week of 4/15-4/19

*PSSA testing begins this week! It is our time to shine bright, and be confident in ourselves. Thank you for all of the snacks, hard candy and lollipop donations! We appreciate your support!

*Please remind your child that he/she may want to bring a water bottle to school each day. Please write your child’s name on the water bottle, particularly if he/she is bringing in a disposable water bottle! Thank you!

*4th Grade has decided to continue our PSSA Spirit on our testing days. See below for testing theme days!

*Due to ELA testing, there will be no homework this week! However, everyone is still encouraged to continue their 40 book challenge by reading.

Special Reminders for this week:

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

*Monday – Monday folders will come home

*Monday- ELA PSSA and Wear Red! We are “Red-y” for the PSSA!

*Tuesday- ELA PSSA and Team Jersey Day or PM Team Shirt! We are a great 4th grade team!

*Wednesday- ELA PSSA and Wear Sweats! Don’t sweat your test!

*Thursday – We ARE in school today! It is a snow make-up day.

*Friday – No School!

Looking Ahead…

*Monday, April 22nd – No School

*April 24, 25 – Math PSSA tests

*April 30 and May 1 – Science PSSA tests

*May 10 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*May 29 – 4th Grade Field Trip

*May 30 – School Picnic from 5:30-7:30



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week of 4/8-4/12

*PSSA Testing is coming! It’s such a special treat for the students to have snacks, gum, Peppermint Patties, lollipops, hard candy and other mints. If you would like to donate any of the above items, we would LOVE it! Thank you! (Please note that if you choose to donate, the items will be for our classroom ONLY…..)

PSSA Spirit Week This Week:

Monday- CM Proud Wear Blue and Gold

Tuesday- Wild about PSSA- Wear your brightest craziest outfit

Wednesday- Show your Super Smarts- Dress like a Superhero

Thursday- Put on your thinking caps- wear your favorite hat

Friday- Relax, We Can Do It- Wear Pj’s or sweats

*Special Reminders:

*Monday – Our class will be visiting the Book Fair today at 2:45. It is Buy One Get One Free! (the cheaper book is the free book)

*Monday – Math Test corrections are due! Report cards come home today.

*Tuesday – Word Study Test

*Tuesday – Spring Concert at CM 7:00 PM

Looking Ahead…

*April 15 – PTO meeting – 6:30 in the library

*April 14, 15, 16 – ELA PSSA tests

*Friday, April 19th – No School

*Monday, April 22nd – No School

*April 24, 25 – Math PSSA tests

*April 30, May 1 – Science PSSA tests

*May 10 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*May 29 – 4th Grade Field Trip

*May 30 – School Picnic from 5:30-7:30

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  Students will working through their geometry unit.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will be wrapping up our loose ends, finishing our TDAs, and beginning to talk more about poetry.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please look for your child’s new word study list this week!

Science: This week we will learn about some Pennsylvania pests and create our own pest reports.

Social Studies: We will be taking a break as we dive deeper into our science units.



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chaperones for 4th grade field trip

The fourth grade teachers will be meeting on Friday morning to determine who is going to chaperone the field trip on May 29th. If you are on the Penn Manor approved volunteer list and would still like to chaperone, please email me by 8:00 Friday morning. Parents will be notified once chaperones have been selected. Thank you!

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week of 4/1-4/5

*Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will come home

*Monday – PSSA encouragement cards are due today. Thank you so much for taking time to complete these cards, the kids truly look forward to the encouraging words during PSSA’s.

*Tuesday – math test on area and perimeter

*Wednesday – Gertrude Hawk candy sale pick up today! CM lobby from 4:30-6:30

Looking Ahead…

*April 8 – Report cards come home

* April 9 – Spring Concert at CM 7:00 PM

*April 14, 15, 16 – ELA PSSA tests

*April 24, 25 – Math PSSA tests

*April 30, May 1 – Science PSSA tests

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  Students will complete their Chapter 13 math on Tuesday on area and perimeter.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will wrap up our unit on comparing and contrasting multiple texts, and take our unit assessment. In grammar we will continue learning about subject and object pronouns.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please look for your child’s new word study list this week!

Science: This past week we discussed the difference between food chains and food webs, and how all energy is passed from one organism to the next. This week we will dive deeper into our producers and how they are able to produce their own food through photosynthesis.

Social Studies: We will be taking a break as we dive deeper into our science units.

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PTO news

If you ordered candy through the PTO candy fundraiser, the candy pick-up date is Wednesday, April 3rd from 4:30-6:30. You may pick your candy up in the lobby at Central Manor.

April 8-12th – Buy One Get One Free Book fair. Please check your child’s planner in the near future for our class day and time to visit the book fair.

May 30th from 5:30-7:30 is the school picnic!

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week of 3/25-3/29

I hope that everyone is enjoying the nice spring weather today! Here are a few reminders for our week.

*Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will come home

*Tuesday – End of the 3rd marking period

*Friday – This is a snow make up day, we are IN school today!

