week of 4/13-4/20

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are all doing well! I still missing seeing you and your smiles each day! As you know from the Penn Manor communication that has been sent out, things start to change a bit the week of April 13th. I wanted to take the time to outline some of these changes for you. Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions. I’m here to help!

*New Curriculum Information – Beginning Monday, April 13, ALL students are expected to complete the posted activities, they are no longer optional. Students can work at their own pace on the various activities throughout the week of April 13th. As a guideline, students should spend somewhere between 60 – 90 minutes a day on these activities (They vary in length of completion). Completed work will be recorded in Sapphire as “Received” throughout the week. New assignments will then be posted each week.

*Google Classroom – Students will see all of the same activities that are listed on this link (new expected activities will be posted on Monday, April 13th) AND in our Google Classroom. I’m encouraging students to complete the posted assignments within our Google Classroom, so that I can respond to student work right on each assignment and so that it is easier to track and record all student work. Students will need to go to the heading “Classwork” and then find the topic titled “Week of April 13th”. Each assignment will be posted as an individual assignment under that topic and will include a set of directions for how to complete each one. Students do need to click the blue button (top right corner) of each assignment in order for me to receive each one. I will go over all of these expectations with your child on Monday, April 13th when we have our Google Meet as a class (see more about this below).

*Office Hours -I will have office hours beginning Monday from 9:00 – 9:30 and again from 2:00-2:30 each day, Monday through Friday. I will also respond to emails/work throughout regular school day hours too. Again, I am here to help!

*Student Email Accounts – Parents, if you are able, would you please help your child check his/her school email account? These can be accessed through the icon that looks like a waffle on the top right. I have sent 2 emails to the students. One email is a “test email” that asks them to resp0nd back to me if they were able to find and open my email. The second email is an invitation to a Google Meet for Monday, April 13th at 10:00. I currently have 11/24 students joining me on the Meet, but I would love to have 24/24! If students need help with this, I posted a tutorial on how to open up your email in my Google classroom. Additionally, if students need help accepting my invitation to our Google Meet, please email me.

*Blog Updates – Finally, if you haven’t subscribed to the Central Manor Blog, you may want to consider doing so. This is an easy way to stay connected with school wide announcements. Thank you!

*Thank you – I cannot thank you enough for ALL that you are doing and have done all school year long. I am here to help us finish the year strong in this new way of teaching and learning. Penn Manor, Central Manor and I are here for you and your family! Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions and/or concerns. I will continue to do my best to meet your child’s needs and interests for the remainder of the school year!

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Friday Update 4/3

Hello 4W families! It has been great to hear from so many of you this week! I’m thrilled to see that so many students are taking advantage of the activities that are posted on the 4th grade Online Opportunities link found on the Penn Manor website! The projects have been fantastic! I love seeing the creativity that so many of you are putting into your work, and I love reading and responding to your letters! I will respond to every activity, letter, google slide, or email that you send my way. So please go back and check your original work sent through google docs or email, and you will see my response.

If you haven’t done so already, you may want to consider subscribing to the Central Manor Blog, as they will be sending out daily updates. If you haven’t subscribed to the CM blog, click the following link: https://centralmanor.pennmanor.net/  Additionally, report cards will be posted on Sapphire, so if you need a Sapphire account in order to access your child’s report card, you will find information on how to get an account on the Central Manor blog or on my previous blog post.

Please know that I, and the rest of the Central Manor and Penn Manor school families, are here to support you! Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions and/or concerns and please keep sending the projects, letters and activities that you are completing at home! These things make me continue to feel so proud of YOU! I miss you all and hope that you are doing well!

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link for learning opportunities

Hello Penn Manor families,

Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed. 

Here is a link to the resources.

These are optional, ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district. 

Thank you for your support of your child’s education in this challenging time.

– Penn Manor School District

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learning opportunities and report cards

Hello 4th grade friends and families,

Penn Manor educators have developed continuity of education plans to help students continue learning from home while our schools are closed.

We plan to roll out these learning activities, by grade level and subject, beginning at noon on Monday, March 30th.  I will post the link to parents when it is up and ready.

These are optional, ungraded learning activities that students can complete from home. The learning resources have been developed to meet a variety of students’ needs and may not be the same across our school district. 

Report cards will be ready the week of April 3. For the 3rd marking period, students will be receiving their report cards through Sapphire. Therefore, we encourage you to obtain a Sapphire account to review student grades. We will be distributing our third marking period report cards for grades 1-6 through the parent portal. Simply click here and follow the directions to obtain this account. 

