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First grade will have crazy hair day on Friday, March 2nd to celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday. 

Your child may come to school with his/her hair crazy. 

We can't wait to see everyone!




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Spelling Test #22

In unit 6, students will learn about a base word and the suffix –s. (ex. bug-bugs). Students will also be introduced to the concept of plurals.

Test will be given on Friday, March 2nd

Trick words

  1. were
  2. are

Fundations Unit 6 words

3. pens




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***Todays spelling test will be given on Monday, February 5th. 

Next weeks words: 

Test will be given on Friday, February 9th.

Trick words

1. does




Fundations Unit 5 words

5. fan


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Hello Parents!

     We have already finished Chapter 9:  Length!  This chapter covered the following concepts:

  • measuring length using the vocabulary:  long/longest and short/shortest
  • measuring height using the vocabulary:  tall/tallest and short/shortest
  • we compared objects of different lengths and heights to each other to find which was the longest/shortest, etc.
  • we learned to use a start line when comparing objects of different lengths and heights
  • we measured objects using cubes, paper clips, pennies, etc. to see how tall or long they were


Our chapter test will be given TOMORROW!!!

     Room 157:  English          Room 158:  Spanish



Don't forget...this afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 are conferences!  Mrs. Canalori and I will be meeting with parents by literacy groups.  We have scheduled appointments...if you did not set up an appoinment please call the school to see when we are available today!  


Have a great night!

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Hello Parents!  

     We just finished Chapter 8:  Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20!  In this chapter we have learned:

  •  different ways to add:  by making a 10, by grouping into 10's and 1's, using double facts to add and using double facts plus one.
  • different ways to subtract:  by grouping into a 10 and 1's, and by grouping into a 10 and 1's.
  • real-world problems:  addition and subtraction facts.  
    • For example:

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Check out this video we used to learn our double facts!

Double facts rap


Our chapter test will be given on Wednesday (1/24).

     Room 157:  Spanish               Room 158:  English

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Our Mission

At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.


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It is the policy of the New Haven Public Schools district that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment. Protected classes include Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Learning Disability, Marital Status, Mental Disability, Intellectual Disability, National Origin, Physical Disability, Race, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, equal access school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts for America and other designated youth groups.




Contact Us

Interim Principal: Mrs. Tina Mitchell
Assistant Principal: Ms. Yesenia Perez

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605


School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm