Planet Penn Manor

December 9 2019

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Tomorrow!

Is our Holiday Shopping day.

Mrs. Kyper

Mrs. Eby's 5th Grade Blog

Week of December 9th…

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend! I want to apologize for my typographical error in my introduction last week. Here are a few ways that we’ll be stretching and strengthening our brains this week!

Curriculum News:

Reading:  Today in reading, we did a “Buddy Study” in order to review our vocabulary words and then independently completed our vocabulary activity using context clues.  We also got started on a main idea and details independent activity which we will finish tomorrow. After finishing that, we will begin reading an interview with Jordan Romero who is the youngest person ever to climb the Seven Summits. As we’re reading, we’ll identify the main idea of the different sections of the text using key details as support. Next, we’ll mark up and restate a TDA prompt based on this interview. Finally, we will compare and contrast two different nonfiction passages in order to identify how different text features are used in each.

Spelling: Your child received their spelling homework packet today. She/he knows that it is due on Thursday and that our test is on Friday.

Math: This week in math, we will start off Monday with writing numeric expressions based on a given word problem. On Tuesday we will take a pause on unit 7, and complete the second math benchmark test of the year, which reviews units 4-6. On Wednesday we will work on identifying and extending number patterns, incorporating function tables into the lesson as well. On Thursday we will start with a review of order of operations, numeric expressions, and patterns, then take our unit 7 quiz. Friday we will begin learning about ordered pairs, which will carry into next week as well. Keep up the hard work in math 5th grade!  

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Eby 🙂

keby

Second Stories

Lesson 12 Spelling Words

leisure

Mrs. Mulder's Message

Book Orders DUE Today

Class Code – GJX4P

Order Due Date – 12/9/19

Scholastic Book Club orders are due TODAY.  I will be submitting the order tomorrow. You can place your orders online at scholastic.com/readingclub using our class activation code: GJX4P. Any orders submitted after this date will be processed with next month’s order.  Every purchase you make earns FREE books and educational supplies for our classroom.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

mmulder

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Interview Questions and an aide

Today the class talked about what kind of questions would you ask if you wanted to find more about a person. We related it to an “interview”. We pretended that we were interviewing Santa after we listened to the story How Santa Got His Job.

We also have an aide in our classroom. Her name is Mrs. Weidner. She has 3 children that have all gone through the PM system and her husband works at the high School as well! Welcome Mrs. Weidner! She will be a great asset to the classroom.

gbraun

McElheny Moments

Missing Addend Game

The kids had fun in math today playing a missing addend reindeer/elf game in groups of three. Ask your child about it tonight!!

smcelheny

Bushong Broadcast

Homework Happenings Tonight!

Good Afternoon! Tonight is the holiday concert at Martic! The second grade will be performing four songs. If your family plans to attend, please bring your child to Mrs. Bushong’s classroom at 5:50 ish. We will stay in the classroom until we perform just after the band performance. You are able to take your child home after he/she sings OR they will be supervised in the front of the cafeteria watching the chorus perform until the end of the performance! It will be a fun night to watch your kiddo sing! Kerry


Spelling: Our list is the same- we are working on these words and the spelling pattern all week!

Math: Lesson 6: Three digit addition with and without regrouping

Reading: Reader’s Choice tonight!

NEXT WEEK – there will be NO planner OR homework due to the holidays!

Important Dates

  • December 11: Wednesday: NEXT BOOK EXCHANGE
  • December 20: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 21-January 1: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

kbushong

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Monday, December 9 (Day D)

READING:

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

MATH:

  • pp. 449-450 #1-7 (students are permitted to use a calculator)

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 12 word list for the test on Friday. The Week 12 homework is due by Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Linkson 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) Thursday-8

SCIENCE:

  • Use the new, one-page green study guide to prepare for the test on the Scientific Method Test this week. (4-G on Wednesday & 4-O on Friday)

SOCIAL STUDIES:

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday.
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • Chorus concert–Thursday, December 12 (9:30-10:00 a.m.)
  • 12/12 – PTO meeting 6:45 pm in the Commons
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Dec. 16 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • Supporting Penn Manor families during the holiday season: 4th grade — BOTTLES OF SHAMPOO. Collecting between Tuesday, December 3– Wednesday, December 11.
  • An Early American Candlelight Christmas event–Saturday, December 14, between 5-9 p.m. (You can see the students’ ornaments.)

lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Monday, December 9 (Day D)

Math: 

  • pp. 449-450 #1-7 (students are permitted to use a calculator)

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the lesson 11 vocabulary test–next week

Writing:

  • DLR (Daily Language Review) 8-Wednesday

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 12 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:

Science:

  • Use the one-page green study guide to prepare for Friday’s test on the scientific method.

