Planet Penn Manor

December 11 2018

Smith's Super Stars

Dash, the elf :)

Dash has been a little silly in our classroom! Always up to no good. 😉

brillj

Smith's Super Stars

Winter Concert

Good afternoon!

I had a few parents ask me about the winter concert on Wednesday, December 12th. You are more than welcome to attend but only the 2nd graders, band and chorus members are performing. 1st grade participated last year. 🙁

We do have a winter assembly on Friday, December 21st and our kiddos will be performing twice! You are more than welcome to join us. The assembly will start around 9:10 and last until 11 ish. Hope you can make it! 🙂 

brillj

Dr. Garvey's Blog

Week of December 10th

Sample of the Country Poster Project

Country Poster Project

Students have been researching their own special country and now they are starting their poster project. We will be working on the project today, Wednesday and Thursday in class. They will be bringing it home to finish and the project is due Monday. Please use this picture to help your child complete their project. Thanks for your help!

Candy Needed

Next Friday we will be doing special activities with candy. We need candy canes small and m and m’s. Also if you would be willing to donate 1 or 2 of your favorite child’s candy bar that would be great. 

1/2 way  through Marking Period 2

We are halfwway through marking period 2.  Students are working towards using test taking strategies more permanently and using math strategies to multiply and divide. We are looking to add more content and style to our writing.

Any questions? Please email me at kim.garvey@pennmanor.net Thanks for everything you do as parents!

kgarvey

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Progress Reports

Midterm Progress Reports for Marking Period 2 were sent home yesterday.  Please complete the form and return it by Thursday.  Thank you!

bmitchell

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

December 11 Reminders

Reminders

  • TONIGHT (December 11) is our PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up Night!  If your child sold items for the fundraiser, please stop by Martic between 5:00 and 8:00 PM to pick them up.

Homework

  • Spelling worksheet
    • Challenge Spellers: Write spelling words 2 times each
  • Study for science test

Upcoming Tests

  • Science: TOMORROW, December 12
    • A study guide was distributed today (December 11).  Please use this tool to help your child study for his/her science test.
  • Spelling: Friday, December 14
  • Math: Tuesday, December 18

Important Dates

  • December 12: 5th & 6th Grade Music Concert @ 6:00 PM
  • December 14: Next Book Exchange
  • December 17: House of Representatives Birthday Card Cover Submissions due
  • December 21: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 22-January 1: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Miss Trostle

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Craft Day, Red and Green Party

If you are interested and/or willing to supply any crafting items for our Winter Crafts, here is what we need:

  • white lunch bags
  • pip cleaners (sparkly)
  • plastic ball ornaments (blue or silver are best but any color will do – no glitter or bumps on the ornaments please)
  • round buttons
  • clear plastic plates
  • white acrylic paint

The items are needed by December 14th.  Please follow this link to sign up to send craft supplies to school.  Thank you for your help!

We will also be having a Red and Green Party on Thursday, Dec 20th.  Please have your child wear red and/or green, if you are abl.  For our party we will need some food donations.  If you are willing to send something in, please sign up to do so.  Please indicate what you plan to send to avoid duplicates.  Your help is greatly appreciated!  You may follow this link to sign up…Red and Green Party.

mmulder

Mrs. Wagner's Classroom Blog

Field Trip

We had a great time on our field trip last Thursday to the Whitaker Science Center in Harrisburg. There were so we many awesome hands on activities that your children explored throughout the day, some of the class favorites were the Lego building room, rock climbing, and car races. We also enjoyed an awesome IMAX movie about outer space and the steps NASA is taking to getting Americans to Mars. Below are a few picture of some of our students having a great time!

cwagner

The Schettlonary

December 11, 2018

Welcome to 6-S! Wednesday is Day D and our special is music (London’s favorite).

Remember to bring your computers back to school , charged and ready to work.

Signed Work Folders are due Wednesday

Upcoming Events:                                                                                                         12/12 – Chorus practice at 8 a.m. is in music/art room.                            12/12 – All school assembly for annual Winter Concert at 9:30 to 10:15 (Family and Friends invited, too).                                                                        12/20-Trail Mix Party

BILL

Writing: We continued our Website project.  We will share our finished products on 12/19.

Spelling Packet  #15 (Frequently Missed Words): Will be due 12/21.  There will be an assessment on that day too.  Congrats to our old Password Champions, London and Mr. S.  They are truly deserving champions, bless their hearts.

Reading: see Mr. Mattern’s blog

DLR # 15 is due 12/14.

math

Maths: Today Chapter 5 results were shared.  Corrections for Chapter 5 are due Thursday.    Tonight, complete the shared homework skill sheet (Chapter 6 Lesson 2 Homework)   Did the Empire’s Death Star exterminate your homework?   Relax, a copy exists in our Google Drive Share Folder. 

