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STUDENTS + PARENTS + COMMUNITY
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Parent Corner & Announcements:
In This Classroom...

In This Classroom...
We do second chances
We apologize
We forgive
We respect each other
We keep our promises
We never give up
We encourage one another
We laugh often
We belong...

heart We Are a Family! Thx Joyful learning link
You will be excited to find class snapshots, class activities,links to reinforce academic skills,homework, and of course a parent corner.
Ms. Crooks' first graders are striving toward excellence in all content areas.
"Keep up the GREAT work first graders!"



Parent Corner
I am just a click away, please feel free to email
c.crooks@eastorange.k12.nj.us or Classdojo.com
Ways to Help at Home:
1. See that your child gets plenty of sleep,exercise and good nutrition.
2. Talk with your child each day about school, and current events.
3. Read daily with your child. (Students, please continue reading nonfiction books
on your level)
4. Assist your child during homework and studying for a test.
5. Homework should be done with no distractions.
6. Check your child's backpack each day.
7. Please have the following school supplies at home: glue sticks, crayons, tape, pencils, pencil sharpener, scissors, construction paper, and a stapler
8. Provide your child with a journal to write daily.

REMINDER: PLEASE check your child's homework planner.

*SEND BACK THE PARENT Envelope*

Curriculum Update
During the month of May our class will be working on...
Reading -Journeys Lesson 19- We are learning that good readers use details to figure out things about a story that an author may not tell them. This reading strategy we are learning and working on is drawing conclusions.
( Conclusion - a decision about something the author does not say)
Text - Tomas Rivera/Genre: Biography

Spelling - We are learning the sound/spelling for oa,ow.
We are blending and reading words with oa, ow.
Writing - We are using a question framework to write a biography about a person of choice.
Mathematics - Chapter 11: Geometry-3 Dimensional Shapes
We are learning about 3 dimensional shapes. We are also learning how to problem solve making and taking apart three-dimensional shapes.

iRead -Please continue working on your iRead at home.
Thinkcentral.com-My Library-Curious George -Review skills 40 to 45 Your child has their username and password to access Thinkcentral.com. & iRead

March School Activities
Mark Your Calendar-Friendly Reminder
May 1 - Parent-Teacher Conference 2:45-4:00
May 2- - Teacher Appreciation Day
May 5 - Law Day
PTO Bake Sale
May 8 - Spring Renaissance Begins
May 12 - PTO Bake Sale
May 14 - "Happy Mother's Day!" to our Mothers, Grandmothers, and Great Grandmothers, have a wonderful loving day
May 17 - Early Dismissal
May 19 - Career Day
PTO Bake Sale
May 25 - Pastries for Parents
May 26 - Administrative Day- School Closed
May 29 - Memorial Day - School Closed
May 30 - Book Fair - Buy One/Get One Free


30 Book Campaign
30 Book Campaign
First Graders should complete the following book responses:
15 Stickers by January 22, 2017
22 Stickers by April 1, 2017
30 Stickers by June 17, 2017
​Where are you at on our 30 Book Reading Chart?

You may visit the school library and the East Orange Public Library to check out books that interest you to complete your 30 Book Campaign.
Welcome to First Grade
Welcome to Ms. Crooks'
First Grade Webpage
"We Are All Leaders"
Students are following the
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Please check out our bulletin board
"Look How We Have Grown as Leaders!"
with the presentation of our timelines.

Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Stories from Past and Present Posted: Wednesday, May 3 at 8:29 PM Discuss
Blog Entry Natural Resources & Saving Our Environment Posted: Saturday, April 8 at 9:35 AM Discuss
Blog Entry Our Changing World Posted: Wednesday, March 1 Discuss
Blog Entry Wearing Uniforms Posted: Sunday, February 26 Discuss
Blog Entry What's Your Opinion? Posted: Monday, February 20 Discuss
More...
Homework
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Schedule
Specials:
Monday
†††Music†
Tuesday † Physical Education (Please wear sneakers and blue pants or P.E. uniform
Wednesday †Art
Thursday Spanish
Friday Technology
Files
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