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report that are distributed on Mondays by Friday of the same week.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Dec. 16 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • FYI: If students take their Chromebooks home, they MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • Supporting Penn Manor families during the holiday season: 4th grade — BOTTLES OF SHAMPOO. Collecting between Tuesday, December 3– Wednesday, December 11. 
  • Chorus concert–Thursday, December 12 (9:30-10:00 a.m.)
  • An Early American Candlelight Christmas event at the Conestoga Historical Society–Saturday, December 14, between 5-9 p.m.

jochs

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

PM Kindergarten Library Book Exchange Tuesday

PM Class, please bring in your library book on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Thank you!

ckinser

The Schettlonary

December 9, 2019

Best 6th Grade Ever!

Welcome to 6-S! Tuesday is day A and our special is library.

Please charge your computer tonight to be ready for a busy day tomorrow.

Upcoming Events
   

12/10 – 3:30-4:45 Good News Club in the Commons

12/12 –  8:00 Chorus Rehearsal

12/12 – 9:30 Chorus Concert for family & friends

12/12 – PTO meeting 6:45 pm in the Commons

12/16 – Band Lessons

12/16 – 9:10-9:30 Band Performance in the all-purpose room for all grades

BILL

Writing: Today we continued our World-Wide Winter Holiday Web Page project. Finished web pages are due December 16.

Reading: See Mr. Mattern’s blog.

Spelling: Spelling packet 14 is due Friday, December 13. There will be an assessment on that day too.

DLR: DLR 1 is due Friday, December 13 .

math

Maths: Today we reviewed the first four lessons of our algebra unit. There will be a quiz tomorrow, unless the Eagles beat the Giants tonight.

Science : Today we concentrated on Newton’s 1st Law. Tonight, write and turn in one game show style question. Don’t forget to include the answer. Share your work in the Inertia Game sheet shared in Google Classroom (6-M Science).

We were also introduced (in November) to our F.O.R. project. This project is due 1/3/2020.

Social Studies: See Mr. Mattern’s blog.

RAT

Dec 5Devo
Dec 9Jill
Dec 11Lincoln
Dec 13Veronica
Dec 16Leo
Dec 18Landon
Dec 20Kram
Jan 3Leah
Jan 7Kaiah
Jan 9Brook
Jan 14Ethan
Jan 16Brennen
Jan 21Janelly
Jan 23Alexis
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

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

December 9 Reminders

Reminders

  • Wednesday (December 11) is the last day for Holiday donations.  If you have any combs or brushes to send in with your child, please do so by Wednesday.  Thank you!

Homework

  • Rewrite incorrect spelling words 3 times each
  • Division by 9’s worksheet

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: Friday, December 13
  • Math: Tuesday, December 17
  • Reading – Unit 4: Tuesday, December 17
    • The fourth unit assessment will focus on identifying the central message of fiction texts.

Important Dates

  • December 17: Next Book Exchange
  • December 20: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 21-January 1: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Miss Trostle

The Thompson Telegram

Spelling Week 14

Spelling lesson 14

thompsonj

Miss Szentesy's Squad

Updates/Reminders

A few reminders for the next two weeks:

Math: We will finish Chapter 7 this week. Next week (16, 17) we will review and prepare for the test to be given, hopefully next Wednesday, December 18. The students are working hard on finding rules and patterns. Remember to keep practicing those basic facts!

Spelling will continue this week with Lesson 13. Next week we will skip spelling.

Reading: Working hard on Unit 3. This week we will read Mimicry and Camouflage with the test on Friday the 13th.

Science is going well with learning Physics (focusing on magnets and electricity!).

Book orders are due this Wednesday, we need to have the order in so the books can arrive before Christmas break!

Thank you for the shampoo donations! They will be collected this Wednesday.

Thursday Miss Szentesy will be out in the afternoon. Students will do their holiday shopping then.

Friday Mrs. Breneman will be teaching again. The Jump Rope for Heart assembly will be held Friday afternoon!

Book Exchange is next Wednesday, December 18.

Friday, December 20 is an early dismissal with “Crazy Holiday Hair” theme!

Another reminder: Hambright is still collecting items for the Mitten Tree!



mszentesy

Penn Manor National Honor Society

!STEM Set-up Help Needed TODAY!

