Wednesday, April 28, 2010


CONGRATULATIONS to Jessi, Kami, Cameron, Dawson and Luke for qualifying for the Third Grade Spelling Bee! A spelling bee (using words from previous tests) was held in our classroom to determine the top five spellers, who then moved on to participate in our grade level spelling bee.

The Third Grade Spelling Bee will be held on Friday, May 14th at 1:30 p.m. in the elementary gym.

Great job ladies and gentlemen! HAPPY STUDYING!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Everyone at KES will be participating in PANA's "Move It Outside" schoolwide event on Monday, April 26th at the KHS track. It is scheduled from 1:40 - 3:00, weather permitting. Be sure to wear tennis shoes and be ready to move! Let's hope Mother Nature cooperates!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

ACADEMICS (April 19-23)


This week's story is Animal Fact/Animal Fable, a non-fiction selection by Seymour Simon. It is a collection of common beliefs about various animals that are presented in the form of a guessing game.

Skills include: Fact/non-fact/opinion, reading a newspaper, summarizing, and using context clues.
After studying helping verbs last week, we'll be moving on to linking verbs this week.
To start off the week, we'll be working on time to the minute and elapsed time.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


National "TV Turnoff Week" is April 19-April 25. The purpose is to encourage children and adults to turn off the television and other screen devices and to promote a healthier lifestyle!

Yes that means computers and handheld games. You are encouraged to participate!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

PowerPoint Presentations

Just a friendly reminder that we (Rooms 116 and 117) will have our Whale PowerPoint presentations on Monday, April 12th at 2:00 in the Group Room.
The children have worked hard on these and learned a lot and want to share their expertise!
Family and friends are invited to attend. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


  • There will be limited homework during PSSA testing week.

  • This is a perfect opportunity for your child to get some extra practice with his/her Rocket Math and multiplication facts, and to READ for fun!

Monday, April 5, 2010


April 7-9, 12-14 - PSSA Testing

April 12th - Whale PowerPoint presentations by Rooms 116-117: 2:00 in Group Room
(note time change)

May 7th - 3rd Grade Musical Program

May 14th - Third Grade Spelling Bee (participants yet to be determined)

May 17th - Last day for Rocket Math

May 21st - Field Trip to Cook Forest