Planet Penn Manor

November 21, 2017

Mrs. Douts' First Grade Happenings

Best Friends- Ways to Make 10

As we finished Chapter 3 in math, I wanted to share with you a paper we made, to help with one of our lessons, that shows two addends that make a 10 and become best friends! We did this through the help of a rainbow and students were very excited about these new friendships. They even learned how these addends can be the inverses of each other and still make 10!

Best Friend Math Rainbow- Ways to Make 10 Student Work- How to Make a 10

 

by mdouts

November 20, 2017

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Feast Tomorrow!

And Crazy Hair day! Hmmm a native american or pilgrim with crazy hair.

Thanks for sending in donations so that we can purchase the supplies we need for tomorrow. We are having Turkey (lunch meat), corn (Popcorn), Cranberries (Craisins), apple juice and a special surprise for dessert.

We did go outside today. Please continue to send warm outerwear.

Tomorrow is our last day until Tuesday, November 28.

Tuesday November 28 is book exchange- please return library books if you haven’t already.

Pizza Hut calendars are due that week too.

by Mrs. Kyper

Mrs. Murr's Blog Site

Doubles

Children need to know these facts quickly and correctly. Please practice. Here’s a fun video I shared that the children enjoyed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jOzhiACB68

by Peg Murr

Cooking

Can your child tell you what we made today? (mini corn muffins)

How many did we make? (167)

How did we count them? (by tens, fives, and twos)

What did/will we do with them? (We got to eat 2 each and then tomorrow we are having a movie and a muffin, sharing with all the first graders)

What were some of the ingredients?

Which ingredient changed from a solid to a liquid? (butter) How? (heating it) What do we call that? (melting)

We tripled the recipe. What does that mean?

Children got to do many jobs to help make the batter and the muffins. What job did your child help with?

Each muffin pan made 12 muffins. What do we call twelve of something? (a dozen)

I love cooking with the class. It involves so much math and science. And the children love everything they help to make.

Does your child remember what we made each month? (Sept. – apple crisp; Oct. – pumpkin pancakes; Nov. – cornbread muffins) I wonder what December will bring!

 

by Peg Murr

Miss Klube's 2nd Grade Blog

Happy Thanksgiving :)

Tomorrow is CRAZY hair day!  We will also have a spelling test for Lesson 8.  I know it’s a little early, but I wanted to get it in before break.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, I know I sure have a lot to be thankful for, including 24 second graders. 🙂

I will be sharing pictures from our feast very soon!

by jklube

Mrs. Kirchner's Kindergarten

Reminders for tomorrow, November 21st….

Crazy hair day!

Also, we will be having a small “feast” for our lesson on the first Thanksgiving. The children will be offered a sampling of sliced turkey lunch meat, cranberries, popcorn, pretzels and a small surprise dessert!! GOBBLE GOBBLE!!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

by akirchner

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Thankful Thanksgiving

Our Stone Soup Feast and Activities were a great success thanks to you!  Thank you to the parent helpers who volunteered their time to assist the students with the stations and for all of the donations that were sent in to make Stone Soup.  Parent helpers are an essential part of making this day happen!

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” William Blake

View a picture slideshow here: https://sharalike.com/s/qTVz

by mmulder

Mrs. Bittenbender's Blog

Tomorrow

Just a reminder tomorrow is Crazy Hair Day!

Also, school will NOT be in session Wed, Thurs, Fri, or Mon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

by Mrs. Bittenbender

Shope's Second Grade

Tomorrow, 11/21

Lesson 9 Spelling test tomorrow! AND crazy hair spirit day!

by wshope

Smith's Super Stars

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Tomorrow afternoon we will be watching The Mouse and the Motorcycle. We read this chapter book earlier in the year and we are excited to get to watch the movie! Your kiddos are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal to snuggle with during the movie. 🙂

by brillj

Mr. Leinbach's Life Long Learners!

Monday 11-20

Hi,

Happy Monday! Today was another day of hard work and to celebrate that hard work and focus, students will be able to wear their PJ’s tomorrow to school. They are also allowed to bring a small stuffed animal if they would like. Also remember tomorrow is crazy hair day, so no need to comb that bed head in the morning. I have a lot of fun activities planned tomorrow so it will be a busy day.

-Mr. L

by leinbachb

Fun in First Grade

Hambright Academic Support Blog

Here’s a strategy that you can use to practice letters, high frequency words, or Math facts!

While your child is learning to be creative, a thinker, and a problem solver in school, there are still some specific skills that need to be practiced so they aren’t working so hard on those and don’t have enough brain energy to think.  High frequency words are words that students need to be able to read automatically.  They are found frequently in text or are typically spelled in a way that does not enable a student to sound them out.  We practice these a lot when students are learning how to read in the primary grades.  Math facts are another specific skill that students need to know so students can put more energy into solving problems.

