Planet Penn Manor

March 23 2019

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Friday, March 22 (Day B)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the Lesson 3 Vocabulary Test next week

MATH:

  • Practice your basic multiplication/division facts
  • PSSA p. 9 & 10 #17-21
  • 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 26 spelling list to study for the test on Friday.
  • Week 26 spelling homework is due by Friday

WRITING/GRAMMAR:

  • Do DLR Wednesday 19

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Know the difference between capital (city) and capitol (building)
  • Yesterday 4-O took a video tour of our state capitol building and today 4-G will do the same. If you /were/are absent on these days, see address below: 
    http://www.pacapitol.com/video-tours/capitol-tour.cfm

SCIENCE:

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) if you didn’t
  • School is now in session on March 29, April 18, and May 24.
  • Next book exchange will be Thursday, March 28
  • Music lessons with Miss Almoney–Friday, March 29
  • 3/29 – Band rehearsal at 8 a.m.
  • Volunteer sign up for Field Day, May 9 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

lgraham

Mrs. Noll's Blog

News 3/25-3/29

Monday, 3/25 (AM) Library
Tuesday, 3/26 Grade Level Coin Battle (Bring your coins to benefit St. Jude & CHOP)
Thursday, 3/28 Lunch & Learn
Friday, 3/29 (PM) Library
Friday, 3/29 “Clash Day” (School wide -wear odd clothing)

Our classroom is in need of more tissues. We are at the tale end of winter colds and the beginning of spring allergies. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

aglassmyer

Mrs. Noll's Blog

AM Field Trip

Our field trip to the Lancaster City Library was a success! There were smiles all around. The staff gave us a tour of the children’s section, read a story, and provided a STEM activity room. In the STEM activity room, students were able to build cars and structures, program the path of a caterpillar, and code the path of bees to move to the letter or number of their choosing. A big thank you goes out to the library staff, to the school aides and nurse, and to the parents who helped make this day possible.

aglassmyer

Altdoerffer's Alley

Success!

ealtdoerffer

March 22 2019

Mrs. Piatt's Blog Site

Week of March 25, 2019

**The 4th grade teachers are looking for some help! We need approximately 100 PSSA letters and cards put together in envelopes. If you would like to help, please email me! We really appreciate your help!

Special Reminders for this week:

*Tuesday – End of the 3rd Marking Period

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

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

*Friday – We ARE in school today! This is a snow make up day!

Looking Ahead…

*April 8 – Report Cards Distributed

*April 8 – We will be visiting the “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” Book Fair

**PSSA ELA Tests – April 14, 15, 16

**PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25

**PSSA Science Tests – April 30, May 1

What are we learning this week?

Math: We jump started the Chapter 12 math test on Friday and will finish it on Monday. The students are doing a fantastic job with the metric system. Our next chapter on area and perimeter is another short one!

Word Study: Word Study tests and parent signature sheets are due for both classes on Friday! New lists were sent home on Friday. Due to the early dismissal, we did not have time to go over the new word features, however students can get a jump start on studying the spelling of the words. We will go over the features next week.

Science: The students really enjoyed sharing their “real life” type stuffed animals last week. We used these stuffed animals to begin talking about animal adaptations. We will continue to learn more about animal adaptations this week.

hpiatt

GRADE ONEderful NEWS

Monday, March 25 – Please continue to practice spelling words and Math facts at home each night. Our special today is library and book exchange. Please send library books to school. We’ll be taking a Benchmark test today. This is a review of our last two Math chapters. We’ll learn about mixtures in science by making trail mix!

Tuesday, March 26 – A mystery reader will join us today. Our special is Art. Mrs. Beard will join us for our second Junior Achievement lesson. We’ll begin our chapter 8 Math lesson on measurement and time. Today is the last day of MP 3.

Wednesday, March 27 – We have a spelling test today. We have a mystery reader joining us today, too! We’ll learn about solutions in science by making lemonade.

Thursday, March 28 – New spelling words will come home. Our special is Music. We’ll learn about dissolving in science. Ms. Fagen will teach our Math lesson today – how fun!

