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 Class 1-1

 Ms. Critelli

   December 6, 2019


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 Our Christmas Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:00 p.m.

All permission slips are due no later than December 6th.

Tickets will be distributed the week of December 2nd, so please get your ticket payments in ASAP.

First Grade Attire: Christmas party attire. Children should be neat and respectful but may wear any color/form of appropriate Christmas party wear. Comfy non-slip shoes are recommended.

Please read and download important information on e-envelope regarding show information, payment,

permission slips, and other important items.


Parents are cordially invited to attend our First Grade Parent Event on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Please complete the bottom portion of the invitation (sent home on Monday, October 28th) and return it no later than February 12th.




Friday, December 6th -  First Friday Mass at 8:30 am - All are welcome

Christmas Show Permission slips will be due whether your child is performing or not

12:00 p.m dismissal

Report Card Conferences:

Report Cards should be picked-up in the gym from 12:30 – 1:00 and 4:30 – 5:00. Pick-up only, no conferences during this time. Special subject teachers will be distributing report cards. This year we will hold conferences using a sign-in sheet. You will be seen in the order in which you arrive. All conferences will be 10 minutes in length. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held in the teachers’ classrooms from 1:00 – 3:00 and 5:00 – 7:00 (Report cards may also be picked up in the office after 1 pm and 5 pm). At least one parent is expected to come and pick up their child’s report card. Please see e-envelope for more information. Thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, December 9th - No School - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Tuesday, December 10th - 

January Lunch Calendar Due

Christmas Show at 6 p.m for Grades Pre-K to 3 in St. Luke Church

Saturday, December 14th - Happy Birthday Jesus! (see e-envelope)

Monday, December 16th -  Pies and Cakes from the Pie and Cake Fundraiser will be delivered

Thursday, December 19th - $3 Dress Down Day

Friday, December 20th - Dismiss at 12:00 pm. May you and your family have a Blessed Christmas! Classes will resume on Monday, January 6th


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                                                                   Pretzel and Bake Sales 

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

December 18th (Pretzel), January 24th (Bake), February 25th (Pretzel), March 19th (Bake), April 23rd (Pretzel), May 28th (Bake)

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


                                                                                        We are a Bucket Filling Classroom!



 Smiley Activity- The notebook and Smiley will go home on Mondays and must be brought back to class the following Monday. Take 2 to 3 pictures of your child, (with Smiley in the picture), doing a chore: (making their bed, helping set the table, feeding a pet), helping a family member: (helping a sibling with homework, sharing a chore) or anything that shows the student doing a good deed :). Glue the picture, (one on a page), and have your child write a sentence or two describing the activity. During Circle Time on Monday, your child will share their pictures and sentences describing the pictures. The student may draw a picture, instead of a photo as well. 

    Smiley will go home with Gemma L. this week!  Please return Smiley and the notebook on Tuesday, December 10th

Thank you, Giuliana, for your wonderful presentation!


December Birthdays

Natalia - 23rd

Brandon - 26th

Teddy - 28th


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.

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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.   

Homework for the week of December 2nd


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. 


Please practice the following daily for decoding words and gaining fluency in reading words:

  • Bonus Letter Rule - Use ll, ss, ff when printing one syllable short vowel words.  Example: fall, puff, miss.
  • Practice the sound of all as in ball, tall and call.
  • Practice reading short vowel a,e,i,o,u words.

  • The sounds of the letters m and n come through the nose and because of this, the short vowel sound of a is somewhat distorted. Therefore, the students are taught that /am/ as in ham and /an/ as in fan are glued together because it is difficult to separate the a from the m or n. The word ham will be tapped this way: /h/ touching index finger to thumb; then the /am/ touching the middle finger and ring finger (glued together) to the thumb. Just like every letter has a keyword (a - apple - say "a" sound), say the letters a - m, then the keyword ham, then the sound /am/. Say the letters a - n, then say the keyword fan, then the sound /an/.
  • A suffix is an ending to a word. We are adding the suffix 's' to basewords.  Examples: dog - add the suffix 's' = dogs /  map - maps / pen - pens  / bug - bugs (sometimes the suffix 's' has the z sound).
  • Practice reading and spelling trick words: what, who, where, when, which.
  • Continue to print and read short vowel words.  Dictate sentences using short vowel words to your child to print:  Some examples - Mom has ten cups on a ship. His chin will itch when I tap it. A tall man got a drum and bugs. When did the quick hen run?
  • This week: Practice the glued sounds for ang, ong, ing, ung. Procedure:  RANG - "R" one tap with first finger, "ANG" one tap with last three fingers.
  • Thank you very much for your support in helping your child learn to read and write fluently!

There will be an Adjective test on Tuesday, December 17th. Students will follow the same format as the noun and verb tests. Students will circle the adjective in the sentence. They will also need to write a complete sentence using a given adjective. 


Monday - Work on SW packet and Spelling Menu - Reading Log due from last week

Tuesday - Work on SW packet and Spelling Menu

Wednesday - Work on SW packet and Spelling Menu

Thursday - Work on SW packet and Spelling Menu

Friday - Reading Log due for this week

Spelling/Sight Words

Sight Words: Your child will be receiving a Sight Word packet every other Monday. There are activities in the packet that can be completed in any order. The packet is not due back until the following Friday. Your Sight Word packet will be due on Friday, December 13th. Your Sight Word Test will be on Friday, December 13th. A suggestion is to put each sight word on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.

Sight Words:   

    old        great        tell       men      say     

    small     every      found      still      name 

Spelling Words: Your child will be receiving a Spelling Word Menu Sheet every other Monday. There are activities on the sheet that can be completed in any order. The sheet and attached activities (staple or paper clip) are not due back until the following Thursday. Your Spelling Menu assignment will be due back on Thursday, December 12th. Your Spelling Test will be on Thursday, December 12th. A suggestion is to put each spelling word on an index card and study in random order, mixing up the words frequently.

Spelling Words:

dogs      pegs      fibs      chill      path 

ships       chip       rocks       bells      kids 


There will be a Math Test on Chapter 4 (Subtraction Strategies) on Friday, December 6th.  The test will not be on the strategies used on pages 235 to 241. Please feel free to tear out pages 247 to 250 (don't use #5 & 10) to practice at home.



Monday - Study for Friday's test.

Tuesday - 259 and 260

Wednesday - Study for Friday's test.

Thursday - Study for tomorrow's test.

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


There will be a Science Test on Wednesday, December 11th on Sound (pages 396 to 404). While studying all the facts, please make sure you know the meanings of the yellow highlighted vocabulary words. This is very important. The test will be multiple-choice, True/False, writing a sentence to answer a question, and drawing a picture.

Please leave home your Science book until December 11th.

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

There will be an oral test on the Hail Mary prayer on Wednesday, December 18th. The Hail Mary is prayed daily in school during Morning Prayers. Please pray at home as well.

A prayer sheet is being sent home on Tuesday, December 3rd to help study. No need to return.

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