Kristin Coyle

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Updated 11/27/2018 
Mrs. Coyle's
First Grade
   Skye     Max     Cecilia     Caroline     Riley

Orion     Olivia     Britton     Zachary     Emmett     Jaidan

Wyatt     Ryder     Lillian     Aubriella     Felix     Owen 

(17 students)

Happy Thanksgiving!

11/23 No School
11/28  Picture Re-Takes
12/2 Happy Hanukkah
12/7 Holiday Shop
12/11 1st Trimester Report Cards 
12/12 1:00 Dismissal
Conferences 1:00-3:00
12/13 Conferences 6:00pm-9:00pm
12/18 Unit 2 Math Assessment
(Study Packet will be sent home on 12/11)
12/19 First Grade Grinch Day!
12/20 First Grade Reindeer Day!
12/21 First Grade Polar Express and PJ's Day!
1:00 Dismissal

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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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 6 is 3 weeks long and is all about the suffix -s.  We will learn about basewords and how adding the suffix -s can make a noun plural.  We will also learn about how suffix -s can sound like /z/ or /s/.

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

Our new Reader's Workshop unit is our "Nonfiction" unit.  We will learn all about nonfiction text features.  We will also reading 3 different types of nonfiction: literary nonfiction, reference, and biography.  We will be responding daily in our Reading Response Notebook.


(* is a great beginning reader site*   

Take a look at the Learn To Read link.)

Language Arts/Writing

*We will be learning all about punctuation and the 4 types of sentences (questions, exclamations, statements, and commands)

*Our first Writer's Workshop unit is all about examining different authors and styles of writing.  We will take a lot of time to discuss why writers write, and create our own heart-maps to help inspire us to write about things that we love.  Our final first unit writing piece will be a published personal narrative.


  Social Studies with Mrs. Merker

Hanukkah, Winter, Christmas, Kwanzaa

Lesson 9 is all about different ways to make 10.


*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 will be learning all about living things.  We will be starting the unit discussing the structure and function of plants and their parts.

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