Friday, March 29 – Our special is library and book exchange again. Isn’t it nice the kids get to exchange their books weekly with our librarian Mrs. Paules? Today is a snow make up day.

Pizza Hut reading logs for March may be returned at any time. This will be our last reading calendar of the school year!

Our next spelling test will be on Thursday, April 4.

Report cards will come home on April 8.

Mark your calendar: Snow make up days

Thursday, April 18 – school is in session

Spring Break – 4/19 & 4/22

May 24 – School is in session

wlutzterry

Mrs. Brubaker Music at Hambright

Lesson Next Week (Mar 25-29)

Monday: Cycle Day C1
4th Grade Cellos 
4th Grade Baritones 
4th Grade Trumpets 
     N. McComsey 
G. Bullet 
J. Lualhati

Tuesday: Cycle Day D1
4th and 5th Grade Beginning Flute  
4th Grade Saxophone
5th and 6th Grade Flutes: 
M. Stern 
S. Janesky
R. Gerlach 
5th Grade Violins 
4th Grade Violins 
4th Grade Violas

Wednesday:  Cycle Day A2
5th and 6th Grade Trumpets 
A. Lualhati 
F. Mausolf 
A. Valskis 
D. Groff 
R. Quinn

Thursday: Cycle Day B2
6th Grade Beginning Trumpets 
Akriti N. 

Friday: Cycle Day C2
4th Grade Trombones
4th Grade Bass

abrubaker

Mrs. Mehalick's Blog

3/22 Update


Hello families! I can’t believe we are almost in the fourth marking period! Here is a snap shot of what we are learning in third grade.

Math: We are wrapping up our chapter on perimeter and area next week. The kids did an amazing job of practicing area by creating their own “Dream House”.

Writing: We are refining our written responses by underlining the essential parts such as the restate sentence, details from the text and the answer.

Science: We will be identifying the difference between light, sound, and heat energy next week . This will conclude our science unit for the third marking period.

Important Dates:

PTO Fundraiser orders and money are due on March 25.  If your child sold items for our fundraiser, please make sure they bring the order form/money to school on Monday.



mfellin

Becker Bulletin

Weekly Update 3/25 – 3/29

Math

  • We will be continuing chapter 11 this week.
  • Monday -Wednesday we will be talking about different metric units of conversion. Thursday will be review. We will have a metric conversion quiz on Friday, 3/29 (Chapter 11 Lessons 10,12, and 13)
  • Chapter 11 will be the following week.

ELA

Things to Note

  • Please make sure you are checking your child’s take home folder; they will often bring home graded assignments or things that need to be signed.
  • Please also make sure you students have pencils; I have exhausted my classroom supply. Thank you!

aheinicke

Miller's Memo

Volunteers Needed for Field Day/Awesome Activity Day

Use the link below to volunteer for a fun day in May!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

Mrs. Miller

Miller's Memo

Volunteers Needed for Spring Planting

Use the link below to sign up to help with spring planting in our Conestoga garden!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4bacaa2cabf85-early

Mrs. Miller

Ms. Kaplan's 2nd Grade Blog

Just in time…

Good Afternoon! I’m so glad the sun came out just in time for the kids to be home early to play outside.

March has been a very busy month because…

  1. The students did an EXCELLENT job on their poetry and songs program.
  2. They took 2 math tests and will take 1 more coming next week!
  3. They’ve learned a lot about the 3 types of matter and have a test coming up Friday, March 29th. (Review sheet went home today.)
  4. Finally, on Tuesday will be the end of the 3rd marking period with report cards coming home on April 8th.

Enjoy your weekend! Ms. Kaplan

bkaplan

First Grade Fly

Field Day Volunteers Needed – sign up below

mzurn

First Grade Fly

Volunteers Needed – Sign up below

mzurn

Mrs. Bittenbender's Blog

Book Exchange Monday

Please have your child bring his/her library book to school Monday if he/she didn’t have it with them today.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Bittenbender

Mrs. Kyle's Blog at Central Manor

This Week

Dear Families,

          This week we will be taking our math test on clock concepts. We will continue to work on clocks until the end of the year. We will now be moving into a measurement unit in math.

