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Monday, December 21

  1. page Current Newsletter edited Dear December Dear Parents, Novemberis here! This month, December and winter weather a…
    Dear
    December
    Dear
    Parents,
    Novemberis here! This month,

    December and winter weather are upon us! Even with cooler weather,
    we will begin a science unit called “Our Earth”. We will be learning about the environment around us, focusing on livingdo still go outside to play. Please dress your child and nonliving things, land, air,send appropriate hats and water. Your childmittens for the weather. (We will use their five senses to make deeper connections between their learning, especiallynot play in this unit where they will work with soil, water, rocks and more! In math,the snow.)
    This month,
    we will be wrapping up workinghave been reading stories about the winter season along with numbers less than and more than 0-10 and begin working with numbers up to 20. Your child will be introduced to vocabularysome classics such as under, next to, behind, on top of and in front of. He or sheThe Gingerbread Man. Students will eventually be ablehave the opportunity to distinguish between left and right as well.act out some of the stories we read. We have been practicing handwriting every day, this month we will continue practicing letter formation, focusing on lowercase letters and begin introducing/ practicing uppercase letters too.letters. When writing, we talk about how our pictures match our words. In connection with our writing, the class has entered the Newspapers in Education contest sponsored by Lancaster Newspapers. The students drew pictures to illustrate headlines.
    In language arts,math, we have been reading about animals and their habitats while doing some great kidwriting too!focusing on teen numbers. We have been practicing our high frequency popcorn words: I, a, am, is, have, little, can, to, in, help, now, the, and, this, we, upreading, writing, and down.building sets with teens. Be sure to ask your child what every teen number begins with!
    We were sad to say goodbye to Mr. Lugo.
    We will be reviewing the words my, like, said and introducing yes, no, he, for, but, go, on and moreused our writing skills to our Word Wall. Your child practicesmake a book to help him remember his or her popcorn words daily, but I encourage you to practice these words each nighttime with your child as well.
    Please mark your calendars for these special November days:
    ¨ Friday, November 20th- Fritz Barnes and Noble Book Fair Fundraiser from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM *WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS! to school*
    ¨ Thursday, November 19th- Parent/Teacher Conferences
    ¨ Monday, November 23rd-
    us. He will be visiting us when he can. We wish him much success!
    Reminders:
    Early Dismissal—12:15 PM; Parent/Teacher Conferences
    ¨ Tuesday, November 24th- Early Dismissal—12:15 PM; Parent/Teacher Conferences
    ¨ Wednesday, November 25th –
    Dismissal—Wednesday, Dec. 23
    Winter Break—Thursday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 3
    School resumes on
    Monday, November 30th-Jan. 4.
    Happy Holidays, Sue Gehman
    P.S.
    No School—Thanksgiving Holiday
    Any questions? Feel free to call or e-mail us at 717- 397-5246 or Sue_Gehman@conestogavalley.org; emlugo@millersville.edu
    Thank you!
    P.S. Books make GREAT holiday gifts! Please let me know if you would like to use your book order this month or
    homework next month as a gift and I will get it to you (without your child’s knowledge).week!
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Tuesday, November 24

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    P.S. Books make GREAT holiday gifts! Please let me know if you would like to use your book order this month or next month as a gift and I will get it to you (without your child’s knowledge).
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    Thank you!
    P.S. Books make GREAT holiday gifts! Please let me know if you would like to use your book order this month or next month as a gift and I will get it to you (without your child’s knowledge).
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  3. page Current Newsletter edited Dear Parents, In less than Novemberis here! This month, we will begin a week’s time, your c…
    Dear Parents,
    In less than

