprehension Strategies we discuss in class:

Retelling, Sequencing, Main idea and Details

Author's Purpose, PLOT, Predicting


*Our trick words for this unit are glued in your child's "Trick Word Book".  Please keep this book in your child's folder.


Fundations Unit 7:
Week 1: why, by, my, try
Week 2: put, two
Week 3: too, very, also, some, come


(* is a great beginning reader site*   

Take a look at the Learn To Read link.)

Language Arts/Writing

*We will be learning all about verb tenses over the next few weeks.  In class we practice our verb cheer as well as play Verb Charades!

*In Writer's Workshop we are drafting/revising our personal narratives.


  Social Studies with Mrs. Merker

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Topic 6 is all about Subtraction Facts to 20. We will be learning various strategies to help us subtract larger numbers, such as making a 10 to subtract and fact families.

Next Up: More Addition and Subtraction!

*Please continue to practice basic math facts at home!

**Encourage your children to avoid using their fingers.  They can use objects, draw pictures, use a number-line, or count on/back to find the sum or difference.



(Mrs. Shea also has lots of fun links on her webpage...check out sheppardsoftware!) 

We are learning all life cycles.  We will be focusing on the life cycle of frogs, butterflies, and chicks.

We are stepping away from a traditional weekly spelling list and test this year.  Instead, spelling will be imbedded in our phonics program (FUNdations) and our Writer's Workshop.  Spelling will be assessed informally through daily application in authentic writing.

 Our Schedule this year is below: 2017-2018
                           Mon            Tues           Wed            Thurs                 Fri
8:15-8:24  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom
8:24-9:08  Fundations  Fundations  Fundations  Fundations  Fundations
9:08-9:52     Reading Reading  Reading  Reading  Reading
9:52-10:36 Writing Grammar Writing




11:20-12:04 Garden
   Music    Gym










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






Fun Friday


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

(732) 291-2020