          We will be shopping at The Book Fair on April 8th from 10:25 until 10:55. Feel free to join us. The Book Fair will be open that whole week and will be located in the computer lab. It is “buy one get one free” which is a great deal for summer reading!

          A big thank you to Mrs. Holt for teaching our five Junior Achievement lessons in Social Studies. We gained a rich vocabulary from all of the economics words she was teaching us!

          Have a wonderful week!                    Mrs. Kyle

sarment

The Schettlonary

March 22, 2019 (weekend edition)

Welcome to 6-S!  March 25, 2019 is Day C and our special is Applied Engineering.

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

Upcoming Events

The High School Marching Band is collecting books, CDs, DVDs, video games and puzzles for their annual book sale.  There is a box outside the library for donated items.

Dr. Janssen is looking for adult volunteers to help with Field Day. Interested adults can sign up by using the link below.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

3/26 – End of MP3

3/26 – Tastycake Tuesday

3/26 – Chorus practice at 8 a.m.

BILL

Writing: Today we displayed our web pages.

Reading: Complete 3 IXL Sections and complete the assigned skill sheet.

Spelling: Spelling packet 25 is due 3/29 .
There will be an assessment on that day too. (That’s tomorrow).

DLR: We’re currently working on Bell Ringers.

Mrs. Finger’s EI Group: During your free time at school, please complete the menu you are creating for your fictional restaurant for Mrs. Finger’s EI group. Remember to choose specific nouns and verbs as well as descriptive adjectives and adverbs. The point is to describe each item in detail. If you do your menu on your computer, share it with Mrs. Finger on Google docs: ellen.finger@pennmanor.net

math

Maths: Today we reviewed how to find outliers. We were also introduced to MAD. This weekend, please the Quizizz game detailed below. Remember to use your first name when playing.

Looking for a little extra practice? There are 6 new assignments on Khan Academy. Our new Khan Academy Code is

Science: Organism Web Pages were due today. The take home quiz is due Friday at 1:30 pm.

Social Studies: Slide Show Presentations continue tomorrow.


RATS: Here are our new dates.

3/22- Samantha

3/26- Lily

3/28 Sierra

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

Weekly Specials for 03/25-03/29

Important Dates:

  • March 26- End of the 3rd Marking Period
  • March 29- School is NOW in session
  • April 2-4- PTO Book Fair (more info to come)
  • April 8- Report cards will be sent home
  • April 11- PTO Meeting 6:45 PM-7:45 PM

Mrs. Miller

Conestoga Kinder-Kids

Garden Volunteers Needed

We are in need of 2 parent volunteers from each class to help with our spring planting in the garden on April 8th. (Volunteers must have clearances on file with the district.)

The sign-up is on our Conestoga school blog. Please follow this link to find it…


THANK YOU!!!

witmera

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

March 22 Reminders

Reminders

  • PTO Fundraiser orders and money are due on MONDAY (March 25).  If your child sold items for our fundraiser, please make sure they bring the order form/money to school on Monday.

Homework

  • Study for vocab test

Upcoming Tests

  • Reading/Vocabulary: MONDAY, March 25
  • Math: Friday, March 29

Important Dates

  • March 26: End of Marking Period 3
  • March 29: Weather Make-Up Day (school in session)
  • April 3: Next Book Exchange
  • April 4: PTO Fundraiser orders delivered
  • April 8: Report Cards sent home
  • April 8: Yearbook order forms due
  • April 15-17: ELA PSSA Testing
  • April 18: Weather Make-Up Day (school in session)
  • April 19-22: Spring Break; NO SCHOOL
  • May 7: Olympic Day (parent volunteers needed)

Miss Trostle

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Friday, March 22 (Day B)

MATH:

  • PSSA p. 9 & 10 #17-21
  • 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:

  • Lesson 3 vocabulary test–next week
  • read for pleasure

SPELLING:

  • Lesson 26 (sight words, r-controlled vowel words, academic vocabulary)–test Friday and worksheet due by Friday.