Here is a quick and easy strategy that can be used to practice high frequency words and math facts.  All you need is some paper (or index cards from the dollar store) and a marker.  The strategy is called Incremental Rehearsal, but it’s much easier than it sounds.  Check out the video by clicking on the link below.

Incremental Rehearsal

by krowley

Fafel's Forum

Chorus reminder

Please remember that chorus rehearsal is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21st at 8am.

by Mrs. Fafel

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

November 20 Reminders

Reminders

  • 3rd Grade Parent Workshop RSVP forms are due TOMORROW (November 21).  If you are interested in attending the Parent Workshop at the end of this month, please send the RSVP form to school tomorrow.
  • School will be closed this Wednesday through next Monday (November 22-27) for Thanksgiving Break!

Important Dates

  • November 30: Next Book Exchange
  • November 30: 3rd Grade Parent Workshop
  • December 6: Jump Rope for Heart
  • December 8: Holiday Happenings @ 5:30 PM
  • December 13: Jake’s Wayback Burgers PTO Fundraiser Night
  • December 14: 5th & 6th Grade Music Concert @ 6:00 PM

by Miss Trostle

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

Week of November 20th….

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our two day week!  Even though we are only together for two days, we will be stretching and strengthening our brains as always.  Read on to find out how.

Curriculum news:

Reading:  Today in reading, we read the story of Sarah Hale.  She is the woman who saved Thanksgiving!  We then read and analyzed a Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) prompt together, based on this book, and began filling out our RAP+C graphic organizer.  This graphic organizer helps us to map out our TDA essay.  Tomorrow, we will revisit the text and continue to work together on the RAP+C graphic organizer.

Spelling:  Your child does not have a spelling homework packet or test during our short week together.

Math:  Math: This week in math we will be reviewing topics from unit 5 that we struggled with as a fifth grade. We will also begin practicing how to multiply decimals by whole numbers, and decimals by decimals. There will be no homework this week since we only have 2 days of math. Keep up the hard work in math fifth graders!

I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with your children every day and for your continuing support.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

Mrs. Eby  🙂

by keby

Mrs. Brubaker Music at Hambright

Mary Poppins Auditions

Good Afternoon!

As you may already know, the High School Musical this year will be Mary Poppins! Due to the nature of the show, the high school musical director has asked for me to recommend elementary students to audition for both a female and male child lead role. Because of this, I have been carefully listening to students sing during their recess time in order to make my recommendations. If I feel that your child should be recommended to audition at for these lead roles, I will be sure to email you, the parent, as to keep you informed during this process.

Have a great day!

by abrubaker

Mrs. Wagner's Blog

Getting Connected

Looking forward to connecting my classroom to your world with this blog.

by bwagner

Aucott's Announcements

November 21st Updates

Somehow my Friday post did not get posted so I’ll try and recreate it.

Upcoming Items

  1. No school from 11/22nd – 11/27th.  We return to school 11/28th.  There will not be any homework during this time.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  There is always much to be thankful for in our wonderful corner of life.
  2. Today – spelling, robust vocabulary, and comprehension quizzes – this was in the planners and on the Friday post that did not get posted somehow.
  3. Any extra help you can give your child for long division would be appreciated.  We almost have it! (3 digit and 4 digit by one digit division)
  4. November 30th – Jump Rope for Heart money due.
  5. Keep the boxtops coming!

by caucott

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Monday, November 20 (Day B)

Math:

  • Do Les. 6-5–teacher-made 4 problem sheet using 2-digit dividends
  • PRACTICE BASIC FACTS–multiplication and division (you can use regular playing cards:))

Reading:

  • Read for pleasure

Spelling:

  • Study for the Lesson 10 Spelling Test next Thursday  (It will be Thursday instead of Friday because we have a presenter on Friday.)
  • Lesson 10 spelling homework is due next Thursday

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return WWE & WR by Tuesday
  • Thanksgiving Vacation – No School November 22 through 27
  • Jump Rope For Heart collection envelopes are to be turned in on or before Thursday, November 30.
  • Our next Book Exchange is Thursday, November 30.
  • Next instrument lesson with Ms. Almoney – Monday, Dec. 4
  • Santa Shoppe will be Friday, Dec. 1, from 6-8pm in the Conestoga lobby

by lgraham

Smith's Super Stars

Smith’s Super Stars

Good morning!!! I am looking forward to a fun two days with your kiddos! 🙂

Monday, November 20- Day B… We have Applied Engineering!

Tuesday, November 21- Day C… We have Art!

