Camping fun in 4W

We will be enjoying some camping fun, and would love your help.  Please follow the link to the sign-up if you are able to donate items to our class.  Please have all donations to school by Tuesday, December 18th.  Thank you for your help! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4DABA82DAAF94-camping

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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.



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week of 12/3-12/7

Our December Character Education Theme is Courtesy/Good Manners! 

Special Reminders:

*Monday – William Penn Test

 *Tuesday – CM Holiday Concert (Grade 3/Chorus/Band) at 7:00 PM

Looking Ahead…

*December 4 – CM Holiday Concert (Grade 3/Chorus/Band) at 7:00 PM

*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:    
Our next 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.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This week in ELA we will continue to work through our “Invention” writings.  Do you have a problem that needs to be solved? Our 4th grade inventors have solved many everyday problems with their crafty and clever inventions!  We will also continue on with our fact and opinion lessons, then begin to delve deeper into text features. 

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Don’t forget to practice your word sorts

Social Studies:   Our William Penn test is Monday!  We will then be moving on to atoms in science.



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week of 11/26-11/30

I hope that everyone had a nice Thanksgiving break with friends and family! I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – No School

*Tuesday – Music

*Tuesday – Chapter 6 math test with Mr. Jones 

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, December 3rd – William Penn Test

*December 4 – CM Holiday Concert (Grade 3/Chorus/Band) at 7:00 PM

*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:    Chapter 6 math test (long division) is scheduled for Tuesday.  

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This week in ELA we will begin to introduce fact and opionion and text features in non-fiction texts.  These text features (table of contents, index, glossary, bold words, etc…) are meant to assist the reader when reading a text, just like a map or road markers are used to assit drivers.  This week in grammar, we will begin talking more about nouns.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please look for your new word study words and homework this week.

Social Studies:   We will continue learning about William Penn and how he stood up for what he believed in, even though his beliefs landed him in prison! We will begin to fill out our William Penn Study Guide for the test on Monday, December 3rd.  Please look for this in your child’s homework folder and begin to study a little bit each night.



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week of 11/19-11/23

*I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels this week if you are traveling for the holidays. I am so thankful and blessed to be your child’s teacher this year, thank you!

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Wear Patriotic colors for our Patriotic shine time on Monday!

*Wednesday – Word Study Test for Mr. Jones

*Wednesday –  Chapter 6 math test (tentative…)

*Wednesday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Thursday 22nd – Monday 26th – No School 

Looking Ahead…

*Monday 26th – No School

*November 30 – Scripps gift card orders due (This is a great gift!)

*December 4 – CM Holiday Concert (Grade 3/Chorus/Band) at 7:00 PM

*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:    Chapter 6 math test (long division) is tentatively scheduled for this Wednesday.  

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This week in ELA, we will be wrapping up our main idea unit with our summative assessment.  After the break, we will then begin our next unit on identifying text structure and text features within nonfiction texts.  This week in grammar, we will begin talking about nouns.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Word Study test on Wednesday!

Social Studies:   We began learning about William Penn last week!  Do you know who owned the land in Pennsylvania before William Penn?  It may surprise you…..



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week of 11/12-11/16

*4th Grade is still collecting canned sweet potatoes for the food drive.  Thank you in advance for your help in providing some families with a Thanksgiving Meal.

*Thank you for taking time to meet with me during parent/teacher conferences this past week.  I enjoyed praising your children and telling you all the wonderful things they are doing in class.  I am so proud of each and every one of them!

*I was completely WOW’ed by all the Native American projects!  It was obvious that the kids enjoyed creating their projects at home, and then show-casing their awesome work to their friends and families.  Thank you for helping your son/daughter make that happen!

*Research suggests that a positive school climate can support student success.

This year, Central Manor Elementary School has again decided to gather data on students’, staff, and parents’ perceptions of the school climate. This data will help the school leadership team and staff continue to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement.

Please let us know what you think by completing an anonymous survey at:

www.paschoolclimatesurvey.org

When you reach the survey website, please look for the “CLICKING HERE” hyperlink near the top of the web page.