WRITING:

  • DLR 19-Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES:

SCIENCE:

INFORMATION:

  • E
  • nd of MP 3–March 26
  • WWE (weekly work envelope) and blue report must be signed and returned by Friday.
  • Tissue donations would be greatly appreciate! Thanks in advance:)
  • School is now in session on March 29, April 18, May 24.
  • Book exchange–Wednesday, March 27.
  • Volunteer sign up for Field Day, May 9 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

jochs

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Spring is here!

gbraun

Penn Manor High School Baseball

Opening Day!

Baseball season is finally here! Let’s hope for some great weather this spring, and don’t forget to come out and see the Comets in action this season. https://blogs.pennmanor.net/pmhsbb/schedule/

sstuart

March 21 2019

Ms. Kyper's Kindergarten Class

Measurement

Miss Hess has been teaching the unit on measurement. It has been full of fun and engaging activities. See a few pictures below of the students using balance scales.

Remember no school for afternoon kindergarten tomorrow and morning kindergarten is going on their field trip.

Using balance scales.

Mrs. Kyper

Mrs. Groff's 4th Grade Blog

End of March Dates

SNACKS needed- THANKS in advance for your donations!! It’s truly appreciated!

Math TEST on Ch. 12 (Metric System) is TOMORROW, March 22! Students have a REVIEW packet to finish to help them get ready for the test. TEST corrections for this test will be DUE on WEDNESDAY, March 27. As always, thanks for all of your support at home!!

We will start our next chapter (Perimeter and Area) on Monday. It’s a very short chapter, so we are looking to test on either Monday, April 1, or Tuesday, April 2.

Mar 22- Day B / Art / Ch. 12 Math TEST / Spelling TEST #22 / Decade Spirit Day / 1:30 Early Dismissal
Mar 25- Day C / Phys. Ed. / New Spelling List #23 sent home
Mar 26- Day D / Music
Mar 27- Day A / Library Instruction / Library Books Due / Ch. 12 Math TEST CORRECTIONS DUE
Mar 28- Day B / Art
Mar 29- Day C / Phys. Ed. / Spelling TEST #23
April 1- Day D / Music / New Spelling List #24 sent home / Ch. 13 Math TEST ?
April 2- Day A / Library Instruction / Ch. 13 Math TEST ?
April 3- Day B / Art
April 4- Day C / Phys. Ed.
April 5- Day D / Music / Spelling TEST #24

groffk

Fun In First Grade with Mrs. Braun

Toontastic

Was your child talking about Toontastic tonight at the dinner table? Today the students used an app called Toontastic to help them create stories using the beginning middle and end. The class chose the setting of being underwater. Ask them about the rest of the story! Next week the students will be getting into groups and creating their own stories. Your child may ask you to download the app. It is free! Also some quick reminders : Early dismissal tomorrow and spelling test! Have a great weekend! Mrs. Braun

gbraun

Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Thursday, March 21 (Day A)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the Lesson 3 Vocabulary Test next week

MATH:

  • Practice your basic multiplication/division facts
  • p. 859 #16, 17,18, 20 and PSSA p. 8 #14-16
  • 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 25 spelling list to study for the test on Friday.
  • Week 25 spelling homework is due by Friday

WRITING/GRAMMAR:

  • Do DLR Wednesday 19

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Know the difference between capital (city) and capitol (building)
  • Yesterday 4-O took a video tour of our state capitol building and today 4-G will do the same. If you /were/are absent on these days, see address below:
    http://www.pacapitol.com/video-tours/capitol-tour.cfm

SCIENCE:

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • School is now in session on March 29, April 18, and May 24.
  • Next book exchange will be tomorrow
  • Music lessons with Miss Almoney–Friday, March 29
  • 3/29 – Band rehearsal at 8 a.m.
  • 1:30 Early Dismissal on Friday
  • Volunteer sign up for Field Day, May 9 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

lgraham

Miller's Memo

Reminder for Early Dismissal

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

This is just a reminder that Friday, March 22nd is a 1:30 dismissal.  Please make sure that you make arrangements for your child.