Any available members who can help Mrs. Marsh with STEM set up this afternoon (Monday, December 9th) should meet her in the West Gym at 2:30, or immediately after school. Send her an email if you can help. This is a quick 1 volunteer hour; this post serves as pre-approval. Just have Mrs. Marsh sign a verification form.

myersj

Appel's Awesomesauce

Week of December 9

We are excited to perform our holiday reader’s theater, The Gingerbread Girl, next Thursday (12/19) at 10:30 am. As you are practicing your child’s reading part(s), please feel free to send a note or email to me if you feel a certain part/word is too difficult. We can change wording if need be. Also, it is important to send your child’s script back to school every morning so we can practice. We will be practicing every day from now until the performance. A paper will be sent home at the end of this week, asking if you will be able to attend the show. This allows for us to have enough seating in the classroom.

Our students will be bringing home a 12 Days of Kindness Santa. Since we have 12 more days until we leave for our holiday break, students are asked to try to do these twelve good deeds and bring the singed Santa back on or before 12/20. As students complete each of the tasks, they are asked to color that portion and have a parent initial it as well. This is voluntary and just for fun!

Monday 12-9 Day D Music Today we will get new spelling and high frequency words (please see list below) . We will be learning how to make a ten to add in math class. Reminder: The PTO holiday shop is this week. Our class will be shopping today at 12:00-12:30.

Spelling – shop shot shut rush wish fish for more from very

High Frequency Words – came could gold happy made night saw were

Tuesday 12-10 Day A – Applied Engineering Today we will continue to practice words with /sh/. We also will work on strategies to use when adding. In social studies, we will begin making cards for community helpers.

Wednesday 12/11 Day B Art – We will finish our cards celebrating and thanking community helpers today and address them to be delivered in our community. We will practice adding numbers in any order .

Thursday 12/12 Day C Phys.Ed Today we will review for our spelling test on words containing /sh/. Mr. Schuck will teach a social skills lesson,

Friday 12/13 Day D Music We will have our spelling test on words with /sh/ today. This will be our last spelling test before the holiday break. We also will begin adding three numbers in math class. Today will be Miss Riley’s last day with us before Millersville University takes a winter break. We look forward to seeing her again in the end of January, when she will be with us everyday until May.

appelc

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Lost and Found

Looking to find the owners of these jackets. Although I’ve asked the students no one seems to know who they belong to. If you see something that looks like it should be in your closet, let me know. Thanks!!

ckinser

Central Manor Third Grade

Weekly Update 12/9-12/13

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

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

Our Stone Soup Fest was a success. In this story we read, it tells about a community that came together and made a delicious soup by sharing what they could. Our 3rd graders enjoyed soup and friendship on Friday afternoon. Thank you for the many donations that made our celebration possible.

We will be ending the calendar year with a special Polar Express activity.  If you are able to support us in any way we would greatly appreciate it! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4AADA822A64-polar4

This week:

  • Monday, December 9; Cycle Day D: Spelling list #12 sent home
  • Tuesday, December 10; Cycle Day A: Math test chapter 8
  • Wednesday, December 11; Cycle Day B: Character Education lesson-Courtesy & Manners
  • Thursday, December 12; Cycle Day C:
  • Friday, December 13; Cycle Day D: Spelling test lesson 12, Spelling packet due, Math test corrections due, Polar Express fun

Upcoming Events:

  • Friday, December 20-Early Dismissal 1:30PM
  • Monday December 23- January 1 – Holiday Break

jtreier

December 8 2019

Mrs. Glenn's Kindergarten Blog

Week of December 9-December 13


Letter:
We will be learning about the letter “h” this week. Thank you for helping your child practice the letters we have learned this year.

Math: This week will be learning to recognize and write the numbers sixteen through twenty.

Library Books: The AM class checked out books last week, and the PM class will check out books this week. The students go to the library every other week. The day of the week is different each time. One suggestion is to put your child’s library book into his or her backpack after you read it. Then your child is always prepared for library day.

Art Activities: On Friday, December 13, we will be doing some art activities. Parents who have complete their clearances are invited to come help in the classroom. The AM class art activities will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The PM class art activities will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Contact: Please email me if you have questions or concerns.

lglenn

Mrs. Binkley's Third Grade Thoughts

Week 16

Math – Last week we took the Chapter 8 test. The kids will make test corrections this coming week. Look for them to come home in Friday Folders. We will start Chapter 9 on Tuesday. In Chapter 9, the kids will learn about the Distributive Property and Associative Property of Multiplication. We will also work with expressions and equations. I always tell the kids that I didn’t use words like that until I was in middle school math!

