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Update Week of January 22nd   

Dear First Grade Families, 

Wow, five snow days in one month!  We are currently in the middle of our mid-year benchmark testing, so just a friendly reminder to make sure your student continues to read each and every night.  

 

Coming up next week…

Monday – Music

Tuesday – Computer Lab

Wednesday – Library

Thursday – PE

Friday – Art

*We will be going outside for recess, so please make sure your child comes to school dressed for the weather.

 

Dates to remember:

Friday, January 19th – Scholastic order due (online code J9RNT)

Monday and Tuesday, January 22nd and 23rd – School days for students

Tuesday, January 23rd – Grading period ends

Friday, January 26th – Field trip permission slip and $4.00 due

Monday, February 5th – Arts field trip to Northside High School

 

Field Trip: 

On Monday, February 5th, first grade will travel to Northside High School to see a presentation of “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”.  This will be such a fun experience for the students and will follow two weeks of learning about penguins in class!  The cost is $4.00 and is due by January 26th. We will eat lunch when we return to school that day, so no need to pack anything in special bags.

 

Class wish list:

Our class would happily accept donations of Clorox wipes, tissues, and extra snack.  If you are able to donate, it is very much appreciated. 

 

Epic:

I signed our class up for Epic (another great online resource for digital books).  If you would like access to it at home, please let me know and I will enter in your e-mail so that your student can use this resource at home. 

 

 

Have a great weekend!             


Update Week of December 18th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

I wish you and yours a very joyful, happy, and healthy holiday season.   

 

Coming up this week:

Monday - Computer Lab

Tuesday - Computer Lab, Mrs. Hockler's Class Holiday Party 

Wednesday - PBIS Celebration (no encore)


Dates to remember:

Thursday, December 21st - No School (first day of Winter Break)

Wednesday, January 3rd - Students return to school 

Monday, January 15th - No School MLK Jr. Day

Friday, January 19th - End of Grading Period 

Monday, January 22nd - No School (Teacher Work Day)

Tuesday, January 23rd - No School (Teacher Work Day) 

 

Holiday Party: 

On Tuesday, December 19th, we will watch The Polar Express while enjoying hot chocolate and snacks.  Thank you so much for all of the donations for this event!  I truly appreciate it.  

Students are allowed to wear their pajamas to school for this celebration!  Please make sure that pajamas are school appropriate and that students are wearing shoes (no slippers, please). You may also send in something (blanket, towel) for your student to lay on during the movie.  

 

Reading over break: 

I know that break is a time to to rest, relax, and enjoy, but I encourage you to also take the time to make sure your student reads over break.  

 

Zearn: 

I sent home logins for Zearn.org and didn't realize the class code did not print on the papers.  The class code is:  GW6X9V

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. :-)

 


Update Week of December 11th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

I hope you had a great weekend!  Please see each day below for the various Spirit Week activities: 

 

Coming up this week... 

  • Monday - Computer Lab - Wear red and green (encouraged to bring a canned good)
  • Tuesday - Media - Wear antlers or Santa hats
  • Wednesday - PE - Wear an ugly sweater (encouraged to bring a box of cereal)
  • Thursday - Art - Wear Christmas socks
  • Friday - Music - Pajama Day 

*Lunch 10:59 - 11:29 daily 

 

Penguin Patch

December 11th - 15th students may bring in money to purchase gifts from "The Penguin Patch".  Please be sure to place the money in the envelope that was sent home last week or in a baggy with your child's name on it.  

 

Holiday Celebration 

Our class will have our Holiday Celebration on Tuesday, December 19th.  If you are able to send in Swiss Miss hot chocolate packets, marshmallows, styrofoam cups, spoons, pretzels, or Goldfish please let me know.  Thank you in advance! 😊

 

Dates to Remember 

  • December 13th - Cici's Pizza Night 
  • December 21st - Winter Break begins 
  • January 3rd - Students return to school 

 

Holidays

Our class will be learning about holidays and traditions this month.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you do not want your student to participate in certain holiday activities.  I appreciate you letting me know in advance! 

