Misty Durante

1st Grade Daily Schedule

TBD- in process for 22-23 school year 

8:55-9:10 Arrival

9:10-9:25   Morning Meeting- SOAR (SEL)

  • Check-in/Attendance
  • Morning Announcements

9:25-11:20 Literacy Instruction- Whole Group/ Small Group 

  • Heggerty- Phonemic Awarenss
  • Fundations- Phonics, Word Work, Dictation
  • Read Alouds- Comprehension Strategies, Author's Studies
  • Integrated Science & Social Studies
  • Guided Reading
  • Integrated Technology
  • Independent Work
  • Differentiated Instruction 

11:20-12:00 Lunch

12:00-12:40 Literacy Continued

  • Guided writing
  • Independent writing

12:40-1:45 Math Instruction- Whole Group/Small Group 

  • EnVision: Guided practice
  • Math games
  • Independent Work
  • Technology

1:45-2:00  Afternoon Snack Recess

2:00-2:50 Specials (PE, Tech, Music, Art)

2:50-3:50  Integrated Learning Block

  • Integrated Science & Social Studies
3:50-4:00 Clean-up and dismissal


Reading Bags Homework 

Your child's reading bag will contain familiar books that we have gone over in class. These books are for your child to be able to read independently. Some books may be easy, but are meant for your child to practice expression and fluency as well as build confidence. Please know that all books do not have to be read every day. Please continue to remind your child to bring book bags every day.

After reading the book, ask your child comprehension questions about the story.

  • Who are the main characters?

  • What happened in the beginning, middle, and end?

  • What connections can you make with the story?

  • What does the story remind you of?reading

Homework should not exceed more than 30 minutes a night. Our purpose is to build responsibility and practice skills.

  • Read nightly for 10-15 minutes from their reading bags.

  • Fundations- Please see resources for ways to practice with your child.

  • Math-

  • i-Ready- online lessons (one reading & one math per week).

  • Friday Folders- Please review items and return folders on Mondays.



Fundations enVision

Fundations provides all students with a foundation for reading and spelling. It emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonics-w word study, high frequency word study, fluency, vocabulary, handwriting, and spelling. Please see the parent resources below for a way to practice at home.

Unit 1: Letter-keyword-sound

Unit 2: blending & reading three sounds: short vowel words

Unit 3: Digraphs: wh, ch, sh, th, ck

Unit 4: bonus letter rule: ff, ll, ss and glued sound all

Unit 5: glued sounds: an, am 

Unit 6: base word with suffix -s

Unit 7: glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

Unit 8: consonant blends and digraph blends

Unit 9: closed syllable concept with short vowels

Unit 10: suffixes: -s, -ed, -ing and vowel teams oa, oe, ow, ou, oo, ue, au ,aw

Unit 11: long vowel sounds: consonant -e

Unit 12: concept of syllable in multisyllabic words & compound words

Unit 13: suffixes: -s, -ed, -ing added to multisyllabic words

Unit 14: review

Envision is a math program that combines problem-based learning with visual learning to deepen students' conceptual understanding.


  • math

Resources Scholastic Book Club Orders 

Sora App: Check out eBooks from our school library and any public library with your library card.

Book Wizard: App where you can look up book titles to find our what level they are.

Booklist by Series: This is a website that lists the names of books by reading level.

If you would like to place an order through Scholastic books, please follow the steps below:

  • VISIT Scholastic

  • ENTER the one- time class activation code: PLGCY

  • SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs

  • SUBMIT your order and earn FREE books for our classroom

  • All book orders will be shipped to our classroom.