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Teacher Patricia Bertucci - First Grade  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!! You will find helpful information and upcoming dates posted on this site. We have 22 fantastic students in our class this year. We have 11 boys and 11 girls. We have amazing things happening in our room every day.
Please check my web page WEEKLY! I will attach a weekly newsletter to my web page at the end of each week. Please check the web page for upcoming dates as well as important reminders. I will send out emails to communicate as well as texts on Remind 101. If you have not signed up please do so. The information is in the download section of this web page.

**Take home folders will come home each day. They will contain important notes and your child's school work. Please be sure to check and empty the folder each night. Any notes or information that you need to send to me should also be put in the Take-Home-Folder. I personally check each folder every morning.

**Yellow Fluency bags need to go home each night. Check and have your child read books in there, along with sight words, and any math items. Please try to log on to Zearn each night. Each day the yellow fluency bag NEEDS to come back to school. We use the books for reading groups.

Our school works on a TIGER schedule. Please refer to the TIGER Day schedule for our class. The letters are for days we are in school only.
T Days--P.E. 11;15-11:45
Art with 1:30-2:00
I Days--P.E. 11:15-11:45
Music with Mrs. Turnbough 1:30-2:05
G Days--P.E. 11:15-11:45
Technology with Mrs. Winkler 1:30-2:05
E Days--P.E. 11:15-11:45
R Days--P.E. 11:15-11:45
ELC (Library) with Mrs. Bucci 1:30-2:05

Lunch is from 12:05-12:25 each day. You are welcome to have lunch with your child any day. Grandparents or any other special guest is also welcome to come have lunch with your child.
Erinís Law 2018-2019

We are required by Erin's Law to provide lessons on sexual abuse and prevention education. During the weeks of November 12th and January 27th, Grand Prairie Elementary School Social Workers will be teaching a lesson during your studentís art class about the "Think First and Stay Safe" program. The lesson in November will cover the concepts of "Using My Built In Computer: Staying Healthy and Safe." The lesson in January will cover "Laws Help Protect Me: Kids Have Rights Too!" and "Listening to My Instincts: No Secrets".

Should your child have any questions, you may refer to the handout that will be provided to them on the day of the lesson. If you have additional questions feel free to contact a School Social Worker Ė Morgan Bilthuis, Nichole Reiser, and Sarah Altobelli.

Please see our newsletter for our "I Can's" for this week:

What is an "I Can" statement?
You will noticed posted in our classroom are "I Can" statements. You will also see these on my newsletter. An "I Can" statement is a simplified sentence based off of the Common Core learning standards. These simplified sentence help the students understand their learning targets for the week. Each week your child reads our "I Can" statements to help them become more responsible for their learning and more reflective on their own work.

Welcome to the Second Quarter!!


I can ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text.

I can ask and answer questions to determine the meaning of a word in a book (context clues).

With prompting and support, I can read informational texts appropriate for grade 1.

I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

I can explain the difference between fiction and nonfiction text.

With prompting and support, I can read poetry and prose.


I can write informative/explanatory pieces about a topic with facts about the topic and a sense of closure.

With guidance and support, I can use technology to
create and publish writing.

I can share in the research and writing of an informational piece with a sequence of events.

With guidance and support, I can recall information or
gather information to answer a question.


I can count to 120. I can read and write numbers less than 120. I can understand a ten is the same as ten ones.

I can understand the numbers 11-19 are a ten and some ones. I can understand that multiples of tens are groups of tens and no ones.

I can represent and solve word problems involving
addition and subtraction within 10.

I can use objects, drawings and equations to solve word problems with three whole numbers, whose sum is equal to or less than 20.
I can apply the commutative and associative property to add and subtract.

I can solve problems with missing addends using the
relationship between addition and subtraction.

I can add and subtract within 20 by counting

I can solve addition and subtraction problems and
identify the whole number.


This week in class

Today is a E day!
We go to P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy.

Today is a R day.
We go to P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy.
We go to library with Mrs. Bucci.

Today is a T day.
We go to P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy.
We go to Art with Mrs. Bohren.

Today is an I Day.
FSP Hot Lunch
Wear orange for
We have P.E. with Mrs. McCurdy!.
We go to Music with Mrs. Turnbough.

Today is G day.
We go to PE with Mrs. McCurdy!
We go to technology with Mrs. Winkler.
Enjoy your weekend!!


Important Dates

End of Third Quarter

No School you are on spring break all week!!

April Fools Day and Welcome back to school from Spring break!!!

Fireman visit today

Report Cards go home--don't forget to sign the envelope and return to school

Happy Birthday Chandler!!!!

Creative Arts Night--A culinary Experience at Grand Prairie 5:30-8:30 FREE!!!

No School today

No School today

SID--Early Release Day

Happy Birthday Anabelle!!

12:05-12:45 Dining With Dads!!!

No School Memorial Day

Happy Birthday Kyle and Cooper!!!!

Field Day for First Graders--Afternoon

Happy Birthday Sahyuru!!!!

Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo!!

Last Day of School--Summer vacation starts!!

Happy Birthday Kinley!!!

Happy Birthday Blake!!!


Downloads List

Box Tops Sheet [9/24/2012]
Newsletter 3-15-19 [3/22/2019]
Newsletter 3-22-19 [3/22/2019]
Parent Instructions for making a Eureka Account [8/29/2018]


Cool Links

24 high frequency words song

ABC Ya-Great Math and Reading Website

Alphebet Song--Phonics 2

Big Numbers Video--Helps with counting to 100

Fun Brain

Go Noodle--movement breaks and exercising--make your own account

Into the Book

ixl math--math concepts and games

Pete the Cat website with free songs and games

Raz kids--Mrs. Bertucci's students roster

Storyline Online--stories read to students

Teen numbers

Vowel Bat Music Video--good for vowel sounds

We are the Alphabet

World Book online (username fsd157c Password: tigers)

xtra Math--fluency practice for math facts

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