Scholastic Book Orders

Thank you for all of the fun Valentines you sent in for our class and the teachers! With all of the fun Friday and my slight sugar coma Saturday, I didn’t order Scholastic Books on the 15th. Good news for you, you can still order. I will place the order Monday night. Thank you so much for your support. Your child came home with “There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Rose” as their monthly gift from our class sponsors. (Thank you class sponsors!!)

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.

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Weekly News: February 10 – 14

Monday, February 10: PM Library Book Exchange–send in Library books please

Friday, February 14: Valentines Day activities. Optional Valentines exchange.

Math: This week we will take our Chapter 5 test (adding numbers) and our Benchmark Test from chapters 3-5. Please review teen numbers in ten frames and adding objects together. Students will be given a ten frame with objects (not dots) to count and then they need to know which one of the multiple choice answers is correct.

Teen Number Ten Frames

Here’s a fun review video. Pause the video for your child to write the numeral before seeing the answer!

Rainbow Sight Words! I am so impressed with how far our students are getting with their rainbow words and I STILL do not have the wall up completed. For now we will have students sign the color that they have passed, and then get it up on the wall once our rainbow is complete. Please review their whole pack of cards two times each night.

Looking ahead:

Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Day classroom fun

Monday, February 17: No School–President’s Day

Field Trip: Save the date! AM Field Trip to the Hand on House is scheduled for Friday, April 24. PM Field Trip to the Hands on House is scheduled for Friday, May 8.

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Sweetheart Dance

Just a reminder from our PTO about the Sweetheart Dance this Saturday from 6-7:30.

The dance is not held at the school, it is held at Manor Church
530 Central Manor Rd
Lancaster, PA 

if you ordered a corsage it will be available at the door 

If you forgot to order your tickets, they can also be purchased at the door for $25 a family. (Includes 1 chaperone and all CM girls in that household) 

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Weekly News: February 3 -7

Thank you for returning the report card envelope and your comments! I love hearing from you. If you have not sent in your report card cover please do so this week. I will need that for their 4th marking period report card.

Happenings this week:

Tuesday, February 4 –Solid, Liquid, Gas Experiment= Rootbeer Floats. We have learned so much from Miss Fair about the States of Matter. Tuesday she will close the unit with a fun filled, yummy, experiment.

Friday, February 7: Early Dismissal–AM Kindergarten attends 9:00 – 1:30. No PM Kindergarten.

What should your child be working on each night?

Read to an adult each night: 10 – 20 minutes. Students should be bringing home books in their reading folders. Please sign the book when they read it to you fluently, accurately, and with tone. (We are working on not sounding like a robot.) Sometimes they may bring home a writing assignment. We are working on sentence structure and remembering that every sentence starts with a capital, has space between the words, and ends with a punctuation mark.

Sight word cards: We have been sending home a bag with RED color words in their STAR folder. Each night they should review the color they have. When the come to school, as time allows (or volunteers allow) we will test them on those words. They must go through the pack two times without error. Once they can do that, we give them the next set. Again they will be tested on all cards in their bag and need to be error free two times. Many students have passed the first two colors and I haven’t finished putting the Rainbow Wall up yet! Please send their bag of words back to school every day.

Math/Sight word Worksheet: 2-3 times a week a Math homework paper will come home. Other days will be a sightword sheet.

FUNWORK: This is a great worksheet that is on an early first grade level. Most likely they will need your help. If your child is not bringing them home, and you would like me to “suggest” they take one, let me know.

VALENTINES DAY: A pink paper will come home Monday with the specifics about valentines. Participation is optional.

Looking ahead:

Friday, February 14: Valentine’s Day classroom fun

Monday, February 17: No School–President’s Day

Field Trip: Save the date! AM Field Trip to the Hand on House is scheduled for Friday, April 24. PM Field Trip to the Hands on House is scheduled for Friday, May 8.

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PM Book Exchange..Never mind…

So sorry, just got an email that our Librarian is out sick today. 🙁 She will reschedule book exchange for next week. 🙂

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PM Kindergarten Library Book Exchange Today 1/31

I’m sorry I didn’t get this out sooner. I didn’t realize today was book exchange for PM Kindergarten. Please send books along today. 🙂

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Class Reward Tuesday, Jan. 28

Both classes filled their jars!

AM–Toy Day, bring a toy that fits in your backpack.

PM Pajama Day, wear comfy jammies with sneakers.

Congratulations to both classes!

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January 27 – January 31

Welcome back, Miss Fair. Miss Fair will be with us until she graduates from Millersville University at the beginning of May. She will be taking over many of the daily routines and lessons. Tomorrow she begins our science unit on Matter.

Happenings this week:

Monday: AM Library Book Exchange.

Report cards come home! Please read the yellow letter enclosed in the envelope that explains how we get the data we use for report cards. Sign the front and return the envelope to school. If you have any questions, please email me. There is a volunteer letter in the envelope if you’d like to fill that out and send back with the signed envelope. I will make a calendar for regular volunteers.

Tuesday: Health Screenings. Our class will have our height, weight, hearing and vision checked. Results will be sent home to you through the mail.

Thursday: 100th Day of School! All things come in 100 on this day. 🙂

Looking ahead:

Friday, February 7: Early Dismissal–AM Kindergarten attends 9:00 – 1:30. No PM Kindergarten.

Monday, February 17: No School–President’s Day

Field Trip: Save the date! AM Field Trip to the Hand on House is scheduled for Friday, April 24. PM Field Trip to the Hands on House is scheduled for Friday, May 8.

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Weekly News: January 21-24

Happenings this week:

Monday, January 20th: NO SCHOOL — Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21st: PM Library Book Exchange. Bring your library book back to school.

Friday, January 24th: Early Dismissal — PM Kindergarten attends 9:00a.m. – 1:30 p.m. NO AM KINDERGARTEN. Please fill out and return the pink paper that will come home Tuesday or Wednesday.

100th day of school. Please return the yellow paper for approved snacks your child may eat. If you would like to donate snacks, click here to sign up (still needed: Chex cereal, Kix cereal, raisins). You may send the snacks in anytime before Jan. 20. (The 100th day is tentative for Jan. 30…in the past snow days have changed this 100th day so we want to be prepared for the 29th, but it may not happen until later.)

Please help your child READ each night for about 10 – 20 minutes. If they don’t have a book from reading group that day, there may be a writing paper they should do. Please check reading folders every day and sign the post it note. I am blown away with how well the students are doing in their reading groups and with the comprehension and word games we play in our groups.

It’s time to Add and Subtract in Math. We’ve worked for several days taking a whole number and moving it into two parts. This helped them see that there are several ways for a number to broken into two groups and still have the same amount. Now we will take this knowledge and apply it with the language of addition and subtraction.

Field Trip: Save the date! AM Field Trip to the Hand on House is scheduled for Friday, April 24. PM Field Trip to the Hands on House is scheduled for Friday, May 8.

Chaperones (parents/guardian/grandparent) are welcomed to join us (and go on the bus if we have enough room) ONLY if clearances are approved by the district. Chaperones are asked to pay 6.50 for this field trip. A permission paper will come home closer to the field trip date. Students must have this filled out to be able to go on our trip.

Questions or concerns? Email me at connie.kinser@pennmanor.net. Have a great week!

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Class Reward: TOY DAY TODAY Jan. 15

Both classes earned a reward for filling their marble jars. They may bring a toy or stuffed animal today for our Show and Share time. Great job to both classes!!

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