Science: Today we took notes on “Really Big Ideas about Science.”  Please complete any unfinished work on this shared document, and be sure to have it in your Science folder.  This is due Thursday.

We were introduced to our F.O.R. long-range science project.  Please don’t hesitate to ask Mr. S. questions about this project.  Detailed instructions, as well as a scoring rubric, exist in two places: the blog (Science:Found Object Roller Coaster), and our Google Drive share folder (Physics: Found Object Roller Coaster).  This project is due 1/8/19.


RATS: 12/13 Kasey, 12/17 Tina, 12/19 Katyann, 12/21 Brynn, London 1/7, Crabe 1/9, Ava 1/11, Miles 1/15, Bradyn 1/17, Olive 1/23, Lily 1/25

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

Miller's Memo

Grinch Day for Fun Friday!

Some first graders performed a readers’ theater of The Grinch!
Enjoying Whoo Pudding and Green Grinch Punch

Enjoying Whoo Pudding and Green Grinch Punch
Working on a Grinch writing craft.

Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Tuesday, December 11 (Day C)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the Lesson 11 Vocabulary Test next week 

MATH:

  • Practice your basic multiplication/division facts
  • p. 469-470 #1-10 evens
  • PEER MENTORING: Under Mrs. Ochs’s supervision, each day at lunch/recess math help is available for students who might need extra practice on math concepts. She encourages student self-awareness when assessing needs; however, as a parent if you see that your child is struggling with a particular math concept, please encourage him/her to take advantage of this program.

SPELLING:

  • Use the Week 13 spelling list to study for the test on Friday.
  • Complete the Week 13 spelling homework and hand it in by Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • New unit–5 themes of Geography

SCIENCE:

  • Students should use their new green study guide to prepare for the Scientific Method Test next Wednesday

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • Next book exchange is Thursday, December 20.
  • Winter Concert–Wednesday, December 12 in the gym starting at 9:30am
  • PTO meeting in the Commons–Thursday, December 13 from 6:45-7:45pm
  • Early Dismissal (1:30pm)-Friday, December 21.
  • No School–December 24-January 1

lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Tuesday, December 11 (Day C)

MATH:

  • p. 469-470 #1-10 evens
  • Practice your basic multiplication/division facts 
  • PEER MENTORING: Under my supervision, each day at lunch/recess math help is available for students who might need extra practice on math concepts. I encourage student self-awareness when assessing needs; however, as a parent if you see that your child is struggling with a particular math concept, please encourage him/her to take advantage of this program.

READING:

  • Study lesson 11 vocabulary list for test next week
  • Read for pleasure

SPELLING:

  • Lesson 13–worksheet due Friday. Test Friday.

WRITING:

  • DLR 10-Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • New unit–5 themes of Geography

SCIENCE:

  • Students should use their half sheet, green study guide to prepare for the Scientific Method Quiz Wednesday, December 12.

INFORMATION:

  • WWE (weekly work envelope) and blue report must be signed and returned by Wednesday
  • Next book exchange is Wednesday, December 19.
  • Winter Concert–Wednesday, December 12 in the gym starting at 9:30am
  • PTO meeting in the Commons–Thursday, December 13 from 6:45-7:45pm
  • Early Dismissal (1:30pm)-Friday, December 21.
  • No School–December 24-January 1

jochs

Mrs. Sannas Sentences

Chapter 12 Spelling and Vocabulary

very, messy, lady, happy, key, baby, money, funny, candy, sunny

Challenge Words-

chimney, nobody, breezy, twenty, keyhole


painterg

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Guided Reading Instruction

clipart image of a stack of books

Below you will find some helpful information about Guided Reading Instruction…

  • Guided reading instruction occurs in our classroom (with Mrs. Mulder) and in Mrs. Harzinski and Mrs. Lutter’s classroom.
  • Instruction occurs every day for 20-25 minutes but not all groups receive formal instruction each day.
  • Students will receive 1-2 books (or activities) per week.  Please be sure to send the books back to school as rereading previous books is often part of our warm-up activities.
  • All students receive homework daily in a green Guided Reading Folder.  The assigned homework varies between rereading a book, completing a worksheet, writing, practicing flashcards and/or high frequency word practice.
  • When practicing high frequency words, please include reading the words, spelling the words and/or writing the words.  Sight recognition is the easiest to do while spelling and writing the words are much more difficult tasks.
  • Homework assignments need to be returned to school in your child’s green Guided Reading Folder.  Additionally, there is a parent signature paper inside the folder to be signed each night (Monday through Friday). Please send your child’s green reading folder to school every day so he or she is sure to have it when meeting for instruction.
  • When a group is not meeting for guided instruction, they are doing one of the other Daily 5 activities (Read to Self, Read to Someone Else, Listen to Reading, Word Work) or meeting with Mrs. Martin or Mrs. DeBoe (instructional aides) to do a follow up lesson.
  • All students earn rewards for homework completion.  The homework must be handed in on time and it must be signed for it to count.
  • Homework completion is an essential component in the growth of your child’s reading development!  Repeated exposures to the same texts are absolutely necessary.  So…practice, practice, practice!