ELA – When we weren’t busy identifying nonfiction text features and differentiating between cause and effect, we were jet setting around the world. You heard me right…the kids each got a passport and a suitcase and we have been learning about how holidays are celebrated in other countries.

Content – We will soon be wrapping up our Earth Science unit and will begin our second Social Studies unit.

Spelling – The Lesson 11 list was sent home on Friday and will be tested this coming Friday.

ebinkley

Kindergarten with Mrs. Kinser

Weekly News: Dec 9 – 13

Happenings this week:

We will have library book exchange this week. I will blog when that will happen later this week. We’ve been off schedule due to some extra activities this past week.

A HUGE thank you to our student teacher Miss Fair for her teaching and creativity this semester. Miss Fair has finals this week and finishes her time in our classroom on Friday. We will see her again on January 21 when Millersville University’s spring semester begins. She will be with our classes Monday through Friday until she graduates in May.

On Thursday, December 19 we will have our Gingerbread Baby activities which includes decorating and eating a Gingerbread cookie. I need two parent helpers on this day for the AM class from 10:00 – 11:30 and PM from 2:00 – 3:30. Please email mail me if you are able to help. (Help includes putting icing on gingerbread cookies while we are out hunting for the gingerbread cookies…shhhh, don’t tell the kids the cookies go missing!)

Looking ahead:

Dec. 20 1:30 Penn Manor Elementary Early Dismissal * AM KDG in session 9:00a.m.-1:30p.m.*

Dec. 23- Jan. 1 Holiday Break



ckinser

5th Grade ROCKSTARs!

Holiday Party

On December 20th we will have a holiday party for our 5th graders from 10am to 12pm. Below is a sign up genius with items we need to make our fun morning successful. We greatly appreciate your help!

Holiday Party Sign-Up

moyerj

Mrs. Wiggins' Blog

week of 12/9-12/13

*If you were not able to send in your family recipes or photos for the Winter Coffee House Presentations, you still have time! Please have them in no later than this Wednesday!!

Special Reminders:

Tuesday – Chapter 7 math test with Mr. Jones

Wednesday – last day to donate shampoo for our Penn Manor family fund

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, December 16th – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Wear Red and Green

*Tuesday, December 17th – Jingle Bells – Wear Your Favorite Holiday Bling

*Wednesday, December 18th – Deck the Halls – Wear a Festive Sweater

*Thursday, December 19 – Winter Coffee House Presentations (4W and 4J are scheduled for 11:00-12:00) – Please wear your best today! We hope to see you here!

*Friday, December 20 – Home for the Holidays – Wear Your Favorite Holiday Hat

*Friday, December 20 – Students can bring a towel or blanket to sit on during lunch today!

*Friday, December 20 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 23 – January 1- Winter Break

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will complete their chapter 7 math test on Tuesday (Patterns and sequence).

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: We will continue to prepare for our Winter Coffee House Presentations this week in conjunction to introducing and learning about the 5 types of text structure. In grammar we will spend some time reviewing all of our grammar concepts learned up to this point while writing our poems and our holiday paragraphs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones: Please check your child’s planner for due date of menu items and test dates.

Science: This week we will be discussing physical vs. chemical changes and how to recognize the difference between a physical or chemical change.

 

 

awiggins

December 7 2019

Mrs. Devenburgh's First Grade

Gingerbread Fun!

Our class is very excited to start our Gingerbread Unit on Monday! We will be reading and comparing different versions of the story. Students will get to choose their parts for our Gingerbread Plays and will be bringing their script home. They do not need to memorize the words, but please practice their part with them at home. Please make sure the script stays in their home folders so we can continue to practice at school!

They are already getting excited to perform these plays for their families! We will be perforing the plays on Thursday, December 19th at 1:30. After the plays, all families are invited to help their child decorate a Gingerbread House. Please let me know if someone in your family is unable to make our event, so I can find an older buddy to help your child with their Gingerbead House.

We are looking for donations for all the supplies needed for our houses. If you are able to help, please use the link below to sign up for a donation. Thank you for your help!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AAAAC22A7FC1-gingerbread1

Karen Devenburgh

Penn Manor Theatre

CALL BACK SCENES

mmintzer

Fafel's Forum

Looking Back…Looking Forward…

Reading A & B- Looking Back– We finished our unit on non-fiction text features and structures with a look at the Titanic. Students were excited to know that their assigned passengers were all survivors.  We began preparing for a holiday reader’s theater by discussing characterization and reading through our scripts. Looking Forward- Students enjoyed reading through their script and choosing characters to portray.  We will continue to practice fluency and expression, create scenery to show the setting, and present the readers’ theaters for an audience. We hope you can join us in the afternoon on Tuesday, December 17th. More firm details will be sent home.   *Please continue to encourage your child to be reading for at least 15 minutes each evening. This is their daily reading homework.

