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STUDENTS + PARENTS + COMMUNITY
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Parent Corner & Announcements:
Welcome to First Grade
Welcome to Ms. Crooks'
First Grade Webpage
"We Are All Leaders"
Students are following the
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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?

​Reading should be our top priority, so let's read, read, read.

March School Activities
Mark Your Calendar-Friendly Reminder
April 7 - PTO Bake Sale
April 10 - April 16 Spring Break laugh
April 17 - School Reopens
April 18 - PARCC Grade 4 Assessments
April 19 - PTO Meeting- Spaghetti Dinner - 6:00pm
April 20 - Last Day - Afterschool/Tutoring
April 21 - PTO Bake Sale
"Earth Day Celebration"yes
April 22- "Earth Day!"
April 28 - PTO Bake Sale
Curriculum Update
During the month of April our class will be working on...

Reading: Compare and Contrast/Visualize -Vocabulary Strategies: Classification/Categorization of Words: Transportation & Lesson 18: Author's Purpose/Summarize & Fluency with expression Vocabulary Strategies: Multiple-Meaning Words
Phonics: Lesson 17- Long e (CV, CVCe) Vowel Pairs ee, ea, Final ng, nk, Phonograms --ean, -ink
Lesson 18: Vowel Pairs ai, ay, contractions 'll, 'd, Phonogrms -ay, ain
Mathematics: Chapter 11: Three-Dimensional Geometry
Writing- Research/ Informational Writing
Grammar-- Lesson 17: Kinds of Sentences Lesson 18: Names of Months, Days, Holidays
Science- Unit 6 - Natural Resources & Unit 7 - Weather and Seasons
Social Studies-Unit 5-"Meeting People"

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

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*

Discussion Topics
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
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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
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