Looking Ahead…

*April 8 – Report cards come home*

*April 14, 15, 16 – ELA PSSA tests

*April 24, 25 – Math PSSA tests

*April 30, May 1 – Science PSSA tests

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  Students will complete their Chapter 12 test on Monday. Test corrections will then be due later this week. The next chapter is Area and Perimeter and is another very short chapter!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will continue to compare and contrast multiple texts, and discuss the difference between firsthand and secondhand accounts (which is very similar to point of view). In grammar we will be introducing and learning about subject and object pronouns.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please look for your child’s new word study list this week!

Science: This past week we learned that every ecosystem relies on biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) things to work together to create a well balanced ecosystem. This week we will dive deeper into the biotic side of ecosystems by learning about food chains and food webs!

Social Studies: We will be taking a break as we dive deeper into our science units.



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week of 3/18-3/22

*Special Reminders:

*Monday – Book Exchange and Monday folders will come home

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*March 26 – End of the 3rd marking period

*March 29 – This is a snow make-up day, we are IN school today!

*April 8 – Report cards come home

*For scheduling purposes, our PSSA dates are listed below.

**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 with Mr. Jones:  Students completed their Chapter 11 test on Friday. Test corrections will be coming home this week. The next chapter is Metric Measurement and will begin this week. This is a very short chapter!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will be wrapping up our Author’s Claim Unit and moving on to comparing and contrasting multiple texts, and understanding the difference between firsthand and secondhand accounts. In grammar we will be discussing prepositions and prepositional phrases.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please check your child’s planner for new words/patterns and/or for upcoming homework/test for this week.

Science: The class did a fantastic job discovering and creating their own series and parallel circuits in class! As much as they would LOVE to continue on with electricity, we have to say goodbye and move on to ecosystems this week.

Social Studies: We will be taking a break as we dive deeper into our science units.



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week of 3/11-3/15

*For scheduling purposes, our PSSA dates are listed below.

**PSSA ELA Tests – April 14, 15, 16

**PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25

**PSSA Science Tests – April 30, May 1

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will come home

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

*Thursday – Human Growth and Development for the Girls only (11:00)

*Thursday – Boys Bounce Around Night at Sky Zone at 6:00

Looking Ahead…

*March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 26 – End of the 3rd marking period

*March 29 – This is a snow make-up day, we are IN school today!

*April 8 – Report cards come home

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  This week the students will be working through elasped time and reviewing for their chapter test that is tentatively scheduled for this Thursday. Stay tuned to your child’s planner!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will be wrapping up our Figurative Language unit with a writing activity. We will also begin talking about Author’s Claim, or how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. In grammar we will be discussing adverbs.

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please check your child’s planner for new words/patterns and for upcoming homework for this week.

Science: The class is LOVING our electricity unit! We are getting some first hand experience on creating circuits. This week the students will discover the difference between an insulator and a conductor, along with creating series and parallel circuis.

Social Studies: We will be taking a short break as we dive deeper into our science unit.



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week of 3/4-3/8

*For scheduling purposes, our PSSA dates are listed below.

**PSSA ELA Tests – April 14, 15, 16

**PSSA Math Tests – April 24, 25

**PSSA Science Tests – April 30, May 1

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will come home.

*Monday – Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser Due

*Wednesday – Word Study Test with Mr. Jones

*Friday – PTO Family Movie Night at 5:30

Looking Ahead…

*March 11 – PTO meeting at 6:30 in the library

*March 14 – Boys Bounce Around Night at Sky Zone at 6:00 pm

*March 14 – Human Growth and Development for the Girls (11:00)

*March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 26 – End of the 3rd marking period

*March 29 – This is a snow make-up day, we are IN school today!

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:  This chapter of Customary (American) Measurement has students learning about the appropriate tools to use when measuring items. Students are also doing conversions, and will be back to a normal week with homework.

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This week we will be learning all about Figurative Language. In grammar we will be discussing adjectives, and their “order” , and introducing adverbs.

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

Science: This week the students will be discovering first hand the difference between an open and closed circuit, and the difference between a conductor vs. an insulator.

Social Studies: We will be taking a short break as we dive deeper into our science unit.



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week of 2/25-3/1

Special Reminders:

*Monday – Monday folders will come home.

*Monday – Wear sneakers, we have physical education today!

*Tuesday – Chapter 10 math test

*Tuesday – Spring Pictures

*Friday – 1:30 Early Dismissal

Looking Ahead…

*March 8 – PTO Family Movie Night

*March 11 – PTO meeting

*March 22 – 1:30 Early Dismissal

*March 29 – This is a snow make-up day, we are IN school today!

What are we learning this week?

Math with Mr. Jones:   Students will be taking their Chapter 10 math test on Tuesday. Once corrected math tests are sent home, students have 2 days to make and hand in their math test corrections. Thank you for all of your support at home!

ELA with Mrs. Wiggins: This past week we learned how making an inference is like a simple math equation…using your prior knowledge + using information from the text = your inference! This week we will be wrapping up our unit on inferences, point of view, and how to write a summary with our Unit Assessment on Thursday. In grammar we will be discussing adjectives, and their “order” .

Word Study with Mr. Jones:  Please check your child’s planner for homework and word study test dates.

Science: This week we will continue to learn about magnets, electromagnets, and then begin to discuss the different types of energy.

Social Studies: We will be taking a short break as we dive deeper into our science unit.

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