Kindergartners See Stars!

Students at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center enjoyed learning about earth science in an extraordinary way this week. Denise Vacca of “Stars on The Move” brought the universe to the school’s multi-purpose room! Students entered an air-powered dome and the magic began. Using a projector, constellations began to fill the night sky and the students were definitely full of excitement. They were able to see and hear stories about Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythical characters.

Other activities for the day included Polyvision board activities learning about constellations, a movie about space, and an exciting activity creating the phases of the moon with Oreo cookies.

Students enjoy connecting the stars to see constellation. Students enjoy connecting the stars to see constellation.
a blow-up plantitarium The famous, “Dome!”
phases of the moon made from oreo cookies The moon from a much more enjoyable perspective.
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Kindergartners Prepare for a Trip to the Theater

On March 9th, the entire school will be getting on buses and heading to see Frog and Toad All Year at Copeland Hall at the Grand Theater located in Wilmington, DE. Prior to the great adventure, students will be learning about Frog and Toad and many of Arnold Lobels’ stories! 

“A hit on Broadway, A Year with Frog and Toad was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Featuring a jazzy, upbeat score that bubbles with melody and wit, this whimsical story follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the curmudgeonly Toad – through four, fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad meet interesting new friends, plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, all charm, this is a story of friendship that endures, weathering all seasons.”

To learn more about the show, please see

All field trip money is due January 24, 2016. Ten dollars ($10) will cover the cost of the trip and an in school assembly that will take place in February. Students do not need money for lunch as we will eat prior to leaving for the show.

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Library?

Answer: To get to see all of the awesome students at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center, of course!

On Monday, January 9 Kennett Consolidated School District parent, Mrs. Erin Bernberg dropped off an incubator with ten eggs. By Tuesday morning the kindergarten center had the first of it’s chicks for the 2017 school year! Each class will have an opportunity to visit with the chicks and have real life experiences in connection with Science lessons.

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Christmas Around the World

Over the next few weeks, each pod at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center will celebrate “Christmas Around the World.” To celebrate, each class rotates through all five teachers in their pod with each teaching about Christmas in a different country. Countries such as Mexico, Israel, Argentina, India, Sweden, China, Germany, and more are highlighted during the week. Students are just as excited to spend time in a different classroom as they are eager to learn about new countries. It is sure to be an activity everyone will remember.


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Mrs. Ramagnano’s Kindergartners are Thankful!

Thanksgiving came to life in Mrs. Jeri Ramagnano’s Kindergarten class in November. Students created clothing, food, and learned about the ways of the Wampanoag people and the pilgrims who sat down together for the First Thanksgiving.

Students created a mural of the wetus that the Wampanoag lived in and houses that the pilgrims lived in. After the work was done, students sat down to a feast where students had the opportunity to try new foods such as sage.

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Students will be sure to remember their First Thanksgiving Feast with Mrs. Ramagnano.

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QR Readers Making Their Way to Kindergarten

Miss Taryn Bramel, a student teacher from West Chester University, has introduced some very unique technology into Mrs. Marie Lawson’s Kindergarten class. During a writing activity for a bulletin board assignment, Miss Bramel had students say the phrase that they wrote into a website that turns words into QR Codes. During parent/teacher conferences held at the school, parents could hear their child read their sentence even if they were not at the school.


A Quick Response code, or “QR code” for short, is a way to have student work come to life in the voice of the student or classroom instruction to take on a new dimension. Teachers nationwide are starting to use QR codes in their classrooms across all subject areas. Learners of all styles will find success using this technology. Reading and math lessons have built in practice, vocabulary lessons are now focused and hands on, science lessons can now have videos embedded into presentations, social studies projects can link to historic documents or artifacts, and so much more!

Where do you get a QR Reader? Anyone with a smartphone can download a reader for free in their app store. The possibilities are endless and the connections for students and their instruction have been modernized! QR codes have provided parents a new way to actively participate in their child’s education.

Download a QR Reader and scan below for a special message from

Kindergartners at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center!


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Butter Making in M3

Students in Mrs. Marchini’s Kindergarten class learned how to make butter just in time for Thanksgiving. Students followed a recipe, added ingredients, and shook their containers until they made real butter. The work was well worth it when students were able to enjoy the delicious butter on slices of bread.

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Election Day is a Winner for Kindergarten Students!

As adults were casting their ballots for the next President of the United States, students at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center were thinking hard about their choices as well. It was a hard decision because students had to choose between hat day or sports day.

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With either a green piece of paper or a red piece of paper, depending on their preference for hat day or sports day, the students went to the library where a voting area was set up. When the votes were counted the winner was …



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Celebrating American Education Week

Students at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center are celebrating American Education Week, a week created to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

In honor of this important week, Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center is having school-wide Spirit Days!

Monday, November 14 was Hat Day! Students wore a hat to say “Hats Off” to American Education Week!

Tuesday, November 15 is Number Day. Students are invited to wear a shirt with a number on it to show the importance of math.

Wednesday, November 16 is Read Me Day. Students are invited to wear a shirt with words on it, and bring their favorite book to school.

Thursday, November 17 is Dress for Success Day. Students are invited to dress to impress in their favorite outfit.

To end the week, Friday, November 18 is Color Day! Students can show their school spirit by wearing blue and white.

What a wonderful week we will have!

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