Mrs. Miller

Fellenbaum`s Forum

Reminders and Roller Coasters

Just a reminder that tomorrow (Friday, March 22nd) is an early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 1:30pm.

School is in session on Friday, March 29th to make up for one of the snow days we had this winter.

Students enjoyed using their physics knowledge about potential and kinetic energy to build roller coasters this week. Working in small teams, students were presented with three challenges: 1. Build a straight piece of track from one side of the box to the other. 2. Add a turn to their track. 3. Add a loop to their track in which the marble will need to travel upside-down. Even though some didn’t make it through all of the challenges, a lot of learning was taking place about how to utilize energy transfers in order to get the marble to travel through the coaster. I am proud of how well the students worked together!

hfellenbaum

Miller's Memo

Tissues Needed

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

Due to all of the the very stuffy first grade noses we are in need of tissues. If you have a box to spare we would be so thankful. I will bring in a few boxes from home as well.

Mrs. Miller

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

March 21 Reminders

Reminders

  • TOMORROW (March 22) will be an early dismissal at 1:30 PM!
  • Our next book exchange is TOMORROW (March 22).  Please remind your child to bring their books to school tomorrow.
  • PTO Fundraiser orders and money are due this coming Monday (March 25).  If your child sold items for our fundraiser, please make sure they bring the order form/money to school on Monday.

Homework

  • Finish Ice Cream Math worksheet
  • Study for spelling test

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: TOMORROW, March 22
  • Reading/Vocabulary: Monday, March 25
  • Math: Friday, March 29

Important Dates

  • March 26: End of Marking Period 3
  • March 29: Weather Make-Up Day (school in session)
  • April 4: PTO Fundraiser orders delivered
  • April 8: Report Cards sent home
  • April 8: Yearbook order forms due
  • April 15-17: ELA PSSA Testing
  • April 18: Weather Make-Up Day (school in session)
  • April 19-22: Spring Break; NO SCHOOL
  • May 7: Olympic Day (parent volunteers needed)

Miss Trostle

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Thursday, March 21 (Day A)

MATH:

  • p. 859 #16, 17,18, 20 and PSSA p. 8 #14-16
  • 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:

  • Lesson 3 vocabulary test–next week
  • read for pleasure

SPELLING:

  • Lesson 25 (sight words, r-controlled vowel words, academic vocabulary)–test Friday and worksheet due by Friday.

WRITING:

  • DLR 19-Tuesday

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Know the difference between capital (city) and capitol (building)
  • Yesterday 4-O took a video tour of our state capitol building and today 4-G will do the same. If you /were/are absent on these days, see address below:
    http://www.pacapitol.com/video-tours/capitol-tour.cfm

SCIENCE:

  • Use the Science Study Guide to prepare for the short quiz on energy and magnets (Wed. 4-G; Thurs. 4-O)

INFORMATION:

  • Early Dismissal (1:30 pm)–Friday
  • End of MP 3–March 26
  • Talent Show in cafeteria this Friday at 9:15 am
  • WWE (weekly work envelope) and blue report must be signed and returned by Friday.
  • Tissue donations would be greatly appreciate! Thanks in advance:)
  • School is now in session on March 29, April 18, May 24.
  • Book exchange–Wednesday, March 27.
  • Volunteer sign up for Field Day, May 9 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

jochs

Miller's Minutes

6th GRADE BINGO NIGHT Friday 4/5/19 beginning at 6:30

Please join us for an evening of fun and prizes. Proceeds benefit the 6th grade year end activities.