If you have previously obtained a Sapphire account, there is NO NEED to submit the documentation again.  Your username, password and pin # are all still valid.

And finally… Please enjoy our Central Manor Proud video.

Thank you!

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Hello 4th grade!

I just want to reach out to all of my families and let you know that I miss your smiles, I miss our daily greetings, I miss your stories, but most importantly….I miss YOU!


We are looking forward to returning back to some sense of “normalcy” and begin to offer some online resources.  To be honest, at this time we do not know what this will look like.  The district’s teachers are receiving training the remainder of this week and we will be figuring all of this out.  
The one thing we need to know right now is whether or not you have internet access.  If you can email me directly at: amy.wiggins@pennmanor.net with a yes or no it would be greatly appreciated.
Please know that this venture is new for all of us.  There are so many uncertainties.  We appreciate your grace and patience in advance!!

I can’t wait to hear from you!

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week of 3/9-3/13

*If you are able to donate, we are in desperate need of tissues. Thank you so much in advance for considering.

*Thank you, thank you, thank you to our PTO for providing pizza to our class this past Friday. It was a great way to end our week, and we really appreciated it!

*Please note, April 24th is an early dismissal day with NO-PM Kindergarten. Students will be dismissed at 12:10 PM for this early dismissal. ** The Early Dismissal for elementary is now 12:10 PM, NOT the standard 1:30 PM.**

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – Day B and we have Applied Engineering.

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

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display! This will also be Gertrude Hawk Candy order pick up night.

*Friday, March 27 – Weather make-up day if needed

*Sunday, March 29 – Grandparent Bingo! Doors open at 3:30, Bingo begins at 4:00. Admission is free, however extra cards, concession items, and raffle tickets are available for purchase.

*Thursday, April 9 – Weather Make up day if needed

Friday, April 10 – No School

Monday, April 13 – Weather Make up day if needed

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mrs. Graver: Please look over, sign, and return the Chapter 11 math tests for Monday. Chapter 12 is a short unit on metric measurement, so please stay tuned to your child’s planner for an upcoming test date.

ELA: We officially wrapped up our figurative language unit last week, but we will continue to look for, apply, and use figurative language in our day to day learning. This week we will begin Unit 5 which is Author’s Claim and Evidence. In grammar we will be introducing and working with Prepositions.

Word Study with Mrs. Graver: Menu Items are due this Monday and Friday. With the early dismissal on Friday, 4W will have their word study test on Monday, March 16th.

Science: We will be digging deeper into current electriciy this week and building circuits.

 

 

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week of 3/2-3/6

Thank you to everyone who donated BOX TOPS for our classroom! Our class won the BOX TOPS competition and will be rewarded with a pizza party from our PTO this Friday at 2:45. In order for all students to participate in the pizza party, a food permission slip needs to be signed and returned by Friday. YAY 4w!!!

Please note, April 24th is an early dismissal day with NO-PM Kindergarten. Due to a district in-service for staff, the district will be adjusting the normal early dismissal schedule. Students will be dismissed at 12:10 PM for this early dismissal. Please note that children will be served lunch prior to dismissal. ** The Early Dismissal for elementary is now 12:10 PM, NOT the standard 1:30 PM.**

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – Day A and we have Music.

*Monday – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! We will be doing a school wide “Drop Everything and READ” from 3:05-3:20

*Friday – Central Manor Spring Picture Day (only for those students who order them)

*Friday – We are doing a school wide event, “cozy up with a good book and wear PJ’s”

*Friday – PTO class pizza party for winning the BOX TOPS competition. Please don’t forget to send in your signed food permission slip!

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display! This will also be Gertrude Hawk Candy order pick up night.

*Friday, March 27 – Weather make-up day if needed

*Sunday, March 29 – Grandparent Bingo! More information coming soon….

*Thursday, April 9 – Weather Make up day if needed

Friday, April 10 – No School

Monday, April 13 – Weather Make up day if needed

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mrs. Graver: Students will take their test on Customary Units of Measurement this week. The next unit on Metric Units of Measurement is a short one!

ELA: We began our unit on figurative language last week. This week we will continue to make a SPLASH as we dive into more figurative language, and learn how to spice up our writings! In grammar we will be introducing and working with Adverbs.

Word Study with Mrs. Graver: Please continue to check your son/daughter’s planners for due dates of menu items and the date of their next word study test.

