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Ms. Cipriano's Newsletter - Week of January 11th

Weekly Academics

Reading Street:

•Question of the Week; “How does a panda change in its first year of life?”

•Amazing words: bamboo, curious, measure, weigh, healthy and explore

•We recognized and named uppercase and lowercase letter: Ii, Mm, Cc, Pp, Tt, Ss, Bb. Nn and Aa

•Identified initial and final sounds within various words

•High- frequency words: I, am, the, little, to, a, have, is, we, like, me, he, for, me, she, with

•Compare and Contrast using our big book, Little Panda


•Verbs- What are they?

•Used our “rubber bands” to help sound out CVC words

•Some of our favorite books that we read are Betty Lou Blue, Little Panda and Martin’s Big Words


•Reviewed headline, midline and baseline

•Practiced writing uppercase and lowercase letters Bb, Nn, Ii, Ss, Aa, Mm, Tt, Pp and Cc

•Helpful strategies when writing (finger spacing, capital letters, punctuation)

•Students were asked to identify verbs and write it in a sentence

enVision Math:

•Joining groups

•Plus sign and equal sign


Social Studies/Science:

•Introduction to Shadows

•The students and I engaged in meaningful talks about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We used words like brave, helpful, kind and strong to describe him. The students reflected and brainstormed a positive and fair dream that they wanted to see come true in the world or in their community. I loved hearing their ideas!

SEL: We continue to sit as a class and place ourselves somewhere on the Mood Meter J Students have been engaging in conversation about the word fair and what it means to be fair. We discussed how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted fairness and equality for everyone.

Thank you to PTA for the wonderful book fair and encouraging our

little ones to become lifelong readers!

Peek at Next Week

-Little Quack/ New amazing words / Letter /r/

-HFW: he, she, with


-Discussion of the words fair and brave

-Verbs for than and now


-Writer's Workshop


Please continue to practice number recognition and formation, letters, sounds and high-frequency words at home with your child.

Please remember to return the Oceanside Library book to the Oceanside Library by the specified due date.

Daily Schedule

Days 1 & 4 Library

Days 2 & 5 Computer room

Day 3 & 6 FLES

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No school

Monday, Jan. 18th, 9:30am

This is an online event.

PARP show

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 9:30am

25 Castleton Court

Oceanside, NY

Wear your school spirit shirt!

School wide Pajama Day and read aloud by Mrs. McGahan

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 9:30am

25 Castleton Court

Oceanside, NY