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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
"Empowering Students as Leaders"
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:
March 1- Crazy Hat Day
March 2- Read & Blue Day (Dr. Seuss Birthday)
March 3- Mix & Match Day
March 5- Crispus Attucks Day (Can you tell why this African-American is
part of our history?)
March 8- PARCC Movie night (3 - 5 Graders Only)
March 12 Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 14- Mid quarter notices are online
March
March 15- Early Dismissal (Staff In-Service)
March 16 & 17 School Closed
March 20- First Day of Spring ("Hello beautiful warm weather!")
March 29- PTO Meeting- 5 pm

Curriculum Update
During the month of March our class will be working on...

Reading/Language Arts: Journeys-Lesson 15 /Text: Animal Groups (Informational Text)
Essential Question: How are animals the same and different?)
Reading Comprehension: Compare and Contrast Target Strategy: Monitor/Clarify
Reading Fluency-Intonation *Vocabulary Strategies: Suffixes -er,-est
Phonics: Long i (CVCe) Digraphs: kn, wr, gn mb Phonograms -ine, ite
Mathematics: Chapter 9- Measurement
Writing- Opinion Writing
Grammar-- The Verb be
Science- Unit 6 - Natural Resources
S.T.E.M Fair Projects "Thank you students for turning in your projects in a timely manner!"
Social Studies-Unit 4-"Our Changing World"

iRead -Please continue working on your iRead at home.
Thinkcentral.com-My Library-Curious George -Review skills 30 to 40 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 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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Previous Homework

Homework Week of Jan. 23,2017
Due January 22, 2017
Homework Week of
Due February 17, 2017
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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