Weekly News: September 9 -13

Welcome Miss Fair! Miss Fair started her student teaching assignment with us the second week of school. Miss Fair attends Millersville University and will be with us part time through December (Wednesdays through Fridays) and full time beginning in January.

Our student teacher from Millersville University, Miss Fair.

Happenings this week:

Central Manor’s guidance counselor, Dr. Shannon Madara, will visit our class this week to talk to us about the character traits we are working on each month. This month is KINDNESS. Dr. Madara will visit us every month for a lesson and a time to talk with us.

We continue working on our handwriting of our names and the letters t, b, f. We start with the formation of lower case letters. We will also work on writing our names with a capital first then lower case letter for the rest of our names. If students can already write their names this way on the Fundations lines (see Language Arts tab for information) we will work with more letters and their formation.

In Math we are sorting objects by size, color, and weight. Thank you for the homework help!

We start our sight word lessons this week. Our first two words are the words I and a. I will send home a homework paper for the word of the week and usually a small booklet they can read to you and keep at home.

Library visits are this week as well! We will visit our library and start with a few lessons about the library, books and how to care for our books with Mrs. Reisinger.

A NOTE ABOUT SNACKS. We typically DO NOT have snacks during the class time. On occasion I will have an “edible” math lesson (like we will this week). We are fortunate that there are very few food allergies that I am able to provide a little snack lesson once in a while. Sometimes, I will ask for donations of certain food items to help our class. And let’s face it, kids (and teachers) LOVE SNACKS!

Looking ahead:

September 15: Scholastic Book Orders Due. There is a tab at the top of this page that will also give you the monthly information you need. Our class has been sponsored to get the 1.00 book for EVERY student EVERY month this year. For September they will receive the book Chrysanthemum! Thank you to our sponsors!!

September 24: Fall Picture Day

September 27: Early Dismissal PM Kindergarten attends 9:00 – 1:30. NO AM Kindergarten

October 4: Race for Education

A little more about Miss Fair. Miss Fair has lots of experience with children. Here’s a little more about her.

About Me
Every time I smell a campfire burning, I am reminded of why I wanted to become a teacher. Our sense of smell is linked to our memory more than any of the other senses. I smell the freshly cut grass and remember family picnics and soccer games. I smell the Pennsylvania Dutch potpie my mother used to spend all day making, and I am right back home, waiting not-so-patiently at the dinner table. When I smell a campfire, I remember the faces of children getting to experience roasting their own marshmallows for the first time, and I know I chose the right career for me.

My summers are spent connecting with nature at the YMCA Camp Shand, working in the
middle of nowhere with children who have never been challenged with looking away from a screen. My school year is spent at Millersville University as both a worker and student.
When I am not busy with those things, I love to sing my heart out. As I continue to grow an find my passions, I hope to help children do the same.

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