One Last Hello!

This is my last blog before I need to delete all my blogs and pictures to get ready for the next group of kindergarten students. Please download pictures you may want. You’re always welcome to come back to this blog for info, but I will deleting all of my subscribers soon. You can unsubscribe after reading this message if you would like too.

Several first grade teachers gave out an “All About Me” booklet. Not all students got one, but if they did your child is welcome to work on that and bring it in the first week of school to give to their new teacher.

Also…keep reading. The Summer Reading Challenge reward will only be given to those students that do the reading and bring in the reading log. You can look at previous blogs to get that information and download the reading log.

Happy Summer! Again I cannot express my gratitude enough for the students you sent me this year! It really was a stellar year and I still think about all of our great times in Kindergarten!

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 7, 2019

Happy 2nd day of summer!! This year all 1st – 6th graders who have read 1,000 minutes over the summer will be invited to our Summer Reading Carnival in the fall. The form below is what needs to be returned in August with your child. Have a safe, relaxing, and rejuvenating summer. See you on August 21, 2019. 1920 Summer Reading CarnivalDownload

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Our Rainbow Words Super Stars!

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Class of 2031

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It’s Summer Break!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the kind words and gifts you sent in for our last days in school. It truly was a blessing for me to work with each of your children and have your support from home! On behalf of Mrs. Neff and Mrs. Graver, they thank all of you for your kind words and gifts as well.

Today as of 1:00 I am now on summer vacation, but let’s face it, teachers don’t really take off all summer. We continue to plan, worry, and try to help our students. So here are some things you can do this summer when the “I’m bored” hits your household.

Work on the packets that were made for your child. There are reading, writing, and letter activities for them to complete.

Continue to review sight words and start to look at first grade words. Here is a list of the first grade words. The first words tested in first grade in September are the kindergarten sight words.

First grade words tested in September:

I   a   an   at   am  can   as   my   the   go   no   so   to   like   he   we   me   come   on   here   this   it   in   is   if  for   where   do   you   look   one   see   what   two   up   down   want   out   who   are   they   she   good   and   there   little   give that   have

First grade words tested in November:

it’s   help   now   in too no   into   had   has   get   soon   hold   him   black   did   find   much   thank   all   how   make   of   some   yes   big

First grade words tested in January:

first   eat   day   said   was   will   went   with   them   then   her   don’t   water   new   us   just   but   be   live   many   does   every   use   your   school   way   says   cold   for   from   their   under   very   or   came   made   could   saw   were   going   animals

First grade words tested in May:

play   fly   again   put   know   say  about   books   family   read   before   nothing   brown   by   please   buy   carry   would   our   over   pretty   gone   found   any   when   right   been   mother   should   warm   away   four   open  around   took   almost   people   light   blue   love   pulled   were   become   kinds   color   done   together   name  work   because   always

*In addition to the words listed above, students will also be retested on the November and January list as well.

Starfall.com and ABCmouse.com are good sites to visit for games and activities to keep students learning.

I found this site that you can print off a booklet of daily activities that your child can complete each day. Kindergarten Summer Homework Packet

Did I mention what your job can be this summer to help your child be ready for first grade? READ! Read to your child every day…go to the library and get new adventures each week to read to your child. Read read read. Did I mention, READ?!

Happy Summer!

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Last Weekly News: June 3 -4

Here we are…the home stretch! I can’t believe how fast it went! I spent the weekend working on your child’s report card and I am thrilled with how much they have each grown academically and emotionally this year! Enjoy your summer break, and as I’ve told the kids, if you see me outside, please stop in to say hi and have a snack of cheese! (I love cheese, just ask your child!)

Happenings this week:

Monday, June 3: Y for YOU…we will have activities that involve students thinking about themselves and what they have learned, enjoyed, would change this year and what would they want next year’s kindergarten class to know about Mrs. Kinser and Kindergarten.

Tuesday, June 4: Z for Zoo animals and Zoom into summer. We will also zip on up to first grade to meet our new first grade teacher and visit in their room for a while.

Also happening this week:

Monday, 6/3: PTO School Picnic 5:30-7:30 (Mrs. Glassmyer will have a turn in the dunk tank!)
Tuesday, 6/4: Last Day of Kindergarten (regular school hours)
Wednesday, 6/5: Last Day Grades 1-6 (11:30 dismissal/no breakfast or lunch)

Although this is my last weekly news post, check back here in a few days. I want to post some pictures that you’ll receive in paper form, but may want to download from this site if you’d like them to be printed.

I can’t thank you all enough for your support this school year! Your communication, questions, and concerns have made the difference in your child’s kindergarten year. Make lots of good summer memories so my “first graders” can come back with lots to tell me when they visit. Read read read! And keep up the sight word practice! Happy Summer!

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School Picnic and Reward for PM

Tonight’s end of the school year picnic has been postponed until Monday, June 3rd because of impending bad weather this evening. Just a reminder that pets are not permitted on school grounds. Extra yearbooks will be sold at the picnic on a first come first serve basis. If you have any questions please contact the office at, 717-872-1401.

PM Kinders filled the class jar and voted on TOY DAY for FRIDAY, May 31.

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AM CLASS REWARD: Wednesday, wear summer pajamas! (Only if you’d like to.)

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Weekly News: May 28 – May 31

So thankful to take the time to remember those that fought for our freedom this Memorial Day. I hope your family enjoyed the time together making memories.

How are we so close to the end of the school year?? I’m not ready to send your children to first grade…but they are ready. We will continue reading groups this week and finish our chemistry science unit with a special edible science experiment on Friday.

A huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers that have helped us in so many ways this school year!

And a huge thank you to our high school intern Miss Nina who will finish her time with us this Friday. Miss Nina has been with us for our afternoon sessions and looks forward to graduating from Penn Manor, June 4 and pursue a teaching degree.

Happenings this week:

Thursday, 5/30: PTO School Picnic 5:30-7:30 Guest hot dog servers will be Mrs. Kinser and Mrs. Noll from 6:45 – 7:30, come see us! Mrs. Glassmyer will be a guest in the dunk tank! Come cheer her on!!!

Alphabet Countdown…

Tuesday: USA Day-wear red, white, and blue
Wednesday: Vacation Day
Thursday: Walk in nature/scavenger hunt
Friday: eXercise-wear workout clothes

Looking Ahead…

June 4: Last Day of Kindergarten (regular school hours)
June 5: Last Day Grades 1-6 (11:30 dismissal/no breakfast or lunch)

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Olympic Day Wednesday, May 22!

It looks like it will be a nice day tomorrow! If your child would like to wear a sunhat/baseball hat and/or sunglasses they may do that. Sunscreen them before they come to school and send a plastic water bottle. Parent helpers, please go straight to the office to sign in and they will send you to the field to get ready for the activities.

ALSO…we are still learning in class…or at least trying! I have reminded the students of our class rules and really would like you, the parents, to remind them of my favorite rule. Rule #5, Keep your dear teacher happy, by being kind and do good to others. Lately we seem to have some type of summer bug of bugging each other. I will be working on the skills of “A bug and a wish.” I want to see us end the year with strong friendships and strong coping skills going into first grade.

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