Planet Penn Manor

January 27 2020

Mrs. Eichler's 2nd Grade Blog

Update for Jan. 27

I am so proud of how far we have come since the beginning of the year! Report cards will be coming home Monday! Please sign the envelope, add comments to the comment page if you wish, and return the signed envelope as soon as possible. The report card is yours to keep! Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns!

We have been so lucky to participate in the Junior Achievement program for the past two weeks. Mrs. Holt, a former principal her at CM, has been the leader of our lessons! She has been teaching all about communities, jobs, innovations, businesses, taxes, and so much more! Tuesday will be our last lesson with her.

Reading calendars will be due on Friday! Your child’s calendar should have a total of at least 155 minutes. Kindly total your child’s minutes on his/her calendar by the due date. Thank you so much!!

Book orders are due by Wednesday if you would like to place an order.

Looking ahead:

  • Friday, February 7 – Early Dismissal
  • February 17 – No School-President’s Day Vacation
  • February 21 – Kids At Work Day @ CM – more info. coming soon!

beichler

January 26 2020

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

January 27 – January 31

Welcome back, Miss Fair. Miss Fair will be with us until she graduates from Millersville University at the beginning of May. She will be taking over many of the daily routines and lessons. Tomorrow she begins our science unit on Matter.

Happenings this week:

Monday: AM Library Book Exchange.

Report cards come home! Please read the yellow letter enclosed in the envelope that explains how we get the data we use for report cards. Sign the front and return the envelope to school. If you have any questions, please email me. There is a volunteer letter in the envelope if you’d like to fill that out and send back with the signed envelope. I will make a calendar for regular volunteers.

Tuesday: Health Screenings. Our class will have our height, weight, hearing and vision checked. Results will be sent home to you through the mail.

Thursday: 100th Day of School! All things come in 100 on this day. 🙂

Looking ahead:

Friday, February 7: Early Dismissal–AM Kindergarten attends 9:00 – 1:30. No PM Kindergarten.

Monday, February 17: No School–President’s Day

Field Trip: Save the date! AM Field Trip to the Hand on House is scheduled for Friday, April 24. PM Field Trip to the Hands on House is scheduled for Friday, May 8.

ckinser

The Peart Post

Big week!!

Monday, Jan. 27 Cycle A ~Music + Report cards today! Sign and return envelope only ✏
Tuesday, Jan. 28   Cycle B ~ Applied Engineering  
Wednesday, Jan. 29   Cycle Day C  ~ Art
Thursday, Jan. 30 100th Day of School! Bring 100 pieces of snack to share. 🥨🐡🍬 Examples: 100 pieces of cereal, goldfish, chocolate chips, skittles, pretzels, M&Ms. (Send in a baggie or container.) Have fun and count by 5s, 10s, or 25s! (Sending snack is optional. If you don’t have cereal/something small to count out- don’t worry about it. We will have plenty!)
+ All school Assembly day!! Wear Letort or PM shirt👕
+ Physical education 👟
Friday, Jan. 31 Jersey Day! Wear ANY team jersey or t shirt 🏈👕
+Spelling test L16 +Music

mpeart

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

week of 1/27-1/31

*Monday is Day A and we have Music, don’t forget your recorders!

*Please continue to send your Box Tops into school!

*Our class will be doing our health screenings tomorrow (1/27). If your child wears glasses, please be sure that they bring them to school.

*Marking period 2 report cards will be coming home tomorrow. Please keep your child’s report card, and then sign and return the report envelope with the parent comment sheet inside. Thank you!

*Our class will be having a Valentine exchange on Friday, February 14. If your son/daughter chooses to participate, we have 24 students in our class. If you also choose to send in a treat with your Valentines, please be sure that the treat is packaged and store bought for allegy purposes.

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – 4W health screenings, and report cards come home

*Friday – January Reading log due

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, February 7 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Exchange

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display!

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will begin to wrap up their chapter on adding and subtracting fractions this week. Please check your son/daughter’s planner for their chapter math test date and nightly homework.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will continue to talk about Point of View while also re-visiting story elements and characterization while reading “Because of Winn-Dixie”. In grammar we will continue our discussion of verbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones: Please stay tuned to your child’s planner for upcoming word study homework and tests.

Social Studies: We began our map skills unit last week by talking about the different types of maps. This week we will continue to learn about map features such as cardinal vs. intermediate directions, a legend, latitude and longitude, and a map scale.

