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Ms. Cipriano's Newsletter - Week of December 7th

Weekly Academics

Reading Street:

•Question of the Week; “What unique thing does a bear do in the winter?”

•Amazing words: winter, blustery, cave, woods, sleep and storm

•We recognized and named uppercase and lowercase letter: Cc

•Identified initial and final /c/ words like cloud and sock

•High- frequency words: I, am, the, little, to, a, have, is, we, like and my

•Sequencing events in a story (beginning, middle and end)

•Adjectives (ask your child to sing you the adjective song!) / Realism vs. Fantasy

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

•Some of our favorite books that we read are Gingerbread Boy, Gingerbread Girl, Max and Mo Make a Snowman Bear Snores On, Hanukkah Bear and I Show Respect.


•Reviewed headline, midline and baseline

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

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

•After reading the story Bear Snores On, the students had to write about the events in the story. The students were asked to write about what happened in the beginning, middle and end. I encourage you to ask sequencing questions at home as you and your child read together.

enVision Math:

•Patterns on a number line

•Counting and writing numbers to 20

Social Studies/Science:

•Social Studies was linked to our ELA program as the students learned about hibernation. The students also learned and discussed topics related to Christmas and Hanukkah. This week, we gathered in the cafeteria with Ms. Gaiting’s class and made/ate latkes! The students had a wonderful time!

  • They had the chance to make wonderful holiday crafts as well as a beautiful wintery snowmen that are displayed on our outside bulletin board.

•Wacky Wednesday sure was wacky. Thank you for participating and your donations! We also attended a cultural arts show provided by our PTA.

We had so much fun. Thank you, PTA!

SEL: We continue to sit as a class and place ourselves somewhere on the Mood Meter. This month we have been learning about the word, respect. What is respect? What does it look and sound like? How can we show respect? This provided a great link to our bucket fillers!

Peek at Next Week

-A Bed for the Winter/ New amazing words

-Letter sound /i/

-Adjectives for opposites

-Numbers to 100

-Winter holidays


Please continue to practice number recognition and formation, letters, sounds and

high-frequency words at home with your child.


Days 1 & 4 Library

Days 2 & 5 Computer Room

Day 3 & 6 FLES

Winter Party and School Sing-a-long!

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 10am

25 Castleton Court

Oceanside, NY

Last day of school before winter break

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 9:45am

25 Castleton Court

Oceanside, NY

Happy Holidays!