Misty Durante

A Glance at Our Week

LITERACY- This week, we finished to our Australian animal books. Students shared their books with a partner to teach them about their animal. We also took our i-Ready growth checks for literacy and math. Please be aware students will be taking their mid-year i-Ready diagnostics for reading and math after Thanksgiving break. 

FUNDATIONS- We continued Unit 6: adding the suffix -s. We practiced tapping words, making words with magnets and writing words. We also learned the trick words: when, who and what. Please continue to have your child practice letter formation. 

MATH- This week we finished Module 1. Students took their end of the module assessment. Results are in your child's Friday Folder. After break, we will be starting Module 2: Introduction to Place Value Through Addition and Subtraction Within 20. Please continue to have your child practice number formation. 

SCIENCE/ SOCIAL STUDIES- We finished up our visit to Australia. Students have packed their suitcases in order to take it home and share with you our learning. They are very proud of the work they completed, please take a moment to let them share. When we return from break, we will be getting ready to fly to Europe for our Holidays Around the World Unit. 

We have also finished our thankful pumpkin. Here is a picture:


Daily Schedule Specials Schedule 


8:55-9:10 Soft Start

9:10-9:20 Announcements

9:20-9:50 Fundations

9:50-10:05 Literacy Instruction

10:05-11:45 Literacy Centers

11:50-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:35 Math Instruction & Centers

1:35-2:25 Specials

2:25-3:10 Writing

3:10-3:25 Snack Recess

3:25-3:50 Integrated Learning

3:50-4:00 Clean Up & Dismissal

Week of December 2nd- December 6th


TECH- Monday- Friday

LIBRARY- Wednesdays. Please remind your child to bring book back by Tuesday.


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 the 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 might. Our purpose is to build responsibility and practice skills.



Fundations Eureka 

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 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

Eureka Math has many ways for students to practice.

Sprint/ Fluency Builders: We practice our fluency with timed (usually one minute unless directions state differently) tests. At the end of the test, the students circle the number they got to and then correct our work with a different color. If you wish to practice at home, here are sprints and fluency builders for all modules.

Problem Sets: Students practice in class. Teacher is there for support and then we go over it together. Students explain their thinking and correct when needed.

Exit Tickets: Students complete exit tickets on their own and turn in to teacher. They are used to inform instruction and are not sent home.

Homework: Students should be able to complete at home on their own. They made need some help understanding what is expected or help reading the math stories. We found some  resources where you can watch videos on how to complete the lesson.

  • Resource 1

  • Resource 2

  • Zearn- This is a website that goes directly with Eureka. Please use child's username and password to log in.math

Classroom Announcements

THANKSGIVING BREAK- Monday, November 25th- Friday, November 29th

HOLIDAY PARTY- Thursday, December 19th. More information coming soon.

END OF 1ST SEMESTER & EPRs- Friday, December 20th is the end of the first semester. EPRs will be released Saturday, December 21st. Please be sure to log into Parent Engaged to view report cards.

WINTER BREAK- Friday, December 20th- Monday, January 6th

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.