 

Facebook

Be sure to "like" Morton's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ocsmesmustangs/

 

Recess

As long as it is not TOO cold, we will be going outside for recess, so please be sure to dress for the weather this week. 

 

Enjoy your week!  


Week of December 4th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  I apologize for not sending out an email this past week.  We have two and a half school weeks left until winter break and they are sure to be busy and exciting! 

Coming up this week: 

Monday - Media (please send in any library books)

Tuesday - PE

Wednesday - Art

Thursday - Music

Friday - Computer Lab (popcorn on sale for 50 cents per bag)

-Lunch 10:59 - 11:29 daily- 

 

Important Dates:

  • December 4th - Scholastic orders due - online code J9RNT (if you intend to purchase any books from Scholastic as gifts, please let me know and I will keep them in the classroom until you can pick them up so that they will be a surprise). 
  • December 7th - Interim reports go home
  • December 11th -15th - "Penguin Patch"
  • December 13th - Cici's Pizza night 
  • December 19th - Mrs. Hockler's Class Holiday Celebration (more info to come)
  • December 20th - PBIS Celebration 
  • December 21st - January 2nd - Winter Break (January 2nd is a Teacher Work Day)
  • January 3rd - Students return to school 

Holidays

Our class will be learning about holidays and traditions this month.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you do not want your student to participate in certain holiday activities.  I appreciate you letting me know in advance! 

Facebook

Be sure to "like" Morton's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ocsmesmustangs/

We Are Thankful

I had intended on sending this out before Thanksgiving, but December is still a time to be thankful, so here are a few things our sweet class is thankful for (in no particular order)... 

My dog, my family, my dad, all of the kids, all of the teachers, my mom, my sister, Ms. Wright, my brothers and sisters, everyone in the world, Veterans, the Earth, trips to visit family, the whole country, my toys, my friends, animals, fairies and art, paintings, and pretty things.  

 *Many of these were mentioned multiple times by many of the students.*  

Typing Practice

Here are a few game based typing websites that were shared with me that I thought I'd send along: 

Have a wonderful week! 

Week of November 13th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend with your sweet first grader! To all of the Veterans connected to our classroom, thank you for your service.  

Coming up this week…
Monday - Media (please return all library books)
Tuesday - PE
Wednesday - Art
Thursday -  Music
Friday - Computer Lab
 
& next…
Monday - Computer Lab
Tuesday - Media 
Looking ahead: 
Wednesday, November 15th - Poinsettia orders due ​
Wednesday, November 22nd - No School
Thursday, November 23rd - Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 24th - No School 
Pictures:
A friendly reminder that picture packets need to be returned or paid for by sending in the money to school or paying online.  If you pay online, please let me know so that I can check you off the list.  
 
Poinsettia Fundraiser:
The Relay for Life Team has organized a Poinsettia fundraiser.  Information was sent home last week and all orders are due by November 15th.
 
Reading at home: 
It is hard to believe that it is already mid November.  Please be sure your child is reading just right books each night to ensure your child's continued success in first grade! 
Helpful Information:
*Popcorn is on sale on Fridays for 50 cents per bag.
*Our school is collecting Box Tops - thank you for sending them in!  
*Thank you for continuing to practice your child's computer login at home.  
Have a wonderful week! 

Week of November 6th   

 

Dear First Grade Families, 

Thank you for your support of the field trip last week.  It was a great trip and Poplar Grove's volunteers commented on how fantastic Morton's first graders were!  I will be adding pictures to my website soon.  

 
Coming up this week…
Monday - Music 
Tuesday - Computer Lab
Wednesday - Computer Lab
Thursday - Early Release 12:30pm 
Friday - No School 
Thank you, Veterans, for your service.  
 
