Week of February 18

Happy President’s Day to everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their day off yesterday!

Don’t forget that Friday is Kids At Work Day! A letter from Dr. Madara went home Friday with more information. The kids are encouraged to dress like their future career that day!

The candy fundraiser packet went home last week!

Miss Alison Wycherley spent the day in our classroom today! She will be taking my place in March when I go out on maternity leave. The kids had a great time getting to know her and I am confident the transition will be super smooth! A letter will go home next week from Miss Wycherley. Thank you for all of your support!

Looking Ahead…

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 11 – PTO Meeting

*March 22 – End of the 3rd Marking Period

*March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 29 – We ARE in school today!

Week of February 11th

It was fun to have so many “teachers” come to school on Friday 2/8 for the Freaky Friday spirit day! I am happy to report that my clip as a student made it off the chart!!

With so many missed school days, we will have our spelling test NEXT Friday, 1/22. I will not give out new words this Friday. Also, school is now in session on March 29th and April 18th. These were weather make-up days but now SCHOOL IS IN SESSION!

If you are choosing to purchase books from the book order, please do so by Friday. Thank you!

We ARE in session on Friday 2/15 to make up for the snow day we had a couple of weeks ago.

If your child is choosing to bring in valentines this week, we have 17 students in our class. We will be doing our Valentine’s celebration TOMORROW 2/14.

We will be testing our money chapter in math this week. We will review, and test on Friday if I feel we are ready. There are still a few kiddos struggling to identify and count the value of the coins. If you are able to help your child practice this at home, it would be a big benefit for them! Thank you!

Special Reminders for this week:

*Wednesday – Restaurant Night at Friendly’s from 5-8 PM

*Thursday – Valentine’s Day Exchange

*Friday – Weather Make Up Day (We ARE in school today!)

Looking Ahead…

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

*February 22 – Kids At Work Day-Dress like what you want to be when you grow up! (More info. to follow)

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Some Quick Updates!

We will have Junior Achievement on Tuesday and Thursday. We will have a guidance lesson on Friday.

Freaky Friday Spirit
Day

– Support of PMHS Spring Musical:

Teachers
Dress  Like Students and Students Dress Like Teachers – Elementary
Wide Spirit Day – Friday February 8

Kids at Work Day-  February 22nd– Dress as a future
career

We have started learning about money in math, so please take this opportunity to practice counting coins at home. We start with the larger value coins, put them in order, and count up.

Our spelling test is on Friday!

Kids at Work Day is on Friday, February 22, 2019!

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, the Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.

On Friday, February 22, students are invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult. Some ideas are:

Construction Worker Athlete Dental Hygienist
Retail Manager Vet Artist Fashion Designer
Chef Entrepreneur Teacher Firefighter
Caregiver Marine Biologist Police Officer

Our hope is that Kids at Work Day is a great way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.

Week of Jan. 22

Hello, everyone! I have just a few quick updates…

On Friday, we have a HALF day! Dismissal will be at 1:30. There will be a spelling test on Friday for Lesson 15.

We will also have our math test on Friday on Triple Digit Regrouping. I will send home a review for homework on Thursday night!

We have THREE different special lessons this week…we had Mindfulness today, as well as a Dental Hygiene lesson. On Thursday we will have our second guidance session with Dr. Madara. Next week, Mrs. Holt (our past principal here at CM for MANY years) is coming in to teach 5 lessons with the program Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement will teach your child about Communities. Take a look at the following site to see what your child will be learning!

https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/ja-programs?p_p_id=56_INSTANCE_abcd&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=maximized&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=ja-maincontent&p_p_col_count=1&_56_INSTANCE_abcd_groupId=14516&_56_INSTANCE_abcd_articleId=19286

With the change in the semester, also comes a change in our specials. We will no longer have Library Instruction, but instead will have applied engineering with Mr. Andrew. We will still have book exchange every other Day D.

Thank you for your continued support! Please never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. (or good news!)

I hope you enjoyed the extra long weekend!

Week of Jan. 14

I hope my friends in 2D had the chance to play in the snow! Please be sure your child dresses warmly this week because if at all possible, recess will be outside, most likely blacktop only.

If you are interested in ordering books from Scholastic, the order forms came home last week. Please order online using the class code.

Because we have no school on Friday (teacher inservice) our spelling test will be on Thursday this week. Next week’s list will be distributed on Thursday and that test will be the following Friday (1/25).

It’s BOX TOP BLITZ WEEK!!!! Bring in as many box tops as you can this week and we can win a pizza party for our class!!