  • Crazy Hair Day! 😉
  • Spelling Test Lesson 9

Wednesday, November 22-Monday, November 27… NO SCHOOL!

Looking forward to seeing your kiddos on Tuesday, November 28! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🙂

 

by brillj

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Monday, November 20 (Day B)

Math:

  • les. 6-5–teacher-made 4 problem sheet using 2-digit dividends
  • PRACTICE BASIC FACTS–multiplication and division (you can use regular playing cards:))

Reading:

  • Read for pleasure

Writing:

  • SIMS program (strategic instruction model for sentence writing)
  • DAILY write

Spelling:

  • Lesson 10 review–test and worksheet due–Friday, December 1

Social Studies:

  • New unit–5 Themes of Geography/PA Geography

Science:

  • Sally Gregory, from the Lancaster County Conservation District, presented a lesson on the Enviroscape today–ask your child about it!

Other:

  • We are on our last box of tissues–the students’ noses are asking for donations;) Thank you in advance!
  • Jump Rope For Heart collection envelopes are to be turned in on or before Thursday, November 30.
  • NEXT BOOK EXCHANGE: Wednesday, November 29
  • NEXT instrument practice w/Miss Almoney–Monday, November 20
  • PTO Santa’s Shop–Friday, December 1 from 6-8 pm.
  • WWE & blue report (sent home on Mondays)–please sign and return by Wednesday.
  • Thanksgiving meals–canned sweet potatoes

by jochs

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

Short Week

Happy Monday!

With school only being in session on Monday and Tuesday this week, we will not be sending home weekly work envelopes tomorrow.  Your child will be bringing home his/her Chapter 5 math test to be signed this evening.  Thank you for your support. 🙂

Tomorrow the students will have Monthly Marvel.  We are asking students to bring in a favorite board game to play with friends.

Enjoy the long break and Thanksgiving season with your family.  We are beyond THANKFUL for you and your amazing children!  We will see your child on Tuesday, November 28.

Happy Thanksgiving!

by lsuydam

Conestoga Fifth Grade Blog

Thirteen Colonies Test TOMORROW

Just a reminder that the thirteen colonies test is tomorrow.  The students have spent the last week reviewing the material, putting their unit packet together, and studying the thirteen colonies map.  Tomorrow’s test will be on the material that is on their yellow study guide and the map.  The students will also be handing in their complete unit packet for a grade.

All fifth graders will be reminded to take home the study guide and packet so they can continue to study tonight.

Let Mrs. Eckroat know if you have any questions about this test or the unit packet.

by 5thgradecon

Mrs. Bock Hambright 6th Grade

Welcome to my blog!

Getting ready to connect families and communities to my classroom

by kbock

Penn Manor Serteen

Night to Shine Volunteer Opportunity

We wanted to share some information with about a Uniquely, Wonderful complimentary Event that will be held on February 9th, 2018.

“Night to Shine” is a prom experience for teens and adults with different abilities sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation hosted at Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster. We will be part of a worldwide movement happening in all 50 states and 15 countries.

Each Guest gets the royal treatment with, corsages and boutonnieres, crowns and tiaras, limo rides, hair and make-up room, corn hole room, shoe shine, craft room, karaoke room, professional photography on the red carpet as the paparazzi cheer them on, a catered meal, lots of dancing, a Respite room for the parents and caretakers to connect and refresh.   It is such a Spectacular Night!

We are looking for Volunteers to help make the Night Unforgettable.

To sign-up to Volunteer you can go to: www.gbclancaster.org/night2shine

by jkroesen

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

week of 11/20-11/24

Mrs. Wiggins’ Weekly Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  We have a lot of things to be thankful for in our class this year!  Each child is a special part of our class and school family!  I’m thankful for each and every learner in our class!  I wish you all have a safe, happy and healthy holiday with your families!

**I handed the Lesson 11 spelling list out on Friday.  Our next test is scheduled for Friday, December 1st.  I wanted to give you plenty of time to study with the holiday.

**PTO is selling discounted gift cards!  The order form was sent home on Friday.  It is a green order form.

**A Penn Manor tumbler order form was sent home as well!

**The Central Manor Spiritwear online  store is open!  An orange half sheet was sent home on Friday.    Orders can be ordered from Elizabethtown Sporting Goods online store, click on “Online Stores” and search for Central Manor.  Orders will be delivered to our school on 12/15!