Invitation Code  BYTRD1

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Native American test (their study guide is their yellow foldable)

*Monday – PTO meeting in the library at 6:30

*Tuesday – Picture re-take day (please reeturn your original packet of pictures with your re-take)

*Wednesday – Chapter 5 math test corrections are due

*Thursday – 4th grade has a special speaker coming in today!  Please be sure to ask your child about our surprise guest!  It’s exciting!

*Friday – Spirit wear online store closes (https://stores.inksoft.com/central_manor_elementary/shop/home

Looking Ahead…

*November 19 – Patriotic Shine Time, wear red/white/blue!

*November 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 22-26 Happy Thanksgiving (No School)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:    Chapter 5 math test corrections are due by Wednesday! Students will begin long division this week.  Please continue to look in your child’s homework folder for math homework.  They receive homework on a nightly basis, thank you!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  This week in ELA, we will continue to identify, practice, and learn about how to find the main idea and the implied main idea in a text.  This is such an important skill for students to learn and apply when reading.  In grammar, we will wrap up our unit on complex sentences.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Now that we are back to a normal schedule, please look for your son/daughter’s word study homework this week.  

Social Studies:   Our Native American test is scheduled for Monday, November 12th.  We will begin our next unit on Tuesday with William Penn.



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week of 11/5-11/9

*4th Grade is collecting canned sweet potatoes for the food drive.  Thank you for your help in providing some families with a Thanksgiving Meal.

*I look forward to meeting with you this week and discussing all the wonderful things that your child is doing in school.  I am so proud of each and every one of them!!!! 

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Native American Projects are due!

*Tuesday – Native American Exhibit 2:40-3:15 (parents are welcome!)

*Wednesday – Our class is scheduled to go to the Book Fair during our Library time. 

*Wednesday – Sub Sale pick up from 3:00-6:00

*Wednesday – 1:30 Early Dismissal 

*Thursday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*November 13 – Picture Retake day (please return your original packet)

*November 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 22-26 Happy Thanksgiving (No School)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:    Students will continue to work through chapter 5, Multiply with two digit numbers.  The Area Model and the the Distributive Property are great tools to help students multiply larger numbers.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  Last week we responded to and began writing our first TDA (Text Dependent Analysis).  I was so proud of the students for building their stamina, and working hard.  This process requires a lot of high level thinking and digging deep into the text!  This week we will take their notes on their TDA prompt and turn it into a 5 paragraph essay!  Wow, way to go 4th grade!  We will also continue working through our main idea unit and begin reading a non-fiction story titled: “The Grand Canyon, A Trail Through Time”.  In grammar, we will focus on how to identify and write complex sentences.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Don’t forget to study your words and your word sort.  

Science:   Don’t forget projects are due Monday, November 5th and our school exhibit is November 6th.  I am so excited to see their projects!!  Our Native American test is scheduled for Monday, November 12th.  Our next unit will be William Penn.



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Week of 10/29-11/2

*4th Grade is collecting canned sweet potatoes for the food drive.  Thank you for your help in providing some families with a Thanksgiving Meal.

*Students and Faculty are encouraged to wear red tomorrow as a Penn Manor/Warwick teamwork day.

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Math Test with Mr. Jones

*Tuesday – Word Study Test with Mr. Jones

*Wednesday – End of the 1st marking period

*Friday – Teacher In-Service, No School (This would be a great time to work on your Native American projects that are due on Monday.)

Looking Ahead…

*November 5 – Native American Projects due!

*November 6 – Native American Exhibit

*November 5-9th -Fall Book Fair

*November 7-9th – 1:30 Early Dismissal due to parent/teacher conferences

*November 7 – Sub Sale pick-up from 3-6 pm

*November 13 – Picture Retake day (please return your original packet)

*November 21 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 22-26 Happy Thanksgiving (No School)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  Students will have their math test on Monday!