Science- Looking Back- We created station models to show weather data for various cities in the US. We began exploring the solar system and learned facts about each planet as we investigated an interactive site by NASA.    Looking Forward- We will have a solar system quiz on Thursday 12/12 for 6S and Wednesday 12/13 for 6F.  Students have a planet booklet they should be studying. Chemistry is our next unit of study. Check the science tab to see the topics we will cover. 

Writing- Looking Back-Before beginning to research for the informational website students would be working on, we conducted some research on a very in-depth site that gave lots of information about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.  The students were very intrigued by this very interesting creature and gathered a lot of information…UNTIL they realized it was all fake! “Why would a teacher do that?” you may ask… It was a great lesson in choosing reliable websites for online research and learning to fact check before believing everything you read!  Check it out… https://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ Looking Forward- Students are doing research on a country for informational writing which will be presented in the form of an informational website. Their website will demonstrate their knowledge of the writing, grammar, and reading skills we’ve been working on, as well as highlight some cultural aspects of that country. 


Mrs. Fafel

Fafel's Forum

Coming soon…

This week we began preparing a holiday reader’s theater. The students are very excited and would love an audience. Parents are invited to come to see their children perform the reader’s theater the afternoon of Tuesday, December 17. More information will be sent home next week but save the date! Below is a sneak peak of their work so far!

Mrs. Fafel

December 6 2019

Penn Manor Theatre

CALL BACK SONGS

Here are the titles and sections of which songs should be prepared for Tuesday’s callback session. More info will be uploaded to Moodle/Google classroom on Sunday. This info will have to hold you over until then – please be patient!

DOROTHY: #4 “Over the Rainbow” – p. 100-101 m. 25-end#16 “If I Only Had a Brain” – p. 114 m. 32-44Learn the Dorothy part only
TREES/CROWS: #19 “If I Only Had a Heart” – p. 117 m. 2-12Sing your respective voice part for the “trees” (top note: soprano 1, middle note: soprano 2, bottom note: alto). 
GUARD:#28 “The Merry Old Land of Oz” – p. 133 m. 37-52
GLINDA: #24 “Poppies” – p. 128-129 m. 146-165
LION: #30 “If I Were King of the Forest” – p. 137 m. 5-23
SCARECROW: #16 “If I Only Had a Brain” – p. 113-114 m. 20-44Learn the Scarecrow part only
TIN MAN: #19 “If I Only Had a Heart” – p. 117-118 m. 12-28Learn the Tin Man part only

mmintzer

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of Dec. 9, 2019

Mrs. Piatt’s Weekly Newsletter

*Save the date for our Winter Coffee House Presentations on December 19th from 9:30-10:30! If you haven’t returned the RSVP yet (1/2 sheet sent last week), please return it Monday. Thank you!

*The Penn Manor Schools are collecting items to support Penn Manor families. 4th grade has been asked to collect shampoo.

*A green 1/2 sheet was sent home on Friday with some upcoming spirit days for the week of December 16th. Please take note to the adjusted dated below for 4th grade’s “Silent Night.” This is due to the fact that we are asking students to wear their best for our Coffee House Presentations on Thursday, December 19th.

Special Reminders:

*Tuesday – Chapter 7 Math Test

*Friday – 4th Grade will have our “Silent Night” spirit day today. Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal!

*Friday – Spelling Test

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, December 16th – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Wear Red and Green

*Tuesday, December 17th – Jingle Bells – Wear Your Favorite Holiday Bling

*Wednesday, December 18th – Deck the Halls – Wear a Festive Sweater

*Thursday, December 19 – Winter Coffee House Presentations (4P and 4N are scheduled for 9:30-10:30) – Please wear your best today! We hope to see you here!

*Friday, December 20 – Home for the Holidays – Wear Your Favorite Holiday Hat

*Friday, December 20 – Students can bring a towel or blanket to sit on during lunch today!

*Friday, December 20 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 23 – January 1- Winter Break

What are we learning this week?

English Language Arts (ELA): We are hard at work on our Winter Writing Notebook and the kids are loving it! I was absolutely AMAZED at how well the students did with their two-column notes last week. Not only that, we turned our two-column notes into a five paragraph essays. The students were able to see that the completing two column notes makes writing an essay a piece of cake! You will be AMAZED when you see what your child has written! It is impressive! Spelling lists are getting harder! Please keep an eye on spelling test grades, and thank you for supporting your child as they prepare for these more challenging tests.