 

 

awiggins

Mrs. Brubaker Music at Hambright

Lessons This Week (Jan 27-31)

Monday: 
All Student Who Take Lessons with Ms. Almoney 
5th and 6th Grade Band Instrument
Beginning Clarinet
Beginning Alto Saxophone 
Mrs Brubaker’s Students 
Beginning Flute: N. Poole-King

Tuesday: 
Beginning Flute
G. Ferre

Wednesday: 
Beginning Flute
L. Underhill

Thursday: 
Mrs. Brubaker’s Cello Students

Mrs. Hamer’s D1 Violin and Viola Students

Friday
Beginning Trumpet
L. Crawford

abrubaker

Penn Manor Gifted Blog Grades K-8

Name the Rover Contest

Thank you to Alena, Bailey, Elijah, Gianna, Natalie, Anna, Charlotte, Chase, Jeniel, Lila and Sawyer who participated in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest!

They received over 28,000 entries from every US state! 4,700 volunteer judges stepped up to review entries, and every eligible entry was scored by multiple judges to determine the 155 semifinalists in their respective state and grade level. This week, NASA announced nine finalists and then gave the world an opportunity to vote for their favorite rover name as part of an online, public poll.

Take a moment to cast your vote in the online poll. It’s one more way to be a part of this national contest and it’s also a great way to show support for the K-12 students who are still in the running. 

Thank you again for sharing your effort, time and brilliance! NASA is currently working to create digital participation certificates. Stay tuned for those to be distributed in the coming weeks! 

lorihuel

Mrs. O'Donnell's Classroom Blog

TWO IMPORTANT UPDATES!

Image result for eye exam

UPDATE ONE: We will be doing our health screenings tomorrow 1/27, so if your child has glasses PLEASE make sure they are wearing them tomorrow! If not, they will have to reschedule the eye exam part of the screening.

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UPDATE TWO: You child will be going home with their MP2 report cards tomorrow, 1/27. Please sign the yellow folder, keep the report card, and send it back to school as soon as you can. Thanks!

eodonnell

Fafel's Forum

Looking Back…Looking Forward…

Reading A & B- Looking Back– We have been learning to identify the main idea of a passage and find the central controlling idea of longer texts in our spy themed unit. Students have enjoyed working in the dark and uncovering codes as they search for main ideas and supporting details. Looking Forward- Students will continue to work as spies to identify the central idea of a text and write summaries of both fiction and non-fiction texts. They will work on difficult spy texts to put mixed up spy files back together to earn entrance into our culminating spy lab activity! Our unit assessment will be the week of February 10th. *Please continue to encourage your child to be reading for at least 15 minutes each evening to work toward the reading challenge of 40 books. This is their daily reading homework.

Science- Looking Back- We began our chemistry unit by reviewing the scientific process. We practiced the process by experimenting with paper airplanes. Students learned the difference between physical and chemical changes and experimented  at hands on stations observing the differences. Looking Forward- Students will continue to work through the scientific process to experiment how to make a chemical reaction bigger.  *Students will have another check up quiz next week(2/3-2/4) on physical and chemical changes. We will then move on to identify mixtures and pure substances.   *Remember quizlet is a great way to study for science. 

Writing- Looking Back-After completing research on a country of their choice, students created a google site website to present their information. The presentations look great and students were excited to share them with their classmates. Ask your child to show you what they created. There was a lot of great cultural information shared and students learned interesting new information about a lot of countries around the world.  Looking Forward- To celebrate their work and all that they learned, we will be having a cultural celebration. You should have received information in your child’s Friday folder. We will then take a short break to write winter and February themed poetry before heading into another longer writing project on argumentative writing.  Your child will be encouraged to choose a topic that is important to them and our world in some way. Talk with your child about some topics that may interest them. 

Check out this short video of your spies at work!

Mrs. Fafel

Mrs. Glenn's Kindergarten Blog

Week of January 27- January 31


Writing: The letters this week are “q” and “z.” After this week, the students will have learned to write all of the lower-case letters.  The students are starting to do writing journals. So each day they are writing words and sentences.

Reading: The students will begin reading groups on Wednesday, January 29. Next week, February 3 – February 7, the students will start bringing home books and other reading materials from their reading groups to work on at home.

Monday: The students will bring home report cards.

Tuesday: The students will bring home information about how to “Earn their Rainbow Colors” by learning sight words.

Thursday and Friday: We will celebrate attending school 100 days. We will do some math and craft activities as we celebrate. The students will even learn how to use a hundred chart (chart with number 0 to 100).