Looking ahead: 
November 7th - Picture make-up day, 50th Day of School and report cards home.
November 9th - Scholastic Orders due (online code J9RNT)
November 9th - Early Release 12:30pm
November 10th - No School Veteran's Day Observed 
 
Pictures:
A friendly reminder that picture packets need to be returned or paid for by sending in the money to school or paying online.  If you pay online, please let me know so that I can check you off the list.  
 
Poinsettia Fundraiser:
The Relay for Life Team has organized a Poinsettia fundraiser.  Information was sent home last week and all orders are due by November 15th.
 
Tie Dye T-Shirts:
The class was so excited to wear their Tie Dye shirts on the field trip.  If your child's shirt came home, could you please send it back in?  I would love to keep them all together so that we can use them for other exciting events.  Then you don't have to worry about where it went! 😉 
Helpful Information:
*Popcorn is on sale on Fridays for 50 cents per bag.
*Our school is collecting Box Tops - thank you for sending them in!  
*Thank you for continuing to practice your child's computer login at home.  The class is getting so much better at logging in - thank you! 

 

 


Week of October 30th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

Thank you for your support of Red Ribbon Week!  We won for the most participation twice! :-) 

Coming up this week…

Monday - Computer Lab

Tuesday - Computer Lab

Wednesday - Field trip to Poplar Grove

Thursday - PE

Friday - Art

Lunch 10:59 - 11:29 

Looking ahead: 

October 31st – End of Grading Period

November 1st - Field Trip to Poplar Grove 

November 7th - Picture make-up day

November 9th - Scholastic Orders due (online code J9RNT)

November 9th - Early Release 12:30pm

November 10th - No School Veteran's Day Observed 

 

Pictures

The pictures that were sent home on Wednesday either need to be paid for, or returned.  You can pay for the pictures online (please let me know if you do, so that I can mark you off).  If you do not want the pictures, please simply send them back to school.  You are also welcome to pay for some of them, and return the rest that you do not want.  We do keep track, and need to either have them returned, paid for, or a combination of both.  Thank you for your support!  

Halloween

Please be considerate of our friends with allergies if you are sending in any candy.  Please make sure it is on the list that I sent home early last week.  I appreciate you keeping all of our students safe! 

Our First Grade Field Trip to Poplar Grove in Wilmington is Wednesday, November 1st.

· We will be leaving school at 8:45am, and it is extremely important that your student arrives on time for school on Wednesday. 

· If you are sending in lunch for your student, please send it in a Ziploc bag or a paper bag with items that can be thrown away/recycled.  ​We will put them in coolers to transport them to Poplar Grove. 

· Please dress your student for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. ​ I will have the tie dye t-shirts ready for students to put on if they would like.

· If you are planning to drive and meet us there, please let me know (so that we know how many people we will have with us) and plan to bring the $10.68 to pay at Poplar Grove upon arrival.  ​

We are looking forward to a great trip! 

 

Reading Eggs/Computers:

Due to the computer virus (you should have received an all call about this) our first graders will now be logging into the computers under their own username and password.  These are the same usernames and passwords as the Reading Eggs logins that I have sent home.  It is more important now than before that we practice using these logins at home.  The class has discussed setting a goal to get everyone to login without help by December.  If you could encourage students to sign on to Reading Eggs independently, I would greatly appreciate it! 😉

  

Helpful Information: 

*Popcorn is on sale on Fridays for 50 cents per bag.

*Our school is collecting Box Tops - thank you for sending them in!  Our class came in third for the most box tops for October!  Thank you :-) 

Have a great week and a Happy Halloween!


Week of October 23rd  

Dear First Grade Families, 

I hope you are having a great weekend.  I apologize for forgetting to send home the homework notebooks on Thursday and any confusion that may have caused! 😉

Coming up this week…Red Ribbon Week!

Monday – Computer Lab

“I am not a dum-dum; I CAN be Drug Free”.  Bring a canned food or non-perishable item.  Each student will get a red ribbon and a dum dum. 

*Wear Red*

 

Tuesday – Media

“Put a cap on drugs!”