Math: We will take our math test on patterns and sequences on Tuesday. Believe it or not, we are halfway through our 4th grade math units.

Science: We will finish up our Chemistry unit with an experiment on density this week.

hpiatt

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Monday, December 9 – Our special is Art. New spelling words will come home. We’ll begin chapter 4 in Math (Ways to make subtracting faster). There is a PTO meeting tonight at 6:30. All are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, December 10– Our special is Applied Engineering.

Wednesday, December 11 – Our special is Music. Please practice spelling words for a few minutes each night.

Thursday, December 12 – Our special is Phys. Ed. Our class will go to the Eshleman Holiday shop today. If you would like your student to purchase gifts for a family member, please send money to school in the envelope that was provided this week from the PTO.

Friday, December 13 – Our special is Art. Our spelling test will be on Monday.

Thank you for donating on the sign up genius! Your generosity is appreciated!

wlutzterry

Mr. Birch's 5th Grade Blog

Weekly Wrap-Up (12/3-12/6)

Looking back:

We began our week exercising our narrative writing abilities as we wrote about the things we did over Thanksgiving break. Later, we shifted our focus to composing a more technical piece of writing, and we constructed a text-dependent analysis response. That response was paired with our recent reading of a story called “Leonardo’s Horse.” In Science, the students were excited to put their understanding of topics within our physics unit on display in their construction of paper roller coasters. We look forward to showing off our finished products!

Looking ahead:

Wednesday – Phys. Ed (wear sneakers)

*** Please consider contributing to our school coat drive (new or gently used) and/or our Penn Manor Family Fund’s initiative to collect toiletries. Fifth grade has been assigned hair conditioner.

Jerrell Birch

Mrs. Rios 4th Grade Blog

December 9-13

~~Holiday Shoppe shopping time for 4-Rios will be Wednesday, December 11. If you have misplaced the envelope that was sent home earlier, please send a note along with your child with the names of people for whom they are buying and the amount they have to spend on each. Cash only, please.
~~Jump Rope for Heart information was sent home this past week. There will be an assembly presented by the American Heart Association on Friday, December 13. The “celebration” will be held in February.
There are still opportunities for you to give during the upcoming weeks at Hambright:
1. Our annual Mitten Tree will be set up in the Hambright lobby. Let’s synergize and fill our tree with 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 Thursday, December 19th. Thank you for helping to keep Penn Manor families warm this winter!  
2. In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting the below items at each school throughout the district.  If your family is able and willing to donate, we would very much appreciate your generosity! We will be collecting the items listed below between Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 11th.  
4th grade- bottle of shampoo

Reading–We will be reviewing cause and effect, text structures, and text features next week.
Spelling – Lesson 13 list will be distributed on Tuesday. The test will be on Friday, 12/6.
Writing – We will continue with figurative language and nouns.
Content – 4R students will continue a social studies unit with Mrs. Groff and Mrs. Rios.
Please look for Math updates to come from Mr. Showalter.

Next Week’s Schedule
Monday, 12/9 – Day D – PE
Tuesday, 12/10 – Day A –Music
Wednesday, 12/11 – Day B – Applied Engineering
Thursday, 12/12 – Day C – Art
Friday, 12/13 – Day D – PE

Upcoming Dates and Reminders
12/11 – Holiday Shoppe shopping for 4-Rios
12/11 – Holiday Concert, 6PM
(also last day for shampoo donation)
12/19 – Last day for Mitten Tree donation
12/20 – 1:30 dismissal
12/23-1/1/20 – Winter Break –School resumes on Thursday, 1/2/20

mrios

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Compound Word Chefs

The class continued to learn about compound words. We made compound cookies for our chefs! Enjoy.

gbraun

Mrs. Brooks' Second Grade

December Activities

Please check out our sign up genius link if you are able to donate supplies for two fun activities we will be doing this month. Thanks so much!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0449a8aa283-december

mbrooks

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Gingerbread Girl and 3 types of Rocks

Today we listened to a story about a Gingerbread Girl. We then compared and contrasted it to the Gingerbread Baby we read yesterday. We also did a Gingerbread Dance! The class also learned about 3 types of rocks. Thank you also for all my birthday cards and gifts! The kids enjoyed celebrating my birthday with me! Thank you for your thoughtfulness! Have a great weekend. I will place the book order tomorrow!

gbraun

Mrs. Garpstas 2nd Grade

December Activities!

