We had an Easter Egg Hunt!

Today we had a great time having an Easter Egg hunt at school! Thank you to all those who send in donations! Students have bags of treats and small toys. We did not eat the treats at school. It is up to you if and when your child enjoys them. I hope you all have a wonderful break with family and friends! I look forward to seeing the kiddos Tuesday.

A Look at the Week Ahead…

Reminder:We are in need of plastic eggs and small prizes for inside the eggs. Our hunt is scheduled for this Thursday if the students stay on track with behavior goals! if you are able, please send some in with your child asap.

We will be sending home a new spelling list this today. Our test will be Tuesday April 24. Here is a look at our new list of long u words. use, cute, cube, tube, tune, rule, , large, nice, hear, talk

We have PE tomorrow! Wear your sneakers:)

No school this Friday 4/19 or Monday 4/22. Enjoy the spring break!

Tomorrow is wear RED day for spirit week, Wednesday is Tee shirt day!

Upcoming Spring Info….

Tonight report cards came home! It’s hard to believe we are int the 4th marking period already! Please send back your child’s signed report card envelope as soon as possible and as always, please email me with any questions or concerns ( cristen.appel@pennmanor.net) .

The students are working towards an egg hunt incentive for good behavior. We would love donations of plastic eggs, stickers, small erasers, or peanut free candy. The date of the egg hunt is not yet set, as the students need to earn it, but I would like to have it Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Thank you!!!

Our next book exchange will be this Friday.

Looking Ahead:

Keep an eye out for our field trip permission slip to come home the end of this week. We are going to Lancaster County Park on Wednesday, May 8.

We do have school next Thursday, April, 18th. This is a weather make-up day. We will not have school Friday April 19th or Monday, April 22nd. Enjoy the time with your family!

Miss Zook has been a major part of our class this year. She is currently finishing her full time teaching of our class this week. Her last day with us will be Thursday, May 9th. I would like to have the class bring her school supplies to prepare a gift basket for her classroom one day. if you would be able to donate anything to the basket, please send it with your child to school and have him or her drop if off with Mrs. Smith ( 1st grade teacher). She will gather the supplies in her room. Donations should be in by May 1. Thanks!

Week of March 25, 2019

Monday Day C- We had gym today! We also continued working on our biome reports. You may not see as many books come home to read for homework this week, as we are using our small group time to create awesome art and writing on the desert, arctic, and rainforest!

Tuesday Day D: We have music today. We will also have a social skills lesson taught by Mr. Schuck.

Wednesday- Day A: We have library today. We will not have book exchange at library. We will take our spelling test and Math chapter 7 test on reading tally charts, bar graphs, and pictographs. Our spelling test will be on long i words: like, nine, line, mine, mile, while, take, came, gone, near.

Thursday Day B- Art We will get new spelling words today with the long o sound and the pattern of o-consonant-e- ex: bone. We will take our benchmark test today on math chapters 5-7.

Friday Day C- Phys. Ed: We have an all school opening today! Happy Friday Everyone!


I’m sorry I had the information for the book fair incorrect. This week we will visit the book fair on Thursday (3/21) and we will not be having a book exchange. I apologize for the confusion!

Week of March 18, 2019

Thank you to all those who brought in a game for game day on Friday. The kids had a great time!

Monday 3/18 Day B – Art In social studies today, we will begin to learn the difference in needs and wants. Study for our spelling test tonight! We will also get out books for our biome reports which we will be completing over the next two weeks. Make sure to check your kiddos folder to see if they will be learning about the desert, the rainforest, or the arctic!

Tuesday 3/19 Day C- Phys Ed wear sneakers! We will take our spelling test on long a words with the pattern ___a____e (ex: game)

Wednesday 3/20 Day D Music We will get new spelling words today and begin to read words with a long i ( ex: ___i ___e time) .

Thursday 3/21 Day A Library Book Exchange today!

Friday 3/22 Day B- Art We have an early dismissal today! Please let the office know of any transportation changes.

We could use donations of the following items if possible: zip lock baggies, cotton balls, tissues and glue sticks. Thanks for considering!

Dr Seuss Week in First Grade!

This week we will have a special dress day for each day of the week:

Monday : Day D- Music Be a Who in Whoville- Crazy Hair Day!

Tuesday: Day A – Library: Thing One and thing Two day! Dress as a twin with another student or wear a red shirt. Mrs. Appel and Miss Zook will have” Thing ” signs for us all to be twins! We will have our spelling test today.

Wednesday Day B- Art The Cat in the Hat Day! Wear a fun hat to school! We will send home new spelling, high frequency, and vocab words today.

Thursday Day C- Phys. Ed. Fox in Socks day! Wear crazy socks today! ( Don’t forget to wear them with sneakers since we have gym class!)

Friday Day D – Music – Green Eggs and Ham. Wear as much green as you can! We will review for our math test today on adding double digit numbers. As of now, our math test is planned for Monday, March 11.