*Wear your favorite hat/cap*

 

Wednesday – PE

“Don’t let drugs turn you inside out.” 

*Wear your clothes inside out*

 

Thursday –Art

“Sock it to drugs.” 

*Wear crazy socks*

 

Friday – Music

“Team Up Against Drugs.” 

*Wear your favorite sports team t-shirt or jersey*

 

*Lunch 10:59 - 11:29 

 

Looking ahead: 

October 23rd – 27th – Red Ribbon Week

October 25th – Last day for “Boo Grams”

October 31st – End of Grading Period

November 1st - Field Trip to Poplar Grove 

 

Field Trip:

First Grade will travel to Poplar Grove in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 1st. 

If you are planning to attend, please let me know.  The cost will be $10.68 per person upon arrival.


Boo Grams:

Halloween Candy Grams are on sale for $.50 per candy.  Money can be turned in to me until the 25th.  Candy Grams will be delivered on Halloween. 

 

Pumpkins:

Thank you for the pumpkin donations!  We will have a lot of fun learning about pumpkins this week!

 

Reading Eggs:

Reading Eggs logins are in your child’s folder.  This is a fantastic program that your child can work on at home to increase his/her reading skills.  The username and password can be a little tricky, though, especially because of the capital letters.  If you could help encourage your child to learn how to type their password in correctly, that would help us to be able to utilize the program more often throughout the day.  We are working on it at school, but sometimes having to press shift/caps lock can be tricky! 😉

 

Relay for Life:

Morton’s Relay for Life Team has started fundraising for this year’s Relay for Life.  “Fight Cancer” decals and paracord bracelets are available for $5 in the office.  

     

Helpful Information:

*Popcorn is on sale on Fridays for 50 cents per bag.

*Our school is collecting Box Tops - thank you for sending them in! 

Looking to help your student with his/her reading comprehension?

Here are a list of questions (from Fountas and Pinnell) you can ask your student as they read to help ensure they are fully comprehending the text.  Pick and choose one or two to ask your student as they read.  These questions are ideal for Level E books. 

Fiction:

What prediction can you make about the ending based on reading the beginning and middle?

What prediction can you make about what will happen based on what you have read in the text?

What prediction can you make based on what you know about the characters?

What predictions can you make about the text based on what you know and your experiences?

Does this book remind you of another book about ______?

What connections can you make to other books? 

What characteristics can you recognize with characters you have read about before?

What do you already know about the topic/character before you ever read this book? (prior knowledge)

What have you learned new about this book?  Show evidence in text of new ideas/ information.

What have can you learn about this book through pictures?

Why do you think a character is acting the way he/she is acting?

How do you think the character feels?  Why?  Find evidence in the text.

What caused the character to feel the way he/she does?  Find evidence in the text.

What caused the character to do something in the story?  Find evidence in the text.

Have you ever felt like this character?  How did you feel?

What did the author do to make story interesting, funny?  i.e. description, pictures, word choice

What is the difference between photographs and drawings?

If this text fiction or nonfiction?  Is it realistic fiction or fantasy?

How can you identify the beginning, middle and end of the text?  Show evidence..

Why do you think caused the problem in the story?  the outcome?  Justify it.

How did the author make this story surprising, funny, etc.  Explain.

If this text fiction or nonfiction?   

What parts of the text can you identify?  Beginning/series of events, ending

How does the author use interesting characters in this book?  interesting situations?

What is your opinion of the text?  Does it have a good beginning, characters, ending?

Why is this illustration included?   How does it help you understand the meaning of the book?

Is this illustration done well so that the reader can understand the story better?  Why?

What judgment can you make about a character or event in the text?  Explain your judgment.

 

Nonfiction

 What do you already know about this topic? (prior knowledge)

What prediction can you make based about this topic based what you have read?

Can you make a connection to this book with other books?  i.e. content, author

What do you already know about this topic? (prior knowledge)

What new information are you learning as you read this text?

What is the difference between photographs and drawings?

