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Spelling Test #4

Trick words/sight words

These words are used often in the English language. Trick words are words that are hard to sound out (ex. said, the, come, etc.)The repetition of reading and writing these words will help your child remember them.

Test will be given on Friday, October 6th

  1. red
  2. all
  3. am
  4. help
  5. that
  6. play

These words are for room 157 English literacy-Mrs. Canalori

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Hello Parents!

Each week I will be posting about what we have done or are going to do in Math.  I will also post tips to help your child with the skills we are learning as well as when we will have chapter tests.  

This year we (room 157)are excited to be working in a workshop model for math.  This means that we are working mostly in small groups.  Groups are formed by what skills each student needs to work on.  We are learning through exploration with manipulatives and fun games.  We have all really enjoyed this new setup for math.  Ask your child to tell you about math time!

So far we have already finished Chapter 1:  Numbers to 10.  Unfortunately, I was unable to blog about this chapter because our website was down :(.  In chapter 1 we reviewed counting objects, learned how to compare groups using the vocabulary same, more, less/fewer.  We took our first chapter test about a week ago and I am very proud of how well the students did!


We then moved onto chapter 2 (we are finishing it today!!):  Number bonds.  We learned what a number bond is, and how to add using the number bond (part-part-whole).  We have also been working hard on finding the missing number within a number bond by counting on.  We used:  rekenreks, number lines, connecting cubes, counting bears and 100 charts to help us manipulate the numbers.  

We will have our chapter 2 test on FRIDAY (9/29)!

Room 157:  English

Room 158:  Spanish


We do our very best to alternate the tests in each language.  Example:  for chapter 3, room 157 will take it in Spanish and room 158 will take it in English.


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                                                                 Number Bond                                                                                                Rekenrek



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me!  Please remember to have your child complete his/her homework each night.  Homework is a part of your child's math grade!


Mrs. Mason 


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These spelling words are for room 157 English literacy-Mrs. Canalori

Spelling Test #2

Trick words/sight words

 These words are used often in the English language. Trick words are words that are hard to sound out (ex. said, the, come, etc.)The repetition of reading and writing these words will help your child remember them.

Test will be given on Friday, September 22nd

  1. blue
  2. jump
  3. three
  4. down
  5. make
  6. can
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Greetings First Graders and Parents,

              Thank you to all the families that have sent in tissues and/or cleaning wipes. They will definitely be put to good use.

Monday is early dismissal, Tuesday is back to school night and there is no school Thursday.


Below is an overview of what we will be covering in the 1st grade English classroom.

Reading:  (Room 157 English literacy group)

Writing: (Room 157 English literacy group)

  • Students will review how to take care of book, choose books and practice reading strategies to help them became a better reader.
  • Learn 3 ways to read a book.
  • Practice retelling a story.
  • Learn how writers get ideas.
  • Brainstorm/select a small moment to write about.
  • Discuss and practice the writing process.
  • Students are always reminded to start with a capital, leave a finger space and use punctuation.  

Health-English for both homerooms

Social Studies-English for both homerooms  (Social studies is in Spanish Q1)

  • What are Germs?
  •  Healthy habits-hand washing and covering your sneeze.
  • Predicting people's feelings, showing courtesy to others, friendship and listening.
  • Magnet theme: The World in my Backyard
  • We will discuss where our families are from.
  • Students will become familiar with the history of the Statue of liberty and immigration.

Math (English and Spanish)

  • The first few chapters are about numbers up to ten and number bonds.
  •  We will keep you informed about what we are working on by posting to the first grade blog.

1st grade reminders:

  • Always look at the John C. Daniels website and first grade blog for upcoming events and information.  (I post my spelling words on the blog every week)
  • Attendance is taken at 8:45 and this is when our instruction begins. Please be sure that your child is here by 8:30 to give them enough time to unpack and eat breakfast.
  • You may want to send your child dressed in layers. A navy blue sweatshirt/sweater is our school policy. If it is any other color, your child will be asked to remove it.
  •  If you are planning to have a birthday celebration in school, the item must be sent into school and the celebration will take place immediately following lunch 12:00-12:15. Please let us know in advance and be advised that we do have allergies in our class.
  • Please send in a dated note if your child will be going home a different way than usual. If you send an email during the day, please be sure the teacher responds back to you acknowledging the change.  If they do not email you back, call the office.
  • I would also like to ask you to practice shoe tying at home if your child does not know how to tie his/her shoes.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

  Mrs. Canalori


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We had a wondeful first day in first grade! It was great getting to know each other.

Below is the specials schedule for each homeroom. Please remind your child to wear sneakers and their PE clothes on gym days. If you have any questions, let us know. Thank you.


Monday       Music 157

                   Art 158


Tuesday       Gym/PE 157

                   Gym/PE 158


Wednesday     Art 157

                     Gym/PE 158


Thursday        Art 157

                    Music 158


Friday            Gym/PE 157

                                 Art 158

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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.


New Haven Public Schools' Nondiscrimination Statement:

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