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     Ms. Critelli 

     April 7, 2020


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New Social Studies video link is now up :)


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     Attendance Form: *Extended time to sign in*

*The form below will be turned on at 9 a.m. and turned off at 12 p.m. daily. This will be the only time period you can sign your child in. Parents, please be diligent at putting in your child's attendance DAILY.  Directions were sent via Option C Parent Alert. Please include your child's first AND last name.



 Good morning boys and girls! Happy Tuesday!

I miss you more and more each day. I miss our Morning Meetings and snack time together. You are doing great and I am so proud of you. Parents, thank you. In a few days, you will have a chance to recharge and celebrate Easter with your children. I know it is not easy during social distancing, but we will try our best to remember brighter days are ahead and Jesus is with us every step of the way.


*Please note: I will be attending training webinars today between the hours of 9:30-12:30 p.m. and will not be available during this time. Thank you.*


                                                     Please continue to send photos of you busy at work, showing me

your spectacular work or just smiling for the camera so I can post it on our

Saint Luke Facebook page! I will send any photos to the Facebook Administrator by 5:00 pm.


Our new 1st Grade work packet for this week can be found on the school’s main page.

Please select the file called 1st.PDF and then right-click and

select "Download". The file will then download to your computer.


All assignments for today will be due on return to school.

Please remember that I am available at during school hours (8am to 3pm) Monday through Friday if you have any questions about your work.

Please see the section above (Programs) for this week's special teacher assignments in

 Art, Music/Library, Gym, and Computer.


Fundations:  1. Please practice memorizing the following sounds (say letters, keyword, sound):


Fundations:  1. Please practice memorizing the following sounds (say letters, key word, sound):  a__e – safe - __ / ai – bait - __ / ay – play - __ / e__e – Pete - __ / ee – jeep - __ / ea – eat - __ / ey – key - __ / o__e – home - __ / oa – boat - __ / ow – snow plow – 2 sounds the ow makes /i__e – five - __ / u_e – mule - __ /  ar – car - __ / or – horn - __ / ur – hurt - __ / ir – bird - __ / er – her - __ / sh – ship - __ / wh – whistle - __ / th – thumb - __ / ch – chin - __ / ck – sock - __ / oi – oil - __ / oy – boy - __ / oo – school book – 2 sounds oo makes / ung – lung - __  / ong – song - __ /ing – ring - __ / ang – hang - __/ unk – junk - __ / ink – pink - __ / ank – bank - __ / onk – honk - __ / ue – blue rescue - __ / ew – chew - __ / ou - trout soup – (2 sounds for ou as in trout and soup)

                              2. Please read this paragraph two times out loud for speed and accuracy.

A boy and girl had a very big goat. One day, the boy and girl went out to the backyard and let him eat the green grass. Wow, he ate a lot! They did not need to mow the grass.

   Here are video links to practice Fundations sounds with Mrs. Turano:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Click on the links below for help with Fundations!  (Orientation packet for review) 

( Unit 1 and practice letter writing) (letter sounds)   (vowel teams) (digraphs)  (glued sounds)  (r - controlled vowel) (baseword and suffix s) (long and short vowel sounds)

Here is a video link for Sight Word practice while at home.


1. I Can Read Vowel Team Stories #4 sheet – Please download the sheet on the school website. Read the story and answer the two questions. Place the completed sheet in your folder.

2. Complete the Thumbs Up worksheet. Read the paragraph and answer questions 1-3 and complete the Text Marking, (Find the main idea. Find one detail. Circle the main idea. _______ Underline a detail.) Place the completed sheet in your red take-home folder.


Here is a video to help assist you: 

                                                       Parents: These are great optional resources for reading/phonics:

New: If you would like to receive a free digital subscription to Time for Kids until the end of the school year, please go to  and complete the form. I have read a few of these to the kids in class and they loved the stories!


*This website has free access through the class account I set up. It has fantastic Read to Me storybooks, books, audiobooks, and videos to just relax and enjoy!

          Laptop or Chromebook:  - Sign in with your class code: ndy0262

          iOS/Android:  Open Epic! app – Click on “Have an account? SignIn” then click on “Students & 

          Educators” – Sign in with your class code: ndy0262

*You can set up a free parent account for your child:

*No need for an account and it is another great source for storybooks:

*Practice for some Fundations sounds: 

*Please remember to read 10 to 15 minutes daily. Practice decoding words and reading fluently (the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression). While reading, ask your child questions to reinforce comprehension skills.


Math: (there seems to be some issues with Mathletics today. These assignments will not be due until tomorrow) I have emailed them to help fix the issues. Thank you for your patience.

 Graded Assessment - Go to and use your username and password to enter.

There are two assignments listed (Subtract Tens and Compare Length 1) for you to do. These two will be graded as one assessment.  Please take each assessment only one time (the number of times you take it appears on the teacher console).  Please complete both (20 questions total). You will have until tomorrow at 3:00 pm to complete your graded assessment.


Parents: These are great optional resources for extra practice:   (time)   (time)  (time)  (you can set up a free parent account for your child)  (this is a website for free downloadable math worksheets) / (use your username and password) (free math games) (a program to practice addition and subtraction skills)  (Mrs. Turano's video on measurement)

       Religion: Please click the link below to watch a video of Ms. Critelli explaining this week’s assignment and next week’s project.  