    Novemberis here! This month, we will begin
    a week’s time, your child is already proving that he isscience unit called “Our Earth”. We will be learning important school behaviors (many of which are probably expected at home.)about the environment around us, focusing on living and nonliving things, land, air, and water. Your child is learning howwill use their five senses to listen to directionsmake deeper connections between their learning, especially in this unit where they will work with soil, water, rocks and follow the rules. The rules and consequences include the following:
    Rule # 1. Listen When Your Teacher is Talking
    Rule # 2. Follow Directions Quickly
    Rule # 3. Respect Others, Respect Yourself, Respect Your School
    Rule # 4. Raise Your Hand to Talk
    Rule # 5. Be Safe, Be Honest
    Consequences
    This year,
    more! In math, we will be using a behavior chart that recognizes positive behavioral choices, alongwrapping up working with choices that are against our rules. Children willnumbers less than and more than 0-10 and begin each dayworking with their “clip” at “Readynumbers up to Learn.” By making good choices, they may move their clip up the chart towards “Outstanding Behavior.” Poor choices20. Your child will cause thembe introduced to move their clip down the chart. Consequences for continued poor behavioral choices may include time away from an activity or a phone call to parents.
    Please review these with your child.
    Behavior Charts
    Beginning
    vocabulary such as under, next week, students will be bringing home a calendar where they will keep trackto, behind, on top of their behavior each day. It will be taped into their home/school folder. Please check and initial the chart each evening. The charts must come back the next day in order for this tofront of. He or she will eventually be effective in our classroom.
    Additionally, your child is learning
    able to clean up when finished with an activity, to sit on the carpet with legs crossed like a pretzel (or crisscross applesauce),distinguish between left and to wait for his turn to talk.right as well. We have also practiced walking in the hall like kindergarteners with hands at our sides or in our pockets (hall hands)been practicing handwriting every day, this month we will continue practicing lowercase letters and with no talking.
    Academically,
    begin introducing/ practicing uppercase letters too.
    In language arts,
    we are working on several basic concepts. These include writinghave been reading about animals and their habitats while doing some great kidwriting too! We have been practicing our names, letter recognitionhigh frequency popcorn words: I, a, am, is, have, little, can, to, in, help, now, the, and, this, we, up and formation, early literacy experiences (listeningdown. We will be reviewing the words my, like, said and responding to stories), number recognitionintroducing yes, no, he, for, but, go, on and formation (0more to 20—calendar skills), and shapes. It is important that these skills be practiced and reinforced at home. This will help improve your child’s school success. Reading to yourour Word Wall. Your child daily is also very important!
     Absences: A signed excuse card must be returned with your child on the day he/she comes back to school. There are several in your child’s folder.
     Change of Plans: If there is a change of transportation
    practices his or the person picking up your child,her popcorn words daily, but I must have a signed note informing the school of the change. If the change occurs during the school day, please call the school office at 397-5246. The secretary will get a messageencourage you to me promptly.
     Recess: Weather permitting, we will be going out for recess as much as possible. Please help
    practice these words each night with your child wear appropriate clothing as the weather becomes colder.
     Book Orders: Each month you and
    well.
    Please mark
    your child will have the opportunity to order book club books. There is no obligationcalendars for youthese special November days:
    ¨ Friday, November 20th- Fritz Barnes and Noble Book Fair Fundraiser from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM *WEAR YOUR PAJAMAS!
    to order any books, but I will be happyschool*
    ¨ Thursday, November 19th- Parent/Teacher Conferences
    ¨ Monday, November 23rd- Early Dismissal—12:15 PM; Parent/Teacher Conferences
    ¨ Tuesday, November 24th- Early Dismissal—12:15 PM; Parent/Teacher Conferences
    ¨ Wednesday, November 25th – Monday, November 30th- No School—Thanksgiving Holiday
    Any questions? Feel free
    to send in your ordercall or e-mail us at 717- 397-5246 or Sue_Gehman@conestogavalley.org; emlugo@millersville.edu
    Thank you!
    P.S. Books make GREAT holiday gifts! Please let me know
    if you have one. Your child should return thewould like to use your book order form, with a check, within a few days of receiving the papers. All purchases may be placed on one check made out to Scholastic. Purchases can also be made online.
     Snacks: I have provided snacks
    this week. Beginningmonth or next week, if your child would likemonth as a snack, they may bring a healthy snack along in their backpack. It should be something that they are ablegift and I will get it to eat independently in about 5 minutes time (Examples are pretzels, crackers or grapes.) Please do not send drinks. Water is available in the classroom. We will have snack time for the first several weeks of school.
    Next week, we will have school Monday through Thursday. There is no school on Friday, September 4 or Monday, September 7.
    Any questions? Please ask! Thanks for all
    you (without your support!
    Sue_gehman@conestogavalley.org
    child’s knowledge).
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Saturday, August 29

