Seesaw

Fingers crossed! I’m sending home information of how to sign in/up for Seesaw. We have been working on our computer skills in Seesaw this week. A letter will come home today with their passwords and codes. I will send out a family invite through your emails as well.

I also will put their login information in their STAR folders. I have a label that will stick/stay (I hope) on the inside of their STAR folder.

Thanks so much! Here we go!!

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September 15, Scholastic Book Order Due

Thank you for considering to order from the Scholastic Book Club. Every month, I will send home a Scholastic Book Club order.

You may order books for your child through the website scholastic.com/bookclubs. To get started you may either “find your child’s teacher” Connie Kinser, or type in our class code QFPVG.

Or send in the paper order with a check written out to Scholastic.

All orders will be due on the 15th of the month. I will place the order the evening of the 15th.

Points received from your order goes to purchase books for our classrooms. Mrs. Glenn and I share this ordering so we can build our classroom libraries together.

Thank you so much for all your support in your child’s educational well being!!

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Weekly News: September 14 – 18

First full week of school! WOW!

Math: We will finish up the chapter and take our first test. We will move on to positional words in the next chapter. Thank you for NOT sending back the packets we do each day. If your child is excited about something they finished at home, take a picture of it and send it to me. I would love to see what they are proud of.

Language Arts: We continue to work on the first sounds in words, letter names and letter sounds. We are learning to write lower case letters, t,b,f. We also will continue printing our names with a capital letter to start our name, and lower case letters for the rest of our name.

I am working on getting our computers signed in and ready for us to explore. A big thank you to Mrs. Neff who has taken on this huge task. If you have headphones or earbuds, keep sending them along with your child. Some keep their labeled headphones in their basket at school while others I see take back and forth in their backpacks, whichever works for you is fine!!

We are working hard in our classroom! If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at connie.kinser@pennmanor.net.

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Weekly News: September 8-11

Week one is behind us and it was a good one! Please remind your child that we are not able to move around like at home because of “germs”. It makes me sad that we have to be so separated, but it is what the CDC and our district recommends.

This week we begin all of our academics. We have been tested on our letters, sounds, first sound fluency, numbers, matching, one to one correspondence, and writing our name.

In Math we begin classifying object. In an effort to keep the handing out of papers to a minimum, I have stapled each lesson together. Each student will get their packet lesson each day. Usually the front page is something we have to do with objects and will look incomplete…no need to complete this page. The last page of the packet is a homework page. Please DO NOT send back any math homework pages. You can work with your child at home on your own. Soon your child will bring home their Math login information. You are welcome to log in and help your child complete games on the lesson we are doing. This is not required, but may be helpful if your child is struggling with the concept of the chapter.

In Language Arts we begin recognizing and make the sounds of the alphabet letters. We will work on first sound fluency, syllables, and onset/rime. In writing we will use Fundations and work on using the lines correctly.

We will continue to work on strengthening our arms, shoulders, and hands as we build our stamina for writing. We did this by doing several activities on our stomachs, our color books, pokey pins, and some expo marker writing. We also start our computer work with Seesaw this week.

Meet our Kindergarten aide, Mrs. Neff! We are very thankful that Mrs. Neff is with us for the morning and afternoon Kindergarten sessions. Mrs. Neff has been in our school for three years and comes with a wealth of knowledge and a heart for kids.

Mrs. Neff

Here are some of the fine motor skill activities we work on with the morning class on Thursday.

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Welcome Miss Holmberg

We welcomed Miss Holmberg to our classroom today. Miss Holmberg attends Millersville University and will be our classes’ student teacher for the year. A “meet the student teacher” paper will be coming home with your child soon to get to know Miss Holmberg better.

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First Day Feelings

Day 1 done…and it was a great start to the school year. Families, thank you so much for teaching your child how to wear their masks!! They did an awesome job keeping them on! In fact I had to tell them at times to pull their mask down for some air!

AM Kindergarten parents/guardians, you have ONE BLUE PAPER to fill out and send in tomorrow. This is for our early dismissal day on Thursday, September 3. (No PM kindergarten this day.)

PM Kindergarten parents/guardians…thank you for your patience as we are working through our first year of dropping off students out back. We hope that it will get smoother as the days go on.

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PM Kindergarten Dismissal

Please call the office Monday if you are picking up your PM kindergartner at the end of the school day. (I would love an email letting me know. The office will send me a list, but it’s nice to know before that list comes out. Thanks!)

Central Manor Dismissal Procedures and Times

August 25, 2020

This year’s dismissal will look a bit different. Below are the times when students will be dismissed from school.

3:15 PM– Car Rider Group 1 will be dismissed to the car line. (Green Group)

3:20 PM– Students attending the YWCA After School Program will be dismissed to the gym.

3:25 PM– Students in grades K-2 will be dismissed to buses.

ALSO: 3:25 PM– Car Rider Group 2 will also be dismissed to the car line. (Pink Group)

3:30 PM– Students in grades 3-6 will be dismissed to buses.

*** If you would like to pick your child up instead of them riding the bus home you must call the office at 717-872-1401 before 2:00 PM. Thank you***

Below is the new car rider dismissal procedures. This will come home with your child on the first day of school.

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First Day August 31

Dear Families,

We are days away from the first day of school. I wanted to get one more email out to you to perhaps ease your concerns as we open on Monday, August 31.

School Supplies: If you are able to send these items with your children on the first day of school, thank you.

Backpack – big enough to carry a large library book

Pencil Box

Large Glue Sticks

16 Pack of Crayons

Clean, small sock for erasing mini whiteboards

EARBUDS…placed in a ziploc bag and labeled. This is new. I am just putting it on my list of needs. Dollar Tree/Dollar General brand earbuds are FINE! We will learn some lessons on a Chrome notebook and there will be times that they will need to only hear what their computer is saying, not the whole class. We will NOT need earbuds until AFTER Labor Day. No need to worry about getting them this weekend. They will stay in school, so please do not send ones that they need at home.

AM Kindergarten, I will meet our class outside the main doors where the buses come in. Car riders will meet Mrs. Flores and Mrs. Johnson, our Academic Support Teachers, and they will bring your child to me. (Please email me if your child should be going to breakfast. Breakfast is $1.25.)

Pick up your child at 11:35 a.m. in the parking lot behind the school you can find specific line up details on my blog.

PM Kindergarten, I will help get you out of your car at 12:50 p.m. in the parking lot behind the school.  If your child will be picked up at the end of the school day, please email me.

BLOG: Please sign up and subscribe. If you do not have internet access, please let me know to make a paper copy for you.

AM Stays for Lunch on Thursday, September 3rd (NO PM KINDERGARTEN). A BLUE paper will come home on the first day of school with our lunch information. You will need to fill out the form and return it the next school day. Thank you!

Questions? Concerns? Please email me! I’d love to hear from you. connie.kinser@pennmanor.net

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Kinser

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Virtual Tour of Central Manor

Click here for a virtual tour of our building to share some of our spaces with you and all that we are doing to prepare for your return. Use your mouse to move around the 360 degree pictures. Click on the circles for more information about the scenes. At the bottom, you may click on the small arrows to move from one scene to another.

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Our Kindergarten Room

It was so nice to meet many of my kindergarten students and parents last night! It is going to be a great year! I can tell you are sending me some really special kids! I just wanted to give you a glance at our classroom…here we go…

Again, I am so glad I got to meet many of you last night! If you have any concerns or questions, please email me at connie.kinser@pennmanor.net. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year!

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