I hope this information is beneficial and helps clarify what will be going on in the classroom, how often your child will be seen for group time, and when to expect to receive new books.  Thank you for your help and support with your child’s success at home!  Please let me know if you have any other questions or need further clarification about anything.  I’d be happy to assist you in any way that I can.

mmulder

Fafel's Forum

Reminder for Reading B-

Tomorrow is the Unit 2 assessment. Quizlet is a great way to study. It has a study set for text features and structures for the students to practice.

Mrs. Fafel

Conestoga Kinder-Kids

Library Day

Tomorrow is Library Day.  Please send your child’s book to school. 

witmera

Appel's Awesomesauce

The Holidays Are Coming!

A look at the week of December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, Day B- Art. Today we will begin Chapter 4 in math. We will begin learning strategies to subtract within 20.

Tuesday, December 11, Day C- We have gym today. We will also take a science quiz on weather and landforms. Mr. Schuck will teach a lesson on diversity today. 

Wednesday, December 12, Day D- We have music today. We will take our spelling test on or/ore words. New spelling and high frequency words will come home today. We will begin to work on words with /sh/. 

Thursday, December 13, Day A- We have Applied Engineering and Book Exchange today. Mr. Schuck will teach a lesson on diversity. 

Friday, December 14, Day B- We have art today. Today is Miss Zook’s last day before her semester break at Millersville. Our class looks forward to seeing her again when she joins us for her second semester from the end of January ’19 to mid May. Students are welcome to bring in cards for her today.  We will also take a math quiz today on subtracting using : counting back, a number line, and subtracting using doubles ( ex: 10-5=5) .

Looking Ahead: We have an early dismissal next Friday December 21. Please let the office know if there will be a change in your child’s transportation. 

appelc

December 10 2018

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Holiday Fun! We need your help!

We would like to make a holiday snack and need your help!  Please click the link below for more information!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4fa8ac2ba13-holiday

hpiatt

Mrs. Noll's Blog

Noll Newsflash PM only

Yeah! The PM class has filled the marble container and will enjoy a toy day on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Your child may bring a toy in his/her backpack. It should be something that can be shared with classmates, not something that is super special! Thanks!!!

pnoll

Mrs. Garpstas 2nd Grade

Book Tasting Sign-Up

We still need another batch of 24 cookies for next week’s Book Tasting Day or Book Cafe Day!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0449a8aa283-december

garpstas

Mrs. Garpstas 2nd Grade

Place Value Oldies But Goodies

Students have been practicing place value through 1,000 for the past two weeks. Last week we got out the oldie but goodies!  These are still two great ways to practice place value.  Below we used a folded sentence strip to write a standard number that then turned into an expanded number!  Also, below is a system of number stackers to build numbers in such a way that students may see the value of each digit!

garpstas

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Refreshing School Supplies

Now is a great time to refill your child’s toolbox with some new items.  Although most students have done a great job of taking care of the supplies that they have, some have gotten lost along the way.  It would be beneficial to give your child a new pack of crayons, a couple of new pencils and a new glue stick.

mmulder

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

Week of December 10th…

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  STRETCH, STRETCH, STRETCHING our brains is what we’ll be doing, and making them stronger, as we become involved in the following activities this week.  Keep plugging away 5th graders… You’re doing great!!!

Curriculum News:

Reading:  Today in reading, we read, analyzed, and identified the implied main idea from an interview with Jordan Romero.  He is the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits.  Throughout the remainder of the week, we will mark up a text-dependent analysis prompt and write a well written introductory paragraph to begin our two-column notes, graphic organizer.  This prompt will be based on the Romero interview and our expository non-fiction passage from our anthology.  We’ll then work together, and in groups, to fill in our two-column notes with three pieces of proof and direct quotes, plus their analysis.  If we finish this before the end of the week, we will begin comparing and contrasting two different non-fiction passages to identify how different text features are used that help the reader identify the main idea.

