First Grade

Ms. Ortiz

  

Ms.Ortiz received her M.S ED in ENL from Queens College. She also received her BA in Elementary School Education from Queens College.

She has been working with children in an educational setting for over eight years.She has the desire to provide all students with a great education experience.

She wishes to use her experiences and bilingualism, to help children become academically successful. 

Ms. Gonzalez

  

Ms. González is from Azogues, Ecuador and lives in Queens. She graduated from The City College of New York in 2017 with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Bilingual Extension. Ms. González is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Special Education at Queens College. This is her third year as a teacher and her second year at East Elmhurst Community School. She had the wonderful opportunity to work as an English teacher in Guayaquil, Ecuador and Oaxaca, Mexico. This experience fostered her love for teaching and supporting her students in their bilingualism journey. On the weekend, she enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, Charlie and Tony! Overall, her life goal is to serve her community as a teacher and make a difference in her student's lives, one day at a time!

Ms. Moran

  

Ms. Moran received her B.A. in Elementary Education and her M.Ed in Special Education from Boston College. She worked with children in Boston in a variety of educational settings throughout college and grad school. She loves being part of the P.S. 329 family. She is passionate about helping students build a love of reading and helping all students achieve their fullest potential. 

Ms.Bastone

  

Ms. Bastone is one of our founding teachers. She taught Kindergarten at EECS for four years and acted as our Literacy Coach for the past two years. Ms. Bastone is very excited to be back in the classroom this year working with Ms. Moran and our incredible first graders. It is her first year teaching first graders after many years working with kindergarten and second grade students. Ms. Bastone loves to read and write and strives to inspire her students to feel the same way. She is looking forward to an amazing year!  

Lyric Study

Visual Thinking Strategies

  

What's going on in this picture?

What makes you say that?

What else can we find?

MUSIC STUDY

  

Students learn about

- the composer

- the instruments in the musical piece

-vocabulary related to the musical piece

  

  

Reading and Writing Units of Study

 

We use the Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project Curriculum. Students learn to love reading and use "the power of the pen" to put their voices out into the world.
 
 
 

Our Reading and Writing Units of Study

We use the Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project Curriculum. Students learn to love reading and use "the power of the pen" to put their voices out into the world.
 
Students in First Grade should be reading at level J by June. We provide small targeted group work to support our readers to be the best they can be!
 
   Reading  Writing
1. Building Good Reading Habits Small Moments: Writing with Focus, Detail, and Dialogue
2. Word Detectives Use All They Know to Solve Words Writing How-to Books (If...Then...) 
3. Learning About the World: Reading Nonfiction Nonfiction Chapter Books
4. Readers Get to Know Characters by Performing Their Books (If...Then...) Writing Reviews
5. Readers Have Big Jobs to Do: Fluency, Phonics, and Comprehension  Poetry and Songs (If...Then...)
6.  Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements From Scenes to Series: Writing Fiction
 7. Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs (If...Then...)  Independent Writing Project (If...Then...)