This is a digital copy of the letter that will come home in your child’s folder Monday. On the back of this letter, there is a list of the students in our class.

Dear Families,

The Penn Manor School District has created a plan for us to still have a Valentine Exchange in our classrooms!  We are grateful to find the balance of keeping the spirit of the day while still staying safe through Covid!

Our plan is:

  1. Valentines must be in school by Wednesday, 2/10.
  2. If there is a treat, it must be store wrapped (lollipops, etc).  No homemade treats.
  3. We will deliver our Valentines to each other at the end of the day 2/12, after they sat for 48 hours in the classroom.
  4. We will sanitize or wash our hands before delivering them.
  5.  Valentines will not be opened at school, but instead opened that evening at home with your permission.
  6. **If a Valentine would come in late (or on the “day of” 2/12 – it would have to sit over the weekend** and be delivered the next week).

Thank you for helping us celebrate Valentine’s Day safely this year!


Mrs. Mattern

This Week

We will be becoming pirates this week to learn all about bossy r. Students will be reading lots of words with ‘ar’ this week. This week’s spelling words were sent home with your child on Friday.

Spelling  Words

Spell and use correctly in daily writing.











Happy New Year!

There are some big changes for our class in 2021. We have moved out of the library and into our classroom. The class is excited to start new jobs, have new desks, and a new environment to complete work.

We will be learning about the life cycle of frogs, butterflies, and many other animals this week.

This week your child will be using XtraMath to practice addition facts. This is a program to help your child to memorize facts.

Spelling Test Changes

On our weekly spelling tests, students will be writing two dictated sentences that will be graded for capital letter to start, ending punctuation, correct spelling, and spaces between words. Words will be marked incorrect if letters are backwards or capital letters are used instead of lowercase letters.

Spelling  Words – Test will be on Friday

Spell and use correctly in daily writing.











Bonus Words

  1. January
  2. winter

Virtual Day


Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16, will be a virtual day.  Below is the schedule for the day

.9-9:30 – Phonological Awareness and Spelling Practice

9:30-10:00 Journal

10:00-11:00 Whole group reading

11:00-1:00 Lunch/Recess

1:00-1:30 Math 




Applied Engineering

3:00-3:30 SeeSaw Work time

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at 9:00.  I will post the google meet link in Seesaw at 9:00am tomorrow. Have a great night!

Spirit Day at Central Manor

Happy Holidays Spirit Days

***participation is optional***

Tuesday, December 15- Wear Holiday Plaid or Flannel

Wed, December 16- Dress like Frosty! Wear all white and your favorite scarf

Thursday, December 17 – Wear Red and Green

Friday, December 18 – Deck the Halls- Wear a Festive Sweater

Monday, December 21 – Jingle Bells- Wear your Favorite Holiday Bling

Tuesday, December 22 – Pajama Day (must be appropriate for school, no slippers)

Wed, December 23– Home for the Holidays- Wear your Favorite Holiday Hat

Next Week

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Each night, your child is bringing home a book to read. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read with your child each night.

Spelling  Words – Test will be on Friday

  • or
  • for
  • form
  • more
  • store
  • sort
  • long
  • bring
  • your
  • head

Bonus Words

  1. December
  2. snowstorm