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     Name: Christine Leiser
    Email Address: cleiser@pdsd.org 
    (PLEASE do not click on this link to send an e-mail.)
    Phone number: 610-497-6300  Ext. 4204

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    Families of Room 204:
    Please accept my heartfelt wishes for a healthy,...
     2019
     
     
    NOTICE to Parents:  The math workbooks are already showing some wear.  Please help to maintain them by taping the spine with packing tape or using clear contact paper to cover it with.  We have a LONG way to go yet!
    THANKS MUCH!!!
     
     
     The SME program can be accessed from home.  It is a valuable program that will enhance learning and reinforce valuable concepts in both Math and Reading.  Please use it as often as possible!  Let me know if you need the instructions.
    (There is a link included on my webpage for easy access!)
     
     
     
    Please be sure to refer to this webpage often for announcements, homework, and useful links.  It will be updated regularly. 
     

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    All students who are out due to illness, please try to keep up with the homework, so as not to fall too far behind.  It will be listed on this webpage almost everyday.  Best wishes getting healthy again!
     
     Specials Schedule:

    (NOTE:  This schedule is new as of September 2018.)

    Monday - Art

    Tuesday - Physical Education

    Wednesday - Music

    Thursday - Phusical Education

     Friday - Technology

     

    * Please check schoolbags daily for handouts and other materials.  The yellow take home folder should be used to transfer all newsletters and papers that need to go back and forth each day.  Feel free to replace the folder at any time during the school year. 
    Thank you!
     
    owlDaily Schedule:  
    9:00-9:10  Morning Meeting  
                                                                                                      9:10-10:10  Math  
                                                            10:10-10:50  S.S./Science
    10:50-11:45  Recess/Lunch
    11:50-12:20  RTII
    12:30-2:00  ELA (Reading)
    2:00-2:30   Writing Workshop
    2:30-2:40  Pack-Up
    2:35-3:15   Special
    3:20-3:30  Dismissal
                                      
     
    Please consider signing up for a free website that provides rigorous and stimulating practice in mathematics.
    www.khanacademy.com
    Another worthwhile website that focuses on drilling math facts is xtramath.org.  It is also free!!!
     
    Once signed up, students can visit this site at home AND at school.  CHECK IT OUT!!!
     
     
    * Please sign any graded work & return it to be filed.  The data is used for report cards.  Tests that students need to study for are announced on this website, as well as written in the assignment book...hopefully!

    * You may want to visit the webpages of specialists and other classes because there are many worthwhile activities provided for students to benefit from.

     

    flakes    Monday, January 14, 2018: 
     
     
     Reading - read for at least 20 minutes. New Log this week!  The minimum goal (for books you read to yourself) is 10 points for January.  PLEASE put forth the effort to reach goals!  
     
    Spelling -  "Spelling City" is a useful resource for students who may need extra practice in spelling.  The link is on the left side of the webpage.  The words are sorted into lists based on a common spelling pattern.   Click on any list and to play a variety of word games that reinforce patterns. 
     
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    Social Studies - Please lend some support in creating a thematic map of Pennsylvania.  A blue newsletter went home two weeks ago explaining the project.  It is due this Friday, January 18th.
     
    Reminders:  Bring instrument tomorrow if have lessons on Tuesdays!!!  Be sure to check schoolbags daily for important papers, obsolete materials, and other items.  Students should use the yellow folder to keep all homework sheets and papers that go back and forth to school.
          
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    Reading -  PLEASE read for 20 minutes or more.  Complete the Log entry for tonight.  
     
    Spelling - Feel free to visit various lessons on "Spelling City".
     
    Math -  P 11-1 and MM DUE.
     
    *  Please sign and return any assessments for filing.
     
     
     Reminders:  Many items go home for parents.  Please check you child's schoolbag daily for important papers/forms.  Parent/guardian needs to sign or initial Reading LOG each week, when we have one.

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    Reading -  read for at least 20 minutes; Log this week.  Take Reading Counts test as soon as a book is finished being read.  Bring the book to school to assist you with the test!
     
    Spelling - Students can use "Spelling City" whenever they want extra practice with spelling patterns.  Click on Spelling on the left side of the webpage, then click on link to take the pretest.  This is a recommendation - not a requirement!
     
    Social Studies -  PA Map Project DUE January 18th.
     
    Math -  P 11-2 and MM. 
     
    REMINDERS:  Sometimes, the blue & white folder will not be sent home.  There may not be any new papers to go out.
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    Reading -   Read for 20 or more minutes each night. Log due 1/22.  All students should be actively participatig in Reading Counts.  Your support of this program is greatly appreciated! 
     
    Spelling - Practice by visiting any lists by using the variety of activities on "Spelling City".
     
    Social Studies -  PA map due tomorrow.  Please send a note/e-mail if any extension is needed.
     
    Math - MM DUE.  Visit SME as often as possible.  It is an excellent tool to strengthen your math skills.
     
     
     
    Reminders:  Instrumental lessons are on Monday and Tuesday - depending on what instrument you play!   Students can borrow books from our class library to use at any time of the year.  These books can be kept as long as needed.  
        
    Flashcards are recommended for students who need to drill their facts.  Using these will strengthen accuracy and speed.  Those who are strong in all operations could shuffle a deck of all four operations to practice shifting their thought processes. 
     
    *  VALUE OF THE MONTH:
    September - Initiative
    October - Contentment
    November - Cooperation
    December - Compassion
    January - Self Control
    February - 
    March - 
    April - 
    May - 
    June - 
     
     
     

    READING COUNTS NEWS:

     

     The Reading Counts goal this year is to exceed the goal reached by each individual student LAST year.  ALL students should be able to earn a minimum of 100 points by June.  There will be a monthly goal set - that every student should be able to achieve.
     
    September - 6 points
    October - 8 points
    November - 10 points
    December - 10 points
    January - 10 points
    February - 10 points
    March - 15 points
    April - 20 points
    May - 25 points
    cartWe must recognize students who reach their goals.  Those who go that extra mile each month will be applauded for their efforts!
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    CONGRATULATIONS to Riley, Nellie, Tristan, and Kaelyn for earning 100 points since school started!  Some other students are closing in on that goal.
    Keep on reading!!!    
     
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    Good luck to those who work hard to achieve reading goals!
     
     
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    Students who earned 10 or more points for Reading Counts in December received treats for their efforts!  The best treat of all, however, is becoming a better reader!!! 
     
     
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    The "Book It" program runs from October until March.  Students who reach their monthly goal in Reading Counts will be awarded a free personal pan pizza.  THANK YOU to this wonderful company for helping young students want to read more!!!
     
         
     
    NOTE: Please be aware that the information on this webpage is limited and changes may not always come in a timely manner.  Specific information that you are looking for may not always be found here.