Spelling:  Your child received their spelling homework packet today.  They are aware that the packet is due on Thursday and that our test is on Friday.  

Math: This week in math we needed an extra day to finish up unit 6 on Monday.  On Tuesday we will move on to unit 7, which focuses on patterns and mathematical expressions. The first lesson will be about the order of operations, where we will learn all about PEMDAS. Wednesday we will move on to writing numerical expressions when given a word problem. Thursday’s focus will be generating and extending numerical patterns. Friday we will wrap up the week with a quick quiz to show what we learned for Tuesday through Thursday. Keep up the hard work in math fifth graders!  

Thank you for your continuous support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

keby

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

December 10 Reminders

Reminders

  • TOMORROW (December 11) is our PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up Night!  If your child sold items for the fundraiser, please stop by Martic between 5:00 and 8:00 PM to pick them up.

Homework

  • Rewrite incorrect spelling words 3 times each
  • Division by 9’s worksheet
  • Study for vocab test

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary: TOMORROW, December 11
  • Science: Wednesday, December 12
  • Spelling: Friday, December 14
  • Math: Tuesday, December 18

Important Dates

  • December 12: 5th & 6th Grade Music Concert @ 6:00 PM
  • December 14: Next Book Exchange
  • December 17: House of Representatives Birthday Card Cover Submissions due
  • December 21: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 22-January 1: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Miss Trostle

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Holiday Concert is tonight!

Family and friends are invited to attend LeTort’s Holiday Concert this evening at 6:00 pm.   Chorus, Band, and Orchestra students will be performing, as well as the 2nd Grade classes.  Students and staff will see a shortened version of the concert during a daytime school assembly, which is not open to the public. 

bmitchell

Penn Manor Serteen

Community Service Opportunity

The end of the semester is approaching fast and all Serteen club members need to have 3 events per semester.  We have another opportunity for you this Wednesday after school.  The National Honor Society is sending members to a Penn Manor home to rake leaves and do various yard work and they can use our help!  It is this Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 3:15.  For directions to the home, please e-mail that you are interested and I will give exact directions.  

jkroesen

Penn Manor Serteen

No Club Meeting Tomorrow

Due to the Keystone exam testing there will be no club meeting tomorrow.  If any juniors or seniors are able to come in early on Tuesday or Wednesday to work on the banner or to hang posters for the Winter Formal, please let me know and I will have supplies ready for you!

jkroesen

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Monday, December 10 (Day B)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • Practice your basic multiplication/division facts
  • p. 455-456 #1-10 evens
  • PEER MENTORING: Under Mrs. Ochs’s supervision, each day at lunch/recess math help is available for students who might need extra practice on math concepts. She encourages student self-awareness when assessing needs; however, as a parent if you see that your child is struggling with a particular math concept, please encourage him/her to take advantage of this program.

SPELLING:

  • Use the Week 13 spelling list to study for the test on Friday.
  • Complete the Week 13 spelling homework and hand it in by Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • New unit–5 themes of Geography

SCIENCE:

  • Students should use their half sheet, green study guide to prepare for the Scientific Method Quiz on Tuesday

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • Next book exchange is Thursday, December 20.
  • Winter Concert–Wednesday, December 12 in the gym starting at 9:30am
  • PTO meeting in the Commons–Thursday, December 13 from 6:45-7:45pm
  • Early Dismissal (1:30pm)-Friday, December 21.
  • No School–December 24-January 1

lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Monday, December 10 (Day B)

MATH:

  • p. 455-456 #1-10 evens
  • Practice your basic multiplication/division facts 
  • PEER MENTORING: Under my supervision, each day at lunch/recess math help is available for students who might need extra practice on math concepts. I encourage student self-awareness when assessing needs; however, as a parent if you see that your child is struggling with a particular math concept, please encourage him/her to take advantage of this program.

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

SPELLING:

  • Lesson 13–worksheet due Friday. Test Friday.

WRITING:

  • DLR 10-Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • New unit–5 themes of Geography

SCIENCE:

  • Students should use their half sheet, green study guide to prepare for the Scientific Method Quiz Wednesday, December 12.

INFORMATION:

  • WWE (weekly work envelope) and blue report must be signed and returned by Wednesday
  • Next book exchange is Wednesday, December 19.
  • Winter Concert–Wednesday, December 12 in the gym starting at 9:30am
  • PTO meeting in the Commons–Thursday, December 13 from 6:45-7:45pm
  • Early Dismissal (1:30pm)-Friday, December 21.
  • No School–December 24-January 1

jochs

Smith's Super Stars

Smith’s Super Stars

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I spent mine with family and friends! 🙂 

We have been having SO much fun with Dash – our elf. He has been doing some really silly things in our classroom! I will have to post some pictures later of the mischief he has been up to! 🙂

Below is the schedule for this week! :)…

Monday, December 10- Day B… We have Applied Engineering

  • Spelling Test Lesson 11

Tuesday, December 11- Day C… We have Art!

