Weekly News November 24-26
Saturday November 22nd 2014, 9:06 am
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Wow….It is Thanksgiving week already!!! I can’t even begin to believe it!!!We will be talking a lot about that first Thanksgiving this week and tying it into our special Stone Soup celebration on Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure you read the letter that came home in your child’s folder.

Also we want to say a big WELCOME to our new friend Joshua who joined our class this week. We are so excited to have a new friend joining us!

Screen Shot 2014-11-22 at 8.53.52 AMReminders and News:

  • Our next Spelling Test is Wednesday, December 3. 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 (on the back of their leader calendar) each night that they read.
  • Please make sure to send a jacket, hat, and gloves with your child as we go outside for 2 recesses.
  • We are running low on snacks, if you are willing to donate, the class would appreciate some nut-free donations. Thank you!

Upcoming Events:

  • November 25- 1st Grade Stone Soup celebration
  • November 26-1:30 Dismissal
  • November 27-No School
  • November 28-No School
  • December 1-No School

Here are some of our Think Outside the Box Thursday creations…the students were given a raindrop shape, and this is what they came up with!

A drip from a sink!

A drip from a sink!

A self portrait

A self portrait

A Chicken Darth Vader

A Chicken Darth Vader

A raindrop

A raindrop

The Lancaster Barnstormers visited us at Shine Time to remind us all to Think Win-Win and Synergize together as a team. The Leaders of the Month got to take their picture with the players and Cylo!!! Take a very close look, you might recognize one  of those leaders…..

Congratulations Emma!!!

Congratulations Emma!!!

 

Cylo was great at jumping rope!

Cylo was great at jumping rope!

They worked as a team to help Peter jump rope!

They worked as a team to help Peter jump rope!



Weekly News November 17-21
Sunday November 16th 2014, 2:21 pm
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I hope you are having fun disguising your turkeys! Don’t forget to return them on or before Wednesday, November 19. You do NOT need to write anything with it. We will be doing that in class together. I apologize for any confusion on my part! I cannot wait to see how we are keeping these poor turkeys safe this November! :)

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Reminders and News:

  • Our next Spelling Test is Thursday, November 20. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog! I apologize for some of the lists being unavailable the past few weeks. I stil had 4th grade word lists on the site! :)
  • November 18 – Picture retakes
  • November 19 – Turkeys due!
  • November 26 – 1:30 dismissal
  • November 27-December 1 – No School, Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Here are our Think Outside the Box Thursday pictures from this past week.

The American Flag!

The American Flag!

A magic carpet!

A magic carpet!

A wave pool!

A wave pool!

A sail on a boat!

A sail on a boat!



Reminders and Special Project
Tuesday November 11th 2014, 1:01 pm
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Hello! Your child is bringing home a special project today. It is not due until Wednesday, November 19. Tom Turkey wrote them a letter asking for help to save his family this year. He would like the class to disguise some of his family members to look like something other than turkeys so they don’t end up on a Thanksgiving plate this year! You can make your turkey into anything you would like, go crazy and have some fun! IF you need any art materials, please let me know and I will gladly send some home!

PTO Sub Sale Pick Up is tomorrow between 4 and 6 PM.

 

Below are the conference times for Wednesday and Thursday, in case you forgot. I look forward to seeing each of you there!

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Weekly News November 10-14
Sunday November 09th 2014, 10:33 pm
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This week is conference week, and I am looking forward to talking to each of you about your child’s performance and successes at school. Please feel free to contact me if you need a reminder of the date and time of your conference. Be on the look out for a very special family project coming home this week! I think you will have a LOT of fun completing it together with your child. If you need anything for it, please don’t hesitate to contact me! :)
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News and Reminders:

  • Our next Spelling Test is Wednesday, November 12. 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.
  • November 12-14 –1:30 dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Wednesday, November 12 is the PTO Sub sale pick up
  • You can order a Central Manor t-shirt from the paper that came home, or you may order one during conferences. PTO will have a table set up with example shirts available to see the colors and to check the sizes.

Upcoming News and Reminders:

  • November 18 – Picture retakes
  • November 26 – 1:30 dismissal
  • November 27-December 1 – No School, Happy Thanksgiving!