vmiller

PMHS School Counseling Department

Dual Enrollment Open House at HACC’s Lancaster Campus

ewhitney

Penn Manor Gifted Blog Grades K-8

Summer (& Fall) Writing Camps

2019 Writing Workshop Schedules

Summer Writing Camps: 
Children: Aug 5, 6, 9 (1 – 3 pm)
Teens: Jul 22, 23, 26 (1 – 3 pm)
Fall Workshop Series: “Writing Made Wonderful”
Sunday afternoons (2pm – 4pm) 
Children: Sep 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15
Teens: Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 8
All classes held in our Lancaster Studio. For more information or to
register for one of these classes, contact Melissa at 717-393-4713 or
melissa@writefromtheheart.us.
Write From the Heart

lorihuel

Mr. Mattern's Sixth Grade

Early Dismissal

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, March 22nd, is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 1:30.

tmattern

The Thompson Telegram

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

One of our 4th Grade literature groups finished “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”, by Eleanor Coerr. As part of finishing the book students learned how to fold paper cranes. We also decided to hang the cranes in our room, in the same way Sadako did in the story.

Paper cranes folded by students after reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr.

thompsonj

March 20 2019

Miss Szentesy's Class

Quick Reminder

The parent/student workshop is fast approaching! (April 4). Papers are due back by Friday, March 29. We are planning a few lessons/activities/fun for that night. You’ll learn new tools for math, reading, and homework help/organization/study skills. You’ll get some goodies and free pizza too! Check your calendars and return the bottom of the pink paper by next week.

Hope to see you there!

mszentesy

Altdoerffer's Alley

Design Engineers

Everyone was busy working in small groups to design a roller coaster that reached across a box. Students could use cardboard, oak tag, aluminum foil, and tape. To be successful, a marble had to roll down the track to the other side.

The second challenge was to create a track with one turn in it. It was fun to see the different designs and which worked the best. Tomorrow will bring even more opportunities to be creative!

ealtdoerffer

Miller's Memo

Book Exchange Tomorrow!

Dear First Grade Parents/Guardians-

This is a reminder that we have book exchange tomorrow!  Please make sure that your student brings their library book to school.

Mrs. Miller

Mrs. KinderH20's World

Thank you for the $!

I noticed today that the whiteboard in the gym had my name on it. Upon further inspection I saw that it was a shout-out from Mr. McCabe. Our class raised the most money for the American Heart Association through the Kids Heart Challenge / Jump Rope For Heart initiative at school. I am thankful for all of the donations our students were able to collect to help kids with special hearts. 6K’s Trinity Mowery raised the most money for Eshleman – awesome work, Trinity!

ckinderwater

Mrs. Hoke's 2nd Grade Blog

SPRING is (finally) here!

Happy Spring! A few updates:

CONTENT

  • We began a new unit yesterday in content – ECONOMY
  • The students will be learning about how we exchange and use resources, which includes earning Hoke coins in our classroom. The students will earn them for turning in completed homework, reading, behavior, etc. With the coins they earn they can purchase small items from “Hoke’s Market.” It’s a fun unit and help the students to understand how our economy works and what it means to save. April 1st we will also begin our Junior Achievement program with Deb Holt. More info about this to come.

MATH

  • We began a new, but short chapter on time. Our test on this chapter will be next Wednesday. In order to help your child learn about clocks and time, please use any and every opportunity to have them tell you which hand is the minute and hour hand or ask them what time it is. Today we learned the phrases, “quarter past” and “quarter till.” Any real-world practice is very helpful! This is also true for counting money/coins.

SPELLING

  • Lesson 21 test will be on Tuesday, March 26th.

Please keep encouraging your child to read whenever they can! We have a classroom full of readers now! They are awesome. 🙂

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 WILL BE AN EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:30!

jklube

Tech Tools

Google just released Carmen San Diego on Google Earth

Carmen Sandiego is now available on Google Earth as an educational game. It takes 10-20 minutes to complete The Crowned Jewels Caper. This is the first in a series to be released on Google Earth.

jkeller

LeTort's Sixth Grade Blog

Important forms that need to be returned:

Two important forms were sent home this week.

One was for the Sixth Grade Celebration t-shirt. PTO generously supplies each sixth grader with a t-shirt. We need you to choose a size for your child’s t-shirt and return the form by next Friday, March 29.

