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Each week we will try to highlight some of our very talented Ferderbar students.

This week's poems come from Mrs. McGinly's third grade class.

Snow

By Rachel Rubbo & TaralynnSinn

In the snow

outside we go.

The snow is white

And the sky is bright.

Down the hill we sled

with our friend Red.

Then our sled

danced ahead!

We had a thrill

when we went down the hill.

Sledding

By Rocco Cauvin & Patrick McCollough

I woke up in the morning with my friend Ed

We went downstairs and got our sled

We went on the hill, up and down

Then we bumped into someone and he made a frown.

We hurried back home in a rush

We were being too loud then our mom said, “Hush!”

Physical Education News

PHYSICAL EDUCATION NEWS

3rd & 4th grade students are currently doing activities that involve cooperation and teamwork. These activities focus on the skills needed to be successful while working with others. They have been learning the value of listening, positive communication, problem solving and working for the good of the team.

The K, 1stand 2nd grade students are also working on team work and cooperation activities. They have been learning how to be a leader and a follower, how to use good listening skills, and how to work cooperatively in groups. The students have been given opportunities to practice these skills by doing activities that involve the climbing wall, parachute, scooters, and the “buddy walkers”.

All of these cooperative activities will hopefully give students the skills needed to work well with others at school and at home.

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

We will be doing the “Jump Rope for Heart” in the K-4 physical education classes during the week of March 7th – 11th. This is a national fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance. This program engages elementary school children in the physical activity of jumping rope while raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research and education.

We will have a “kick-off” assembly on Friday March 4th in the gym (k-2nd @ 11:10- 11:35 and 3rd- 4th @ 11:40-12:10). The American Heart Association will be here and we plan to have a group of 4th grade students do a jump rope demonstration for the school.

We need parent volunteers to help sell hearts before school and to assist with the activities in the k-2 PE classes during the week on March 7th – 11th.

If you can help with the event or have questions, please contact Mrs. Clement at kclement@neshaminy.k12.pa.us

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Do the Math Save Lives

We have started our annual fundraising drive for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Please be sure to check your child's book bag for the informational flyer. Your child needs to return the flyer to school notifying us that you give permission for your child to participate. You also have to check off whether your child will require a hardcopy of the Mathathon workbook or whether or not they will be completing the math online.

For more than 35 years, the St. Jude Math-A-Thon, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has been America’s largest education-based fundraiser. To participate, kids in grades K-8 ask family and friends for pledges to solve math problems in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon Funbook, developed by Scholastic.




Since 1979, the St. Jude Math-A-Thon has raised more than $450 million, connecting with an average of 300,000 children per year. And now Math-A-Thon is online, making it easier than ever to teach children the value of giving back while helping improve their math skills.

Mrs. Faust's 1st Grade Math and Cereal Project

Faust Friday Math Project

We were sorting and counting cereal, Fruit Loop Bloopers, Cocoa Puffs, Kix, and Crunch Berries. We have been working on Place Value, specifically ones and tens in Chapter 7. We had four groups working on this activity. First each group estimated the amount of cereal they thought were in each box. Then they counted boxes of cereal first into ones, regrouping into tens, hundreds and then thousands!!! Very exciting! Each group practice not only counting but using the number words when regrouping from cup to cup.

Here are the totals!

Fruit Loop Bloopers – 1,238

Cocoa Puffs – 1,752

Kix – 2,933

Crunch Berries – 1,732

The groups were very excited, by their totals. We compared box sizes to actual cereal, then we placed the numbers counted into order, least to greatest, another skill from Chapter 7. The group was so enthusiastic, that they wanted to know just how much cereal they had counted altogether. Bringing us into addition with regrouping!!! Not a skill from Chapter 7 but an upcoming chapter! Over 7,000 pieces of cereal! We finished the activity off with a snack of you guessed it! Cereal!!! Nice fresh out of the box cereal!!!

THWACKED

Vocal Music Notes from Ms. Patrick

Have you heard the exciting news? Ferderbar is putting on a show! The Ferderbar Panther Players will be presenting our 2nd annual musical, Thwacked! on Wednesday, June 1st. This show is open to all 4th grade chorus members. We will only be able to take 50 students, so participation is on a “first come, first serve” basis. Letters with signup information will be sent home on February 17th and are due no later than February 19th. The form is also available on Ms. Patrick’s website. Students who wish to audition for a featured part, should plan to attend our audition workshop on Monday, March 7th and our auditions on Thursday, March 10th from 4-5 pm. Rehearsals will start Tuesday, March 15th. We will rehearse every Tuesday and Friday from 7:45 am to 8:50. Not all cast members will be needed at every rehearsal (a schedule will be provided).

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

THURSDAY, FEB. 4-HSA MEETING @ 6:30 p.m. in the LIBRARY

WEEK OF FEB. 8TH-READING CONFERENCES(ONLY for GRADES 1-2-3) WITH MRS. CULANG AND MRS. BAKER. PLEASE CALL THE FRONT OFFICE IF YOU DON'T REMMEBER YOUR TIME.

FEB. 15TH/16TH-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

FEB. 16TH-TEACHER INSERVICE DAY

FEB. 23RD-TITLE I WORKSHOP-6:30 P.M.

FEB. 23/24/25TH-MAD SCIENCE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM BEGINS FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

FEB. 24TH-POTK PARENT MEETING-6:30 IN THE LIBRARY

FEB.27TH-HSA DESIGNER BINGO