Franklin Borough School
Teachers can be contacted by calling
(973)-827-9775 and entering the extension next
to their names.
Mrs. Crosby, Ms.
Kota, Mrs. Winters
in the air! Please remind your child to
dress in layers and label all articles
of clothing as the temperature slowly
increases. Flip flops/open back shoes
are not permitted in school for safety
purposes. Your child may bring in a
water bottle to keep at his/her table.
Please make sure to write first and last
names on all belongings.
only a few weeks left to complete your
reading challenge goal of 15 book
summaries. Go for the gold and encourage
your child to turn in as many medals as
trip is on Wednesday, May 10th. Please
make sure to return permission slips
since they are past due. Another
exciting event is Field Day on Friday,
May 26, 2017. All families are invited
to attend from 8:25-10:20 p.m. and
dismissal is at 12:30 p.m.
language arts we ask that you continue
to look for text evidence to support
your ideas. Review previous spelling
words and focus on recognizing and
spelling sight words correctly. We
discuss idioms, point of view, and
and social studies we focus on the
Earthís resources, the water cycle,
American symbols, and money.
In math we
explore measuring length in metric
units. We also encourage you to practice
subtraction and addition facts daily. As
we take on more challenging concepts,
keep a positive attitude when completing
homework with your child. Review the
daily papers that are sent home to
reinforce the concepts learned at
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.
language arts, we will start Unit 7! Students
will learn how laws and rules keep us safe.
Students will edit their own writing to
strengthen grammar. They will write an
second grade math, students will read times
shown on analog and digital clocks.
grade math, students will learn about
measurements. They will continue to practice
their multiplication and division facts. PARCC
testing begins on May 3rd.
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
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
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.
The warm weather has finally
arrived! There are many important dates to keep
in mind as we make our way through the month of
May. Our school play will be held on May 8th at
1 p.m. for senior citizens. The third graders
will go on their class trip on May 9th. Please
be sure to pack a bag lunch. Field day will be
held on Friday, May. 26th. Students will dismiss
at 12:30 p.m.. Please look for a notice that
will be sent home about team colors. Lastly,
school will be closed for Memorial Day on
Monday, May 29th.
In language arts, we have
begun reading Stuart Little as our class novel.
The students have been working in groups on a
book report throughout the story and will be
graded on their participation in class. In
social studies, we are finishing a unit on the
Boston Tea Party. The students have been working
on various activities as well as a daily
paragraph edit on this topic.
Please remember to read with
your child at least 10 minutes every night.
Fourth graders need 3 AR points by the end of
the marking period.
Students will receive two
pieces of homework every night. They always have
spelling and math homework. Please be sure to
check the planner to find out exactly what the
assignment is supposed to be. Also, please be
sure to sign your childís homework planner every
night. It is important to have an open line of
communication, and this is a great way to have
questions answered. Please help your child with
homework if he/she does not understand it. I do
not want anyone to be frustrated. A spelling
test will be given every Friday, so please help
your child study.
If you have any questions,
feel free to email me at