Wednesday, December 12- Day D… We have Gym! Don’t forget your sneakers!

Thursday, December 13- Day A… We have music!

Friday, December 14- Day B… We have Applied Engineering!

I hope you have a great week! December is a crazy month but we have been working hard! So thankful for each and every one of your kiddos! 🙂

brillj

The Thompson Telegram

Spelling List for December 10th -14th

Spelling List for Week 14

thompsonj

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Weekly News: December 10 – 14

Happenings this week:

Thursday, December 13: AM Library Book Exchange

Although it’s a quiet week for news and information, we have an exciting week of fun filled holiday themed learning to do. And I understand we have several mystery readers popping in to share with our kiddos!! Shhhhh…so exciting! 

All slots are full for our Gingerbread Day! Thank you so much! You may send those items in anytime on or before December 19. 

ckinser

The Peart Post

sneakers +concert tomorrow

Monday, Dec. 10   Phys. Ed. + School spirit day: ugly sweater or festive clothes
Concert 6:00-7:00 …arrive 5:50 and report to 2W. Students will stay in the classroom until their time to perform
Concert info: Wear festive/holiday clothes or wear just a red shirt +jeans or fancy with a holiday dress  (no hats or bells please.) Second graders will perform with Mr. Dutton. The concert will also include the band, chorus and string performances.
Tuesday, Dec.11     Art  
Wednesday, Dec.12    Library Instruction + Ch. 5 math test
Thursday, Dec. 13 Music PTO Children’s Holiday Shoppe 5:00-8:00
Friday, Dec. 14 **Spelling Test    Phys. Ed.

Looking further ahead…

Thurs. Dec. 20~ Second grade holiday party: wear festive clothes!

Fri. Dec. 21~ 1:30Early Dismissal +School spirit day…Holiday Hats!!

No school:Dec.24–Jan. 2

mpeart

December 9 2018

Mrs. Noll's Blog

Noll Newsflash 12/9/18

 4 Items:

*Some parents are requesting teacher gift items from the wreaths hung in the hallways in the lobby. If you want me to send a “star” item home with your child, please let me know! Thanks for helping supply our classroom with useful items. These are gifts that your child gets to enjoy also and are very much appreciated!

**PM kindergarten has book exchange on Tuesday, 12/11.

***Please remember to send in absence excuses when your child is absent from school for any reason. Also, if you plan a trip, please get a trip request form from the office for prior approval. Thanks!

****Keep working on segmenting words with your child – c-a-t (sounds), practicing sight words, and working on recognizing, counting, and writing the teen numbers. Remind your child to keep following the classroom rules and show extra courtesy to others during this month. Central Manor’s December theme is courtesy and respect. We are squeezing in academics along with some fun holiday themed activities!


pnoll

Mrs. Mader's 2nd Grade Class Blog

Pajama Day tomorrow!

The class voted to have pajama day tomorrow- Monday,  December 10. With it being a Monday I am sure some children will forget. Anyone who forgets to wear them tomorrow could wear them Tuesday instead (not both days!) Participation is of course completely optional!

bmader

Central Manor Third Grade

Weekly Update 12/10-12/14

The holiday concert was a success! Our 3rd graders did a wonderful job. Thank you,  Mrs. Repkoe for putting on another memorable performance. Great job, 3rd graders.

We hope your children are enjoying moving through our multiplication karate!  Be sure to ask your child about their progress.  5 minutes a night of basic fact practice will really benefit them!

Please remember to check your child’s planner each night for test dates specific to your class.  Thank you for signing your child’s planner each night after checking that all work is completed. We greatly appreciate your support.

This week:

  • Monday, December 10 – Cycle day B:  New spelling list and packet – lesson 11 – handed out. Test and packet due on Friday, December 14. 
  • Tuesday, December 11 Cycle day C:  Chapter 8 math review
  • Wednesday, December 12 – Cycle day D:  Chapter 8 math test
  • Thursday, December 13 – Cycle day A:
  • Friday, December 14– Cycle day B:  Spelling test and packet due for lesson 11. Polar Express fun….Shhhh it’s a secret

Upcoming Dates:
December 21- Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- PM KDG in session
December 24- January 1- Holiday Break
January 2 – School begins. Book Brunch-remember your signed and totaled reading calendar and the book you have been reading at home. 

jtreier

Mrs. Rios 4th Grade Blog

December 10-14

We have had a busy week with two busy weeks coming up! We are so excited for our Preschool Book project!  Please be sure to see the green paper that came home this past week. I will need you to sign the bottom of the form to give permission for your 4th grader (4-Rios only) to walk over to the Manor Middle School on Thursday, December 20.
Remember, purchase an inexpensive book for a 3-5 year old, wrap it, and send it in with your 4th grader by Monday, December 17. We will take the books over to the preschool, each 4th grader will present their gift to a preschooler, then read it to that child after it is opened.  
If you are unable to provide a book, please let me know via email by next Friday, December 14.  Thanks!