Science: We spent last week talking about energy. This week we will begin to explore and talk about Static and Current electricity.

 

 

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week of 2/24-2/28

Fourth grade would like to welcome Mrs. Kristen Graver! She will be joining the 4th grade team for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Mrs. Graver will be hosting a Meet the Teacher night on Wednesday, February 26 from 6:00-7:00. This will be an open house format, so please feel free to stop in and meet her. A welcome letter from Mrs. Graver will also be coming home in your child’s Monday folder.

Gertrude Hawk candy orders were due this past Friday. However, Online ordering will be available until April 5. You can sign up for an online account at www.fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com our organization ID is 703511

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – Day D and we have Art

*Tuesday – Unit 4 Assessment in ELA

*Friday – February Reading Logs are due!

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie night at CM (doors open at 5:30 and the movie “Abominable” begins at 6:00)

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*Wednesday, March 25 – School Wide Art Show from 6-8 PM at CM! Your child’s artwork will be on display! This will also be Gertrude Hawk Candy order pick up night.

*Friday, March 27 – Weather make-up day

*Sunday, March 29 – Grandparent Bingo! More information coming soon….

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mrs. Graver: Thank you for working with your son/daughter to make the chapter test corrections on decimals. Students will be working through Customary Units of Measurement, and converting units of measurement this week.

ELA: We will be wrapping up our compare and contrast lesson on Monday with our peer interviews and writings. On Tuesday we will begin our Unit 4 Assessment, which will cover topics such as point of view, fiction summaries, and two column notes for our TDA prompt. In grammar we will be practicing adjective order and article adjectives.

Word Study with Mrs. Graver: Please continue to check your son/daughter’s planners for due dates of menu items and the date of their next word study test.

Science: We spent last week talking about magnetism. This week we will begin to explore what energy is, and the many types of energy that are around us!

 

 

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week of 2/17-21

Thank you very much for all the wonderful Valentines, candy, and cards on Friday. Even in 4th grade, they continue to love opening their Valetines, and sharing that time with their friends.

As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district. On Friday, February 21, 2020 students will be invited to wear clothing that would represent a career that they may be interested in exploring as an adult.  For example, your child may come dressed as a construction worker, doctor, teacher, etc.  Please make sure that your child’s clothing is appropriate for a day of learning and wouldn’t distract other students in his/her classroom. 

Special Reminders For This Week:

*Monday – No School

*Tuesday – Day D and we have Art

*Friday – Kids at Work Day

Looking Ahead…

*Friday, February 28 – February Reading Logs due!

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie night at CM

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*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: The students took their decimal test on Friday. Tests will be coming home on Tuesday and test corrections will be due by the end of the week. They will be moving on to customary measurement and conversions.

ELA: This week we’ll be wrapping up our unit on making inferences. We will be spending a little bit of time on comparing and contrasting. In grammar we will be moving on to adjectives.

Word Study: Please continue to check your son/daughter’s planners for due dates of menu items and the date of their next word study test.

Social Studies: We will be wrapping up our practice of map skills and moving on to science (magnets and energy).

 

 

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week of 2/10-2/14

*Monday is Day C and we have Phys Ed, Please wear your sneakers

*Please continue to send your Box Tops into school until Tuesday of this week.

*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:

* Tuesday – Last day to bring in your box tops!

* Friday – Class Valentine Exchange

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, February 17 – Presidents’ Day (No School)

*Monday, February 19 – Central Manor Career Day

*Friday, February 25 – Kids at Work Day

*Friday, February 28 – February Reading Logs due!

*Friday, March 6 – PTO Movie night at CM

*Monday, March 9 – PTO Meeting (6:30 in the CM Library)

*Friday, March 13 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*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: The students will take their test on decimals at the end of the week. Students will be comparing tenths and hundredths, working on problem solving with decimals and practicing spiral review skills during station rotations. Homework is such an important piece of maintaining mastery of skills. If you are able to look over your child’s homework each night, that would be fantastic. Thank you for your support!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week, we’ll spend time digging deeper into learning about and practicing how good readers draw conclusions and make inferences as they read. We will be reading a few high interest stories that will help us practice these important reading skills.

Word Study with Mr. Jones: Word study tests this week will be Monday for 4J and Tuesday for 4W on lesson #6 words.

Social Studies: This week we will be learning about the 5 regions of Pennsylvania and our natural resources.

 

 

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