week of 1/27-1/31

*Monday is Day A and we have Music, don’t forget your recorders!

*Please continue to send your Box Tops into school!

*Our class will be doing our health screenings tomorrow (1/27). If your child wears glasses, please be sure that they bring them to school.

*Marking period 2 report cards will be coming home tomorrow. Please keep your child’s report card, and then sign and return the report envelope with the parent comment sheet inside. Thank you!

*Our class will be having a Valentine exchange on Friday, February 14. If your son/daughter chooses to participate, we have 24 students in our class. If you also choose to send in a treat with your Valentines, please be sure that the treat is packaged and store bought for allegy purposes.

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – 4W health screenings, and report cards come home

*Friday – January Reading log due

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, February 7 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Friday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day Exchange

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display!

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will begin to wrap up their chapter on adding and subtracting fractions this week. Please check your son/daughter’s planner for their chapter math test date and nightly homework.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will continue to talk about Point of View while also re-visiting story elements and characterization while reading “Because of Winn-Dixie”. In grammar we will continue our discussion of verbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones: Please stay tuned to your child’s planner for upcoming word study homework and tests.

Social Studies: We began our map skills unit last week by talking about the different types of maps. This week we will continue to learn about map features such as cardinal vs. intermediate directions, a legend, latitude and longitude, and a map scale.

 

 

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correction….

Report cards will be coming home on Monday, not today. I apologize for the mistake. Have a great weekend!

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week of 1/20-1/24

*Tuesday is Day A and we have Music

*Please continue to send your Box Tops into school!

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – No School, Teacher In-Serivice

*Tuesday/Wednesday – Unit 3 Assessments will be coming home either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. Please sign and return your child’s assessment. Thank you!

*Wednesday – PTO sub order pick up from 5:00-7:00 in the Central Manor cafeteria

*Thursday – Landform test (students created their study guide with pictures and definitions of each lanform. It should be found in their homework folder.)

*Friday – Report Cards Come Home and 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, January 31 – January Reading Log due

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students are continuing to work through Chapter 9 this week with adding and subtracting fractions. Please check your son/daughter’s planner for nightly math homework.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will be moving on to Unit 4. In this unit we will begin this week by introducing 1st and 3rd person point of view vs. perspective. In grammar we will be wrapping up singular vs. plural possessive nouns and moving on to verbs. Students will now be given weekly ELA homework. This homework is a quick spiral review of learned concepts and is due every Friday (I hand out the spiral review at the beginning of each week). Thank you for your support!

Word Study with Mr. Jones: Students will be getting their new words this week. Please stay tuned to your child’s planner for upcoming word study homework and tests.

Social Studies: Students will be taking their landform test this Thursday. Their study guide was sent home last week and should be found in their homework folder. We will be starting our map skills on Tuesday.

 

 

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week of 1/13-1/17

*Tuesday is Day A and we have Music

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – No School, Teacher In-Serivice

*Thursday – Unit 3 Assessment in ELA

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School

*Wednesday, January 22 – PTO sub order pick up from 5:00-7:00 in the Central Manor cafeteria

*Friday, January 24 – Report Cards Come Home and 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Friday, January 31 – January Reading Log due

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will be taking their chapter math test on fractions this Wednesday.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will be wrapping up our unit on nonfiction text features and text structure by taking our unit assessment on Thursday. We have also been spending a lot of time digging deeper into our TDA and two column notes (or as we call them TD…YAY)In grammar we will continue to learn more about singular vs. plural possessive nouns.

Word Study with Mr. Jones: Word study test on Friday.

Social Studies: We spent last week discussing the Five Themes of Geography (MR. HELP). This week we will be learning about landforms found in and around Pennsylvania.

 

 

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week of 1/6-1/10

*Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great start to the new year, and is looking forward to a great 2020!!!

*Just a reminder that if your child is interested in taking the Envirothon pre-test (packets were handed out before the break), they should be prepared to take it on Monday.

*It is extremely important that your son/daughter come to school with their computer fully charged each day. If your child leaves his/her computer at school over the weekends, please remind them to bring their charger to school every Friday so they may charge their computer over the weekend. Thank you!!!

*Monday is Day D and we have Art

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – PTO Meeting at 6:30 PM in the library

*Friday – PTO sub orders are due

*Friday – End of the 2nd marking period

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, January 13 – No School, Teacher In-Service

*Monday, January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School

*Wednesday, January 22 – PTO sub order pick up from 5:00-7:00 in the Central Manor cafeteria

*Friday, January 24 – Report Cards Come Home

*Friday, January 31 – January Reading Log due

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will be diving deeper into their fractions unit and learning how to find equivalent fractions, and comparing and ordering fractions.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will be reviewing text features vs. text structure, while reading “Mimicry and Camouflage”. In grammar we will begin to identify and learn more about singular vs. plural possessive nouns.

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

Social Studies: On Monday, we will begin our new Social Studies unit. This unit will focus on the 5 Themes of Geography and map skills.

 

 

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week of 12/16-12/20

This week students will have the option to participate in holiday spirit days.  Participation is of course optional!

  • Monday, December 16: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer-Wear red and green!
  • Tuesday, December 17: Jingle Bells-Wear you favorite holiday bling!
  • Wednesday, December 18: Deck the Halls-Wear a festive sweater!
  • Thursday, December 19: Coffeehouse presentations-Dress your best!
  • Friday, December 20: Home for the Holidays: Wear your favorite hat!

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. Students interested in participating in this optional activity received a study packet last week. They should be prepared to take their test when they return from holiday break.