**We are consuming tissues rather quickly in 4W as the weather changes.  Any donations of kleenex would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

Special Reminders For This Week

*We have a short week this week!  Enjoy the holiday break with friends and family, no school November 22-27

 

Looking Ahead   

*December 1 – Spelling packet 11 and test due (www.spellingcity.com)

*December 5 – CM Holiday Concert (7:00 PM) For 3rd Grade, Band, and Chorus

*December 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 23 – January 1 – Holiday Break

*January 2 – School Resumes

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA):

This week, we’ll continue to dig deeper into identifying an author’s purpose and perspective in our anthology reading, while also working through a TDA (text dependent analysis prompt).  I am extremely proud of each and every student as we work together to build staminia while working through the TDA process.  In grammar we will begin to talk about nouns.

Math:

Students are really working hard to show perseverance and stamina when learning long division.  Long division has a different look to it now that we are dividing across by using place value.  Last week, we spent time using Base 10 blocks, paper plates and showing division representationally.  This week, we’ll work with more abstract division.  Please encourage your child to keep working on those math facts, as this will help them to recall their facts faster while working through the long division process (Bright pink flash cards were sent home last week).

Science:

We will begin a unit on atoms after the Thanksgiving break.

Social Studies:

We’ll be heading to landforms in a few weeks.

 

by awiggins

November 19, 2017

The Peart Post

sneakers tomorrow!

We only have a 2 day week! WOW!

Therefore, we will not have a spelling list nor Storytown lesson. We will however be taking the Chapter 4 math test on 2 digit subtracting on Tuesday. I will send home a practice test tomorrow. We will also be spending both days learning about the first Thanksgiving.

Mon. Nov. 20~ Phys. Ed.

Tues. Nov. 21~ Art

NO SCHOOL: Wed./Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun./Mon. Nov. 27

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

I’m SO thankful for my second graders!!! 🙂

Tues. Nov. 27~ Back to school! Library Instr.

by mpeart

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Monday 11/20  We have applied engineering.  Send library books to school tomorrow for book exchange.

We’ll take a Math quiz and review our doubles and near doubles by playing “race the teacher”.  Ask the kids how we play… they love this game!

Tuesday 11/21  We have phys. ed and book exchange

We will take our spelling test today.

Mrs. Mayberry  and Calvin (our service dog) will be in to read with us!

We’ll be making homemade butter!

Wednesday, 11/22 – Monday, 11/27  No school 

I hope you have a fun and relaxing break with your family!  I’m thankful for the 22 smiling faces who don’t complain when I misplace my papers, who laugh at my silly jokes, and who get excited about learning!  Thank you for sharing them with me!

Tuesday, 11/28  We’ll get new spelling words today.  We have Art class

Wednesday, 11/29 – We have Music

Thursday, 11/30 – We have applied engineering.  This will be our day to go to the holiday shop sponsored by the PTO.  Holiday shop is an optional activity.

Friday, 12/1 – We have phys. ed (no book exchange)

Pizza Hut reading logs may be sent to school all this week if you chose to participate by reading at home.  

by wlutzterry

PM Elementary Instrumental Music

Schedule 11/20-12/18

Lessons continue on each of the following days!

11/20 Monday – Conestoga (Band rehearsal at 8:00) – Orchestra rehearsal at Pequea

11/21 Tuesday – Eshleman (Band rehearsal at 8:00)

11/28 Tuesday – Letort (Band rehearsal at 8:00)

11/29 Wednesday – Central Manor (Day 1)

11/30 Thursday – Central Manor (Day 2)

12/1 Friday –Martic

12/4 Monday – Conestoga (Band rehearsal at 8:00) – Orchestra rehearsal at Hambright

12/5 Tuesday – Eshleman (Band rehearsal at 8:00) – Central Manor assembly and concert

12/6 Wednesday – Letort (Band rehearsal at 8:00)

12/7 Thursday – Central Manor (Day 1)

12/8 Friday – Central Manor (Day 2) – Orchestra rehearsal at Pequea

12/11 Monday –  Letort lessons and 2:00 PM assembly

12/12 Tuesday – Eshleman 9:30 AM assembly and lessons

12/13 Wednesday – Conestoga 9:30 AM assembly and lessons

12/14 Thursday – Martic lessons, assembly, and concert

12/15 Friday – Central Manor (Day 1)

12/18 Monday – Central Manor (Day 2)

Orchestra rehearsals:

Monday, November 20 at Pequea

Monday, December 4 at Hambright

Monday, December 18 at Pequea

Monday, January 8 at Hambright

Sponsored by Menchey Music, Ms. Almoney will be attending the Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago Dec. 19-23. Lessons are cancelled for those dates. Before school band rehearsals will resume in January, after schedules are distributed.

by Ms. Almoney

Mrs. Mattern's Blog

Thankful

I am very thankful to spend the day with each of your children.  They are all very special and make me smile each and every day.

Monday, November 2o, Art – We will be spending time practicing writing our karate belt sight words for spelling this week.