Library Books: The PM class will go to the library on Thursday.

Field Trip: We will be going to the Hands-On House. The AM field trip will be on Friday, April 24. The PM field trip will on be Friday, May 8. Parents who have completed their clearances are welcome to join us.

lglenn

January 25 2020

Mr. Kersic's 6th Grade Class

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of January 27, 2020

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*Report Cards will be coming home on MONDAY. Please return the white parent comment page and sign the outside of the brown report card envelope. You may keep the report card.

*Our class will be exchanging valentines on Valentine’s Day. If your child is choosing to exchange valentines, we have 25 students in our class. If your child chooses some sort of valentines with candy or some sort of snack, please be sure to send the store bought package information so that we have the ingredient list. Thank you!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Report Cards sent home today!

*Wednesday – Social Studies Test (see below)

*Friday – Spelling Test

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, January 31 – January Reading Logs due

*Friday, February 7 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Exchange

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display!

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): We will review story elements, characterization and respond to a TDA prompt this week after reading “Because of Winn-Dixie.”

Math: We will wrap up our chapter on adding and subtracting fractions, take our math test and begin a new unit on decimals this week.

Social Studies: We will be taking our social studies test on the 5 Themes of Geography, landforms and map skills. Your child has 3 study guides in his/her homework folder. We are also working on a travel brochures for Pennsylvania Regions.

hpiatt

January 24 2020

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week 22

Math – This past week we continued exploring fractions. We learned how to determine if fractions are equivalent. Next week we will compare fractions and take our Chapter 10 test. In Spring Math we are working on subtracting 3-digit numbers. Any extra practice with this at home would be awesome!

ELA – We are in the second half of Stone Fox. It is almost race day! We can’t wait to find out what happens when we continue reading next week. This week we also talked about idioms…we had a ball! 🙂

The kids loved working in teams to match idioms with their actual meaning.

Content – The kids are busy creating brochures about famous places around Lancaster County.

Information about our Who Am I? Poster Project was sent home. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.

Spelling – The Lesson 16 list was sent home today and will be tested on Friday.

Report Cards will come home on Monday. Please sign the envelope and return it to school with the parent comment sheet inside. The report card is yours to keep. I am very proud of the kids and how hard they are working this year. I am so thankful for all of the help that you provide at home.

Have a wonderful weekend!! – Mrs. Binkley

ebinkley

Mrs. Wagner's Classroom Blog

Report Cards

Report Cards will be sent home with your child on Monday. Please sign and return the envelope on the 2nd Marking Period line indicating that you received all of the documents inside and return the envelope and any comments to me. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Courtney

cwagner

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Souper Bowl Donations

Bring in ANY canned food item any day next week to vote for the next winner of the Super Bowl in our annual SOUPer Bowl contest! 

Any canned items are welcome: canned fruit, meat, pasta, soup etc.

Then, wear ANY team Jersey or t-shirt Friday!! 

bmitchell

Central Manor Third Grade

Weekly Update 1/27-1/31

Hi families! Your child’s progress report is coming home Monday, 1/27. Please sign the report card envelope and return it to school with only the parent comment sheet inside the envelope. All other contents of the envelope are yours to keep! We are proud of how the kiddos are working hard and growing. Please encourage them to continue this throughout the second half of the school year!

The “Who Am I?” poster project was assigned last week and is due on Tuesday, February 4th. Let us know if you have any questions on the assignment.

This week:

  • Monday, January 27: Cycle Day A – Spelling packet 16 handed out, report cards sent home
  • Tuesday, January 28: Cycle Day B-
  • Wednesday, January 29: Cycle Day C– Math Chapter 10 test
  • Thursday, January 30: Cycle Day D–
  • Friday, January 31: Cycle Day A– Spelling Test 16 and spelling packet due, signed and totaled January reading calendars due

Upcoming Events:

  • February 4 – “Who Am I?” poster project due
  • Friday, February 7 – Early Dismissal
  • February 17 – No School-President’s Day Vacation
  • February 21 – Kids At Work Day @ CM – more info. coming soon!

lstephan

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Interesting Article for Parents

As parents of teenagers, we found this article to be insightful. It reinforced some ideas we already knew but provided some good thoughts to ponder. The article brings to light the possible causes related to the decline in our children’s social, emotional, and academic functioning. We are sharing this as a parent, not as an educator to provide additional strategies that you might find useful to curb unwanted behaviors.

bmitchell

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Valentine Exchange

We’ll have a Valentine’s Day exchange on Friday, February 14th. I’m including a list of friends in our class. We have 26 classmates. You should plan to give a Valentine to each student in our class if your child is participating in our exchange.

