Kristin Coyle

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Updated 2/4/2019
Mrs. Coyle's
First Grade
   Skye     Max     Cecilia     Caroline     Riley

Orion     Olivia     Britton     Zachary     Emmett     Jaidan

Wyatt     Ryder     Lillian     Aubriella     Felix     Owen 

(17 students)

2/4 Progress Reports Available on the "Parent Portal"
2/11 Fox Box's Due
2/12 100th Day Projects Due
 the 100th Day 
2/14 Happy Valentine's Day <3
Math Test
2/15 1:00 Dismissal
2/18 No School
2/19 Dress Rehearsal (info. to come home soon)
2/20 Our Class Play @ 9:15am

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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 8 is all about consonant blends (ex: sled, clap, sank...)  Please encourage your children to "tap out" unfamiliar words.  The class will also be introduced to "Bossy R" sounds ar, or, er, ir, and ur.

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 midway through our poetry unit and the class is loving it!  Poetry packets are now in your child's take home book baggie to read at their leisure.  

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 will be learning all about Nouns (person, place, thing, animal).  We will discuss singular vs. plural, common vs. proper, and possessive nouns.

*In writer's workshop we have begun publishing our All About books!  The class is very excited about this. The final product will be a multi-page nonfiction animal book!  Look for it to come home towards the end of February.


  Social Studies with Mrs. Merker
Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day

We will be learning how to add three addends.  Remember to remind your children to look for ways to make the "friendly number" 10.  Making a ten to add is a strategy that may help them when adding larger numbers.


*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!) 

Biomimicry:  We are learning all about how we have mimicked various animals to invent/create tools that help us in our daily lives.
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