Weekly News: December 10 – 14

Happenings this week:

Thursday, December 13: AM Library Book Exchange

Although it’s a quiet week for news and information, we have an exciting week of fun filled holiday themed learning to do. And I understand we have several mystery readers popping in to share with our kiddos!! Shhhhh…so exciting! 

All slots are full for our Gingerbread Day! Thank you so much! You may send those items in anytime on or before December 19. 

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PM Reward Day, Tuesday Dec. 4

Toy/Stuffed Animal Day for PM Kindergarten’s reward today! 

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Weekly News: December 3 – 7

Please make sure you are using your NAME placard in your car everyday!  If you need a replacement placard, please let me know.

Happenings this week: 

AM TOY DAY: Monday December 3. This is for their class reward. The PM Class filled their jar, but we didn’t get to vote on Friday. They will have a reward on Tuesday.

Monday, Dec. 3: AM Library Book Exchange

Friday, Dec. 7: PM Library Book Exchange

Scholastic Book Order are due Friday, Dec. 7. I will place the order that night. If you are getting books for Christmas gifts, please let me know and I will get them to you secretly. 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.

Holiday Book Mystery Readers! I’m so excited for this event. There are a few more spots for any family member or special friend that would want to come in and read a book. 🙂 

AM CLASS: Holiday Book Mystery Reader

PM CLASS: Holiday Book Mystery Reader

Gingerbread Day! This too is an exciting event for the students (and teacher). There are still a few more supplies needed for this day. Click the link to see how you can help.

Gingerbread Day donations

Christmas Around the World. We begin a journey that will take us to 10 different countries to learn about Christmas traditions in their area!

Math we continue with teen numbers. Please help your child at home by counting out items between 11 – 19 and then have them write that number down. Make a fun game of this activity by using snack foods to count, write, and then eat!

Language Arts we add the letters X and Y to our handwriting. We will be writing small sentences more often now and we will be working on sounding out words and writing the sounds we hear. We are also reviewing all 25 sight words to prepare us for our assessment in early January. 

Looking forward to a fun filled exciting month ahead! 

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Weekly News: November 27 – 30

I hope this update finds you and your family well and rested! 

Happenings this week: 

Tuesday, November 27: PM Library Book Exchange

FUNWORK begins Tuesday. This is an optional “homework” that students can chose to do for class reward marbles and sticker prizes. FUNWORK is marked Funwork or FW, and is optional. Homework is marked Homework or HW and is not optional. 🙂

Benchmark Math Test: Wednesday we will have our first Benchmark Test that will include chapters 1 and 2. These test results are collected and sent to the district for evaluation and data. We will have a review on Tuesday. You can help your child at home. Give your child a pile of coins. Have him/her sort the coins, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters. Have him/her count each pile and WRITE the number. Compare two piles. Ask your child which one is greater than, less than, or equal to. Students will be tested on counting, writing, and comparing numbers 0 – 10. 

Gingerbread Day! Thursday, December 20. Both classes will participate in our Gingerbread Day through math, reading, writing, and science. I need your help with a few donations for our big day. Please click the link below if you can help with frosting, mini chocolate chips, or pull and peel licorice. Two parent helpers will be needed for each session. AM starting at 9:30 and PM starting at 1:30. If you have your clearances with the Penn Manor District and can help out that day, please email me. 

Gingerbread Day donations

On December 20 we will also open our Teacher Holiday Wish List gifts. A green flyer was sent home last week about our wish list for classroom donations. If you would like me to help your child select a star from our wreath, please let me know. Thank you!

Holiday Book Mystery Reader: Parents, grandparents and special family members are invited to sign up for a slot to read a holiday book to our class. Don’t tell your student that you are coming in. It’s a great surprise and so much fun for everyone! Since this is a short, one time activity, you do not need clearances for this mini event. Please sign up through sign up genius below to get your slot. Please bring in a holiday book that your student loves to hear during this time of year. Please refrain from bringing in a religious theme book in the public school setting. 

AM CLASS: Holiday Book Mystery Reader

PM CLASS: Holiday Book Mystery Reader

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Housekeeping Items…

Coats for colder weather…Please send a coat along with your child as we try to get outside even on colder days. We have not been able to get outside a few times because we all didn’t have a coat. This happens especially in the afternoon when students, sitting in a warm car, heads into a warm school, and forget to grab their coat to head to class. 

Math Tests. I sent home our Chapter 2 Math Test this week. If you would like to go over the test with your child and fix any mistakes, please feel free to do that and send the corrections back in. I’ll make sure they get a sticker and a marble for the class for their work.

We had a great day today feasting with Charlie Brown and preparing for Thanksgiving. I’ll be adding new pictures tomorrow too, I’m having some uploading issues. 🙂 

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Weekly News: November 19 – 21

Happenings this Week:

Monday: AM Kindergarten will attend a Patriotic Shine Time at 9:05. Students are encouraged to wear their red, white, and blue. 

Tuesday: Both classes will have a Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving feast. Buttered toast, jelly beans, and pretzels. For dessert, Pumpkin Pie in a Bag. 

Wednesday, November 21st: AM Kindergarten attends school from 9:00 – 1:30. Please fill out and return the blue paper with lunch and bus information that will come home Monday. NO PM Kindergarten.

No School Thursday, November 22 -26. See everyone back on Tuesday, November 27. 

I am very thankful to have such an awesome group of students and supportive parents! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and time together! 

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Early Dismissal 11/15/18

AM kindergarten will have regular dismissal at 11:35 AM. PM kindergarten should not come to school today. NO PM kindergarten! The rest of elementary is being dismissed at 12:15 today.
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AM Parents/Guardians Please Read

Today we had some excitement in our Kindergarten class. Our toilet was flushed and decided not to stop running. We had a crew of workers come in to get it stopped and cleaned up, but we needed to move our classroom for the morning. Students were asked to get their things including their pencil boxes and take with them to the new classroom. This is why your child has their pencil box in their backpack. PLEASE send it back to school with them tomorrow! The class was AWESOME at being flexible and getting themselves adjusted to a new room quickly where we could continue our lessons. 

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Picture RETAKE tomorrow

Picture retake day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13th. It is right away in the morning, around 9:15. If you have an afternoon kindergarten child, please bring him or her at 9:15 if you want a picture retake. Thanks so much! Picture retakes will not occur during PM kindergarten time.

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Parent Volunteers Needed:

It’s time, it’s time, parents and/or grandparents are needed to help in the classroom. Writing will be begin soon as well as level reading groups and extra hands would be most welcomed! If you are able to help in the classroom, and have your clearances completed and filed with the district, please let me know. Email me with the day of the week that works best for your schedule and if you would like once a week or bi-weekly. AM times will be from 10:30 – 11:30 and PM times will be 2:15 – 3:15. Thank you! connie.kinser@pennmanor.net

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