Jones, Michelle














Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Bucci

 Room #5

Hello Parents!!!

Welcome to the month of love and enlightenment!  We will be celebrating the love we have for each other with fun activities and class parties!  We will celebrate Black History Month, by learning about and commemorating the lives of the African Americans that have made an imprint in our lives today.  We will also be celebrating our 100th day of school!



Our readers are entering the next unit called Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles. In this unit we will practice reading more complex books, so our reading skills may advance.

We will continue our practice on comprehension, letter/sound identification, and sight word recognition.



Our writers are moving on to the next unit called How-To Books. In this unit, the children will learn to write books that teach readers how to make / to do things (i.e. how to make a snowman).



Our Fundations program focuses on the introduction/review of all letters and letter sounds. It also focuses on the Penmanship of each letter.



We just finished up Chapter 6, which focused on subtraction, and we are now starting Chapter 7, which focuses on a study of the numbers 11-19. In this chapter we will expose our children to place value.

Please remember to use thinkcentral, our online math resource!




Homework is given Monday-Thursday. Our Literacy homework will now focus heavily on phonics skills, and our Math homework will focus on numbers 11-19.

Please encourage our children to take pride in their work, and celebrate when they have completed their tasks. J


Our “Books in a Bag!” will continue to go home for additional practice! This is a great way to monitor your child’s progression through the reading levels. Each Monday, our children will receive books in a Ziploc bag (2 books on their reading level and 2 books that are 1 level higher) to practice reading at home. Please take turns reading to your child, with your child, and having them read to you. When you’re done, please discuss what you saw, learned, etc. All books are due back every Friday.


Dates to Remember:

1st: Third Marking Period begins

1st: Team Jersey Day

8th: Valentine’s Day School Dance @ 7pm

12th: Half-day for students

14th: Valentine’s Day; class party

18th: School is closed

22nd: Snowed In day

25th-1st: Read Across America Week