In the past I have found it to be helpful if your child signs his/her name on the Valentine they will be giving., but they don’t put the recipients name on the Valentine. This way Valentines can be dropped into any friend’s Valentine bag without having to read a name.

I’m including a list of names for those students who are able to read and prefer to write names on their Valentines.

Jeren Jaydion Malachi

Jacob Alaric Zayne

Lily Layla Tristan

Bella Noah Miles

Hazel Antonin Lincoln

Micah Christopher Micah (We have 2 Micah’s in our class)

Lilah Lana Camden

Lauren Autumn Jay’Dyn

Sophia Mila

I’ll also send home a paper copy of our Valentin list.

wlutzterry

Mrs. Geiter's Kindergarten

SOUPer Bowl/School Spirit Days

Bring in ANY canned food item any day next week to vote for the next winner of the Super Bowl in our annual SOUPer Bowl contest! 🥫🥫🥫 Then, wear ANY team jersey or t-shirt next Friday!! 

Also, next Thursday is an assembly day- show your LeTort pride with a LeTort or Penn Manor shirt!  

(Any canned items are welcome: canned fruit, meat, pasta, and soup.)

(Participation in spirit days is always optional.)  

bgeiter

Bushong Broadcast

100th Day of School – Thursday, January 30th

100 Days of School! Second graders will celebrate the 100th Day of school by having a 100 Day snack! The 100th Day of Second Grade is on Thursday, January 30th! Please send 100 snack items in a ziplock bag to school with your child! Each child will enjoy their own snack this day. Snacks will not be shared so we are sure to stay healthy!
Some suggestions include:
 100 Cheerios
 100 Kix or Chex
 100 Cheez-Its
 100 Goldfish crackers
 100 chocolate chips
 100 Mini-marshmallows
 100 M&Ms
 ANY small snack item! Remember-just one hundred!
Please make sure your child counts out 100 of these snacks with CLEAN, WASHED hands! We will also do a sixth grade buddy activity this day! It will be a great day! Thank you!

kbushong

Mrs. Wright's Third Grade

School Spirit Days

We will have an all-school assembly on Thursday, January 30th. Show your Letort pride with a Letort or Penn Manor Tshirt!  

Bring in ANY canned food item any day next week to vote for the next winner of the Super Bowl in our annual SOUPer Bowl contest! 🥫🥫🥫 Then, wear ANY team Jersey or T-shirt next Friday!! 

Also, on Friday, our class is partnering with our Kindergarten Buddies and dressing as if we are 100 years old in honor of the 100th day of school! 100th day outfits can be combined with football team apparel!

jwright

Bushong Broadcast

Next Week in 2-B

Monday, January 27: Day A: Library Instruction

Tuesday, January 28: Day B: Art

Wednesday, January 29: Day C: Music

Thursday, January 29: Day D: Gym. Please wear sneakers.

100th Day of School! Sixth Grade Buddy Activity! ALL THINGS 100! BRING YOUR 100 SNACK FOR YOURSELF!

Friday, January 30: Day A: Library Instruction: BOOK EXCHANGE

Spelling, vocabulary, comprehension assessments today! We’ve got this!

101st Day of School

Monday, February 2: ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL! Stay tuned for a special day!

Important Dates

  • January 27: Report Cards sent home
  • January 30: Next Book Exchange
  • February 7: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • February 17: Presidents’ Day; NO SCHOOL
  • February 21: Bingo Night @ 6:00 PM (volunteers needed)

kbushong

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

Reminder for Week of January 27th

Bring in ANY canned food item any day next week to vote for the next winner of the Super Bowl in our annual SOUPer Bowl contest! 🥫🥫🥫 Then, wear ANY team Jersey or tshirt next Friday!! Also, next Thursday is an assembly day- show your Letort pride  with a Letort or Penn Manor Tshirt!  (Any canned items are welcome: canned fruit, meat, pasta, and soup.)(Participation in spirit days is always optional.)  

lsuydam

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Friday, January 24 (Day D)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the Les. 21 Vocabulary Test on Wednesday, Jan. 29

MATH:

  • No homework
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 17 list for the test on Friday. The Week 17 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – Monday 12

SCIENCE:

  • Use the green study guide to prepare for the electricity quiz (4-G on Wed., Jan. 29 & 4-O on Thurs., Jan. 30)