How can you tell the text is nonfiction? 

How does the author present a sequence of events?  Or set of directions?

What is the sequence of events?

What parts of the text can you identify?  Beginning/series of events, ending

What interesting information did the author choose for this factual text?

How can you use an illustration or graphic to learn information?

What does this illustration or text feature mean?

What did you notice about the layout of the text?  (bold letters, italics..

Do you agree or disagree with ideas in the text?

How have you changed your mind after read this text?

 

Enjoy your week!

Mrs. Hockler


Week of October 16th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

What a Mustang Round Up!  It was amazing to see such a great turn out.  If you made it, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! 😊

Coming up this week: 

Monday - PE

Tuesday - Art

Wednesday - Music

Thursday – Early Release (12:30pm dismissal)

Friday – Computer Lab

*Lunch 10:59 - 11:29 

 

Looking ahead: 

October 19th – Early Release

October 20th – Field Trip Permission Slips and $7.41 due

October 23rd – 27th – Red Ribbon Week

October 31st – End of Grading Period

November 1st - Field Trip to Poplar Grove 

 

Field Trip:

First Grade will travel to Poplar Grove in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 1st.  A permission slip was sent home on last Friday, and is due back by Friday, October 20th. The cost is $7.41 and we are requesting exact change or a check (with address and phone number).  I understand it is an odd amount, but that is the exact cost from Poplar Grove.  If you would like to attend, please let me know.  The cost will be $10.68 upon arrival.  

Title 1 Agreement:

A duplicate paper was sent home last week.  Please sign and return both the white and yellow paper as soon as you can.  Thank you for your support!

Pumpkins:

We will be learning about pumpkin life cycles and doing various pumpkin investigations during the week of October 23rd.  If you would be willing to donate a pumpkin for our class to use for our activities, please let me know.  I’m hoping to use about 5 pumpkins, any size. 

Reading Eggs:

Reading Eggs logins are in your child’s folder.  This is a fantastic program that your child can work on at home to increase their reading skills.  The username and password can be a little tricky, though, especially because of the capital letters.  If you could help encourage your child to learn how to type their password in correctly, that would help us to be able to utilize the program more often throughout the day.  We are working on it at school, but sometimes having to press shift/caps lock can be tricky! 😉

Relay for Life:

Morton’s Relay for Life Team has started fundraising for this year’s Relay for Life.  “Fight Cancer” decals and paracord bracelets are available for $5 in the office.  Candy Grams will go on sale for 50 cents on Wednesday.  Information will be coming home soon!

     

 

 

Helpful Information:

  • Please remember that we have snack time every day.
  • Our school is collecting Box Tops - thank you for sending them in! 
  • Popcorn is on sale on Fridays for 50 cents per bag. 

Conferences:

If you did not get to sign up for a conference at Open House, then please look at available times on the link below.  If none of these times work for your schedule, please feel free to e-mail me directly and we can figure out a time that works for all of us. 

 

http://signup.com/go/cuDqgbr

 

October Conference Schedule

signup.com

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/cuDqgbr

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 

Have a wonderful week!


Week of October 9th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend!   Please be sure to check your child's S.T.A.R. folder, as a lot of very important information was sent home at the end of last week. 

Coming up this week: 

Tuesday - Music

Wednesday - Computer Lab

Thursday - Computer Lab 

Friday - Media (please return library books)

*Lunch 10:59 - 11:29 

 

Looking ahead: 

October 11th - CiCi's Night

October 13th - Mustang Round Up (5:00 - 8:00pm)

October 19th - Early Release (12:30pm dismissal)

November 1st - Field Trip to Poplar Grove 

 

Field Trip:

First Grade will travel to Poplar Grove in Wilmington on Wednesday, November 1st.  A permission slip was sent home on Friday, and is due back by Friday, October 20th. The cost is $7.41 and we are requesting exact change or a check (with address and phone number).  I understand it is an odd amount, but that is the exact cost from Poplar Grove.  If you would like to attend, please let me know.  The cost will be $10.68 upon arrival.  

