Monthly Archives: October 2017


This week during E/I time (Enrichment/Intervention), we will be reading a story entitled “The Scarebird” about a man who befriends the scarecrow on his farm, and we will be discussing the focus skills we have been concentrating on during reading – conflict/resolution and narrative story structure.

This Thursday, as a culminating activity to the story, the students will be creating their own scarecrow on a large piece of construction paper.  They will use their own creativity as well as some of the characteristics from the story. We will be discussing with the students today that they may bring supplies in from home to help “dress” the scarecrow.  Twigs, fabric, straw, cuttings from an old pair of jeans, cuttings from old shirts, buttons, etc. can be brought in to add to the scarecrow.  The items brought in need to be easily attached to the background with school glue.

A paper about this will also be coming home in Monday folders today.  We don’t want anyone to go out and buy supplies…simply have your child look through old clothes that you are okay with them cutting up 🙂

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact either Mrs. Eckroat or Mrs. Falk.

We are looking forward to seeing the creativity of each student shine through their creation!

Reminders for Week of 10/16

A few reminders for this week in fifth grade:

~ Conference forms with your assigned times will be coming home tomorrow.  Please sign and return them as soon as possible.  They are due on Monday, October 23.  If your assigned time does not work, please write a note on the bottom of the form or email us, and we will do our best to find a time that will work for you.

~ If your child is participating in the pumpkin decorating contest, the pumpkins can be brought into school on Wednesday or Thursday.

~ Penn Manor Pink Out Day is Thursday….dress in pink to support finding a cure for breast cancer.

~ PTO Bingo Night is on Thursday night.  Come out and have a great time playing bingo!

~ NO SCHOOL on Friday.

~ PTO is having a sub sale starting this week.  Information will be coming home in your child’s Monday folder.  Sub order forms are due back to school on Monday, October 30.

Friday, October 6 Reminders

Please remember that parent conference request forms are due tomorrow, October 6.  The teachers are getting together on Tuesday morning to schedule conferences, so the forms that are in on time will receive priority when we are scheduling conferences.  We want to make sure everyone gets a time that works for their schedule, so please make sure we get your child’s form by tomorrow.  If you have an issue with getting these to us on time, feel free to contact our child’s teacher.

Tomorrow is also picture day at Conestoga!  If you are interested in purchasing pictures, please remember to send the form and money with your child to school.

And, please remember that Monday is Columbus Day and Penn Manor has no school.  We will also not be having school on Friday, October 20.