Tuesday, November 21, Music – Shine Time at 9:05.  We will be having a thanksgiving lunch with the other first graders in the first grade hallway.  Students have made special place mats and will enjoy the extra time with their friends from other classes.

No School November 22-27.  Enjoy the time with your family!!

by emattern

Mrs. Noll's Blog

Noll Newsflash 11/19/17

Noll Newsflash 11/19/17

4 Items:

*This week we continue learning about the traditions of Thanksgiving with stories, songs, and fingerplays. In language arts, we are reviewing letters and working on first sound and segmenting of words. We will continue chapter two in math and focus on “one more”. My AM class enjoyed buddy time last week and the PM class will have buddy time on Tuesday. Hope you enjoy the turkey that comes home with a sign – “Don’t eat turkey! Eat more____________!” (made with our buddies!)

**Book Exchange, Tuesday, 11/21. Please make sure your child has his/her book. Thanks!

***NO SCHOOL, Wednesday, 11/22 through and including Monday, 11/27.

****I am so thankful for both my classes this year and feel blessed to work with such nice students! I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

by pnoll

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week of November 13, 2017

Our Week

Math – We are still hard at work on multiplication and division. We learned how to double a known fact to help us solve a tricky multiplication problem. We have also been practicing our problem solving skills.

ELA – We read the story Stone Soup. We will be performing a reader’s theater of the story for our kindergarten buddies. We also practiced finding the main idea of a passage and continued to learn about nouns.

Content – Last week was Ag in the Classroom week! We learned all about cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, fruits, veggies, and so much more!

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Spelling – We took our Lesson 10 test on Friday. There will be no spelling test next week.

Our Week Ahead

Monday – Phys Ed (Wear Sneakers!)

Tuesday – Art, Stone Soup Reader’s Theater with Kindergarten Buddies

Wednesday-Friday – NO SCHOOL

Homework

There will be no homework this week!

Looking Ahead

 

November 27th – No school

December 1st – PTO Holiday Shoppe and Vendor Fair

December 22nd – Early Dismissal

December 23rd-January 1st – No School

 

by ebinkley

Mrs. Eichler's Classroom Blog

Reminders for the Week of Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I am truly thankful for every student (and their families!) in 4E!  Each one of us brings a unique piece to the class and together we are doing amazing things!  I wish you all a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving!

**I handed the Lesson 11 spelling list and packet out on Friday.  Our next test is scheduled for Friday, December 1st.  I wanted to give you plenty of time to study and complete the packet with the holiday.

**PTO is selling discounted gift cards!  The order form was sent home on Friday.  It is a green order form.

**A Penn Manor tumbler order form was sent home as well if your child was family count!

**The Central Manor Spiritwear online  store is open!  An orange half sheet was sent home on Friday.    Orders can be ordered from Elizabethtown Sporting Goods online store, click on “Online Stores” and search for Central Manor.  Orders will be delivered to our school on 12/15!

Special Reminders:

  • Monday- Turkey disguises due!

*November 22- November 27 – Thanksgiving Break

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, December 1 – Lesson 11 Spelling Test

*December 5 – CM Holiday Concert (7:00 PM- 3rd grade, band, and chorus)

*December 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 25 – January 1 – Holiday Break

*January 2 – School Resumes

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA):

I continue to be amazed at the amount of stamina these learners have when working on text-dependent analysis questions.  I’m so proud of the progress that we are making each week.  Close reading, think notes and other interactive reading strategies are just a few of the skills that are helping us to achieve such great success in reading!

Math:

Speaking of stamina, students are really working hard to show perseverance and stamina when learning long division.  Long division has a different look to it now that we are dividing across by using place value.   This week, we’ll work with more abstract division.

Science:

We will begin a unit on atoms later in December.

Social Studies:

We will head to landforms next!

by beichler

Mrs. Frese's Second Grade Footnotes

Next Two Weeks in 2F

Monday Day B Gym with Dr. Janssen  New Spelling Words

Tuesday Day C Applied Engineering with Mr. Kelley

Wednesday – Monday  Happy Thanksgiving   Enjoy your vacation!

Tuesday Day D Music with Mr. Dutton

Wednesday Day A  Art with Mrs. Steffy

Thursday Day B Gym with Dr. Janssen , Book Exchange,  Jump Rope for Heart Money Due

Friday Day C  Applied Engineering with Mr. Kelley Spelling Test

by sfrese

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Weekly News: November 20 -21

Congratulations to BOTH Kindergarten classes for earning a class reward for their hard work and great behavior in the class room. Both classes topped off the pom pom jar on Friday. The students nominated three ideas and then they voted on what would be their reward. We will recognize our reward on Monday.