 

Helpful Information:

  • Please remember that we have snack time every day.
  • Our school is collecting Box Tops - thank you for sending them in! 
  • Popcorn is on sale on Fridays for 50 cents per bag.
  •  

Conferences:

If you did not get to sign up for a conference at Open House, then please look at available times on the link below.  If none of these times work for your schedule, please feel free to e-mail me directly and we can figure out a time that works for all of us. 

 

http://signup.com/go/cuDqgbr

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/cuDqgbr
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

 

As always, please contact me with any questions and have a great week!  


Week of October 2nd   

Dear First Grade Families, 

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather! 

Our schedule this week:    

Monday - Computer Lab 

Tuesday - Computer Lab

Wednesday - Media (please return library books by this day)

Thursday - PE, Picture Day 

Friday - Art 

 

Looking ahead: 

October 2nd - Class Box Top Competition Begins (and Mrs. Devita's birthday!) 

October 2nd - 6th - Custodial Appreciation Week 

October 5th - Picture Day 

October 6th - Mrs. Hockler's Class Scholastic Book Orders due (online code J9RNT)

October 9th - No School (Teacher Work Day)

October 11th - CiCi's Night

October 13th - Mustang Round Up (5:00 - 8:00pm)

October 19th - Early Release (12:30pm dismissal)

                    

Conferences:

If you did not get to sign up for a conference at Open House, then please look at available times on the link below.  If none of these times work for your schedule, please feel free to e-mail me directly and we can figure out a time that works for all of us. 

 

http://signup.com/go/cuDqgbr

We're using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/cuDqgbr
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Thank you to everyone who sent in Apple donations!  I truly appreciate it! 
Have a great week, 
Mrs. Hockler 

Week of September 18th   
Dear First Grade Families, 
Thank you to everyone for being so amazing with signing and returning folders each day.  It is super helpful!
 
Here is our schedule for the rest of the week:    
Wednesday - Music 
Thursday – Early Release Day (Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm)
Friday – Computer Lab
*Lunch 10:59 - 11:29am 
*Recess daily 
 
Candy Man Orders
Due tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th 
 
Early Release Day
Thursday, September 21st.  Please send any dismissal changes in writing on a separate piece of paper.  Thank you!
 
Open House
Monday, September 25th 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
 
Apple Week
Next week will be Apple Week in our classroom!  Our class will participate in a variety of apple themed activities, from read alouds, to science experiments, to taste tests. If you are able to donate apples, apple juice, apple cider, or apple sauce to our classroom please e-mail me and let me know (so that we do not end up with a lot of one and none of the others).  Donations are appreciated and are requested for Monday, September 25th.  You could also bring them to Open House since I know these items can be heavy!
 
Book Fair
The book fair will be going on in the Library the week of September 25 – 29th. 
 
Snack
We have time for snack each and every afternoon.  Please pack a snack for your student. :-) 
 
Remind
If you haven’t already signed up for Remind, please consider it.  It is an easy, quick way for you to get in contact with me.  You just text @mrshockler to 81010.  Then you can text back and forth with me about anything you may need a quick response about.  It makes life so much easier!
 
Scholastic Book Orders
Due Friday, October 6th.  The online class code is J9RNT. 
 
Have a wonderful week! 

Week of September 11th   

Dear First Grade Families, 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Here is our schedule for the week:   

Monday - Art 

Tuesday - Music 

Wednesday - Computer Lab 

Thursday - Computer Lab 

Friday - Media 

*Lunch 10:59 - 11:29am 

*Recess daily 

 

Homework

Homework begins this week.  You will find the first grade homework plan in your child's S.T.A.R. folder.   Also in your child's folder is their homework notebook.  Please complete the homework on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the notebook and return to school each day (Wednesday will be a math sheet).  Tonight will be word study.  Your child's words are found in the front pocket with the homework plan.  Then your child may choose one way to practice his/her words in his/her notebook.  The choice board is on the back of the homework plan.  There is an example on the inside cover of the notebook.  Homework should not take very long, and should allow for plenty of time to read at night, also.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Snack

We have time for snack each and every afternoon.  Please pack a snack for your student. :-) 

Remind

If you haven’t already signed up for Remind, please consider it.  It is an easy, quick way for you to get in contact with me.  You just text @mrshockler to 81010.  Then you can text back and forth with me about anything you may need a quick response about.  It makes life so much easier!

