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Kim Hannis



Contact Me:
Mrs. Kim Hannis
3rd Grade Teacher
khannis@pvsd.org
610-489-2991 Ext. 4622

Welcome to 3rd Grade!

Mrs. Hannis’ “Room 22 Crew”

Dear Future Student of Mine:

It is soon time for us to meet and have a wonderful school year together. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your new classmates by playing some games and doing fun activities on the first day of school! It is important for our class to work on building a TEAM so that we can all feel comfortable working closely together throughout the school year.

What is it like in 3rdgrade?

No need to worry or be nervous about entering 3rd grade. It starts out just like 2nd grade, but you will be amazed at what you will be able to do by the end of the year. Learning multiplication facts, reading novels, writing longer, amazing stories, and participating in  Book Clubs—just to name a few!

We also study electricity and build an electrical house, research endangered animals and how to help them survive, explore the solar system by visiting a planetarium and dive into the world of Native American life of the first people in our country.  In the spring, we will choose a favorite famous person to research and then you will dress up like this person and present your information in a “Living Museum.”

This is also the year that you may sign up to play a string instrument, as well!!!

 

What is my new Teacher like?      I have 16 yr. old twin daughters in 10th grade at OJR High School. I LOVE dogs!  I used to have 2 pugs, but now only one, named Wallace and a little shaggy terrier named Finley.  I also have a white chinchilla named Snow.  I absolutely love all animals, and it is a good thing, because we study Animal Habitats & Adaptations this year, too. I also enjoy reading aloud books about animals and fantasy non-fiction stories with animals as the main character.

In my spare time, I love to read, go to the movies, go shopping and go out to dinner. I am a very fun, laid back teacher, but I like an organized, clean classroom and hard-working students. I hope you can demonstrate these characteristics this year.

 

What are some things I need to know about  this year?

We have a great schedule, which includes many breaks between subjects. You may bring a snack every day, as long as it is somewhat healthy, not sticky and messy, and NOT candy! 

We have two great field trips this year. The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the Planetarium to view the stars and planets, and also, the Elmwood Zoo will come visit us in the spring with some LIVE animals to observe.

What do I need to bring to school?

Please bring the following items to school in a gallon sized plastic ZIPPER close bag with your name on it. Also, put your name on ALL of the supplies that you bring. PLEASE DO NOT BRING MORE supplies than listed. There is no room to store all of those things in your desk, and a limited amount of space to store the extra things.

·        Homework Assignment Book (Agenda)

·        Pencil/Supply Box – the hard snap close type. NOT the extended, extra-large one, please!

·        2  Boxes of #2 pencils (or 1 box of 24)

·        ONE white board EXPO marker and an eraser

·        2 highlighters (2 different colors)

·        1 folder of your choice

·        Colored pencils (no need for crayons)

·        EARBUDS! These are very important. Please place in a closeable baggie labeled with NAME

·        Scissors

OPTIONAL:  water bottle, little package of tissues to fit inside desk, 3 book covers, Art smock, a sweatshirt or sweater to leave in closet for chilly days in the classroom.

ATTENTION PARENTS: We are always in need of, and appreciate greatly, any donations of the following:

TISSUES, BABY WIPES, CLOROX WIPES, BAND-AIDS, HAND SANITIZER PUMPS

          Enjoy the rest of your summer!! If you or your child would like to email me with any questions, concerns or just to tell me a little about yourself; please do!  khannis@pvsd.org

See you VERY soon,

Mrs. Kim Hannis