Ms. Gonzalez's Newletter

First Grade, St. Mary's School

Welcome Super First Graders!

Hello My name is Angelina Gonzalez and I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher and start this new year together. I am a brand new face to St. Mary's school so I look forward to meeting all of you and am excited to discover what this year has in store for us!

I will be posting a weekly newsletter which parents should check before the week begins. In it I will be posting homework assignments, curriculum updates, important news and reminders.

What are we up to this week?

This week will be a continuation of getting all our rountines in place.

We have been practicing how to...

  • organize ourselves in the classroom
  • rotate from different classes
  • keep track of homework assignments
  • take care of materials and complete assignments
  • fulfill our class jobs
  • work as a classroom family to learn and grow together

Curriculum Updates

Here is a brief overview of what we will be learning this week in our various subjects

LANGUAGE ARTS- Mrs. Fibelkorn will be continuing charting stories and practicing letter recognition/pronunciaiton with the students

MATH- We will continue number recognition (both numerical and word representations), value understanding and proper number writing up to 20. We will also begin adding numbers 0-10 and finish with a short assessment at the end of the week.

SOCIAL STUDIES- We will finish up our "World We Live In" unit with a Mobile that we will create in class. Please have each student bring in a hanger from home for this special project!

SCIENCE- We will begin our study on the states of matter and end with a short field trip that you will recieve more details on in the near future!

CHINESE- Ms. Yang will continue her introduction to Chinese and practicing common greetings with the students


  • Tomorrow Night (9/3) is Parent Teacher Conference Night with attendence hours varying from 4:30-7:30pm. Check the St. Mary's site for more details
  • Lunch Orders are now being taken! Logon to Google+ to check out Principal Kwong's tutorial on how to order your child's lunch.
  • Thursday Interfaith Shofar Blowing @ 3pm with Rabbi Peretz Mochkin
  • Friday is Minimum Day! Class is out at 12pm
  • Friday Mass @ 9:30 at Old St. Mary's Church

Homework for Week 2


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Social Studies Mobile- North America and USA sections of mobile
  3. Science- "Matter Walk" Handout


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Math pgs
  3. Social Studies Mobile- Chinatown section of mobile


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Math pgs
  3. Science- Matter Sort Activity


  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Have A Great Weekend!

Ms. Angelina Gonzalez

I am happy to meet with you though I ask that you follow the 10-24 rule. If our meeting will take longer than 10 minutes, you will need to notify me 24 hours in advance simply by emailing or calling me.

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