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 1. Please use the sheets you printed out last week for the two Religion projects. Please continue to work on completing your two projects today and Wednesday.

Please put your name and date at the top of your paper, and place it in your red take-home folder.

These 2 projects will be your Religion assignments for April 6th, 7th, and 8th. They will be due on April 30th.  You may start the projects at any time, but it is best to complete after you finish the story.

Parents: This is a great optional resource: Bible videos: Go to YouTube and search for Beginner’s Bible.

2.* I would love it if you could make a beautiful cross (be creative) for Holy Week and have a photo taken of you holding it up (no name showing, please). Please email your photo to me by Wednesday, April 8th at 12:00 pm for me to send all our class photos to our Facebook Administrator. 


Kids’ Liturgy: A nice website for Palm Sunday Mass, Easter Sunday Mass and the next two Masses in April. 

To access Kids' Liturgy:

1. Go to

2. Copy/paste the following login information:


Password: KidsLiturgy123!

* This is a universal login. Please DO NOT change the password!

Also, ensure that the password doesn't have any extra spaces (if you run into trouble logging in)


Social Studies:   1. Watch the video of Johnny Appleseed at:

                       2. Read aloud and discuss pages 140 and 141. At the top, draw a picture in the box to show what you think Johnny Appleseed would do next. Underline a fact about Annie Oakley on page 140 and underline the words in the sentence that tell how Davy Crockett and Annie Oakley were alike on page 141. Think and discuss: Which of the two would you like to have met? Why?


Some fun things to do!

Please visit the website:

to watch just a few of the cute animal videos listed below! There are 20 videos to choose from.

Videos: African Elephant, African Lion, African Penguin, American Flamingo, Blue-tongued Skink, Brown Bear, Figi Iguana, Giant Panda, Komodo Dragon, Orangutan, Polar Bear, Rattlesnake, Rhinoceros, Ring-tailed Lemur, Takin, Tapir, Three-toed Armadillo, Tiger Sloth, Western Lowland Gorilla, Zebra

* Facts about other animals are also available in the same section. 

Parents: This is an optional video we also watched in class about birthday traditions. 

Please don’t butter my nose for my birthday!

Some enjoyable websites!

Let’s end the day by saying the Hail Mary prayer.

Congratulations! You have been working so hard and I am SUPER proud of you!

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                 * Music and Library: Music and library learning materials/assignments will be forwarded via Parent Alert. Please be vigilant and be sure to download and print the attached work and complete work in a timely fashion. Stay well during your time away!

Thank you,
Sue Barry

Gym: Please see Programs, (Physical Education) at the top of this page for your assignments.

*Art: Please finish the picture in your red take-home folder and bring it back when we return to school. Please see your teacher's class page under Programs at the top of this page.

*Computer (Technology): Please see your teacher's class page under Programs at the top of this page.

*Mrs. Mucciacciaro's Reading Specialist Students: Please complete the packet sent home and return it on April 30th. Please visit Mrs. M.'s class page, (under Programs, Literacy Specialist, at the top of this page), for this week's new assignments.


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                                                                  Pretzel and Bake Sales 

 Pretzel and Bake sales will be held the following days during lunchtime only: 

May 28th (Bake)

Pretzels are $2.00 each. (Nut-free items will be available during the Bake sale)

April Birthdays

No student birthdays this month


  We have 20 students in our class. 9 boys and 11 girls.

We have a Tree Nut allergy in our class so please be mindful when sending in treats/snacks. Please look for labels that say "manufactured with tree nuts", and avoid sending in these products. This is very important to look for before sending in any treats for birthdays, holidays, etc. Thank you.

GUT or NUT cards may not be used on days we celebrate Mass.


       Scholastic Class Code: NP489 
If your child is absent, they must bring in an absent note when they return to school. Please do not email the absent note.
Extra help will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays by invitation only. Please arrive no earlier than 7:45 a.m. by Mrs. Angotti. 

Students need to comply with school rules in all areas of the school (classroom, hallways, cafeteria, schoolyard, etc.).

If improper behavior persists, you will be contacted by e-mail and your child may receive a time-out. If improvement is still not seen, it may be necessary to contact you for a phone or face-to-face meeting. If something occurs that needs immediate attention, you will be contacted that day.

Incentives for positive conduct and listening are always stressed.

Conduct and classwork are included in the Personal Progress area of your child’s Report Card.

Mid-Trimester Progress Reports are also sent home for areas needing improvement in conduct and academics.

 Please note:

All students must be adhering to the uniform policy listed in the handbook.  Specifically, BOYS must be wearing a short OR long sleeve white shirt AND tie. Boys may not wear a polo.  Girls may wear a polo (short or long sleeve) or a white button-down blouse with blue slacks or jumper. Only shoes listed in the handbook may be worn. Black sneakers are NOT school shoes. Girls of any age may not wear ANY makeup or nail polish.


Monday: Art (please be in the building no later than 8:05 a.m.)

