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 Welcome to First Grade!
First grade is a lot of fun.  You will be amazed to see how much your child will learn and grow throughout this year.  
Please subscribe to the website in order to get updates and announcements emailed to you. 
  • There is a supply list available on the site please make sure your child has his/her supplies in order to be organized for the year.  
  • Please make sure your child gets plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each morning. 
  • We have gym Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The students must be in sneaker in order to participate. 
  • On the site you will see Links.  Those are the links to our Math and Reading series.  You will get log in information shortly for your child.  
 
I look forward to working with all you this year.  If you have any questions please email me donna.roensch@belleville.k12.nj.us
 
 
 
 

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Good afternoon,
Happy Friday! The students have their test folders today.  The Reading Assessment that is in their folder is a Unit Assessment.  It assessed the content learned in Unit 1.  All the items were read to the students.  
Today, we took the weekly assessment on the computer! The grades were posted on oncourse.  Again all the items were read to the students.  
Please continue to read with your child at home.  It is very important.  
Reminder: Next Wednesday, November 22, 2017 is a 12:35 dismissal.  The students can bring a snack on early dismissal days. 

Good Afternoon!
This week we will not have new Spelling words or High Frequency words due to the short week.  We are reviewing in class and completing a unit assessment.  
Please remember Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week we do not have school.  
This is a reminder about Wonders Online.  If your child misplaced the Spelling words you can always find them online.  I sent home the website and the login information.  Most students know how to login.  On the class website under "links" you will find the Wonders Website.  If possible, I would like all the students to log on during this short week to work on their reading skills.  

Reminders

  • This week is the book fair.  Students have the opportunity to shop during the day.
  • Tomorrow is Tie dye or most colorful shirt day and Friday is Hat day.  Students must wear uniforms.
  • Monday October 29th: Our Potluck Dinner.  Please join us for a fun night and to enjoy our School 9 family.  
  • Halloween is on Tuesday!  The parade is in the afternoon.  Students do NOT come to school in costume.  If you wish to pick your child up at lunch time to change them you can.  You have to fill out the form that was sent home.  Your child can get dressed in school.  Please make sure they are able to put their own costume on.  
  • The class parents are provided snacks and drink to our class.  Please do not send in any candy! If you would like to do goody bags that is fine.  There are 20 students in our class. 
  • No weapons or masks are permitted. 
  • Please make sure you are looking through and cleaning out green folders everyday.  
 

Good Afternoon,
Today we took our first spelling test and reading test.  I read the story and questions to the students and they answer on their own.  The tests are in their test folders.  Please sign the tests and return them in the test folder.  
Most weeks students will receive their spelling list and packet on the first day of the week.  The packets are due on Friday and a test will be given on Friday. 
Reminder:  Please make sure you look through their folders daily and clean it out to help keep the students organize.  
Monday is Columbus Day and there is no school.  Enjoy the long weekend. 

Homework

Hi parents,
Today we start spelling and High Frequency words. 
  • The students have a spelling packet.  It is due Friday! 
  • They also have High Frequency word cards on a ring.  Please review them every night and keep them in their green folder.  
  • Reading homework: They have a short passage about bats.  Have them read the passage to you and do the activity on the bottom of the page.
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Week of Respect!
We will be talking about bullying and ways to get along with friends this week.  
Monday: Wear Blue 
Tuesday: "It's Cool to Care" respecting self and others: Wear Sunglasses
Wednesday: "Team Up Against Bullying" Preventing Cyber Bullying: Wear team clothes/jersey
Thursday: "Sock it to Bullying" Promote accepting differences: Wear silly or miss-matched socks
Friday: "School Spirit" Respecting our school environment: Wear School Colors 
 

Good Afternoon,
Yesterday flyers went home about donations to the hurricane victims.  Please try to donate if you can.  Every little bit helps.
I am sending home a scholastic flyer today.  Please remember it is only if you want to order books.  If you are not ordering on line please send in checks only not cash.  The check should be made out to Scholastic Book Club.  
Have a great day! 
 

Good Afternoon!  It was great seeing you last night.  If you were not able to attend you will receive some handouts from last night.
Reminder: tomorrow is a dress down day.  Students can dress down for $3. 
 

Good Afternoon,
I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We are ready for our first full week of school.  The students have math homework tonight.  It is in their green homework folders.  Please clean out their folders every night and only return what is necessary. 
Today we started our Reading program.  We are reviewing letters for the first few weeks of school.  We did Ss and Mm today.  We also have "I" and "like" for high frequency words.  Please make sure your child knows these letters and words.  
We also started our Math program.  
Today was super exciting because the students realized we have laptops in our classroom!!!!!  Some of them were able to use them today while others used attribute blocks to make patterns and shapes. We will switch tomorrow!