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    Name: Anne Marie Collins
    Grade/Subject: Grade One  Subjects:  Grade One Curriculum
    Email Address:  acollins@veronaschools.org 
    Phone contact: (973) 571-6753 x 4401
    Professional Bio:      
             Welcome Class

    Currently teaching first grade. Graduated from Caldwell College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Additional certifications include Teacher of the Handicapped and Nursery School Teacher. Recipient of "Teacher of the Year" Award in 1986.  During my 36 years of service, I have taught a variety of grade levels from Kindergarten up to grade 8, teaching special education. A longtime resident of Verona where I am currently residing with husband and daughter. In my recreational time, I enjoy listening to music, dancing,  reading, walking, gardening, and spending quality time with my family. I believe in teaching the whole child. Building a child's character is just as important as learning to read and write. I teach with my whole heart knowing full well each child's uniqueness is critical to their learning and total development. Teaching first graders has been my passion for 20 plus years  and I am grateful each and every day for my students' unconditional love and my parents constant support.  It  takes a village to raise a grounded person today and I am humbled I have had the opportunity to be a part of so many students' lives.   



    Be Wise  Monday
    Reading- Baggie book& record on reading record(this is usually their Library book)
    Poetry- Read aloud to an adult, draw a picture on the back, have an adult sign

    Tuesday This is fun!

      Reading -   Read Baggie Book & record
                        on reading record.
      Math-         complete skill sheet /game


     Let's Dance

       Reading- Read Baggie Book & record
                      on reading record
          Math- complete skill sheet
       Conflict Resolution- due 2x a month
           and due the following Monday
    Keep on Reading!!! Keep on Reading!!
            Reading- Read Baggie Book & record on reading record.
         Also return reading record for a sticker reward.
    Math - complete skillsheet
     Just doing my Homework

    Reading   - Continue to read  
                    books from home & record.(not mandatory)
                             New Updates
    Welcome !   Please remind your child to bring home their Red Home Folder daily along with their Homework Pad. Please remember to include topics of interest your child can write about by discussing them and jotting them down in their Homework Pad all year long. I  hope to encourage and influence your child's knowledge this first grade school year. Please continue to stress the part- part -whole relationship in math using the "T frame as a tool.  Encourage your child to demonstrate how to use this "T" frame to help find the missing number. Visit www.pearsonsuccess.net should you want to take a closer look at the math curriculum in more detail.   Word Rings will be sent home shortly as the students progress in the reading and spelling of their sight words.  Thank you parents for practicing  these words daily.  If your child forgets to bring a baggie book home from school, please read a favorite book from home  and chart as well on the Reading Log.  
    Spelling Word Rings can be kept inside your child's red Home Folder, attached to the inside clip of your child's individual backback or even inside their nightly reading Baggie Book bag.  Please just make sure their word ring is with them on their assigned day of the week.  Each student has been assigned a book shopping day which will be the same day of the week for their sight word reading/spelling.  Please look for the letter coming home the week of October 1,2018 which will inform you of their assigned day of the week.  Should your child be absent on their assigned day, then Friday will be their day for that week.  It's so exciting to see your children so happy to  shop and begin to read!   Your child's  official reading level(s) will be assigned once I complete the DRA  reading assessment over the next week or so.  In the meantime, they are reading at a comfortable level and are engaged with books. 
    Students have been assigned their reading levels.   They are reading independently at one level as well as receiving guided instruction at another level to help them with their reading strategies.  Please make sure your child is reading for at least 10 minutes a night and charting their reading on the reading record sheet.  
    Writing is coming along nicely.  Please help your child by listing  some ideas into their Homework pads for Small moment stories. Thank you for your help.
                                                ALL PARENTS 
    Here is the first of many websites your child will be working on in class and at home.  More to come as the year progresses.