mrs. hui

Welcome to First Grade!

We are already in October!  That was fast.  We have been busy getting into our daily routines.  I have 2 TCNJ student interns once a week on Fridays for 8 weeks.  They will be with me for the entire day and eventually teach a math and science lesson.  




First Grade Curriculum
The South Brunswick School District Curriculum being taught at the first grade level integrates the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS) with developmentally-appropriate concepts. We teach for deep understanding of the "big ideas" in each content area, and we encourage students to wonder about the "essential questions."

Technology is integrated into instruction in meaningful ways. Students and teachers use digital tools and information to solve problems individually and collaboratively to create and communicate knowledge. (NJCCCS 8.1)

First Grade Curriculum

Daily Specials Schedule

Monday-  P.E. 2:05-2:40 Mr. Janucska

Tuesday - Music - 1:40-2:15 Mrs. Stanek

Wednesday -Art - 1:55-2:35 Ms. Tiedemann

Thursday -P.E. - 2:40-3:15

Friday - Library -2:40-3:15 Mrs. Dixon




                                Parth - Dec. 1st

                                Reet - Dec. 3rd

                                Arjun - Dec. 8th

                                Karolyne - Dec. 21

                                Ruthvika - Dec. 30






We have been learning about reading tools to use for how to sound out words.  We made a paper tool box and each tool helps decode a word in a different way.  They have been using these strategies when writing or reading.  I am currently doing reading assessments everyday for the entire month for report cards.  Everyone is reading well and increasing their reading level.  


We are learning how to write a "How-To" book. The students will be teaching everyone how to do or how to make something.  They will learn the features of a How- To and write a few books this month.


I hope you have tried the games and activities in our October Homework packet.  Please remember to return the calender by Jan.2nd.  I will be checking off who returns it. 


These are some Math skills that we will be working on throughout the year.

-locate numbers between 0-10 on a number line

-find missing numbers on a number line

-adding and subtracting on a number line

-matching addition facts with a ten frame

-find sums that are 1 more or 2 more or fewer (less)

-combinations of 10

-tell and act out addition stories

-find the sums of two addends

-use the communitive property and associative property to find sums

-counting on 1,2, & 3 to add

Here are the concepts that I will be covering in the month of November, December, & January:

-odd & even

-greater than >, less than<, and equal=

-count to 120 starting at any number less than 120

-understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent groups of tens and ones *

-understand the value or worth of a digit is determined by its place (place value) *

-compose and decompose numbers from 11-19 into tens and ones *

-represent 2 digit numbers as their two parts (92 as 90 and 2- decompose or expanded form) *

-be able to determine the value of a digit in a two-digit number *

-understand that the digit 1 in numbers 100-120 represents one group of one hundred *

-add/subtract multiples of 10 within the range of 10-90 mentally and explain reasoning *

-10 more/10 less than the number *

-construct models concretely, pictorially, symbolically e.g. 34 can be 3 tens and 4 ones or 2 tens 14 ones, or 1 ten 24 ones. *

Social Studies &  Science

We will be staring our first unit in science.  It is the Water unit.




Please purchase books online only. You will receive a flyer and a due date.  More information will follow.


Try these websites:

Spelling Apps


little speller

spell well

Math Apps

splash math 1

splash math 2

zoom ( number line practice)

10 frame fill

hungry fish

Language Art Apps

brain pop jr

read me

word search


- Please send all supplies as soon as possible.

- Healthy snacks should be sent each day. Fruits, vegetables, yogurt, crackers, cheeses, granola, etc..

- Daily Folders are returned every day. Please empty your child's folder every night.  I will be checking folders every morning.

Upcoming Events and Due Dates

Dec. 6 Early Release

Dec. 7 Holiday Shopping

Dec. 22- early Release

Dec. 25-Jan.1 Winter Break