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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

    11/19- Thank you everyone who came to parent-teacher conferences. We enjoyed meeting and talking to you about your child's progress in 1st grade. We have a half day Wednesday- Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!
     Please continue to practice those power words each week at home. Keep up the great work with reading and filling out the reading logs. We are hoping to win the Book Challenge for November. 
    Have a wonderful week!
    Scroll down to the bottom of our class page for our class photo gallery!
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    READERS WORKSHOP- Unit 2: Word Detectives: strategies for usign high-frequency words & decoding
    SKILLreaders will practice new strategies for solving hard words: look closely from start to end, use everything you know, and do a slow check.
    GRAMMAR AND PHONICS SKILL: -an word family, st blend
    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!  
    MATH: Topic 4: Subtraction Facts to 20: Use Strategies
    Science: Dinosaurs
    We will start creating our design challenge: creating dinosaur nests!
    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 20 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
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     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, November 21- Half Day

    Thursday & Friday, Novemeber 22-23- No School - Happy Thanksgiving




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  • Gift of Warmth
    Please help the Switlik PTN Give the Gift of Warmth this Holiday Season. We are collecting new coats, hats and gloves for select Switlik Students. Paper mittens will be available on 11/13 from the Switlik Reception Bulletin Board. If you would like to help, please select a paper mitten and provide a new unwrapped coat, hat and gloves, along with your paper mitten, to Mrs. DeBenedetto by December 14th. If you are unable to come into Switlik to select a paper mitten or have any questions, contact Jessica Williams at coybean@aol.com.

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  • Message from the PTN:

    Dear Parents,
    We are writing on behalf of the Switlik PTN to request a donation for our Pocketbook Bingo scheduled for March 15, 2019. We are expecting 200 people at this event. The event proceeds will help the PTN continue to offer class trips, assemblies and additional learning materials to our students.
    We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make. We are currently asking for donations to purchase some beautiful pocketbooks and accessories to be won at this event. Any amount collected will help ensure the success of this fundraiser. We would also love the support of any business you think may be interested in supporting our school with a monetary donation. Donations are tax deductible and we can provide you with a letter for tax purposes upon request.
    Please send your donation in an envelope labeled “PTN - Pocketbook Bingo” to school with your child and include your child's name and teacher's name on the envelope. We would like to collect all donations by Wednesday, November 21, 2018. You can also donate through our Switlik Swag Shop and Reservation Store with a credit card:
    If you are interested in helping to plan this event, we are looking to form a committee, so please send an email and let us know. 
    If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me at coleen.sgammato@gmail.com or Samantha Marley at samanthamptn@outlook.com. Thank you so much for your support!
    Coleen Sgammato and Samantha Marley
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    Check out our class photo gallery!

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