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    Pride Breakfast

    April Bobcat Pride Breakfast on Friday, 4/21

    April 17-21, 2017


    Message from our Principal

    We had a great week at Indian Lane last week.  Students kicked off the Media Food Bank Drive filling boxes with donations throughout the week.  Chuck and Duck forms from the 3-5 graders gave some extra incentive to help support the drive.  We celebrated another Bobcat Birthday Bash at our lunches.  Students with birthdays in the month of April got to hang out on stage and have their classmates sing happy birthday to them.  We wrapped up the week with Bobcat Breakfast.  We had a great turnout and of course had a special visit from the bobcat.  This week we will be completing the Math PSSA tests.  Have a great week.


    From our Classrooms


    We completed Topic 12-Identify and describe shapes in Math. In this topic students learned  both flat and solid shapes. Students learned how they can identify shapes in our environment. We also learned how we can describe the position of shapes such as; above, below, next to, in front of, and behind.

    During Reading Workshop we continued to read with our partners. We practiced good reading strategies. Our partners helped us with tricky words by encouraging us to use the reading strategies we learned. They learned how they can use pictures in a story to help prepare themselves to read.  This week in phonics students worked on sounding nonsense words out in their heads and saying only the full word aloud. They also learned the letters [c] and [k]  together at the end of the word make the /k/ sound.  In Writing Workshop we wrote about our spring breaks using our transition words.  


    First Grade

    Our readers started learning more about making inferences when they read.  Readers can infer to figure out many things… problems/solutions, character feelings, character actions,  unknown words.  They enjoyed watching a few silent films to infer what was happening!

    First graders are writing poetry!  This week they wrote acrostic poems using their names.

    We took a field trip to the Delaware Museum of Natural History to kick off our Organisms unit.  We learned about arthropods (insects and arachnids)!


    Second Grade

    We have started our fairy tale unit! We are reading, analyzing and retelling the classic fairy tales. We are discovering the literary elements that make a story fall under the fairy tale genre. In Math, we are solving three-digit subtraction strategies using different strategies. These strategies include using an open number line to subtract back and to count on, using place value (the algorithm) and compensation.  In Writing Workshop, we are immersing ourselves in poetry! In Social Studies, we found out how the Native Americans of the Plains used the buffalo for communicating with each other. We also wrote stories using Native American symbols.


    Fifth Grade

    Students worked very hard during the PSSA ELA tests and are preparing for the math PSSA’s. Fifth grade is beginning their Harris Burdick mystery writing projects. May 2, 2017 the IOWA test will be given to the accelerated math class (AMP) for placement next year at Springton Lake. All Chuck and Duck dodgeball forms are due by Friday, April 21st with a donation of 5 canned foods. EnviroChallenge is next Thursday, April 27th.


    From our Specialists:


    First graders are learning about portraiture Picasso style! Second graders are painting & sewing on burlap to celebrate their Native American unit. Third graders are completing their study of the Middle Ages with frames for their dragon images. Fourth graders are working on deep space landscapes in honor of Grant Wood. Fifth graders are rendering posters as a community service project for Middletown Township.



    Poem In Your Pocket - Read a poem, earn a treat at participating businesses in Media during regular business hours on Friday, April 28th & Saturday, April 29th.


    Scholastic Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) Book Fair - May 4th-11th  Everything is Buy One Get One FREE!!!  Stock up for summer reading with the BOGO!  Please sign up to volunteer on Mrs. Hatton’s website.


    Save the Date for the annual Poetry Café!  Invitations to follow.

    Wed, May 17 (Day 11) - Squires (10:15), Hendrixson (11:05), Meile (12:50), Cancelosi (1:50), Novello (2:40)

    Thurs, May 18 (Day 12) - Elmer (12:50), Ford (1:50), Davis (2:30)

    Fri, May 19 (Day 1) - Pinto (12:00)

    Mon, May 22 (Day 2) - Washington (10:15), Arbutina (11:05), Amoroso (12:50), Ferdon (1:50), Herman (2:40)

    Tues, May 23 (Day 3) - Sitkowski (10:15), Moretzsohn (11:05), Parkinson (12:50), Barton (1:50), Haskell (2:40)



    3rd grade parents:  There is big news in the music room this week!  “It’s A Hit” is the name of a mini musical.  It is a story about baseball, teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship.  In June, each third grade class will have a chance to perform this musical for our first and second graders. We will work on developing singing and acting talents along with improving problem solving and decision making skills.  Through this experience, third graders will learn cooperation, gain confidence, and have a chance to be creative.  I know it will be an exciting and positive experience for everyone involved!


    From our PTG

    • Show that Indian Lane Pride with Spirit Wear!   Order Now through Friday, April 28th! For all the details, click here!
    • The next PTG meeting is Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the library.  We hope to see you there!
    • Yearbook Photos wanted!  If you have any photos to contribute, please click here (Link is also available on the website under Site Shortcuts on the right side menu.)
    • Order the 2016-17 Yearbook by May 15th for $10 per book.


    From our Student Council

    • Canned goods food drive for Media Food Bank will be held April 17th through 28th.  We are keeping a tally of how many cans each class brings to add some fun competition.  Currently, the top 3 classes are Miss Squires, Mr. Pinto, & Mrs. Novello’s classes!  It’s a close race so bring in those cans by Friday, April 28th.
    • Chuck-N-Duck will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd after school.  


    Upcoming Events and Reminders

    • Monday, 4/24-Wednesday, 4/26 - PSSA Math testing for grades 3, 4, & 5
    • Monday, 4/24-Friday, 4/28 - Canned food drive for Media Food Bank
    • Wednesday, 4/26 - Fifth Grade Luncheon Parent Planning Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Library
    • Friday, 4/28 - Last day to order ILES Spirit Wear!
    • Friday, 4/28 & Saturday, 4/29 - Poem In Your Pocket
    • Saturday, 4/29 - Laxapalooza, Penncrest HS
    • Tuesday, 5/2 & Wednesday, 5/3 - PSSA Science testing for 4th grade
    • Wednesday, 5/3 - Chuck & Duck, 4:00 p.m., Gym
    • Thursday, 5/4 through Thursday, 5/11 - Scholastic BOGO Book Fair
    • Register for RTMSD Summer Programs!  Check out the many great offerings this summer.


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