Kristin Coyle

Updated 8/29/2019
Mrs. Coyle's
First Grade
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   Aaron     Hayden     Hannah     Tallulah     Cora

Sebastian     Max     Sam     Colin

Wyatt     Lily     Qynn     Jeffrey     Mac     

Sophia    Anshi     Brody     Edin

(18 students)

9/5 First Day of School!
1:00 Dismissal
9/6 1:00 Dismissal
9/18 Back to School Night
9/30 No School
Rosh Hashanah

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Homework is assigned nightly (Mon.-Thurs.) in First Grade! 
(Details at Back to School Night.)
Every night your child will bring home a homework pad with his or her assignment for the night.  Please read and sign the bottom of the page each night.
Homework is the same every night for the most part...
  some fun projects will be sprinkled in throughout the year!
Some Helpful Reminders: 
Special Schedule 2019-2020
    Monday:  Gym & Garden 
    Tuesday: Music & Art
    Wednesday: Gym & Spanish
    Thursday: Computers & Library
    Friday:  Art & Music
-Please sign your child's homework book nightly. (this is part of their homework) Also feel free to use it as a communication tool (I check it every morning for notes).  
-Empty your child's folder nightly. 

-Plastic water bottles are allowed. 
-Please make sure you child wears sneakers on Gym days (Mon and Wed). 
-Library is on Thursdays

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Unit 1 is two weeks long and will review proper letter formation and sounds.  This will be a quick Kindergarten review, please refer to unit letters when they are sent home at the beginning of every new unit for ideas and to see what we are learning about in FUNdations.  

Trick words will be coming home beginning Unit 2 in your child's Trick Word composition book.  PLEASE keep this book in your child's folder and practice these words nightly in any way your choose. (spell aloud, sidewalk chalk, sand, shaving cream, write...etc)

Reading Workshop

We will be launching Reader's Workshop by listening and responding to various mentor texts. Students will learn about choosing a "just right" reading spot and book. We will begin building reading stamina, and learn how to "Book Shop" in our classroom.

RAZ Kids info: Coming Soon

(* is a great beginning reader site*   

Take a look at the Learn To Read link.)

Language Arts/Writing

*In Grammar we will learn all about text and picture layout.  We will read and observe various layouts in a variety of mentor texts, as well as begin to think about why the author chose the layout they did.

*We will launch Writer's Workshop by asking ourselves "Why do Writer's Write?".  Students will listen and write/draw responses to various mentor texts.  Responses and writing will be kept in school in your child's Writing Folder.  At the end of each unit, the writing will be sent home.  At the end of each writing unit, students will publish a writing piece of their own!  

Units: Launching, Nonfiction: All About Books, Poetry, and Personal Narrative


  Social Studies with Mrs. Merker
School, Johnny Appleseed, All About Me, Fall, Apples

In Unit 1 is all about "Numbers Within 10".  Each lesson lasts about 4-5 days.  Parent letters will be sent home at the beginning of each new lesson with explanations and ways to help your child at home.

Lesson 1 Count on to add
Lesson 2 Doubles and Near Doubles
Lesson 3 Add in Any Order
Lesson 4 Understanding Missing Addends
Lesson 5 Number Partners for 10
Lesson 6 Count on to Subtract
Lesson 7  Add and Subtract in Word Problems
Lesson 8  Subtract to Compare in Word Problems
Lesson 9  Understand True and False Equations
Lesson 10 Use Strategies for Addition and Subtraction Facts

*Please continue to practice basic math facts at home!

**Encourage your children to use various strategies to help them solve problems.**                    

(Check out for fact practice!) 

I'm very excited about our new Science materials from National Geographic.
Our first unit is all about "Exploring Science".  We will learn about how scientists learn about our world, and how we can be scientists, too!

We are stepping away from a traditional weekly spelling list and test again this year.  Instead, spelling will be embedded in our phonics program (FUNdations) and Writer's Workshop.  Spelling will be assessed formally during FUNdations unit tests, and informally through daily application in authentic writing.
 Our Schedule this year is below: 2019-2020

                      Mon            Tues           Wed            Thurs                 Fri
8:15-8:24  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom  Homeroom

Reading Reading Reading Reading
9:08-9:52   Writing Grammar Writing Grammar Writing
9:52-10:36 Gym FUNdations FUNdations




11:20-12:04 FUNdations 
   Music    Gym Library      Art










12:48-1:32  Science/SS  Science/SS  Science/SS  Science/SS   Health
1:32-2:16       ART


Centers Centers


Fun Friday


Please call or e-mail me with any 
questions or concerns 

(732) 291-2020