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • map project–students were given a rubric and a blank map sheet. Using the four map features, students are to design and create a map of a room. Students were shown a teacher-made example as a reference. (Due date–4-O Monday; 4-G-Tuesday). Students also learned the definition of a cartographer

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday.
  • Conestoga Spirit Wear Sale from Jan. 17 through Jan. 30. Students were given an information sheet to put in their blue homework folders.
  • Conestoga Talent Show permission sheet is due by Friday, February 7.
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Feb. 3 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • January 24–Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • January 27–report card distribution
  • TEAM SHIRT DAY – Friday, January 31st – WHOLE SCHOOL
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Monday, Feb. 1
  • March 6–Conestoga Talent Show

lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Friday, January 24 (Day D)

Math: 

  • FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in my room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join us.

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the lesson 21 vocabulary test –Wednesday

Writing:

  • DLR 11-Thursday

Spelling:

  • The completed 2-sided worksheet is due Friday and the test will be administered Friday (or last day of the school week).  *Students have received the week 17 word list and worksheet. The test will be Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post).
  • If a student earns a D or F, parents must sign the test and students return it to me the following day.

Social Studies:

  • map project–students were given a rubric and a blank map sheet. Using the four map features, students are to design and create a map of a room. Students were shown a teacher-made example as a reference. (Due date–4-O Monday; 4-G-Tuesday). Students also learned the definition of a cartographer 🙂

Science:

  • Use the green study guide to prepare for the electricity quiz (4-G on Wed., Jan. 29 & 4-O on Thurs., Jan. 30)

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report that are distributed on Mondays by Friday of the same week.
  • Thanks to all the families who donated tissues:)
  • Conestoga Talent Show permission sheet is due by Friday, February 7.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, February 3 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • FYI: If students take their Chromebooks home, they MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • Spirit-wear orders can be submitted starting Friday, January 17 through midnight, January 30.
  • January 24–Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Friday, January 31
  • January 27–report card distribution
  • TEAM SHIRT DAY – Friday, January 31st – WHOLE SCHOOL
  • March 6–Conestoga Talent Show

jochs

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

January 24 Reminders

Reminders

  • Report cards will be sent home on MONDAY (January 27).

Upcoming Tests

  • Math: Wednesday, February 5
  • Reading – Unit 5: Thursday, February 6
    • The fifth unit assessment will focus on comparing and contrasting texts.

Important Dates

  • February 3: Next Book Exchange
  • February 7: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day Celebration
  • February 17: Presidents’ Day; NO SCHOOL
  • February 21: Bingo Night @ 6:00 PM (volunteers needed)

Mrs. Hartman

The Schettlonary

January 24, 2020 (weekend edition)

Welcome to 6-S! Monday is day A, and our special is physical education.

Please charge your computer this weekend to be ready for a busy day Monday.  

Upcoming Events
   

“Registration for Penn Manor Girls Lacrosse is NOW open and runs through January 31st.  This is for girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Please visit our website at PMGYLAX.org”. 

Last chance to order spirit wear this year!!
The spirit wear sale starts January 17th (this Friday) and runs until midnight January 30.  New this sale will be shorts and a gold option for the shirts/hoodies.  If any of your parents have any questions, please send them to Mrs. Bardo. 
 

1/27 – Report Cards go home.

1/31 – Team Shirt Day

2/7-Talent Show forms are due.

3/19 Math Bowl at Hambright Elementary.

BILL

Writing: Today we continued our Hero Interview project. The project due date is 1/29.

Reading: See Mr Mattern’s blog.

Spelling: Spelling packet 19 is due 1/31/20. There will be an assessment on that day too.

DLR: DLR 19 is due Friday, January 31 .

math

Maths: Today we were introduced to our Linear Art project. T-charts, a rubric, and instructions are detailed in our Google Classroom. This project is due 1/28 @ 3:00 pm.

SCIENCE: We submitted a 10% Summary today.

Social Studies: Shoebox Archeological Dig projects are due 1/27/2020. See the details below.

RAT

Jan 27Audrey
Jan 29Alex
Jan 31 Ben
Feb 3Vanessa

Here’s the blog picture.  Please tell Mr. S. via email who or what this is and receive 5 stars!  (mark.schettler@pennmanor.net)

schettlerm

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

correction….

