• Welcome to Room 234's Fusion Page!

    Instructor: MS. DONNA CUMMINGS

    Please feel free to contact me at
    dcummings@winthrop.k12.ma.us or leave me a message at (617) 846-5509 X3234.



  • Have a fun and safe summer break!

    Don't forget to read Every night!

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    Important News:
    Our music concert will be held on June 3rd at 9:40 for first grade families.
    June 16th is the last day of school and is an early release day!

    Frog adoption permission slips will be sent home shortly!

    Please remember to complete your student's reading log and math practice packet. Have a happy and safe summer vacation!

    Curriculum Update:

    Story Town:
    Chapter 29
    Spelling …

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    May 3rd is Student Spring picture day. Forms will be sent home soon.
    May 10th is Walk to School Day!
    May 20th is our Family Luau Dance from 6:00-7:30.
    May 18th is the Spring Open House. Come visit your child's classroom from 6:30-7:30!
    May 25th is the annual Music Concert at 10:15.
    May 26th is an Early Release day.
    May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.


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    A few important dates to remember: April 7th and April 14th Early Release Day Spring vacation begins April 17th...Enjoy!Earth Day is April 22nd!


    Chapter 24
    Spelling words: ice, nice, race, page, edge, large, home, those, love, hello
    High Frequency words: become, busy, eyes, high, listen, remembered, talk, visitor

    Chapter 25
    Spelling words: use, cute, cube, tube, …

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    March came in like a lamb and hopefully will go out like a lamb!
    We are honoring Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2nd!
    The Book Fair is Tuesday March 7th through Thursday March 9th.
    Class photos on March 8th. Don't forget to send in the order form with your child.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day on March 17th!
    Spring begins on March 21st!
    First Grade Game Day is March 23rd!
    Report cards will be issued on …

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    Our Valentine’s Day celebration will take place on Tuesday, February 14th.
    * A class list will be sent home so that each child will receive a card. Please do not feel that you must buy cards as homemade cards are as much fun to make as to receive!
    * Please respect our "no food" policy which also includes wrapped candy. We will have a Valentine's day card swap for those children who wish to …

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    January 16th: No school in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day.
    January 27th: GFB Music Concert - 1st grade at 10:15.

    Chapters 14, 15, 16

    Go Math:
    Chapters 4 & 5 Addition & Subtraction strategies

    The 5 Senses

    Social Studies:
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Chapters 16, 17 and 18
    Subtraction facts and strategies
    States of Matter
    Social Studies
    President's Day - George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
    Black History Month

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    Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza and Happy New Year to all!

    Important dates:
    December 9th report cards will be issued.
    December 23rd is an Early Release Day and the beginning of our Holiday break. School will resume on January 3rd.

    Story Town: Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12
    Go Math: Addition and Subtraction Strategies
    Science: Animal Habitats in Winter
    Social Studies: Holiday Lights

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    * November 2nd: WHS DRAMA Presentation.
    * November 7th: NO SCHOOL for students. Professional Development for teachers.
    * November 11th: NO SCHOOL Veteran's Day Holiday.
    * November 22nd: EARLY RELEASE Dismissal at 11:45.
    * November 24th and 25th: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    * November 28th: SMART Assembly for students.

    Curriculum for November: Story Town: Chapters 7 short e, Chapter 8 TH and Chapter 9 …

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    * Walk to School Day: October 5th​* Early Release Dates:
    October 6, 13, 20, 27 Dismissal is at 11:45* Columbus Day: October 9th NO SCHOOL
    * PTO SPOOKY DANCE: October 13TH 6:00 - 7:30

    Curriculum For October: Story Town: Chapters 3 - 6
    Go Math: Chapter 2: Subtraction
    Chapter 11: 3D Shapes
    Science: Autumn happenings
    Social Studies: Christopher Columbus

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    September 14th is Parent Curriculum Night from 6:30 - 8:00. Please come and view your child's classroom and learn valuable information of your child's learning agenda for the school year.
    Volunteers are a much needed part of our classroom! You will have a chance to sign up then.

    September 15th is the GFB Ice Cream Social from 6:00-8:00.

    September 27th are class photos - forms will be sent …

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  • HELLO!
    My name is Donna Cummings and I grew up in Winthrop and attended school here. I have been a first grade teacher for 27 years and I adore this age and grade level! I am so thrilled to be your child’s teacher and I know this will be an awesome year!

    You may contact me at any time by writing me a note in your child's Home-to-School Folder, emailing me at (dcummings@winthrop.k12.ma.us), or leaving a phone message at (617) 846-5509 X3234. I check my email and messages at the end of the day and will get back to you as soon as possible. Should an emergency or time-sensitive issue arise, please contact the office at (617) 846-5509 and Mrs. Sacco will notify me immediately.

    Important notes:
    •Our classroom is Peanut Free!
    •We have Gym on Tuesday and sneakers must be worn.

    Our classroom is always in need of tissues, hand soap, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting/cleaning wipes!

    Volunteers are much needed and a welcomed part of our classroom.


      Arrival/Morning Work
      RtI (Response to Intervention) Reading Block
      Storytown - Whole group reading
      Snack - Group movement break
      ELA/Handwriting/Science/Social Studies/SMART talk
      Specials - see schedule below 
      Math Centers

      Monday  – Art
      Tuesday - Gym Sneakers must be worn
      Wednesday - Music
      Thursday - Computers
      Friday - Academic Enrichment

      The weekly Spelling list is sent home every Monday and is due back on Friday.
      There will be Go Math homework most nights and is due back the next day.
      There is NO homework on Friday!
      Please read with your child nightly!
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