Sign up here for donations for Peppermint Day and Book Tasting Day! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0449A8AA283-december

garpstas

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Friday, December 6 (Day C)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • pp. 443-444 #1-9 odds only (students are permitted to use a calculator)

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 12 word list for the test on Friday. The Week 12 homework is due by Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Linkson 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) Wednesday-8

SCIENCE:

  • Use the new, one-page green study guide to prepare for the test on the scientific method next week.
  • Ask your child about our experiment and which paper shape is the strongest. 🙂

SOCIAL STUDIES:

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) if you didn’t.
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Dec. 16 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • Santa Shoppe–Friday, December 6; 6-8 pm.
  • Supporting Penn Manor families during the holiday season: 4th grade — BOTTLES OF SHAMPOO. Collecting between Tuesday, December 3– Wednesday, December 11.
  • An Early American Candlelight Christmas event–Saturday, December 14, between 5-9 p.m. (You can see the students’ ornaments.)

lgraham

Penn Manor Theatre

CALL BACK LIST – WIZARD OF OZ

Thank you to everyone who auditioned – please remember to attend dance auditions from 6-8 on Monday 12/9. We will finalize casting after this session and callbacks on Tuesday afternoon… do not panic if your name is not on this list – we’ll see everyone next week!

mmintzer

Penn Manor Gifted Blog Grades K-8

Middle School STEM Challenge: Day 2

Today 7th and 8th graders met to continue planning how they will address their individual STEM challenges as they work together to create a live experience for the TAIT STEM Challenge. All 5 crews brainstormed ideas for their live performance and decided their production will be, Wonderland the musical!

Crews planned, discussed, tested, and began to assemble the materials provided to feature a main stage, sound system, overhead rigging, automation, and scenery! Two more classes to go before I take a video highlighting each crews work on the live event. The team’s TAIT Challenge video will be submitted to the TAIT towers contest on December 13th.

lorihuel

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Friday, December 6 (Day C)

Math: 

  • pp. 443-444 #1-9 odds only (students are permitted to use a calculator)

Reading: 

  • Read for pleasure

Writing:

  • DLR (Daily Language Review) 8-Tuesday

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 12 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:

Science:

  • Use the new, one-page green study guide to prepare for the test on the scientific method next week. Ask your child about our experiment and which paper shape is the strongest.

Information:

  • Please sign and return the WWE and blue report that are distributed on Mondays by Friday of the same week.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, Dec. 16 (Remember your instrument and book)
  • FYI: If students take their Chromebooks home, they MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • Supporting Penn Manor families during the holiday season: 4th grade — BOTTLES OF SHAMPOO. Collecting between Tuesday, December 3– Wednesday, December 11. 
  • Santa Shoppe–Friday, December 6; 6-8 pm.
  • An Early American Candlelight Christmas event at the Conestoga Historical Society–Saturday, December 14, between 5-9 p.m.

jochs

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Final Scrip Card Orders Due Monday, December 9

Monday is the final due date for orders for Scrip Cards.   If you order online, but want to pay by check, please remember to send the check to school with your child by the due date.  Orders cannot be submitted without payment.  Please don’t forget to include a $2.00 processing fee, unless your entire order is for electronic cards.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office.

Although the school receives a small percentage from the cards ordered, this is not a fundraiser.  It is a service to  parents to make gift card giving more convenient.  

LeTort PTO SCRIP Gift Card Program
Scrip Card Order Form

bmitchell

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Holiday Shoppe Volunteers Still Needed

We’re still in need of volunteers to help with this year’s holiday shoppe on 12/11 in the evening.  It is going to be the biggest and best holiday shoppe ever with almost 3 times the inventory as last year (all new really cool stuff!) plus 2 registers instead of 1.  If you are able to help at all during the sales, it is really a fun time to see what the kids pick out for their loved ones.  And if your child is shopping for you but you want your present to be a surprise, we can make sure that we keep their shopping a secret while you’re volunteering!  Thank you!  These events wouldn’t be possible without your help!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EADAF2FA0F94-2019

bmitchell

Central Manor Music

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Thank you to all of our student musicians and families. We had a great concert on Wednesday, December 4.

Our string players will have before school rehearsal on Tuesday, December 10.

Band will resume on January 15, and Chorus will resume on January 16.

Reminder: If there is any type of weather delay, rehearsal is canceled for that day and will meet at the next scheduled time.

Thanks and have a great holiday!

srepkoe

The Schettlonary

December 6, 2019 (Weekend Edition)

Best 6th Grade Ever!

Welcome to 6-S! Monday is day D and our special is music.