Report cards will be coming home on Monday, not today. I apologize for the mistake. Have a great weekend!

awiggins

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Report Cards

Report cards for the second marking period will be sent home with all students on Monday, January 27th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at school.  Thank you.

tmattern

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Immigration Project

A quick reminder that the shoe box project that highlights student interests and heritage is due on Monday, January 27th!

tmattern

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

What’s Going on in 4th Grade for the Last Week of January?

It’s hard to believe we are already coming to the last week of January! WOW!

In the weekly work envelopes today, you will find a Valentine list of names for both classes. This is optional; however, if your child does decide participate, we ask that he/she provides a Valentine for every student in the homeroom. Students may begin bringing Valentine’s in during the week of February 10th.

Also–if your child does not have a pair of earbuds to keep in his/her computer bag, would you please consider purchasing a pair? You can find them at the Dollar Tree. Earbuds are very beneficial when students are watching videos in class and on Prodigy.

We want to send some weekly reminders for you about next week.

On Monday, January 27 report cards will be sent home. Please review with your child, sign the report card envelope, and have your child return the envelope to school. Please consider providing comments on the enclosed sheet. This is a wonderful way to communicate with us or feel free to send an email.

We are celebrating 100th Day of School on Friday, January 31. We are asking the students to dress like they are 100 years old. Be creative! We always enjoy seeing the students dressed up on this day! We will be sure to post some pictures. The day will also be centered around the number 100 as the students will participate in a variety of stations.


Science: The students have been learning about energy and some of its forms. They will be quizzed on this information next week. Students may take home their science journals to study if need be. (4G quiz is on Wed./4S quiz is on Thurs.) Next, we will begin to look deeper into electrical energy!! This is where the fun begins! 🙂

Math: We are finishing up Chapter 8, Fractions. Students will be tested near the end of the week.

Spelling: We are on Lesson 16. As always, activities and test will be on Friday.

Reading/Writing: The students have been working very hard to write a two-column note for a TDA. This week we will continue mentor sentences with an our Storytown story, Because of Winn Dixie. The students will be reading an excerpt from this story. As we have begun Unit 4, UNDERSTANDING ELEMENTS OF FICTION, the students are digging deeper to understand story elements. We are also introducing and discussing the fictional writings of POETRY, PROSE, and DRAMA. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home to help accomplish the 40 Book Challenge. January Book It Calendars will also be due at the end of the week.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

lsuydam

Welcome to Kindergarten

100th Day Volunteers

If you are interested in helping on the 100th day of school please return the blue form in ASAP. If you need another form, please email me or send in a note. We are in need of some more parent helpers for each class.

Additionally, remember to make your own 100th Day Tee Shirt. 🙂 All the students are looking forward to this exciting day!

jrivera

Welcome to Kindergarten

Friday 1/23

Apologies for the late night reminder. Here are a few things to share:

  • Tomorrow is an early dismissal day. AFTERNOON ONLY tomorrow from 9:00AM -1:30PM. No morning kindergarten!
  • Tomorrow is Rainbow Day. Wear something rainbow or your favorite color of the rainbow!

jrivera

Penn Manor Theatre

General FAQs & Info about The Wizard of Oz

mmintzer

Conestoga Kinder-Kids

REMINDER – Friday

Tomorrow (Friday) is a K-12 early dismissal day.

There is NO AM kindergarten.

PM kindergarten attends from 9:00-1:30 and has lunch at school.

witmera

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Race for Education- information

This post was taken from the Hambright Blog. If you are not familiar with our Race it is our most important Fundraiser. It pays for field trips and so many other things. Please return your labels.

Can you believe it? We are excited for another year! 

Today (1/23/2020) each of your students will receive their Race for Education Kickoff packet and will bring home today or tomorrow. Please take the time to read the directions carefully. We will be collecting labels until February 28th! In the past 8 years we have raised $157,554 for Hambright! ALL the money raised goes directly to our school, funding field trips, classroom supplies, special activities, assemblies, fun nights and so much more! HOWEVER, we need your help to make this year’s Race successful. Simply fill out the label sheet with addresses and send it back into school! Our PTO volunteers will take care of the rest and YOUR student will benefit! We are working toward new, awesome prizes this year (Tootsie pop, Hambright Fling Ring, Hambright notepad with pen, etc) and if we raise $13,000 EVERY student will receive a new Hambright T-Shirt! Also, to make it even more fun if the students bring in 2,000 labels there is a mystery challenge.mmealy | January 23, 2020 at 11:14 am | Categories: Information | URL: https://wp.me/p7YE

Mrs. Kyper

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Tomorrow

No AM kindergarten!