Monday: AM Class Reward: Wear pajamas to school. No slippers please, weather appropriate pjs with shoes/sneakers. Students that attend WRAP may bring a change of clothes to change at lunch time.

Monday: PM Class Reward: Bring a toy to school for Show and Share. No electronics. Bring a toy that is able to easily fit into their back pack. The toy should come to school in the back pack and will go home in the back pack.

Tuesday: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. This day we will do all things turkey/Pilgrims/Thanksgiving. This includes a Charlie Brown’s thanksgiving “feast” with jelly beans, pretzel sticks, and toast. (The students don’t know about our special day yet.) We will also have a math and science lesson that involves a pumpkin pie dessert.

Wednesday, November 22 – Monday November 27 NO SCHOOL. Thanksgiving Break!

Enjoy the time with family and friends. I am very thankful for this fabulous group of students! Also for the parents and family members that support our class!

Thankful

by ckinser

November 18, 2017

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of November 28, 2017

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  We have a lot of things to be thankful for in our class this year!  Each child is a special part of our class and school family!  I’m thankful for each and every learner in our class!  I wish you all have a safe, happy and healthy holiday with your families!

**I handed the Lesson 11 spelling list out on Friday.  Our next test is scheduled for Friday, December 1st.  I wanted to give you plenty of time to study with the holiday.

**PTO is selling discounted gift cards!  The order form was sent home on Friday.  It is a green order form.

**A Penn Manor tumbler order form was sent home as well!

**The Central Manor Spiritwear online  store is open!  An orange half sheet was sent home on Friday.    Orders can be ordered from Elizabethtown Sporting Goods online store, click on “Online Stores” and search for Central Manor.  Orders will be delivered to our school on 12/15!

Special Reminders:

*November 22- November 27 – Thanksgiving Break

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, December 1 – Lesson 11 Spelling Test

*December 5 – CM Holiday Concert (7:00 PM)

*December 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 25 – January 1 – Holiday Break

*January 2 – School Resumes

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA):

I continue to be amazed at the amount of stamina these learners have when working on text-dependent analysis questions.  I’m so proud of the progress that we are making each week.  Close reading, think notes and other interactive reading strategies are just a few of the skills that are helping us to achieve such great success in reading!  TDAs can be found in Monday’s brown folder.

Math:

Speaking of stamina, students are really working hard to show perseverance and stamina when learning long division.  Long division has a different look to it now that we are dividing across by using place value.  Last week, we spent time using Base 10 blocks, paper plates and showing division representationally.  This week, we’ll work with more abstract division.

Science:

We will begin a unit on atoms after the break!

Social Studies:

We will head to landforms in a few weeks!

by hpiatt

Mrs. Schoelkopf's Blog

Need some help with Spelling List #9?

This spelling list is, in my opinion, the trickiest of the year.  The file below has simple definitions and sentences using the word.  Our test is on Monday.  Please encourage your student to study!

spelling-packet-9-addition

by Beth Schoelkopf

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Short Week

We have a short week ahead of us, but we will still be busy in the classroom.  Students have been working hard to develop their text dependent analysis responses.  We will finish the final copy of those along with the final copy of students argumentative writing Monday and Tuesday.  We will also be doing some fun science experiments over the next few days.

I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving break!

by tmattern

Mrs. O'Donnell's Classroom Blog

The (very short) Week of 11/20…

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! I am so thankful for my hardworking students! Remember, we have off Wednesday 11/22 to Monday 11/27 for Thanksgiving Break. This Monday and Tuesday are full days.

Here is what is happening in Mrs. O’Donnell’s class this week…

In Math…we wil be continuing with Chapter 6 (multiplying and dividing decimals) this week. We will learn how to estimate quotients of decimal and whole number multiplication problems. We will also work on problem solving by finding patterns. When we come back from break, we will gear up for a quiz on these concepts.

In Social Studies…we will be wrapping up our Revolutionary War Unit with a mini research project this week. Students will choose a person (from a list) who had a significant impact on the War and create a 5-7 slideshow presentation on this person. Students who finish early will then record themselves presenting their slideshow using an app called Kazaam. When we come back from break, my homeroom students will go to Mrs. Purzycki’s class for their Science Unit.

In ELA…we will take our vocab assessment for Lesson 9 “Leonardo’s Horse” on Monday. We will begin our text dependent analysis on this story as well on Monday. This will be the first graded TDA for the students.

In Spelling…Students will be given their Chapter 11 spelling packets on Tuesday of this week. These packets will not be due until Friday December 1st. Their test will also be on this date. The spelling list for lesson 11 is…enemy, balance, basis, closet, decent, define, eleven, fanatic, honest, humor, minute, model, novel, ocean, pretend, private, radar, second, slogan, editor. Please have your child visit  my spelling city page  to practice their words. 