The second form pertains to Lions Quest which is a program that discusses a variety of topics to help students achieve goals, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. At the bottom of the form is an area for your parent signature. Please return this as soon as possible.

bmitchell

Miss Trostle's Classroom Blog

March 20 Reminders

Reminders

  • Friday (March 22) will be an early dismissal at 1:30 PM!
  • Our next book exchange is Friday (March 22).  Please remind your child to bring their books to school on Friday.

Homework

  • Spelling worksheet
    • Challenge Spellers: Write spelling words 2 times each
  • Math book pgs. 789-790

Upcoming Tests

  • Spelling: Friday, March 22
  • Reading/Vocabulary: Monday, March 25

Important Dates

  • March 25: PTO Fundraiser orders & money due
  • March 26: End of Marking Period 3
  • March 29: Weather Make-Up Day (school in session)
  • April 4: PTO Fundraiser orders delivered
  • April 8: Report Cards sent home
  • April 8: Yearbook order forms due
  • April 15-17: ELA PSSA Testing
  • April 18: Weather Make-Up Day (school in session)
  • April 19-22: Spring Break; NO SCHOOL
  • May 7: Olympic Day (parent volunteers needed)

Miss Trostle

Appel's Awesomesauce

Bookfair is tomorrow… and this time I mean it :)

Tomorrow students will be shopping during their library time. We will not have book exchange tomorrow. We are looking forward to a fun time!

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Mrs. Graham's 4th Grade Blog

Wednesday, March 20 (Day D)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Study for the Lesson 3 Vocabulary Test next week

MATH:

  • Practice your basic multiplication/division facts
  • p. 856 #1-6 and PSSA (new packet) p. 7 #11-13
  • 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 25 spelling list to study for the test on Friday.
  • Week 25 spelling homework is due by Friday

WRITING/GRAMMAR:

  • Do DLR Tuesday 19

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Know the difference between capital (city) and capitol (building)

SCIENCE:

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • School is now in session on March 29, April 18, and May 24.
  • Next book exchange will be rescheduled
  • Music lessons with Miss Almoney–Friday, March 29
  • 3/29 – Band rehearsal at 8 a.m.
  • 1:30 Early Dismissal on Friday
  • Volunteer sign up for Field Day, May 9 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

lgraham

4th Grade Ochs Organizer

Wednesday, March 20 (Day D)

MATH:

  • p. 856 #1-6 and PSSA (new packet) p. 7 #11-13
  • 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:

  • Lesson 3 vocabulary test–next week
  • read for pleasure

SPELLING:

  • Lesson 25 (sight words, r-controlled vowel words, academic vocabulary)–test Friday and worksheet due by Friday.

WRITING:

  • DLR 19-Monday

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Know the difference between capital (city) and capitol (building)
  • Today 4-O took a video tour of our state capitol building and tomorrow 4-G will do the same. If you are absent on these days, see address below:
    http://www.pacapitol.com/video-tours/capitol-tour.cfm

SCIENCE:

  • Use the Science Study Guide to prepare for the short quiz on energy and magnets (Wed. 4-G; Thurs. 4-O)

INFORMATION:

  • Early Dismissal (1:30 pm)–Friday
  • Talent Show in cafeteria this Friday at 9:15 am
  • WWE (weekly work envelope) and blue report must be signed and returned by Friday.
  • We are on our LAST box of tissues! We would greatly appreciate any donations you can send in. Thanks in advance:)
  • To add to the March Madness and celebrate the first day of spring–staff and students are wearing NEON colors on TOMORROW!
  • School is now in session on March 29, April 18, May 24.
  • Book exchange–Wednesday, March 27.
  • Volunteer sign up for Field Day, May 9 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga

jochs

Mrs. Mehalick's Blog

Martic Field Day!

Dr. Janssen is looking for volunteers for our Martic Field Day. If you would like to help out with this event, please click here to sign up!

mfellin

Mrs. Noll's Blog

PM Class Reward

The PM class has filled their marble jar! They voted for a movie. We will watch a movie on Thursday, 3/21 and I will provide grapes as a snack.

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