50th Day!
Thursday November 06th 2014, 8:23 pm
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Today we celebrated the 50th day of school! They really liked seeing the differences between life in the 50’s and life now. We counted to 50 many different ways, measured some 50’s pictures with tootsie rolls, wrote directions for how to make a root beer float, had a “sock” hop, and a bubble gum blowing contest! We also listened to a few tunes from the 50’s, the kids were very into them!

Measuring with tootsie rolls in math.

Measuring with tootsie rolls in math.

Showing off our 50th day necklaces and bracelets.

Showing off our 50th day necklaces and bracelets.

Mmmm...root beer float!

Mmmm…root beer float!

Working and tasting the results of our hard work

Working and tasting the results of our hard work

Our "sock" hop. We danced around in our socks and played musical sight words!

Our “sock” hop. We danced around in our socks and played musical sight words!

The winner of our bubble blowing contest...he was the ONLY one who could blow a bubble! :)

The winner of our bubble blowing contest…he was the ONLY one who could blow a bubble! :)

Remember that there is no school for elementary students tomorrow! Have a nice weekend, I can’t wait to see you at conferences next week.



Election Day
Tuesday November 04th 2014, 4:07 pm
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We have been discussing the current election over the past two days. Students learned about the criteria for both voting and for running for governor! They wrote in their journals about what they would do if they were elected as governor of our fine state….many of them would love to help people and lower our taxes!

Today we held a class lollipop election. The students used Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast the “candy”dates and then used this information to make an informed decision as they cast their ballot in our election. Check out the pictures below!

Our Venn Diagram

Our Venn Diagram

Our Voting Booths with Ballots

Our Voting Booths with Ballots

Students casting their votes. Check out that ballot box! :)

Students casting their votes. Check out that ballot box! :)

 

And the winner is……….

 

Tootsie Pop with a victory of 11 votes to 5. Sorry Dum-Dum Lollipops, maybe next year!

Students will earn Comet Cash tomorrow if they can write down and bring in a piece of scrap paper with the name of our newly elected or re-elected governor. Don’t forget to VOTE!



Weekly News (Late Edition!) November 3-7
Tuesday November 04th 2014, 3:59 pm
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Reminders & News

  • Our next Spelling Test is Thursday, November 13. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog!
  • Thursday, November 6- We will be traveling back in time as we celebrate the 50th day of school in our room! :)
  • November 7- No School! Teacher In-Service
  • The PTO Book Fair will be open next week. You can stop in and visit when you come in for your conference. We will be visiting the Book Fair during our Library time on Friday, November 14. 

Upcoming Events & Reminders

  • November 12-14 –1:30 dismissal for Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 18 – Picture retakes
  • November 26 – 1:30 dismissal
  • November 27-December 1 – No School, Happy Thanksgiving!


Think Outside the Box
Sunday October 26th 2014, 9:14 pm
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These are 4 of our very creative creations from last week! :) Students started with a cloud shape and turned it into something else. Mrs. Cantrell joined us and turned hers into a clown! Check out these cool ideas!

An apple tree!

An apple tree!

Dream bubbles

Dream bubbles

A very colorful sheep!

A very colorful sheep!

A GiGi! (or you might call them a grandma) :)

A GiGi! (or you might call them a grandma) :)



Weekly News October 27-31
Sunday October 26th 2014, 9:07 pm
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News & Reminders:

  • Our Spelling Test is Monday, October 27. The next one will be Tuesday, November 4. Please help your child study their words each night. Don’t forget the Spelling City Link on the blog!
  • October 30- End 1st Marking Period
  • We are still looking for volunteers for our Fall Fest on Thursday, October 30 from approximately 1:10 to 3:00. Please let me know if you can help out!

Upcoming News & Reminders:

  • Friday, November 7 - No School
  • Tuesday, November 11 - PTO Meeting (6:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, November 12 - Parent -Teacher Conferences (1:30 Early Dismissal)
  • Wednesday, November 12th – PTO Sub sale pick-up from 4-6:00
  • Thursday, November 13 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (1:30 Early Dismissal)
  • Friday, November 14 - 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • Tuesday, November 18 - Picture Retakes at 9:00 AM
  • Wednesday, November 26 - 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • Thursday, November 27 – Monday, December 1 - Happy Thanksgiving!  No School


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. :)