Special Reminders for this week:

*Monday – PTO Meeting

*Thursday – End of 2nd Marking Period

*Thursday – Sweetheart Dance papers are due back today!

*Friday – In-Service Day (No School)

Looking Ahead…

*January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)

*January 25 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*February 1 – Report Cards Sent Home

*February 2 – Sweetheart Dance (CM girls K-6th)

*February 5 – Kindergarten Information Night 7PM at Hambright (Snow Date is Feb. 6)

*February 7 – PTO Meeting

*February 13 – Restaurant Night at Friendlys from 5-8 PM

*February 14 – Candy Sale starts

*February 15 – Weather Make Up Day

*February 18 – Presidents’ Day Vacation Day (No School)

*March 1 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Week of Jan. 7

It is good to be back! I enjoyed hearing about everyone’s break and am happy to report that my friends in 2D came back ready to learn! Can you believe how full the Friday Folders were? We are hard workers!!

Our friends that teach us mindfulness will be returning today and visiting each Monday in January to help us learn more strategies about how to remain mindful and avoid stress, worry, and anxiety. These lessons help me too!!

In math, we are moving into subtracting larger numbers with regrouping. We are definitely ready for this challenging skill!!

We will having our spelling test on Friday. The list came home last Wednesday. Please encourage your child to study!

I was very proud of how many minutes were read in the month of December! Our class had a combined total of 6,118 minutes!! Amazing! Can we beat that number in January?? If everyone reads just 10 minutes more this month, we can do it!!

Thank you so much for your continued support. I absolutely love this class and am extremely proud of their progress already this year! Please contact me with any questions or concerns!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends! I hope everyone had a fun break and is recharged and ready for an awesome 2019!

WANT TO START THE NEW YEAR WITH A BLUE START??? Anyone that comes to school with his/her December reading calendar minutes totaled by an adult, will start the first day back on blue! Also, if you took me up on the reading challenge, don’t forget to bring in your paper for a prize. Here’s a clue about the prize….you will start the year “off” well! You will receive a January reading calendar TOMORROW!

Just a quick few housekeeping…spelling words will go home tomorrow but the test will not be until 1/11! Our triple digit regrouping math test will be on THIS Friday, 1/4. We will practice and review this week.

Mindfulness sessions will start again next week! So exciting!

I have missed you all and can’t wait to see you on Wednesday!

Holiday/Spirit Week Info.

Next week, we will be having a holiday spirit week!!  Participation is optional.

Monday-Central “Manners” Monday!  Dress your best for a formal luncheon

Tuesday-Tacky Sweater Tuesday-Wear your favorite ugly sweater

Wednesday-Wear Red and Green (this is our Gingerbread house day!)

Thursday-Silent Night-Wear your PJ’s

Friday-Holiday Hat Hooray it’s Friday

*Also, we have started practicing for a play called “Holidays Around the World.”  You may have heard your child talk about it at home!  We are performing at 10:00 am on Thursday 12/20.  If you are able to come in to watch, feel free.  It will be in our classroom.  Do not feel obligated as I know this is last minute!  We will perform for other classes, too and I will take pictures!  If you plan on coming in, please let me know so I can notify the office of your visit. 

*We will be decorating the gingerbread houses on Wednesday, December 19 at 2:45!  Please send in candy donations by MONDAY 12/17 so I can purchase more if I need to.  You may take your child home with you at 3:15/3:20 that day if you plan on coming in for the event.  

*Santa Suit projects are due MONDAY 12/17 too.  Thank you!

Any questions?! Please ask!

Week of December 10

What a full week! 

We were busy this past week learning about Place Value in math.  We revisited expanded form, written form, and numbers in standard form.  We talked about the value of a digit and compared numbers using greater than and less than!  Some of our math groups even read numbers in the hundred thousands!  We will have a review day Monday and the math test will be on TUESDAY.  I will send home a review on Monday evening.

New spelling words went home today! The optional robust words are recently and housed.  Again, these are optional and just count as extra credit!

Our class read 7,280 minutes in the month of November!  I can’t wait to see how many minutes we read in December !  Thank you for signing the reading calendar each night.

There are still slots for gingerbread house candy donations!  Sign up here!  If you can think of other candy that might look neat, send it in!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49aea82ca3fb6-gingerbread

Also, this coming week we will be starting to learn about Holidays Around the World. We will be doing a little reader’s theater in which each child will have a part (we will practice in school).  It will be very educational for all and I look forward to sharing a performance time with you the week of December 17th.

Your child came home with his/her Friday Folder filled with lots of hard work.  Please take a look at what’s inside and then return the empty folder on Monday.  We did not get to Friday journals this week, so sorry!

Have a great weekend everyone!