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    Welcome to Ms. Contegiacomo & Ms. Vulpis' 1st grade Class!

    Room: 28


    We are looking forward to a year filled with excitement, fun, adventure, and lots of learning Please check out our class page as it has important information to help start the year. We are going to have an AWESOME year! 

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     I believe that a great parent-teacher relationship is necessary for a successful school year. My main general classroom communication is this class page. I hope that you will visit it often to learn what is happening in our room. I update our class page with homework and with information on the skills and strategies that we are working on in class. Other announcements that pertain to our class, school, and community will also be posted on our class page!

    Please use the side bar to find out more about our classroom!



    Monday: Computers

    Tuesday: Gym (wear sneakers)

    Wednesday: Music

    Thursday: Art

    Friday: Library



    Our lunch is scheduled for: 12:15-12:45

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    I hope everyone had a wondeful Memorial Day weekend!
    I am so happy to announce we came in 2nd place and earned a ice cream party with Pennies for Patients Fundraiser. Our class raised $400. Thank you all for participating in such a good cause.
     We will be continuing in all of our units this week.
    Please continue to study those power words and continue reading and filling out the reading logs. We are hoping to win the Book Challenge for May and earn another trip to the SKY LAB!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Scroll down to the bottom of our class page for our class photo gallery!
    We added pictures from our science lesson about the moon, nature walk for Earth Day, our egg hunt and our field trip!
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    READERS WORKSHOP- Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons
    SKILLreaders will focus on using key details to make predicitons, determining importance when retelling a story, and rereading to notice more.
    GRAMMAR AND PHONICS SKILL: closed syllables with ed/ing endings
    POWER WORDS: Our power words this week:
     Remember to practice your power words every day and to follow the power words homework schedule!
    We will have a test on Power Words every Friday! 
    Mon: Write your words blue consonants red vowels.
    Tues: 3x each
    Wed: Use each word in a sentence.
    Thurs: Readers Response worksheet.
     Please practice these words nightly at home!
    Please make sure to sign off on the back of the power word book so we know you are practicing at home each night!
     These word books will be checked on Fridays that they have been signed for the week.
    Remember to practice your power words every day!  
    They will help you to be a STRONG reader!  
    WRITERS WORKSHOP: Realistic Fiction
     MATH: Topic 14- Reason with Shapes and Their Attributes
    Science: Earth and Space
    HOMEWORK :Homework is very important to provide practice of what we've learned in the classroom, to review, and to expand and explore new ideas.  If your child needs help please assist them daily, but always allow him/her to do their best, even if its not always correct!  Remember to check your child's take home folder each night.  Homework is generally assigned Monday-Thursday!  There will be a math worksheet assigned each night and reading will be a big part of our nightly homework. Please continue to review and practice the power words and addition/subtraction facts throughout the year!
     RECESS: We will be going outside for recess as the weather permits please make sure your child is wearing sneakers so they can play and approriate clothing pertaining to the weather that day! Students are NOT allowed on the playground without sneakers for safety reasons!!!  It is also a good idea to send a small bottle of water with your child to school to have after recess.
    SCHOOL SUPPLIES: We have provided everything your child needs to have a succesful year in 1st grade! The only thing your child will need is a mock with your child's inititals on the tag for art class.
    Below is a wish list of items that are needed for the classroom throughout the year. 

    Our classroom is always in need of donitions and they are greatly appreciated! 

     - Magnetic Letters


    - Mr. Sketch markers

    - Letter stamps


    -Hershey Kisses

    -Small prizes for prize box

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    If your child would like to celebrate their birthday in school you are welcomed to send in a treat.

    We have 19 students in our classroom.

    Treats need to be to school by our lunchtime and left with the receptionist. 

    As school policy, no birthday invites are allowed to be given out in school. 


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    We will be sending home Scholastic catalogs throughout the year.
    By ordering online, you can help us earn FREE books for our classroom! 

    Our class code is- MNHKC


     What is Bucket Filling?
    Actions or words that show that you care about someone. Saying or doing something kind. Giving someone a heartfelt smile. Using names with respect. Helping without being asked. Giving sincere compliments. Showing respect to others. There are hundreds of wonderful ways to fill buckets. The language of bucket filling has become synonymous with being kind and thoughtful. Your bucket will be filled when, at the close of each day, you reflect on the ways in which you have filled buckets.


    Dismissal Change Form



    To notify the main office of a dismissal change for your child,  please print and fill out the following document... Please send note in the DAY OF the dismissal change!

     Dismissal Change Form

    Can't download or print?  No problem.  Copies of the letter can be sent home for your use.  Simply complete the form with your child's FULL NAME and date and type of dismissal change, then send it to school with your child.  If you send in a handwritten letter, please be sure to include your child's full name, the date, and teacher's name on your letter.  This letter must be separate from any other correspondence intended for the teacher as these dismissal notes are sent to the main office



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    Wednesday, May 22nd- 6-8 PM

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    Game day!

    Tuesday, June 4th

    Please wear our Red Game Day shirts and Sneakers.

    Pizza will be provided for lunch


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    Blueclaws Night- Monday, June 3rd

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    Check out our class photo gallery!

    Scroll to the bottom of the page:)

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