Kristin Coyle

Updated 3/6/2023

Mrs. Coyle's
First Grade

  Lillie     Hayden     Dempsey     Beckett     Lyra     Teddy

Van     Jack     Margeaux     Miles     Klym     Job

Spencer     Sean     Lily     Quinn     Molly     Virginia

Harry     James     Cailin     Juliet
(22 students)


3/9 "Lucky Clover" projects Due

No School for Students
Teacher In-Service

3/17 Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Math Unit 2 Assessment
(Guide sent home on 3/9)

3/20  First Day of Spring!

3/21 7:00 pm Board of Ed Meeting

3/24 "Feel Good Friday"

Homework is assigned nightly (Mon.-Thurs.) in First Grade! 
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 2022-2023
    Monday: Spanish & Gym
    Tuesday: Enrichment and Innovation
    Wednesday: Music & Gym
    Thursday: Art
    Friday: Art & Music

*Media Center every other Friday!
-Empty your child's folder nightly. 

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

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- Unit 10 is 3 weeks long and is all closed syllables with up to 5 sounds.  We will be learning how to identify a closed syllable, what it means to be a closed syllable, and how to read and write closed syllable words with and without suffix -s.  We are reviewing tapping to read and spell as well as practicing word and sentence dictation on our white boards and in our Student Notebook.

-Students are participating in daily center activities to reinforce concepts previously taught as well as engage them at their individualized reading abilities. 
Our Centers include:
-Read to Self (Book Shopping for Book Baggies)
-Listen to Reading (Choice Books on EPIC)
-iReady Reading
-Work on Writing (Monthly themed journals)
-Word Work (Stamp weekly tricky (heart) words, practice writing and building words with personal sight word lists)

(* is a great beginning reader site*   

Take a look at the Learn To Read link.)

Language Arts/Writing

Units: Launching, Nonfiction: All About Books, Poetry, and Personal Narrative, How To

We have completed our Personal Narratives, had our classroom "Gallery Share", and currently they are on display in our hallway.

Next up: Nonfiction All About books!

 Social Studies
-Continues in MP 4

-We are working sums and differences to 20 while reviewing strategies taught up to this point. 

Next Up: Data  

-We are learning how various strategies can lead us to the same answer, and we are practicing how to talk about those strategies with each other.  

-Keep practicing basic addition and subtraction.
-Some strategies we have learned to help us add and subtract:
chips, ten-frame, draw a picture, number line, make a 10, doubles, near doubles

*Please continue to practice basic math facts at home!

**Encourage your children to use various strategies to help them solve problems (number bonds, ten frames, draw it out, number line, etc...)**                    

Life Science: 
We will be learning all about plants and animals.  We will be discussing food chains, life cycles, habitats, and biomimicry.
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.
Please call or e-mail me with any 
questions or concerns 

(732) 291-2020 
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