Special Reminders:

Monday – Word study test with Mr. Jones

Thursday – Winter Coffee House Presentations (4W will have light refreshments from approximately 11-11:30 and then have our presentations from approximately 11:30-12:00) For the safety and efficiency of our school, we ask that you not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your child’s scheduled event. Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

Friday – Students can bring a towel or blanket to sit on during lunch

Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*December 23 – January 1- Winter Break

 

 

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Coffehouse presentations and donations

Here are a few details regarding next Thursday’s (December 19th) Winter Coffee House event. There is also a link to sign up for donations if you are able to contribute to this fun day for the students.

We are so excited for next week’s Coffee House presentations. Due to the number of guests that have returned RSVP forms and the size of the room, all 4 of our 4th grade classes will be doing our poetry readings by homeroom class. Our class will begin in our classroom (11:00-11:25) with an opportunity for you to visit with your child and see our writing notebooks up close. We will also have some light refreshments for our guests at this time. We will then head to the “Think Lab” around 11:25 for our poetry readings. This will run until approximately 11:55. This will then end our Coffee House Presentations.

For our 11:00 AM presentation (4W/4J), doors will open at 10:45 AM.  For the safety and efficiency of our school, we ask that you not arrive earlier than fifteen minutes before your child’s scheduled event. Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

We will be treating students with some light refreshments in the afternoon on that same day. Please click the link below if you would like to contribute donations for the Coffee House and/or the afternoon treats for the students. Thank you!

Here is the signup genius link for the Coffeehouse. 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B49ADAB2BA0FD0-fourth

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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.

 

 

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week of 12/2-12/6

*I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break with friends and family! I am so thankful for your children, and I look forward to their smiling faces and wonderful hugs that I receive on a daily basis!

*Don’t forget, you can participate in the Scrips fundraiser where every gift card purchased earns money for our school. You can either fill out the green paper that was sent home, OR submit your order online at www.shopwithscrip.com. Click “Join a program” and enter school code 4367C39F3L821. Create an account to shop. Every gift card purchased earns a rebate percentage that goes to PTO. Thank you!

*Central Manor is participating in a coat drive to help replenish supplies at The Loft at Milllersville Church. We are asking for NEW or GENTLY USED winter coats, gloves, mittens and scarves (children to adult sizes). Your donation will help Penn Manor families. If you choose to donate some items, please send them in a labeled bag with your child. The coat drive will run until mid-December. Thank you!

*In order to support Penn Manor families during the holiday season, we will be collecting items throughout the district. If you are able and willing to donate, we are asking 4th grade to donate a bottle of shampoo. We will be collecting all donations until Wednesday, December 11th. Thank you!!!!!

*Save the date for our Winter Coffee House Presentations on December 19th from 11:00-12:00 (Family and friends are welcome to join us!!).

Special Reminders:

Tuesday – Welcome back! I can’t wait to see your smiling faces!!!!!! Our special today is Art

Wednesday – Central Manor Holiday Concert

Friday – Today is the day that your child’s 2 family recipes AND 2-3 photographs that relate to winter and/or holiday memories are due!

Looking Ahead…

*December 19 – Winter Coffee House Presentations (4W and 4J are scheduled for 11:00-12:00) – More information to come, but please mark your calendars…you are invited!

*December 20 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 23 – January 1- Winter Break

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will continue working through Chapter 7 this week which focuses on patterns and sequences.

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

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 in greater detail the changing states of matter.

 

 

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week of 11/25-11/29

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

*If your child has returned the signed laptop agreement form, laptops will be coming home this week. More information was sent home on Thursday of last week (3 papers). Laptops should come back to school each day charged and ready to go! Thank you for your support!

*Don’t forget, you can participate in the Scrips fundraiser where every gift card purchased earns money for our school. You can either fill out the green paper that was sent home last week OR submit your order online at www.shopwithscrip.com. Click “Join a program” and enter school code 4367C39F3L821. Create an account to shop. Every gift card purchased earns a rebate percentage that goes to PTO. Thank you!

*Central Manor is participating in a coat drive to help replenish supplies at The Loft at Milllersville Church. We are asking for NEW or GENTLY USED winter coats, gloves, mittens and scarves (children to adult sizes). Your donation will help Penn Manor families. If you choose to donate some items, please send them in a labeled bag with your child. The coat drive will run until mid-December. Thank you!

*We will be working on a Winter Writer’s Project beginning next week. As part of this project, we are asking your child to bring in 2-3 photographs from winter and/or holidays from the past to be included in your child’s project. We are also asking that your child bring in 2 family recipes (these can be printed from a computer and/or written down) to be included in this project. Photographs and recipes are due December 6th.

*Save the date for our Winter Coffee House Presentations on December 19th from 11:00-12:00 (Family and friends are welcome to join us!!).

Special Reminders:

*November 27 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*November 28 – December 2 – Thanksgiving break

Looking Ahead…

*December 4 – Central Manor Holiday Concert

*December 6 – Today is the day that your child’s 2 family recipes AND 2-3 photographs that relate to winter and/or holiday memories are due!

*December 19 – Winter Coffee House Presentations (4W and 4J are scheduled for 11:00-12:00) – More information to come, but please mark your calendars…you are invited!

*December 20 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*December 23 – January 1- Winter Break

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will begin Chapter 7 this week which focuses on patterns and sequences.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: We will spend the short week ahead preparing for our Winter Coffee House Presentations. Later in the unit we will learn the difference between text features and text structure, and spend time practicing both concepts. In grammar we are moving on to plural nouns.

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

Science: We will have our atom quiz on Monday 11/25!

 

 

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