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February 15, 2019

Looking Ahead...

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February 27- Harlem Wizards, Holicong 6:30pm

March 4-8-Art Mobile

March 10- Daylight Savings, Spring Ahead

March 15-Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

March 18-22- Spring Book Fair

March 22-PTO Family Bingo Night

March 27- Spirit Day, Crazy Socks and Hair Day

March 28- Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

March 29- Early Dismissal, 12:10pm

April 1-No Kindergarten

April 19-Good Friday, No School

April 25- Art Show 6:30pm

Second Grade Readers

A second grader is tracking Mr. Estep’s fluency using a Logitech pen while at the same time air-dropping his work (visible in the background) via an iPad to show how he monitors Mr. Estep’s rate and accuracy. Second graders are learning ways to raise each other’s fluency by focusing on rate, accuracy, and expression.

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World Read Aloud Day

1st and 4th grade buddies celebrated World Read Aloud Day while practicing reading fluently to each other.

World Read Aloud Day

5th and 3rd grade buddies celebrated World Read Aloud Day while practicing reading fluently to each other.

Buckingham teachers and staff give each other shout-outs as they show some love in the month of February.

Pennies for Patients

Buckingham Ambassadors help collect generous contributions from kids and families with “Pennies for Patients”. All CB schools are supporting this worthy cause. Helping to make great strides toward fighting childhood leukemia & lymphoma!

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6th Grade STEM challenge

6th grade STEM challenge pushing creativity (design), critical thinking (rlsp. between pitch and speed), communication (sharing ideas from brainstorming) & collaboration (teams comprised of different homerooms).

Mrs. Whiton's 4th Grade Class

4th graders in Mrs. Whiton's class celebrate finished writing projects with a "Publishing Party". Kids show their best work and dress up to honor, in a special way, each other's hard work. Kids also read all the works and give positive feedback to one another. Great motivation for more good writing...

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Mrs. Wilde's First Grade Class

On Monday, February 11th First Grade had an amazing time celebrating the 100th Day of School. The children did many team building activities in which they had to work together to build a tower of 100 cups and create designs with 100 pattern blocks. They also played a dice roll game in which they had to record tallies to see which number on the die came up the most. The children also worked together to come up with 100 words, places they have visited, and friends. We had a little fun using an app that changed their appearance to how they would look when they are 100 years old. They ended with a delicious 100th snack that the children were able to enjoy at home.

Mrs. Fillette's First Grade Class

Students in Mrs. Fillette’s class celebrated the 100th day of school with lots of fun challenges: 100 word hunt, tower building with 100 cups, addition practice with Race to 100, 100 exercises, and writing about what it will be like when they are 100 years old! Hip Hip Hooray, it’s the 100th

Volunteering at Buckingham

For all parents: Be sure to get clearances with CB if they want to chaperone field trips and help with other school-based activities.

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Box Top Contest

Our Winter Box Tops contest will end on Thursday, February 28th. Box Tops can be found on many products including Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Cheerios, Hefty, Kleenex, Nature Valley, Scott, and Ziploc. Please send in your Box Tops to your homeroom teacher by 2/28. The classroom that collects the most Box Tops for this round will win Rock Wall fun! Expired Box Tops do not count in the totals. Please contact Tara Bernabe tarabernabe@hotmail.com with any questions. Thank you!

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