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

Upcoming Events
   

12/06 – Santa Shoppe

12/09 –  8:00 Chorus Rehearsal

12/10 – 3:30-4:45 Good News Club in the Commons

12/12 –  8:00 Chorus Rehearsal

12/12 – 9:30 Chorus Concert for family & friends

12/12 – PTO meeting 6:45 pm in the Commons

12/16 – Band Lessons

BILL

Writing: Today we started our World-Wide Winter Holiday Web Page project. Finished web pages are due December 16.

Reading: We took a test on Friday.

Spelling: Spelling packet 14 is due Friday, December 13. There will be an assessment on that day too.

DLR: DLR 1 is due Friday, December 13 .

math

Maths: Today we reviewed the first four lessons of our algebra unit.

Science : Today we learned about the first two of Newton’s Three Laws.

We were also introduced (in November) to our F.O.R. project. This project is due 1/3/2020.

Social Studies: See Mr. Mattern’s blog.

RAT

Dec 5Devo
Dec 9Jill
Dec 11Lincon
Dec 13Veronica
Dec 16Leo
Dec 18Landon
Dec 20Kram
Jan 3Leah
Jan 7Kaiah
Jan 9Brook
Jan 14Ethan
Jan 16Brennen
Jan 21Janelly
Jan 23Alexis
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. Mulder's Message

Winter Wonderland Tonight 6-8pm

Please join us tonight from 6-8pm at Martic for a fun vendor fair and silent auction to benefit Martic. There will be a lot of great items for sale to choose from multiple vendors. Many items will be $10 or less. Free gift wrapping for kids and a $1 donation for adults. All children that attend will be able to pick a small gift for FREE (while supplies last). You can also enjoy FREE hot chocolate, cookies, and other treats while you shop. We hope to see you here tonight!

If you haven’t already done so, please consider signing up to donate your time or sweet treats to make this event special for Martic! Please click here to sign up! 

mmulder

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

December 6 Reminders

Reminders

  • Our PTO will be hosting Winter Wonderland TONIGHT (December 6) at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria!  This night will include the annual holiday shop, as well as a silent auction. We hope to see you there!

Homework

  • Study for science quiz

Upcoming Tests

  • Science (Quiz): MONDAY, December 9
    • A study guide was sent home with students today.  Please help your child study for their science quiz.
  • Math: Tuesday, December 17
  • Reading – Unit 4: Tuesday, December 17
    • The fourth unit assessment will focus on identifying the central message of fiction texts.

Important Dates

  • December 9: 5th & 6th Grade Music Concert @ 6:00 PM
  • December 11: Last Day for Holiday Donations
  • December 17: Next Book Exchange
  • December 20: Early Dismissal @ 1:30 PM
  • December 21-January 1: Holiday Break; NO SCHOOL

Miss Trostle

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Holiday Concert

Yesterday the students performed during our holiday assembly! Enjoy!

jkeller

Miller's Memo

Weekend Update- 12/09-12/13

Important Dates:

  • December 6- Santa Shoppe
  • December 12- PTO Meeting @ 6:45 PM
  • December 13- Merry “Grinchmas”! Wear Green!
  • December 20- Frosty Day!
  • December 20- 1:30 PM Dismissal
  • December 23-31- No School!
  • January 1- No School!

Mrs. Miller

Central Manor Third Grade

Envirothon Opportunity!

Our students have a unique opportunity to be a part of Central Manor’s third grade Envirothon team.  The Lancaster County Junior Envirothon is an environmental knowledge challenge designed for students in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.  Students compete in grade level teams of 5 students to demonstrate their understanding of four learning topics including trees, mammals, birds, and an ecology focus group.  The Junior Envirothon program is meant to enhance and reinforce the state Science and Technology Environment and Ecology standards.

A team will be selected to study our environment and then test their knowledge with teammates at a countywide Envirothon.  The team may also take extra field trips after school. Many children are interested in being on the team so we will have a test to decide who qualifies for our 3rd grade team.  Students who are interested should study the pre-test packet and prepare for the testwhen we return from the holiday break.  Please note:  the Envirothon is a fun opportunity, however, it does take hard work and studying outside of the classroom.  Students should make sure they are prepared for the time commitment.

Mrs. Ashworth has generously filled the role as third grade coach for many years, but due to other commitments, she is unable to do this in the spring.  If there are any parents who would be interested in coaching a pretty awesome group of 3rd graders so we are able to have a third grade team, please contact your child’s classroom teacher or Megan Smith in the office. Thank you for considering!

lstephan

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Book Orders Due

Today is the last day to submit any book orders! Please let me know if you want them as gifts.

gbraun