Pajama Day!!!
Monday October 20th 2014, 9:19 pm
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Don’t forget pajama day!!! Tuesday, October 21 students may wear their pjs to school and bring their stuffed animal with them. :)



Weekly News October 20-23
Sunday October 19th 2014, 6:49 pm
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Specials:

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Reminders and News:

  • Our next Spelling Test is Monday, October 27. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog!
  • Please remember to fill out your child’s reading calendar each night that they read.
  • Tuesday, October 21 is Pajama Day! We earned 20 points as a class, woo hoo!
  • October 24- No School! Teacher In-Service
  • October 30- End 1st Marking Period
  • October 30- We will be celebrating our First Grade Fall Fest! We will be rotating through the different classrooms from approximately 1:10-3:00. If you would like to come in to help out, please just send me an email. You will be rotating to the different classes with your child to do different fall activities.

PTO News:

  • Sign Up Genius – Please click on the link to find out the events we still need your help with.  Some of these events include Mile Club, our November Book Fair, and helping the nurse

**First, click on the link below.  Then in the top right corner, click on “Find a sign up.”  Use the email address central.manor@yahoo.com.

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  • Sub orders – Sub orders are due October 23rd.  Delivery is on November 12th.
  • Central Manor Spirit Wear – Coming soon!
  • Holiday Shop – Our Holiday Shop will be held on Saturday, December 6th.  More information to follow.
  • January will be our Box Tops Blitz – Continue to save those box tops.  Please make sure you cut them out carefully, as they will not accept them otherwise.

 

A HUGE thank you goes out to our PTO for the following purchases to our school – New playground equipment, books for our book room, the Jonathan Sprout Concert (coming 10-23-14), Brain Pop Jr, and Time for Kids.  We truly appreciate your continued support!



Think Outside the Box Thursday!!!
Thursday October 16th 2014, 4:46 pm
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Last week we started doing “Think Outside the Box Thursday” as our morning work. Students are given a shape and their job is to transform it into something new. Last week was tough since it was our first time doing it, but today….WOW!!!! They blew me away with their creativity! They were given a crescent moon shape and they created some awesome pictures!!! Here are just a few of the creative works!!! Stay tuned next Thursday to see what they come up with next!

 

Leonardo from the Ninja Turtles

Leonardo from the Ninja Turtles

This is a moon, but his perspective was from outer space.

This is a moon, but his perspective was from outer space.

A self portrait!

A self portrait!

A bright red pair of lips.

A bright red pair of lips.



News!
Monday October 13th 2014, 8:35 pm
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I also wanted to make sure I shared with you some news. I shared some good news with your child last week, but I know that first graders don’t always remember everything about their day by the time they get home. My husband and I are expecting our 2nd child in the beginning of March. We are very excited about the new addition to our family!



Weekly News October 14-17
Monday October 13th 2014, 8:30 pm
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I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend! I apologize for the late post, I was away this weekend!

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Reminders and News:

  • Our Spelling Test is Thursday, October 17. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog!
  • Please remember to fill out your child’s reading calendar each night that they read.
  • October 14 – PTO Meeting 3:45
  • October 17-Book orders due.
  • October 30- We will be celebrating our First Grade Fall Fest! We will be rotating through the different classrooms from approximately 1:10-3:10. If you would like to come in to help out, please just send me an email. You will be rotating to the different classes with your child to do different fall activities.

Upcoming News and Events:

  • October 23- Jonathan Sprout assembly
  • October 24- No School! Teacher In-Service
  • October 30- End 1st Marking Period
  • October 30- 1st grade will have a special Bat presentation in the morning courtesy of the Lancaster Conservation District.


Book Orders
Wednesday October 08th 2014, 6:30 pm
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Book orders came home today. :) They are due next Friday, October 17. You can send in the order and a check made out to Scholastic Book Clubs or you can order online with the classroom code HC3B3.

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Mrs. Maberry and Calvin
Tuesday October 07th 2014, 8:55 pm
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We had two special visitors come and read a story about following directions to help us learn and be safe!

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We’re pretty sure Calvin enjoyed the visit as much as we did! :)



Weekly News October 6-10
Sunday October 05th 2014, 10:42 am
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Can you believe that October is already here?! Fall weather is definitely upon us, so please be sure to send a jacket with your child as we go outside for 2 recesses each day.

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Reminders & News:

  • Our  Spelling Test is Tuesday, October 7. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog!
  • Please remember to fill out your child’s reading calendar each night that they read.
  • October 13 – No School! Columbus Day
  • October 14 at 3:45 PM – PTO Meeting
  • October 24- No School! Teacher In-Service
  • October 30- End 1st Marking Period


Xtra Math
Wednesday October 01st 2014, 3:12 pm
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Hello! In your child’s home folder is log-on information for the XtraMath website that we are using daily for math fact practice. It instructs you how to set up an account at home so that your child can continue their practice at home. Our goal in first grade is to help students get fluent in their math facts up to 20 this year, and this amazing resource really helps us to do that. :)

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me! :)

 

 



Weekly News September 29-October 3
Sunday September 28th 2014, 7:10 pm
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Whew! We had a very busy and exciting apple day on Friday. Thank you for all of the donations of delicious apples! We were able to make some very tasty applesauce in a crockpot. :) Pictures from our day will be posted later this week!

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Reminders and News:

  • After Monday, our next Spelling Test is Tuesday, October 7. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog! (It’s under Reading Links)
  • September 29 – Picture Day: Don’t forget to send in payment with your form if you want to order pictures.
  • I will be checking Poetry folder signatures this week. :)
  • On Wednesday, I will be collecting students’ reading calendars to check for signatures for 4 nights of reading a week. Students will have a new October calendar on Wednesday. Please have your child help fill in the dates on the calendar. Please remember to sign each night that your child reads for 10 minutes. :)

Upcoming News and Events

  • October 13: Columbus Day, no school!
  • October 14: PTO Meeting at 3:45
  • October 17: Book Orders Due, order forms will be sent home the week before.
  • October 24: No School K-12, Teacher In-Service
  • October 30: End of the 1st Marking Period
  • October 31: Reading Calendars and Poetry Folder Signatures due