We are still collecting mittens, hats, scarves and gloves that will be donated to families in need. All sizes from infant to adult will be accepted. Donations must be new and are due by Friday, December 21. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!  

Reading: We have been working on reading non-fiction.  We’ve been discussing text features and text structures.  Ask your favorite fourth grader to tell you more! 
Math: Students are continuing Chapter 7 with Mr. Showalter.
Content: We continue our unit, Pennsylvania Geography.
Writing/Language Arts:  We are finishing our unit on nouns in grammar.
** Please continue to send boxtops in with your fourth grader anytime!  Thanks!
**You may order Hambright School Spiritwear at any time. at: www.imagewiz.biz

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, 12/10 – Day B– Applied Engineering/Book Exchange
Tuesday, 12/11  – Day C– Art
Wednesday, 12/12 – Day D – PE
Thursday, 12/13 – Day A– Music
Friday, 12/14 – Day B – Applied Engineering

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
12/14 – Spelling Test 13 (Last test until January!)
12/20 – Preschool Gift of Reading trip to Manor Middle
12/21 – Ugly Holiday Sweater Day
               1:30 Dismissal
12/24-1/1 – Winter break
1/2/19 – School resumes

mrios

Letort 4th Grade Superheroes

REMINDERS

Just a few reminders. . .

Monday is Ugly Sweater Day! Come dressed a little festive! 🙂

Wednesday is Mrs. Suydam’s Weather and Cloud Test.  Thursday is Mrs. Gwyn’s Weather and Cloud Test in Science.  Be sure to be reviewing the purple study guide paper that was sent home a few weeks ago!

lsuydam

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week of December 3, 2018

Math – Last week we continued to work on our multiplication and division skills. We have now learned all of our facts. Now our goal is to work on memorizing these facts. Practicing for a few minutes every day at home will make a big difference! We will take our Chapter 8 test this coming week. 

To practice our facts, we played a game of Math Fact Memory

ELA – We have been focusing on identifying the central message (the lesson) of a story. During this unit we have been reading a lot of reader’s theaters. We will even get to write our own reader’s theaters this coming week! In grammar, we are focusing on verbs. In writing, we are learning how using our 5 senses to describe things makes our writing more interesting. 

We looked in magazines to find examples of verbs – turns out verbs are everywhere! 

Content – We wrapped up our unit on Lancaster County History. Last week we learned about famous places in Lancaster County, including some that we will visit during our field trip at the end of the year! 

I have been introducing a lot of new brain breaks. Here are Kyler and Noah playing one of our new favorites! 

Don’t forget to wear your ugly sweater or other holiday apparel tomorrow! 

ebinkley

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of December 10, 2018

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*Tuesday –  4P Word Study Test and Parent Signature Sheet due

*Tuesday – Atom Quiz (Notes are in homework folders)

*Wednesday – 4N Word Study Test and Parent Signature Sheet due

Looking Ahead…

*December 21 – Holiday Shine Time at 10:30

*December 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 24 – January 1 – Holiday Break

What are we learning this week?

Math:  There will be a Check My Progress quiz grade coming home in Monday folders.  Great job Everyone!  Our math chapter will continue to focus on using patterns and sequences in a variety of ways.  

Word Study:  Please see test dates above.  This will probably be the last list and test before the holiday vacation.  

Science:  We will continue to learn more about how atoms are the building blocks of matter and about elements, molecules and the states of matter.  

hpiatt

Miller's Memo

Last Call for December Book Orders

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

I will be placing our first book order tomorrow after school.  Here are the instruction to purchase books online:

1.  SIGN UP at www.Scholastic.com/readingclubs.  On the parent page, click the “Add Your Child” link, then register for your own username and password.  When prompted, enter the one-time Class Activation Code:  NBFX2

2.  SELECT the books you’d like to order from over the 500 titles available online…..you can also take advantage of online-only specials and discounts.

3. SEND your order to me online by the due date.  Books will be delivered directly to our classroom, as always.  Of course, you can still order using the form from the printed flyer.

