Download “Saturn in the Sky”

Sierra and Ali’s BIG HIT! Saturn in the Sky

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The 4th Grade Ben Franklin Proverb Contest for WIN!

Please click on the link below to vote. A person may vote once a day. Voting will end Friday, Nov. 18th at 9:00 AM.
Thanks to all who voted!
Congratulations to the “Wise and Witty Franklin Girls!” (A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned)

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We Sadly Say…..GOODBYE

It’s hard to believe that we are wrapping up the 2010-2011 school year. We will always remember our year at “The Cottages.” We now get to all come back together to a NEW AND IMPROVED CENTRAL MANOR ELEMENTARY! (W-o-W)
Thanks for all your support throughout all of our challenges with the weather and just being in a unique situation this year. I hope you enjoy the DVD that is in your report card folder. Hold onto it because that’s HISTORY in your hands!

And now finally….
I AM HISTORY,
Mr. Malek

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“THEE” Robust Vocabulary Word of the Year….(the envelope please)

The 5-M’ers chose 12 nominees (Robust Vocab words) today and created posters! The class voted and the #1 Favorite 5-M word of the year is……(drum roll please)

GIDDY
Congratulations “giddy!” You are the 5-M’ers favorite word of the year!

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The 2011 “Histy Awards” – The Results are in!

2011 “Histy” Awards

More prestigious than the Grammys, the Emmys, and the Oscars combined!
Fan Interactive – the 5-M’ers voted in 12 categories.

The RESULTS:
Quote of the Year: Abe Lincoln “And that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

Location of the Year: Philadelphia, PA – Birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution

Number of the Year: “4” – for the 4th of July

Feud of the Year: Yankees vs Rebels – North vs South during Civil War

Villain of the Year: John Wilkes Booth

Group of the Year: Underground Railroad

Saddest Event of the Year: Lincoln’s Assassination at Ford’s Theatre

Dynamic Duo of the Year: Tim & Moby from www.brainpop.com

Non-Human Hero of the Year: Paul Revere’s HORSE

Storytown Hero of the Year: George Washington from the story “When Washington Crossed the Delaware”

Female Hero of the Year: Harriet Tubman

Male Hero of the Year: Abe Lincoln

SEE YOU ALL next year!

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Malek Math Poetry!

The ABC’s of Mr.Malek’s Math Mavens
April is National Poetry Month!

Algebra x+3=10
Bar Graphs are helpful
Calculator friendly problems ☺
Decagons! (Cool 10 sides)
Exponents2
Factors (6: 1,2,3,6)
Geometry (Go climb one!)
Hypotenuse (Say what?)
Isosceles Triangle
Just Do It! (Math)
Krypto!
Long Division
Multiplication
Nonagon
Octagonal Prism
Pi is tasty! 3.14
Quadrilateral
Rhombus
Square Root
Trapezoid
Units of Measurement
Volume
Width (W x L)
X-coordinate
Y-coordinate
ZILCH! (AKA…zero)

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5-M’er Lauren Shines at the PM Science Fair!

Congratulations to Lauren for getting 1st Place in the 5th grade Penn Manor Science Fair. Her experiment, “Which Hand Cream Protects and Moisturizes a Rose the Best?” took top prize and dazzled the judges! Way to go Lauren!

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PSSA “Sick”

To honor the famous poem written by Shel Silverstein, the 5-M’ers wrote their own “PSSA SICK” poem! However, it wasn’t little Peggy Ann McKay, it was THEM! Way “TOO SICK” to take the PSSA!

Here is Hera’s poem:

I can’t take the PSSA today
Said little Hera V’ala Nogueras
I think I have those evil mumps
I even have small red bumps
My fingers are weak
I can’t even speak
I hit my head
Now I’m lying in bed
I’m going blind in my right eye
It even hurts to look to the sky
I’m seeing lines and spots
Even rainbow polka dots
Oh, you say today is Saturday?
Oh, then I’m going to the park to play! 🙂

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The Top 10 Things You SHOULDN’T Do During PSSA!

The 5-M’ers took a “comedic turn” after the grand finale of today’s PSSA. 5-M’ers broke up into small groups and came up with amusing “ideas” that for some strange reason…WOULDN’T be a good idea to do during the PSSA! Enjoy! 🙂

The Top 10 Things You SHOULDN’T DO During the PSSA

#10- Bring in a deck of cards thinking you’re going to “Ace” the PSSA. (Matt, Zach, Calle, Kayla)

#9 – Prank call the teacher and ask, “Is your refrigerator running? Well, you better go catch it! (Colin, Trey, Aidan, Nathan M)

#8 – Bring in your pet grizzy bear and make it eat your test. (Nate, Jonathan, Logan, Tyler)

#7 – Stand on your desk and do the chicken dance. (Marly, Sam, Hera)

#6 – Turn the clock to 3:15 PM and say “It’s time to leave!” (Emily, Hannah, Tom, Harley)

#5 – Search for answers on the internet. (Emily, Hannah, Tom, Harley)

#4 – Use a #1 pencil, just to be funny. (Lauren, Erin, Rob, Don)

#3 – Wear a “Superman” costume thinking you’re going to fly over the test. (Matt, Zach, Calle, Kayla)

#2 – Make like a banana and “split” your test in half. (Colin, Trey, Aidan, Nathan M.)

And the #1 thing you SHOULDN’T DO during the PSSA is…..

#1 – Tell your teacher that “Write Your Name” is the hardest question and that you can’t take the PSSA!

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Hmm, what does the P.S.S.A Stand for Anyway?

Here’s a FUN LIST of possible ideas!

Aidan, Nate W, Logan, Donovan
*Problem Solving’s So Awesome
*Please Send Some Asparagus

Rob, Calle, Lauren, Erin
*Purple Snakes Slither About
*Pandas Steal Strawberries Always

Emily, Hannah, Tom, Harley
*Particularly Smart Students Association
*Pittsburgh Steelers Stink A Lot
(Mr. Malek Note – I wanted to VETO the previous one, but realized I DID just teach about 1st Amendment rights! 😉

Kayla, Trey, Zach, Hera
*People Shouldn’t Say Answers
*People Should Save Aeropostale

Tyler, Sam, Matt, Marly
*Phillies Spectaculary Shine Always
*Poetry Should Stay Alive

Jordan, Nathan M, Colin, Jonathan
*Pirates Should Say ARGGGHHH!
*Patrick Star Seems Amazing

AND JUST FOR THE RECORD…
IT’S PENNSYLVANIA SYSTEM OF SCHOOL ASSESSMENT!

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