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    Name: Kelly Kren
    Email Address: KKren@glenridge.org
    Phone number: 973-429-8300 Ext: 6850

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     Welcome to First Grade
    Where   Childhood is a Journey not a Destination

    Home of Ms. Kren's Friends

    Room 7  Linden Avenue School 


        Hello and welcome to first grade where exciting things are happening! My name is Kelly Kren and I am pleased to be your child's teacher this year.  First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in learning.  This will also be an important year towards the acquisition of new skills. Throughout this year of "fabulous firsts" we will be reaching for the sky and soaring to new heights in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.  Let's get started by taking a peek at this month's happenings! 


    Letter to Parents


    Dear Parents of Room 7,

       Congratulations!  You are the parent of a first grader here at Linden Avenue School!  Hello, my name is Kelly Kren and I am delighted to be your child's teacher this year.  I'm excited to say that I will be using this website to communicate with you throughout the year.  In doing so, I plan to provide you with ever-increasing insight and information pertaining to our class so, please be sure to check back often for updates.

        First grade is a phenomenal time during which you will be 

    amazed at just how much your child will grow.  Our days are filled with a variety of activities intended to engage your child's mind, body and imagination.  Due to this, they can often times be busy and long.  Please know that your child will soon become accustomed to the new routines and excitement.  However, you may wish to limit some after-school activities or play dates early in the year so as to allow the adjustment process to take place. 

       Staying involved with your child's education is key to a successful year.  Engage your little one in conversation about his/her day, but know that children won't always give out much information.  When in doubt please refer to my weekly Homework/Class News letter as well as this site.    

       You might wish to consider the following ideas as helpful ways to get them to share.  Instead of saying, "What did you do at school today?" (the answer is often "nothing"), you can say, "Oh, I see you're learning about...what did you find out?"  Another way to stay involved is to check your child's take home folder EVERY night.  You'll usually find it packed with school and homework projects, notices, flyers as well as occasional notes from me.  As daunting as it can be, please continue to sort through them and read each one.  They often contain important information and reminders.  Please send your child to school the next day with a fairly empty folder -- just homework or notes to me!  Thanks!

       Before I go, I'd like to leave you with one last thought which I find helpful throughout each day.  Always remember to celebrate your child's success, no matter how small it may seem.  This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work!  Many thanks to you for all you do and keep visiting!!

    Warmest Wishes,

    Kelly Kren