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Franklin Borough School
Grade 1


Teachers can be contacted by calling (973)-827-9775 and entering the extension next to their names.


Teaching Staff

Mrs. Bridget Campana - ext. 468

Mrs. Laurie Black - ext. 444

Mrs. Melissa Fanuel - ext. 452

Mrs. Michele Fuzia - ext. 458

Mrs. Kelly Snyder - ext. 455

Ms. Melissa Storch - ext. 427


Mrs. Black, Mrs. Fanuel, Mrs. Snyder
lblack@fboe.org | mfanuel@fboe.org | ksnyder@fboe.org


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First Grade News  - May

          May delivers several interesting experiences for celebrating, growing, and learning!   We continue to have many exciting activities planned to keep us as busy as bees.   Our science and social studies topics include: building structures, citizenship, weather, Motherís Day, and Memorial Day. 

Language Arts:

 Through implementation of our Reading Wonders program, students meet the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS).  Our reading instruction includes many elements:  guided reading, literacy centers, shared reading, independent reading, shared writing, grammar, independent writing, and a read aloud component.  We continue to lay the groundwork for literacy success in the years to come. 

First Grade Unit 6 components include key foundational skills and practice of high-frequency words and phonics.  Spelling tests are given most Fridays.   Students will learn to reread, predict, retell key details, and make connections while reading as comprehension strategies.  Look for the weekly communication sheets that are sent home for extra practice and reinforcement in spelling and vocabulary.  We are also review basic words, complete our school-wide sight words assessments, and grow individual word lists.

Writing- We will continue to develop our skills to complete a procedural text, engage in prewriting strategies, problem and solution pieces, and begin writing a report.  The children anticipate starting their May journals.

Math-  We will start Chapter 11 soon.  In this chapter, we will learn about three-dimensional shapes. We will learn how to make objects and larger shapes from other shapes.  In Chapter 12 we will describe and combine two-dimensional shapes. We  will learn about equal shares, halves, and fourths.


 Please refer to the student calendar for all of the important and fun-filled events our school has planned for the children.  Field Day information will soon follow. Our field trip to the Turtle Back Zoo is scheduled.  Look for a permission slip and lunch form in your childís folder soon.  The zoo awaits our arrival.  We hope to visit their newest members, the  giraffe giraffes!  

As the warmer weather approaches and outdoor play increases, please review some safety rules to keep our children safe including: bike/scooter rules (wear a helmet!), checking for ticks, poison ivy, and stranger awareness.  Remember flip-flops may not be worn to school.  Children must wear sneakers on gym days. 

Happy Motherís Day to all!

mother and child


Mrs. Campana


Mrs. Campana's class plans to celebrate the warm weather in several different ways this month. We are planting slow-growing sunflowers and quick-growing marigolds. By charting the growth process of both plants, we are preparing to complete a comparison of the growth rate. We also are reading about plant care as well as a variety of flowers. Our writing assignments include pictures and sentences about the activities we participate in, things we see,  and places we enjoy in the spring weather.  In mathematics, we are using doubles to solve problems, predicting outcomes, learning about place value, and learning about 2-D/3-D  shapes. We are also planning our next visit with our preschool reading buddies.


Mrs. Fuzia



Spring has certainly sprung, and our class is delighted with the warm weather, blooming flowers and trees, and lessons about life cycles that this season brings upon us. We are exploring butterflies, frogs, chicks, and plants, and we continue to practice healthy life skills, especially toothbrushing and exercise.  

Important Dates to Remember:

May 12 - Field Trip

May 14 - Happy Motherís Day!

May 19 - PTO Carnival

May 24 - Spring Concert

May 26 - Field Day/ 12:30 p.m. dismissal

May 29 - Memorial Day/ No school

 Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly ~ Unknown


Ms. Storch


The end of the school year is quickly approaching. The students have been working hard and are showing great progress. Itís exciting to see how much they have learned since the beginning of the year. Our daily language arts groups have ended for the year, but I will still continue to assist students in their classrooms during math.

Kindergarten Math:
Students will continue exploring three-dimensional shapes such as spheres, cubes, cones, and cylinders. Next, students will learn about measurement and data. The students will compare lengths and heights of different objects.

1st Grade Math:
The students will learn all about data this month. We will explore picture graphs, tally charts, and bar graphs. Students will learn to read graphs and create their own. Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts at home.

2nd Grade Math:
Students will continue to practice telling time to the hour, half hour, and to five minutes. We will begin learning about customary units of measurement. Students will explore measurement through hands-on activities.






Last update May 12, 2017