  1. page Current Newsletter edited ... Next week, we will have school Monday through Thursday. There is no school on Friday, Septembe…
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    Next week, we will have school Monday through Thursday. There is no school on Friday, September 4 or Monday, September 7.
    Any questions? Please ask! Thanks for all your support!
    Sue_gehman@conestogavalley.org
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  2. page Current Newsletter edited Dear Parents , This month, we Parents, In less than a week’s time, your child is already provi…
    Dear Parents ,
    This month, we
    Parents,
    In less than a week’s time, your child is already proving that he is learning important school behaviors (many of which
    are practicing consonant blends such as bl, cl, st, gr, dr, swprobably expected at home.) Your child is learning how to listen to directions and many more. Wefollow the rules. The rules and consequences include the following:
    Rule # 1. Listen When Your Teacher is Talking
    Rule # 2. Follow Directions Quickly
    Rule # 3. Respect Others, Respect Yourself, Respect Your School
    Rule # 4. Raise Your Hand to Talk
    Rule # 5. Be Safe, Be Honest
    Consequences
    This year, we will be using a behavior chart that recognizes positive behavioral choices, along with choices that
    are also reviewingagainst our rules. Children will begin each day with their “clip” at “Ready to Learn.” By making good choices, they may move their clip up the ch, sh, wh,chart towards “Outstanding Behavior.” Poor choices will cause them to move their clip down the chart. Consequences for continued poor behavioral choices may include time away from an activity or a phone call to parents.
    Please review these with your child.
    Behavior Charts
    Beginning next week, students will be bringing home a calendar where they will keep track of their behavior each day. It will be taped into their home/school folder. Please check
    and th sounds. We useinitial the chart each evening. The charts must come back the next day in order for this sound knowledgeto be effective in our reading and writing. We continueclassroom.
    Additionally, your child is learning
    to add new wordsclean up when finished with an activity, to our word wall. Recently, we addedsit on the color words brown, black,carpet with legs crossed like a pretzel (or crisscross applesauce), and white.to wait for his turn to talk. We will be adding what and washave also practiced walking in the near future. These high frequency words serve as anchors as we read new text. During writing time,hall like kindergarteners with hands at our sides or in our pockets (hall hands) and with no talking.
    Academically,
    we are working on several basic concepts. These include writing narrative stories, including many detailsour names, letter recognition and descriptive words.
    In math, we are learning about addition. Currently, we are working on the concept of putting two things together (adding)
    formation, early literacy experiences (listening and counting on using fingers orresponding to stories), number lines. We are also practicing our addition factsrecognition and formation (0 to 5.
    In science, we have begun our unit on plants. We will
    20—calendar skills), and shapes. It is important that these skills be planting seedspracticed and watching them sprout inside. Then wereinforced at home. This will transfer themhelp improve your child’s school success. Reading to our outside garden plot.
    Has
    your child told you about our lunch incentive? Ifdaily is also very important!
     Absences: A signed excuse card must be returned with
    your child’s clip has remainedchild on green (readythe day he/she comes back to learn) or above all week, they may eat lunch with me hereschool. There are several in our room on Friday. It’syour child’s folder.
     Change of Plans: If there is
    a fun time andchange of transportation or the person picking up your child, I must have a great rewardsigned note informing the school of the change. If the change occurs during the school day, please call the school office at 397-5246. The secretary will get a message to me promptly.
     Recess: Weather permitting, we will be going out
    for following directionsrecess as much as possible. Please help your child wear appropriate clothing as the weather becomes colder.
     Book Orders: Each month you
    and being ready to learn.
    Coming up:
    Wednesday, April 29—Early Dismissal Day
    Thursday, April 30—PTO fundraiser at Friendly’s, Lincoln Highway East, 5-8 pm
    Also, please mark
    your calendarschild will have the opportunity to order book club books. There is no obligation for Monday, May 11. Our annual poetry picnicyou to order any books, but I will be held in our classroom from 12:35-1:30. Please planhappy to join us for dessert , poetry, andsend in your order if you have one. Your child should return the order form, with a special tribute to moms as we celebratecheck, within a few days of receiving the learning wepapers. All purchases may be placed on one check made out to Scholastic. Purchases can also be made online.
     Snacks: I
    have doneprovided snacks this year! We knowweek. Beginning next week, if your child would like a snack, they may bring a healthy snack along in their backpack. It should be something that many of you work, but could you arrangethey are able to join us over your lunch time???
    Questions??
    eat independently in about 5 minutes time (Examples are pretzels, crackers or grapes.) Please let me know.
    Have a great weekend,
    Sue Gehman
    {April Newsletter 2015.pdf}
    {March Newsletter 2015.pdf}
    {September_Newsletter.pdf} {October_Newsletter_2014.pdf} {November Newsletter (2) 2014.pdf} {January Newsletter 2015.pdf} {December Newsletter.pdf}
    do not send drinks. Water is available in the classroom. We will have snack time for the first several weeks of school.
    Next week, we will have school Monday through Thursday. There is no school on Friday, September 4 or Monday, September 7.
    Any questions? Please ask! Thanks for all your support!
    Sue_gehman@conestogavalley.org

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