****Our whole class benefits from the FREE books we’ll earn with every parent online order.



Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Eichler's 2nd Grade Blog

Gingerbread week is here!

Gingerbread week is here and we sure are excited and ready! Thank you for all of the
wonderful donations of candy that came in each day. Your generosity is greatly
appreciated!
We will start decorating the houses around 2:45pm in our room (A112)
on Friday. Anyone is welcome to join us. Guests and visitors just need to
check in at the main office upon arrival. We will wrap up designing the
masterpieces by 3:20. Students may go home with you. The office just needs to
have an orange permission note to not go home on the bus. Thank you in advance
for making this event so successful! We hope to see you on Friday!

Another quick note….

The gingerbread houses have been hot glued together ahead of time so they will be for DECORATION ONLY and NOT TO BE EATEN!  Rest assured (speaking to the kiddos right now!) you will have some sweets to eat during the decorating and most likely some to take home!!

beichler

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

week of 12/10-12/15


Our December Character Education Theme is Courtesy/Good Manners! 

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Book Exchange

*Tuesday – Word Study Test for Mr. Jones

Looking Ahead…

*December 21 – Holiday Shine Time at 10:30

*December 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 24 – January 1 – Holiday Break

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:    
The current chapter focuses on patterns, tables and problem-solving.  Homework continues to be a spiral review of skills.  This spiral review is such an important piece of fluency and continued practice with skills.  The students will begin fractions after the holiday break.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This week in ELA we will be introducing text structure.  Text structure refers to how the information within a written text is organized.  Knowing the text structure of a story will help students to better understand the written text.  The five types of text structure are: cause/effect, description, problem/solution, sequence or chronological, and compare and contrast. In grammar this week, we will continue our unit on nouns.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Don’t forget to study your words and practice your word sort for your test on Tuesday!

Science:   This past week, we began to introduce and discuss atoms.  Atoms are the basic building blocks of matter, and can join together to form molecules (H2O=2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom).  Atoms are made of particles called protons, electrons, and neutrons.  This week we will continue our discussion on atoms, the periodic table, and the three forms of matter.



awiggins

December 8 2018

Mrs. O'Donnell's Classroom Blog

12.10 to 12.14: A Glimpse at Our Week…

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

Math: Students will continue to learn how to multiple and divide decimals this week  (Chapter 6). We will have out Chapter 6 test on Friday. This week, we will learn how to divide decimals by whole numbers, divide decimals by decimals, divide decimals by powers of ten, and spend a day reviewing.  

ELA: We will continue our comparing and contrast focus skill this week and finish reading “Wading into Marine Biology”. We will be completing a Venn Diagram on the similarities and differences between the different tidal zones within the story. We will also begin a project which focuses on comparing and contrasting animals that live in the ocean. Students will choose an ocean animal and research two different species of that animal. We will be completing a writing activity with the research we conducted.   We will work on vocab posters this week and take our Lesson 12 vocab/comprehension/focus skill test on Friday. 

Social Studies: Students will go to Mrs. Purzycki’s class to complete their Science Unit for MP 2 starting on Monday of this week. 

Spelling: Lesson 13 spelling test will  be this Friday.  Packets are due on the the 14th as well. Go to  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/mrsodonnell007 to practice spelling words from lesson 13. These words are starting to get CHALLENGING! Be sure to encourage your children to study their words every night!

Grammar: We will identify and use commas within sentences this week.  

Writing: We will complete a TDA using a short reading passage this week. 

READING FAIR PROJECTS: These projects were introduced to your children last week. Their assignment includes reading a book (fictional) of their choice and creating a tri-fold with specific information included. These projects will be due after Christmas Break and the hope (along with the other 5th grade classes) is to present them to the school in a “Reading Fair” in mid January. We will have minimal time (some) to work on these during the school day. The majority of the project should be done at home. 

Reminders*- Friday Folders are due every Wednesday

December Happenings:

11-Discover Co-Hort Grades 3-4

3- Discover Co-Hort Grades 5-6


21- Shine Time- Holiday School Sing-a-Long- 10:30 AM

21- Early Dismissal 1:30 PM- PM KDG in session

24-1- Holiday Break

eodonnell

December 7 2018

Becker Bulletin

Weekly Update 12/10-12/14

Math

  • We are continuing Chapter 6.  
  • We will have a small quiz on Monday on Multiplying Decimals, Estimating Products, and Multiplying/Dividing by Factors of 10. 
  • I still have an optional reteach packet which has review for all lessons that will be on the chapter 6 test.  I’ve offered it twice to students.  Please check with them.  If they don’t have one, and you would like them to have one, please email me.  I would be happy to send one home with your student. 
  • The Chapter 6 test will be on Friday, 12/14.  Please encourage your students to study! 