*November Shine Time will be in the morning on Tuesday.

*We will have a Buddy Lesson with Mrs. Cornell’s class on Tuesday afternoon. We will be making “Thankful Hands” wreaths with our 2nd grade buddies.

by eodonnell

November 17, 2017

Bushong Broadcast

Here’s The Scoop in 2B!

We have been working on learning about “why” we celebrate Thanksgiving and the history behind this wonderful holiday!  We have been thinking about the “geography” and “location” of the First Thanksgiving- Native Americans and Pilgrims.  We will be working on Thanksgiving crafts next Tuesday before our holiday vacation.

No planners or spelling this week!  We will start again after vacation!

Monday, November 20:  Day B:  We have Art.

Tuesday, November 21:  Day C:  We have music.

Wednesday, November 22–Monday, November 27:  NO SCHOOL

Thanksgiving Vacation.

Happy Thanksgiving!  I am thankful for all of my wonderful second graders and their families!  Mrs. Bushong

by kbushong

Becker Bulletin

6Be Science (Mrs. Schoelkopf’s Class)

Below is the link for Monday’s class:

https://witf.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvcl.sci.int.clotyp/cloud-lab-typing-interactive/#.Wg9YHseGNPY

  1. Click on “Launch”
  2. Click on the first cloud example
  3. On the bottom right corner, classify the cloud type where it says “Which cloud do you see here?”
  4. If you don’t have your cloud foldable, you can also use the “Cloud Key” on the bottom left hand corner

by aheinicke

Dutton Music Blog

CHORUS

Next week Chorus rehearsals:

LeTort CHORUS – Monday (11/20) 8am
Martic CHORUS – Tuesday (11/21) 8am

Later:
LeTORT CHORUS – 12/5 Tuesday / 12/11 Monday
MARTIC CHORUS – 12/4 Monday / 12/14 Thursday

by Mr. Dutton

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

A turkey of a week

We had a lot of fun this week reading animal fiction stories about turkeys. Today we ended our turkey week with a nonfiction story about turkeys. Everyone is very excited for Thanksgiving!

In case you didn’t notice I now have a language translator on my blog. There are dozens of languages available including Napali and Spanish. Thanks to Mrs. Foster making this update.

Trent Cintron was our kindergarten leader of the month. For more information and a picture click here.

by Mrs. Kyper

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

A Successful Hoax!

We got them good today!! 🙂  According to the students, we pulled “the best prank ever!”  The students were told that the LeTort PTO, in accordance with Mrs. McPherson and the teachers made a final decision that students will be required to wear uniforms starting after Thanksgiving break.  No exceptions!  The students were in an uproar!  “This isn’t fair!”  “They can’t all of a sudden force us to do this!”  “I want to show my unique side through my dress!” “I’m changing schools!”  The comments were endless!  After about 15 minutes of conversation, it was revealed that it was all A BIG JOKE!  They went crazy with emotion!

Why did we do this?  We did it to make students feel the way William Penn felt when he lived in England.  At that time, the law was all people living in England must worship the same way and follow the same religion as the king.  Anyone who disagreed or disobeyed would be thrown into jail or killed.  No exceptions.  Well, why do you think William Penn wanted to relocate to new land?  Why do you think it was so important for his colony to have a law where everyone can worship in their own way?

The students should be commended on what excellent sports they were during this activity!  It brought up a lot of emotions, but also brought up great discussion about how fortunate we are to live in a country with so many freedoms!  Thank you, William Penn and Founding Fathers!

by Mrs. Gwyn

Mrs. Geiter's Kindergarten

Ordinal Numbers

Here is the song we have been singing all week to learn our ordinal numbers! 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CWWNzprEQ4

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

by bgeiter

Mr. Leinbach's Life Long Learners!

Happy Friday!

Hello,

Had another great day of hard work. Have a great weekend. Students have the following to do over the weekend: Read their reading group books at least once (but more is always appreciated) and to study for the spelling test on Tuesday.

Tuesday is cray hair day and we will be watching the movie ” The Mouse and the Motorcycle”

We might also do a pajama day, but I will let you know for sure on Monday. So stay tuned.

Mr. L

by leinbachb

Jason's Tech blog

Hello world!

Welcome to Penn Manor Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

by jason

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Calling All Fruits!

Just a reminder that we will be making a friendship fruit salad on Tuesday, November 21st. If you offered to bring in a fruit, please send it to school with your child on Tuesday. Thank you for your help in making this a memorable activity for the students!