Scholastic Book Orders

Due Friday, September 15th.  The online class code is J9RNT. 

Candy Man Orders

Due Wednesday, September 20th 

Early Release Day

Thursday, September 21st 

Open House

Monday, September 25th 5:00pm - 7:00pm 

Please let me know if you have any questions! 


Week of September 4th   

Dear First Grade Families,

I hope you have enjoyed a great long weekend with your family!

Here is what our week looks like:

  • Tuesday – Computer Lab
  • Wednesday – Computer Lab
  • Thursday – Media
  • Friday – PE

*Lunch 10:59am – 11:29am

*Encores 1:30pm – 2:15pm

*Recess every afternoon

Snack

We will have snack every day before we go to Encores.  Please remember to pack a snack for your student.  I have had some Goldfish on hand for students who forgot snack, but our supply is quickly running out! 

Folders

Thank you so much for doing a great job this past week returning S.T.A.R. folders and initialing your child’s color each night.  EVERY student brought his/her folder back EVERY day last week.  Amazing – thank you!

School fees

Please remember that our school fee of $6.00 is due as soon as possible. This can be sent in your child’s blue folder.   

Dismissal

When sending in dismissal notes, please include your student’s full name, parent signature, date, bus number, and address of where your child will be getting off.  This is to make sure your student goes home safely and correctly. 

Remind

If you haven’t already signed up for Remind, please consider it.  It is an easy, quick way for you to get in contact with me.  You just text @mrshockler to 81010.  Then you can text back and forth with me about anything you may need a quick response about.  It makes life so much easier!

Homework

We will begin homework on Monday, September 11th.  The homework plan will be in your child’s blue folder and will explain the task for each night.  It is designed to be a quick practice for students so that the focus can be on reading every night - which you can start now.  😉

Scholastic Book Orders

Due Friday, September 15th.  The online class code is J9RNT.  

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Hockler 

 


First Day  

Dear Families,

It was nice to meet so many of you at Orientation!   It is sure to be an amazing year in first grade! 

Please be sure to review the information in the purple folder.  The student hand book, and the flip book for my class have valuable information to help make this year the best yet.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about any of the information provided. 

As you complete the paperwork, please double check to see if there is a back to fill out.  Both the blue and pink sheets have information to fill out on the reverse side of the paper.

Please make sure your student knows how he/she is going home each day this week.  If there are any changes from what you told me, or what you filled out, please let me know in writing so that I can send it to the office. 

I am so excited to see your first grader Monday morning! 

😊 Mrs. Hockler 


Welcome  

Welcome to First Grade! 

I am so excited to meet everyone at Orientation this coming Thursday, August 24th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm here at Morton! 

My classroom is located in F Building, Room #6.  You are welcome to bring any school supplies with you on Thursday so that your child does not have to carry everything on Monday.  

This year, I will be using a program called Remind to assist with communication.  Remind allows me to send updates directly to your phone.  It also allows you to text me directly.  It's a great option for communication.  E-mail and phone are both options, as well, but I encourage you to give Remind a try.  

To sign up, you can go to the following link in your browser on your smartphone:    

            rmd.at/hockler  

Or, you can text @mrshockler to 81010.  

Morton will continue to use a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) system this year. Here is a quick overview of the different levels and expectations:  

                                     

                     

 

Feel free to e-mail me or use Remind to contact me with any questions or concerns!                  chelsey.hockler@onslow.k12.nc.us

:) Mrs. Hockler


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