Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter
**Central Manor welcomed the Blue Rock Fire Company on Friday! The students LOVED hearing the presentation and seeing the truck. As an extension and a way to help give back to our community, Central Manor will be hosting a Boot Drive. Students are encouraged to bring in change/donations that will benefit the Blue Rock Fire Company this week!
**A white paper indicating your parent teacher conference day and time was sent home on Friday. Please return this paper to school on Monday! I’m looking forward to discussing your child’s progress with you! Great things are happening in 4P!
**Please read below for a quick note regarding math homework.
*Monday – Please return the white conference time confirmation paper that was sent home on Friday
*Monday – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM
*Thursday – End of the 1st Marking Period
*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal
*Friday – Spelling Test
*Saturday – Millersville Community Parade
*October 31 – October Reading Logs due (240 minutes)
*November 1st – No School (Teacher In-Service)
*November 4 – PA Native American Projects due (Projects are to be completed at home, the report will be written in school.)
*November 4 – November 8 – PTO Book Fair
*November 6 – Parent Teacher Conferences and 1:30 Early Dismissal
*November 7 – Parent Teacher Conferences and 1:30 Early Dismissal
*November 8 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
*November 27 – 1:30 Early Dismissal
*November 28 – December 2 – Thanksgiving Break
*December 4 – Central Manor Holiday Concert
What are we learning this week?
English Language Arts (ELA):
We will continue to learn more about stated and implied main ideas. Not only will we identify main idea and supporting details in our reading, we’ll also write main ideas and supporting details. This allows us to see the importance of main ideas and supporting details both as a reader and a writer. Every two weeks, we take part in a 3-minute timed reading test called DAZE. This quick assessment offers practice and a progress monitoring tool for reading accurately. Hot/Cold Readings continue to go well!
We will be taking our Chapter 4 math test on Tuesday this week. We spent time learning more about the multiplication of larger numbers by one-digit numbers using the CRA approach. Many students are able to multiply numbers using more than method (area model, traditional algorithm, Distributive Property). A quick note about math homework…if there is a traditional addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division problem, students should NOT use a calculator on those problems. These are usually the math problems at the very top of the page. Other than that, students may use a calculator for the remainder of the problems.
We will begin a unit on William Penn on Tuesday. PA Native American projects are due Monday, November 4th. The project is to be completed at home, but the report will be written in school.
We are taking a break for now.