Update

Tomorrow is the first letter in our ABC Countdown to the end of the year. Bring a stuffed Animal to school. It must fit in your backpack.


CONGRATULATIONS…
The following students completed the kindergarten Rainbow Words.
Owen (AM)
Sanai (AM)
Brady (AM)
Chris (PM)
Blake (PM)
Dominic (PM)

Jack (PM) finished the first grade Rainbow Words.

Using things in our classroom, we built a nest like our mama birds in “Mama Built a Little Nest” by Jennifer Ward.

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Wednesday, 4/24: (AM) Toy Day Reward
Friday, 4/26: Alphabet Countdown-bring a stuffed Animal to school

Looking Ahead…

May 10: Early Dismissal 1:30 with the PM class in session/Field Trip to the Lancaster Library
May 24: Weather Make Up Day/School in session
May 27: No School/Memorial Day
May 30: School Picnic 5:30-7:30
June 4: Last Day of Kindergarten
June 5: Last Day Grades 1-6

What we are learning…

Math: We will begin a new unit on three-dimensional shapes. Help your child identify cubes, spheres, cylinders, and cones in your home.

Word Study: Our sight word this week is for.We will continue to explore how the magic ‘e’ changes the sounds of a, e, i, o, and u. We will work with the L-blends bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl. And we will explore when to use c, k, and ck.

Writing: Students will start the week with an Earth day writing. Using the 5 writing steps, students will create an Easter writing piece.

Reading: Students will continue to be assessed with their Rainbow Words and nonsense words. We will have regular guided reading groups 2 of the 4 days this week due to PSSA testing in grades 3-6. Allow time each evening for your child to proudly read their books to you!

Science: Last week some caterpillars entered our classroom. They have been eating and getting fatter over the break. On Friday, we will read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and discuss the changes we observe with our own caterpillars. Exciting days are ahead!

CONGRATULATIONS Carter for completing the kindergarten Rainbow Words!

You may notice that the same book keeps coming home to read each night. Due to the week of PSSA testing and special activities, we are not meeting with all of our reading groups. Keep practicing the book you have and go over the Rainbow Words. Bring the Rainbow Words back to school each day. We have extra help and are accessing our words everyday. Many of our kiddos are moving up the Rainbow.

Congratulations to Grayson, Leah, and Cali from the PM class. They completed the kindergarten words!

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Tuesday, 4/16: (AM) Library
Thursday, 4/18: HapPeep Day! Wear bright colors.
Friday, 4/19 and Monday, 4/22: NO SCHOOL! Spring Break! Happy Easter!

Looking Ahead…

May 10: Early Dismissal 1:30 with the PM class in session/Field Trip to the Lancaster Library
May 24: Weather Make Up Day/School in session
May 27: No School/Memorial Day
May 30: School Picnic 5:30-7:30
June 4: Last Day of Kindergarten
June 5: Last Day Grades 1-6

What we are learning…

Math: Students will practice with position words by acting out an Easter Bunny story, graphing some colorful treats, and filling in the missing Peep Numbers.

Word Study: Our sight word this week is or. We will continue to explore how the magic ‘e’ changes the sounds of a, e, i, o, and u. We will work with the L-blends bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, and sl.

Writing: Students will have fun with writing this week by filling out an Easter Bunny application, writing clues to match their peep drawing, and more!

Reading: Students will continue to be assessed with their Rainbow Words. New this week is practicing with nonsense words. The progression of this skill is focusing on letter sounds individually, repeating the sounds, saying the whole word, blending the sounds, and reading the whole word without hesitation.

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Monday, 4/8: (AM) Library-A Make Up Session
Wednesday, 4/10: (PM) Library
Thursday, 4/11: Book Fair

PSSA Spirit Week
Monday: Central Manor Proud-Wear blue and gold
Tuesday: Wild About PSSAs-Wear your brightest/craziest outfit
Wednesday: Show Your Super Smarts-Dress like your favorite superhero
Thursday: Put On Your Thinking Caps-Wear your favorite hat
Friday: Relax, We Can Do It-Wear pajamas or sweatpants

Looking Ahead…

May 10: Early Dismissal 1:30 with the PM class in session/Field Trip to the Lancaster Library
May 30- 5:30-7:30- School Picnic

What we are learning…

Math: We will finish our 2D shape unit by using shapes to complete patterns and compose objects in the world around us.

Word Study: Our sight word this week is they. We will continue to explore the digraphs /ch/, /ck/, /sh/, /th/, and /wh/ in the beginning and ending of words. We will explore how the magic ‘e’ changes the sounds of a, e, i, o, and u.

Writing: Students will use the 5 step writing process to write about something they know about. We started using a new practice page that helps us write our first and last names, the letter of the day, a sight word, and create a 5 star sentence.

Reading: Students are growing with their reading skills. Many of the groups are moving up a level to continue the support of their reading growth. A literacy skill is in the guided reading group rotation to connect and build the foundations of letter names, sounds, and reading.


Celebrate…
Lydia S. (PM) has complete the kindergarten rainbow words!

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Tuesday, 4/2: (PM) Toy Day Reward
Wednesday, 4/3: Candy Sale pick up 4:30-6:30 in the lobby
Thursday, 4/4: (AM) Library
Friday, 4/5: (AM) and (PM) Buddies

Looking Ahead…

April 8-12 BOGO Book Fair
May 10: Early Dismissal 1:30 with the PM class in session/Field Trip to the Lancaster Library
May 30- 5:30-7:30- School Picnic

What we are learning…

Math: We will be introduced to the hexagon. Using our shapes we will create patterns and explore how a shape is a shape no matter what its position is.

Word Study: Our sight word this week is you with a review of me and I. We will continue to explore the digraphs /ch/, /ck/, /sh/, /th/, and /wh/ in the beginning and ending of words.

Writing: We will write encouraging cards to our buddies to support them with the upcoming PSSA testing. And we will use our knowledge of spring to create acrostic poems.

Reading: A sampling of the skills students practice during guided reading are letter sounds, sight words, tapping out CVC words, making predictions, making self-to-text connections, practicing story retelling, and writing and illustrating sentences about the story. It is amazing how our readers are flourishing!