PM kindergarten stays for lunch. It is also rainbow day. If you don’t have anything with a rainbow, wear your favorite color of the rainbow. ROYGBIV!

Mrs. Kyper

January 23 2020

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Thursday, January 23 (Day C)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the Les. 21 Vocabulary Test next week

MATH:

  • Gold group–p. 605 #2, 4, 6, 8 MUST SHOW WORK (calculator use is permitted)
  • Blue group-p. 604 # 5, 7, 11, 12 MUST SHOW WORK (calculator use is permitted)
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 16 list for the test on Friday. The Week 16 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • No DLR (Daily Language Review )

SCIENCE:

  • Today we did an experiment to learn about conductors and insulators.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • If you didn’t complete the map sheet (#1-13) in class, finish for homework. It is due next class period.

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday.
  • Conestoga Spirit Wear Sale from Jan. 17 through Jan. 30. Students were given an information sheet to put in their blue homework folders.
  • Conestoga Talent Show permission sheet is due by Friday, February 7.
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Feb. 3 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • January 24–Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • January 27–report card distribution
  • TEAM SHIRT DAY – Friday, January 31st – WHOLE SCHOOL
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Monday, Feb. 1
  • March 6–Conestoga Talent Show

lgraham

Mrs. Eichler's 2nd Grade Blog

Lunch Change

Tomorrow’s lunch will be Brunch for Lunch! The choices will be pancakes or french toast sticks.

Spelling Test tomorrow!

Extra credit for tonight is to read for 20 minutes and have it marked on the reading calendar by an adult.

Have a great night!

beichler

Bushong Broadcast

Tonight!

Tonight: Free Choice Reading tonight! We have exhausted our reading choices here at at school this week! It was a lot of “power” reading with partners and leveled texts this week! Yay!

Math: No homework- we took a chapter 7 math test today!

Spelling: Test tomorrow. Your child had a TON of in school practice with these words this week!

Vocabulary study guide is heading home today (unless some kiddos headed out early today)- I didn’t catch you in time! Quiz will be next week. Stay tuned!

Important Dates

  • January 27: Report Cards sent home
  • January 31: NEXT BOOK EXCHANGE
  • February 7: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • February 17: Presidents’ Day; NO SCHOOL
  • February 21: Bingo Night @ 6:00 PM (volunteers needed)

kbushong

Mrs. Groff's 4th Grade Blog

End of the Month January Events

Jan 24- Day D / Music / NO Spelling Test this week / 1:30 Early Dismissal / Spirit Day- Wear colors of the rainbow to represent R in Make Your MARK at Hambright by being a LEADER!
Jan 27- Day A / Library Instruction / Spelling List #17
Jan 28- Day B / Art / Ch. 8 Fractions Math Test Corrections Due
Jan 29- Day C / Phys Ed
Jan 30- Day D / Music
Jan 31- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Spelling TEST #17 / Disney Day- Spirit Day

Math test corrections are due on Tuesday, the 28th, for our Chapter 8 Fractions Test. Our next chapter, Operations with Fractions, is pretty short. We may be testing at the end of next week, or Tuesday, Feb 4th (most probably this date!). Spelling list next week is lesson #17. Our Unit #3 reading tests on nonfiction have been returned, and we are starting Unit #4, which is will be fiction texts.

groffk

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Thursday, January 23 (Day C)

Math: 

  • Gold group–p. 605 #2, 4, 6, 8 MUST SHOW WORK (calculator use is permitted)
  • Blue group-p. 604 # 5, 7, 11, 12 MUST SHOW WORK (calculator use is permitted)
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in my room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join us.

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the lesson 21 vocabulary test next week

Writing:

  • DLR 11-Thursday

Spelling:

  • The completed 2-sided worksheet is due Friday and the test will be administered Friday (or last day of the school week).  *Students have received the week 16 word list and worksheet. The test will be Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post).
  • If a student earns a D or F, parents must sign the test and students return it to me the following day.

Social Studies:

  • Today, I introduced our map project. Students were given a rubric and a blank map sheet. Using the four map features, students are to design and create a map of a room. Students were shown a teacher-made example as a reference. Students also learned the definition of a cartographer 🙂

Science:

  • We are learning about current electricity, open and closed circuits, and switches.