Tuesday: Computer

Wednesday: Library

Thursday: Music

Friday: Gym (wear sneakers and gym uniform). Please be in the building no later than 8:05 a.m.)


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          (Please allow 24-48 hours for tests to be graded and put on Option C, and for email responses as well).  If there is an emergency, please call the office.   

Third Trimester: Students will begin reading their own tests in the Third Trimester. The test will be read once by the teacher before starting, then they will read it on their own with help on any words they may not know. 



Weekend News is on Monday mornings! Please review what you did with your child over the weekend, (any activities, special family time), before school on Monday so it is fresh in their minds. When they come in on Monday, they will write in their "Weekend News" notebook a sentence or two and illustrate. This will be an activity we do every Monday morning all year.

Read to Succeed Contest!  Please download the Reading Log on e-envelope. Have your child read 10 to 15 minutes nightly. Reading Logs will be collected from all students every Friday.  Your child will write the title of the book, number of pages and one sentence to tell what the book was about. Parents will print the number of minutes read daily and sign each day. 


  • Sounds for all consonants and the short vowels a,e,i,o,u. 
  • Memorize keywords for letter sounds:   a - apple - (say "a" sound), b - bat - (say "b" sound), c - cat - (say "c" sound), etc. Practice "tapping out" the words as well.
  • Sounds for the consonant digraphs: ck, sh, ch, wh, th. 
  • Bonus Letter Rule - Use llssff when printing one syllable short vowel words.  Example: fall, puff, miss.
  • Sounds for all, am, an.
  • A suffix is an ending to a word. We are adding the suffix 's' to a baseword such as dogs.
  • Glued sounds for ang, ong, ing, ung, ank, ink, unk, onk. Procedure:  RANG - "R" one tap with first finger, "ANG" one tap with last three fingers.
  • Sounds for "ar" and "or" (as in park and fork). For "ar": Say the letters ar, then say the keyword car, then the sound /ar/. For "or": Say the letters or, then say the keyword horn, then the sound /or/.
  • Sounds for "er","ir" and "ur" (as in her, bird and burn). For "er": Say the letters er, then say the keyword her, then the sound /er/. For "ir": Say the letters ir, then say the keyword bird, then the sound /ir/. For "ur": Say the letters ur, then say the keyword burn, then the sound /ur/.
  • Long vowels: The placement of the letter "e" at the end of a word makes the word a long vowel word. Example:  can  becomes  cane   Remember:  When the vowels do the walking, the first one does the talking. He likes to say his name. bite
  • Long vowel sounds for: ai (as in bait), ay (as in play), ee (as in jeep), ea (as in eat), ey (as in key).
  • Next Sounds We Are Learning - Vowel teams: "oi" (say: oi - coin - sound for oi) and "oy" (say oy - boy - sound for oy). Long o sounds for "oa" (say oa - boat - sound for oa), "oe" (say oe - toe - sound for oe) and the two sounds the letters "ow" make (say ow - snow - sound for ow and say ow - plow - the sound for ow).

Thank you very much for your support in helping your child learn to read and write fluently!



Sight Words and Vocabulary Words

Sight Words:

Your child will be receiving a Sight Word packet every other Monday. For this week, we are sending home the words on Wednesday, March 4th. There are activities in the packet that can be completed in any order. A suggestion for studying is to put each sight on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently. Your Sight Word packet (given on March 4th) will be due back at a date to be determined.

The format of the Sight Word Test is to fluently read the ten current sight words and to fluently read three sentences using previous and current sight words. Please note: Sight words need to be memorized, not sounded out. In order to receive credit for reading fluently, students will need to read sentences in a flowing manner without sounding out words.

Sight Words:

made  did  over  down  way  only  find  use  may  water  

Spelling Words

Your child will be receiving a Spelling Word Menu Sheet every other Monday.  For this week, we are sending home the words on Wednesday, March 4th. There are activities on the sheet that can be completed in any order. A suggestion for studying is to put each spelling word on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently. The sheet and attached activities (staple or paper clip to the menu) are not due back until the following Thursday. Your Spelling Menu assignment (given on March 4th) will be due back on a date to be determined.


Spelling Words:

down  must  water  called  people  spring  write  more  soil  root









Please return your Go Math! book each day for classwork.


Monday - page

Tuesday -  page 

Wednesday -  page 

 Thursday - page 

*Your child will take home their Math book to complete their homework assignment and return it the next day.



Religion: Pray Hail Mary daily -Our Blessed Mother loves to hear from you!


Social Studies




 Grading Policy:


Assessments (Grammar, Phonics, Vocabulary)  50%
Writing Assignments: 20%
Comprehension: 20%
Spelling Drills: 10%
Assessments: 75%
Math Drills: 25%
Assessments: 75%
Lab: 25%
Social Studies 
Assessments: 75%
Projects: 25%
Assessments: 50%
Projects: 25%
Prayers: 25%



Subject Title Publisher ISBN # Copyright


Go Math

Houghton Mifflin




Phonics Level A

Modern Curriculum Press




New York Progress



Interactive Science





We Believe




 Reader: Here and There
Reader: Catch a Dream
Reader: Gather Around
Reader: Time Together




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