ELA

Things to note…

  • The band/chorus concert is on Monday at 9:30.  Please remind students to bring in their instruments. 

aheinicke

Ms. Kaplan's 2nd Grade Blog

Tis the season…

Good Afternoon Everyone!  I hope everyone had time to relax and enjoy family over the Thanksgiving break.  Now, we are trying to stay focused and calm during the month of December.  To help your child, please remember the following…

  1.  Get a good night’s sleep
  2. Continue to stress the importance of getting their homework done
  3. Remember their manners, positive attitude, and hard working attitude each day they come to school.

Important items at school…

  1.  Mon., 12/17:  PJ’s or Jeans Day
  2. Tues., 12/18: Tacky (holiday) sweater Tuesday
  3. Wed.,  12/19 holiday hat/headband Day
  4. Thurs., 12/20  Crazy Sock Day
  5. Fri., 12/21 Early Dismissal at 1:30

bkaplan

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Hold on tight….

We’ve got a lot going on the next few weeks!

Monday, December 10 – Winter chorus/band concert.  We’ll watch the big kids sing and play their instruments.  Book orders are due today.  Our special is Music.

Tuesday, December 11 – We’ll have a mystery reader come in today!  Our special is Phys. Ed.  We do NOT have book exchange today.  

Wednesday, December 12 – We have our OR/ORE spelling test.  Our special is Art.

Thursday, December 13 – GRINCH DAY! We’ll have many green inspired activities!  Feel free to dress the kids in green!  Our special is Applied Engineering.  New spelling words will come home.

Friday, December 14 – Box Tops are due for the PTO.  A mystery reader will come in to read.  Our special is Music.  A firefighter will be coming in to talk to our class about his job!

Looking Ahead:  Eshleman Spirit Week:

12/17 – Wear jammies or jeans 

12/18 – Wear a tacky or holiday sweater or shirt

12/19 – Wear a holiday hat or headband

12/20 – Wear some crazy, mismatched or holiday socks

12/21 -1:30 early dismissal.  Please contact the office with any transportation changes.

No School December 24-31.

No School January 1, 2019

wlutzterry

Altdoerffer's Alley

Cookies and Conversation

We’re planning to have a relaxing time for the children to decorate a cookie and sit and talk with their peers in both third grade classes.  Please take a look at the sign up genuis to see if you’re able to supply something for this fun activity happening later this month.  Just click on the link below: 
 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054CADA622A1FE3-cookies1 

Also, we’re still in need of regular lightbulbs.  We appreciate all donations!

ealtdoerffer

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Cookies and Conversation

To celebrate the students’ hard work, we would like to give them time to decorate cookies while enjoying some conversation with their classmates.  In order for this to be a success, we need your help.  We appreciate any donations that you are willing and able to provide.  Click the link below to be taken to the SignUp Genius form. Please send all donations to school by Wednesday, Dec 19th. Thank you for your generosity!!! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054cada622a1fe3-cookies1 

hfellenbaum

Mrs. DeLong's Delightful 2nd Grade

Week of December 10

What a full week! 

We were busy this past week learning about Place Value in math.  We revisited expanded form, written form, and numbers in standard form.  We talked about the value of a digit and compared numbers using greater than and less than!  Some of our math groups even read numbers in the hundred thousands!  We will have a review day Monday and the math test will be on TUESDAY.  I will send home a review on Monday evening.

New spelling words went home today! The optional robust words are recently and housed.  Again, these are optional and just count as extra credit!

Our class read 7,280 minutes in the month of November!  I can’t wait to see how many minutes we read in December !  Thank you for signing the reading calendar each night.

There are still slots for gingerbread house candy donations!  Sign up here!  If you can think of other candy that might look neat, send it in!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49aea82ca3fb6-gingerbread

Also, this coming week we will be starting to learn about Holidays Around the World. We will be doing a little reader’s theater in which each child will have a part (we will practice in school).  It will be very educational for all and I look forward to sharing a performance time with you the week of December 17th.

Your child came home with his/her Friday Folder filled with lots of hard work.  Please take a look at what’s inside and then return the empty folder on Monday.  We did not get to Friday journals this week, so sorry!

Have a great weekend everyone!  

jboyd

Dutton Music Blog

LeTort CHORUS Monday morning

Our last LeTort CHORUS rehearsal before the concert is Monday 12/10, at 8:00am. Singers should practice singing the songs to be ready for Monday!

LeTort Concert is 6:00pm, Monday, 12/10!

Mr. Dutton