 

Also, no spelling words to study for next week! Due to the holiday, the new list will not be given until after we return from Thanksgiving break with the test on those words scheduled for Friday, December 8th. Enjoy the little break from spelling as well as your holiday!

by hfellenbaum

Miss Painter's Pages

2P Homework Outline for 11/20 – 11/24

2P Homework Outline for 11/20 – 11/24

Read for at least 10 minutes each night!

Monday: Day B – no homework – do a kind deed for a member of your family

Today’s Special: Physical Education

*Wear sneakers!

**Return your child’s initialed clip calendar today!

Tuesday: Day C –  no homework

Today’s Special: Music

*Initial your child’s clip calendar on the Tuesday, 11/21 box.  Return the initialed calendar to school on

Tuesday, 11/28.

Wednesday: no school

Thursday: no school

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday: no school

Important Dates for your Calendar

December 4 – Crazy sock day!

December 15 – Ugly sweater day!

December 21 – National Flashlight day – bring a flashlight to school for a special reading activity!

by painterg

Central Manor Third Grade

Weekly Update 11/20-12/1

We had such a busy and fun week!  We learned a ton of information from our ag in the classroom presentations, visit to the Harnish farm, and special presentation on William Penn from Mrs. Jeffers and Mr. Shellenberger!  Check out some of our photos.  More to come…

Farm visit cows We love the Harnish farm! Farm visit Ag in the classroom Social Studies Extension Seeing the baby pig!

Thank you to all who helped donate to our Stone Soup Celebration!  The kids really look forward to this fun extension activity each year! 🙂

While the weather is beginning to feel more like winter, please be sure that your child is coming to school each day with a coat!  We want to see their smiling faces here at school each day!

  • Cows on Parade – Cows will be due on Tues., Nov. 21. Ideas can be found at this link   http://www.cowparade.com/gallery-2/
  • Multiplication Karate has started!  Please help your child study their flash cards at home!
  • Stone Soup will take place on Monday November 20.  Thank you to those who have so generously supplied our classes with the supplies to make this happen! Please bring in donated items by this Friday.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4aada822a64-stone2

 

This week:

  • Monday November 20 :  Cycle day B, New spelling lists sent home, Stone Soup Celebration
  • Tuesday, November 21: Cycle day C, Shinetime, Chapter 7 Math Test
  • Tuesday, November 28: Cycle day D,
  • Wednesday, November 29 : Cycle day  A,
  • Thursday, November 30: Cycle day B:
  • Friday, December 1: Cycle day C:  Spelling test lesson 10

Upcoming Events:

  • November 20: Stone Soup/Thanksgiving Celebration
  • November 22- 27 – Thanksgiving Break
  • December 5 – CM Holiday Concert (7:00 PM) For 3rd Grade, Band, and Chorus
  • December 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
  • December 23 – January 1 – Holiday Break
  • January 2 – School Resumes

by mquinn

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Car Placards for pick up

PLEASE make sure you have a placard with your child’s name on it displayed in your car window at pick up times. Our regular aides may not be available and those that do not  know you will need to see the name placard in the window.

Also, if someone else is picking up your child, please send in a note for me to give to the aides taking students to the cars. They will ask for photo identification making sure the name on the note, and the name on the photo are the same.

If you need a placard, please let me know.

Thank  you!

by ckinser

Mrs. Kyle's Blog at Central Manor

Vacation

Thanksgiving vacation will be Tuesday November 22nd through Monday November 27th. We will return to school on Tuesday November 28th.

by sarment

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

November 17 Reminders

Reminders

  • 3rd Grade Parent Workshop RSVP forms are due by this coming Tuesday (November 21).  If you are interested in attending the Parent Workshop at the end of this month, please send the RSVP form to school by Tuesday.

Homework

  • Study for vocab test

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary: MONDAY, November 20

Important Dates

  • November 22-27: Thanksgiving Break; NO SCHOOL
  • November 30: Next Book Exchange
  • November 30: 3rd Grade Parent Workshop
  • December 6: Jump Rope for Heart
  • December 8: Holiday Happenings @ 5:30 PM
  • December 13: Jake’s Wayback Burgers PTO Fundraiser Night
  • December 14: 5th & 6th Grade Music Concert @ 6:00 PM

by Miss Trostle

Technology in the Classroom

Mrs. Brubaker Music at Hambright

Lesson For Next Week

Here is the Lesson Schedule for next week:

Monday: Cycle Day B1
5th and 6th Grade Clarinets 9:05-9:25
5th and 6th Grade Saxophones 9:30-9:50
5th and 6th Grade Trumpets 11:20-11:40

Tuesday : Cycle Day C1
4th Grade Flutes 10:35-10:55
4th Grade Clarinets 11:00-11:20
4th Grade Saxophones 11:20-11:40

We will also be having our first Lunchtime Orchestra Rehearsal on Tuesday.

by abrubaker