Happy Thanksgiving!

School is closed Wednesday, November 23 – Monday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday and fall break. School will resume on Tuesday, November 29

Next Week
Monday, November 28 – No School
Tuesday, November 29 – Book Exchange – Bring your library book!

Upcoming Dates for your Calendar
Wednesday, December 14 – Country or Country Club Day – Dress in Country Western or Country Club Attire
Friday, December 23 – No AM Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30

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Updates

We had a lot of fun this week learning about turkeys and traditions. We had lots of great fall stories, turkey facts, and lots of fun! We had a turkey math palooza where we measured turkeys with nonstandard units, measured classroom items with “turkey tape”, and even found out how many “turkeys” tall we are! We are classifying shapes and using directional words to describe the placement of objects.

Next week is a crazy and short week! Monday and Tuesday are both early dismissal days due to parent-teacher conferences. On Monday, PM kindergarten will attend 9-1:30, and on Tuesday, AM kindergarten will attend 9-1:30. Please make sure you fill out the forms ASAP so I can adequately plan for the day. Check your email for the link I sent out earlier this week.

Next Week
Monday, November 21 – No AM Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30
Tuesday, November 22 – No PM Kindergarten, AM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30
Wednesday, November 23 – No School – Fall Break
Thursday, November 24 – No School – Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 25 – No School – Fall Break

Dates for your calendar
Monday, November 28 – No School – Fall Break
Friday, December 23 – No AM Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30

Next Week

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Updates

We had a fun week in kindergarten. We are mastering composing and decompsoing numbers to ten, and we are getting much better at writing the numbers as well. We are practicing writing letters and identifying beginning and ending sounds in words. We have started classifying two-dimensional shapes and we have become triangle and rectangle experts. This week we learned about Veteran’s Day, and we made cards to be delivered to veterans at the veteran’s hospital. We started talking about family holiday traditions, and we are getting excited for Thanksgiving!

Next Week:
Tuesday, November 15 – Picture Retake Day – if you want your child to have thier picture retaken, please email me and let me know. You will need to return the old package today.
Thursday, November 16 – Book Exchange – Bring your library book
Friday, November 17 – Wear house colors

Dates for your calendar
Monday, November 21 – No AM Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30
Tuesday, November 22 – No PM Kindergarten, AM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30
Wednesday, November 23 – No School – Fall Break
Thursday, November 24 – No School – Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 25 – No School – Fall Break
Monday, November 28 – No School – Fall Break

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Updates

This week we continued our study of all things fall. We talked about how our environment changes along with the changing of the seasons. We observed how the trees around our school are dropping their leaves, and we made torn paper fall pictures. This week we worked on ordering numbers 0-10, and we worked with the concepts of ‘one more than’ and ‘one less than’. We are continue to focus on how pictures help to tell the story, and we drew many picture stories that we shared with our classmates. This month we will be talking about family traditions for the holiday of Thanksgiving, and we will focus on how we celebrate in many different ways. Next week will not have book exchange because the book fair will be set up in the school library. Our Thanksgiving food drive is in full swing, and we will be collecting donations until Friday. Kindergarten students are encouraged to bring in boxed mashed potatoes. Thank you for your support!

Next Week
Tuesday, November 8 – class visit to the book fair
Wednesday, November 9 – VIP event – preregistration required
Friday, November 11 – Veteran’s Day – Wear Red, White, and Blue
Friday, November 11 – last day to bring in items for the food drive

Dates for your calendar
Tuesday, November 15 – Picture retake day
Monday, November 21 – No AM Kindergarten, PM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30
Tuesday, November 22 – No PM Kindergarten, AM Kindergarten attends 9-1:30
Wednesday, November 23 – No School – Fall Break
Thursday, November 24 – No School – Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 25 – No School – Fall Break
Monday, November 28 – No School – Fall Break

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Every year Penn Manor School District assists families in need with Thanksgiving meals. We would like to make this process more uniform across the district. We will be collecting the food listed below between Monday, October 31st and Friday, November 11th. If you have a child in one of these grades, please consider donating to help our community.

Kindergarten-boxed mashed potatoes
1st grade-boxed stuffing
2nd grade-canned corn
3rd grade-canned black or green beans
4th grade-white rice
5th grade-apple sauce (NO GLASS)
6th grade-canned gravy (NO GLASS)

If your family is able and willing to provide more than is listed above and would like to make a monetary donation, please send the amount you choose by check to your child’s school secretary by November 11th. Make your check payable to the Loft Community Partnership and on the memo line write “Holiday Food Basket.”

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