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report that are distributed on Mondays by Friday of the same week.
  • Thanks to all the families who donated tissues:)
  • Conestoga Talent Show permission sheet is due by Friday, February 7.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, February 3 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • FYI: If students take their Chromebooks home, they MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • Spirit-wear orders can be submitted starting Friday, January 17 through midnight, January 30.
  • January 24–Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE–Friday, January 31
  • January 27–report card distribution
  • TEAM SHIRT DAY – Friday, January 31st – WHOLE SCHOOL
  • March 6–Conestoga Talent Show

jochs

Miss Szentesy's Squad

A few updates

Tomorrow we will celebrate “R” with Rainbow Day – “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” – choose one bright color to wear to make a rainbow effect in each class.

Students in Miss Szentesy’s math class received their Chapter 8 math tests today. Corrections can be done for homework (or some may be completed in class!) and are due by next Monday.

Reading tests for Unit 3 will come home on Friday. We started Unit 4, Fiction texts, today (Thursday!)

Spelling Tests for Lesson 16 will be Friday (the 24th). We also have an early dismissal Friday at 1:30!!

Mr. Showalter’s Chemistry test will be administered next Tuesday. Students received a review/study guide this week, so they should have ample time to prepare for the assessment.

Remember that Report Cards will come home on Monday, January 27. Please review the contents, sign the envelope, and return it to school with your child.

As always, contact me with any questions/concerns. Thank you!

mszentesy

Mrs. Hartman's Classroom Blog

January 23 Reminders

Reminders

  • TOMORROW (January 24) will be an early dismissal at 1:30 PM!
  • The students have been doing a great job at being “bucket fillers” in our classroom, and they have officially earned their second class reward!  After voting on an activity, TOMORROW (January 24) will be Camp Day!  Students are invited to bring in sleeping bags, blankets, stuffed animals, and flashlights to be used in our classroom tomorrow.

Homework

  • Spelling tic-tac-toe activity #2
  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet
  • Study for spelling test

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: TOMORROW, January 24
  • Math: Wednesday, February 5
  • Reading – Unit 5: Thursday, February 6
    • The fifth unit assessment will focus on comparing and contrasting texts.

Important Dates

  • January 27: Report Cards sent home
  • February 3: Next Book Exchange
  • February 7: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • February 17: Presidents’ Day; NO SCHOOL
  • February 21: Bingo Night @ 6:00 PM (volunteers needed)

Mrs. Hartman

Miller's Memo

Weekend Update 01/27-01/31

Important Dates:

January 30- 100th Day of School!! (pending any snow days)
January 31- Team Shirt Day!
February 7- 1:30 Dismissal
February 13- PTO Meeting @ 6:45 PM
February 17- No School!

Mrs. Miller

Miller's Memo

Team Shirt Day

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

All students are invited to wear a team shirt on Friday, January 31st. Team shirts can be for any sport. Feel free to be creative if needed. Again, this is optional and students are not required to participate.

Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Readathon is Coming to Martic

On Monday, February 3rd and Thursday, March 19th, Penn Manor High School’s Civitas Club is sponsoring a Readathon at Martic!  From 3:30-4:30, students are able to enjoy a fun time reading, playing games, and eating snacks with a Dr. Seuss theme.  

*Please make sure to register online for your child to be included.

Click HERE to register today!

Please note: This event is only for students in K-2.  

mmulder

Mrs. Mulder's Message

PM-K Made the News

Check out these sweet students as they pledge to the flag. It was featured on ABC27 News…

mmulder

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Eshleman Family Fun Tonight

Just a reminder that our PTO sponsored skating party is tonight at the Castle from 5:30-8:00 PM. Admission is free but you will need to pay for the cost of skate rentals. The whole family is invited!

wlutzterry

January 22 2020

PMHS School Counseling Department

Bushong Broadcast

Valentine Letter Coming Home This Week! Stay Tuned!

Here is our class list!

Please have your child write each name on each Valentine.  Please make sure all friends in our classroom are included in Valentine delivery. 

Mrs. Bushong and Miss Waldman love their little second grade Valentines!

27 Students

  1.       Abby
  2.       Aidyn
  3.       Aubrey
  4.       Autumn
  5.       Ava
  6.       Brielle
  7.       Caleb
  8.       Conner
  9.         Elise
  10. Ethan
  11. Gracie
  12. Izzy
  13. Kaiden
  14. Landon C.
  15. Landon L.
  16. Liam K.
  17. Liam S.
  18. Logan
  19. Malik
  20. Mason
  21. Richard
  22. Ronan
  23. Rueben
  24. Scout
  25. Sophia
  26. Timmy
  27. Zoe

kbushong