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Don’t forget to study your words and your word sort.  Your word study test is scheduled for Tuesday.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  Last week we discussed in detail the similarities and differences between a topic vs. the main idea.  This week we will continue our unit on main idea, while we also begin to introduce how to answer a text dependent analysis (TDA) question by setting up two column notes. In grammar we will be spending the next week learning, identifying, and writing compound and complex sentences.

Science:  The students have been enjoying learning about the PA Native Americans.  Don’t forget projects are due Monday, November 5th and our school exhibit is November 6th.  Although projects are to be completed at home, we will work on the writing component at school.  Thank you for your support at home with this exciting project!

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week of 10/22-10/26

**Your child’s parent/teacher conference confirmation paper listing the date and time of your child’s conference will come home on Monday.  Please sign and return the bottom portion of this form.  I look forward to discussing your child’s progress with you!  Thank you!

**A Native American project paper was sent home on Friday.  Please look over this yellow paper and sign and return the bottom portion as soon as possible.  The kids are looking forward to this activity and it also coordinates with our school theme of  “Teamwork”!  This is a great project to review what we have learned so far, and to also work collaboratively with someone at home.  All projects are due November 5th.

**It’s Teamwork Spirit Week!  (It’s also bus driver appreciation Week!)

Monday:   Favorite Penn Manor Shirt/jersey – or wear blue/gold

Tuesday:   “Scrabble” – Attach a letter to your shirt.  Can you find other students and make some robust vocabulary?

Wednesday:  PJ Day – Teamwork Makes the DREAM work

Thursday:     Favorite sports jersey (sports teamwork)

Friday:  Penn Manor DISTRICT WIDE “PINK OUT!” 

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Physical Education, please wear sneakers!

*Tuesday – Reading Assembly and PTO MOD pizza night

*Sunday – PTO Designer bag BINGO at Manor Church

Looking Ahead…

*October 31 – End of the 1st Marking Period

*November 2 – No School; Teacher in-service

*November 5 – Native American Projects due

*November 6 – Native American Exhibit

*November 5-9th -Fall Book Fair

*November 7-9th – 1:30 Early Dismissal due to parent/teacher conferences

*November 7 – Sub Sale pick-up from 3-6 pm

*November 13 – Picture Retake day (please return your original packet)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  Students will continue to practice multiplication and problem solving skills this week.   In conjunction to the area model for multiplying larger numbers, students will also add  the Distributive Property to their list of ways!  

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Don’t forget to study your words and your word sort!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  Last week we began the concept of “What is the main idea?”.  This week we will dive deeper into finding the main idea and supporting details in a nonfiction text.  In grammar we will be spending the next week learning, identifying, and writing compound and complex sentences.

Science:  We began our new social studies unit on Native Americans this past week. We have been learning a lot about the similarities and differences of  the Algonquin vs. Iroquois Native Americans.  Don’t forget to sign and return your project slip as soon as possible! Thank you for your support at home!



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Week of 10/15-10/19

Special Reminders:

*Monday – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Monday – Chapter 3 math test corrections are due!  Word Study Test for Mr. Jones (study your words and your word sort)

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Friday – PTO sub orders and money due

Looking Ahead…

*October 22-26 -Bus Driver Appreciate Week

*October 23 –  PTO MOD Pizza Restaurant Night

*October 28 – PTO Designer Bag Bingo at Manor Church

*October 31 – End of the 1st Marking Period

*November 2 – No School; Teacher in-service

*November 5-9th -Fall Book Fair

*November 7 – Sub Sale pick-up from 3-6 pm

*November 13 – Picture Retake day (please return your original packet)

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  Chapter 3 math test corrections are mandatory for this chapter.  All corrections are due Monday.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Word Study tests are scheduled for this Monday.  Don’t forget to study your words and your word sort!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins:  We will be wrapping up our first unit on story elements on Monday, and begin Unit 2 on Wednesday.  Our next unit will focus on finding the main idea in nonfiction stories.  We will also discuss how to write a summary, and begin our two column note process for writing TDA’s (Text Dependent Analysis questions).  In grammar we will be spending some time learning, identifying, and writing compound and complex sentences.

Science:  We will begin our new social studies unit on Native Americans this week.



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