It’s PSSA Week!

Hello everyone!

We are supporting our PSSA test takers by having spirit days each day this week!

April 15th – We’ve gotten plenty of rest; now bring on the test!  Wear your favorite, school-appropriate pajamas.  
April 16th – We are REDy for the PSSAs!  Wear red. 
April 17th – We’ve got taking the test down to a T!  Wear your favorite T-shirt. 
April 24 – We are taking the PSSA.  No Sweat!  Wear sweatpants or sweatshirts.  
April 25 – Our future is bright!  Wear neon colors.  
April 30 – We are a Hambright team!  Wear a jersey or team shirt.  
May 1 – Hats off to a job well done!  Wear a hat, but nothing distracting.

We have no tests this week! Our Lesson 24 spelling test will be next Tuesday, April 23rd and our chapter 11 math test will be next Thursday, April 25th.

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH AND MONDAY, APRIL 22ND. I hope you have a wonderful holiday break! πŸ™‚

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Week of April 8th

Just a reminder, Economics extra credit projects are due tomorrow, we will present on Tuesday and our test will be on Wednesday.

Spelling test will be Thursday, April 11th – Lesson 23

Math – We will continue our measurement unit this week.

As always, if you have any questions please let me know!

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SPRING is (finally) here!

Happy Spring! A few updates:


  • We began a new unit yesterday in content – ECONOMY
  • The students will be learning about how we exchange and use resources, which includes earning Hoke coins in our classroom. The students will earn them for turning in completed homework, reading, behavior, etc. With the coins they earn they can purchase small items from “Hoke’s Market.” It’s a fun unit and help the students to understand how our economy works and what it means to save. April 1st we will also begin our Junior Achievement program with Deb Holt. More info about this to come.


  • We began a new, but short chapter on time. Our test on this chapter will be next Wednesday. In order to help your child learn about clocks and time, please use any and every opportunity to have them tell you which hand is the minute and hour hand or ask them what time it is. Today we learned the phrases, “quarter past” and “quarter till.” Any real-world practice is very helpful! This is also true for counting money/coins.


  • Lesson 21 test will be on Tuesday, March 26th.

Please keep encouraging your child to read whenever they can! We have a classroom full of readers now! They are awesome. πŸ™‚


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This week!

Hi everyone!

Just a few reminders for this week:

We will be having Book Exchange tomorrow, March 12th. Our class is awesome at remembering our books each week!

Math Test will be Wednesday, March 13th. This test will be on our chapter 9 unit – Data Analysis. πŸ™‚

Today I will be sending home our field trip permission slips. This year we will be going to the Fulton Theater to see The Princess and the Pea and then we will walk over to Lancaster Central Market to get soft pretzels. We will then head to Charlestown Park for lunch and some play time. The field trip isn’t until May 17th, but we will need the permission slips back by March 22nd in order to plan accordingly. Thanks so much!

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss this week!

Hello everyone, hope you’re all having a great weekend! A few updates about our upcoming week:

Math: We just wrapped up our unit on money/coins, the students really enjoyed it! We have now moved into our “data analysis” chapter and the students are learning all about different types of graphs, this is personally one of my favorite math chapters. πŸ™‚ I will keep informed of when our test will be.

Science – We have started our chemistry unit. This is a fun chapter learning all about matter, we perform a lot of fun experiments!

Spelling: We will have our next spelling test Friday, March 8th.

This upcoming week is Dr. Seuss week and we will be celebrating each day:

Monday – Be a Who in Whoville – Crazy Hair Day
Tuesday – Thing One & Thing Two – Twin Day: dress like a twin
Wednesday – Cat in the Hat – Hat Day
Thursday – Fox in Sox – Wear Crazy Sox
Friday – Green Eggs and Ham – Wear Green

Finally, last week our class earned their class reward of pajama day and lunch in the classroom, we had a fun day , these kids continue to make me smile and laugh each day! Here is a cute picture from our day. πŸ™‚

2-Hoke earned their reward of pajama day and lunch in the classroom!

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Hello everyone!

A few quick updates! First off, let’s hope for no more snow!

Tomorrow, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd our entire school will be celebrating career day. We encourage the students to dress up as someone they would like to be when they are older (nurse, teacher, scientist, etc.). I’m excited to see all the different careers!

We WILL be having our National Symbols test tomorrow.

Math, Chapter 8 test on money will now be MONDAY, February 25th.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know! πŸ™‚

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Upcoming Week

Hello everyone! It looks as though we will have a full week of school!

Just a few reminders and adjustments due to our snow days:

**Wednesday, February 6: We will have our Lesson 16 Spelling Test and our Chapter 7 Math test.

**Friday, February 8 will be our field trip to the North Museum. We will be leaving school at 9:15 and returning at 12:30 p.m. Students may either bring a bagged lunch, or please return the orange slip so that our cafeteria can provide a bagged lunch for your child.

**Next week: We will have our Valentine’s Day Party February 14th. I will be sending home a list of students in our class along with a donation sheet, if you would like to donate any treats to our class party.

**U.S. National Symbols extra credit project will be due February 14th and we will be presenting them to our grade level on February 15th, since school will now be in session. Our U.S. National Symbols test will be Wednesday, February 20th.

I will be posting pictures from our 100th day celebration, we had a lot of fun! πŸ™‚

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Early Dismissal TODAY January 29th, 2019

Due to the snow forecast for this afternoon, Penn Manor will be dismissing early today and will be canceling afterschool and evening activities.  Secondary students in 7th through 12th grade will be dismissed at 11:00 am and elementary students in 1stthrough 6th grade will be dismissed at 12:00 pm.  Morning kindergarten will be dismissed at the regularly scheduled time of 11:30 am.  There will be no afternoon kindergarten. 

Lunch will be served before students depart.

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Tomorrow! Friday January 25th

Tomorrow is CRAZY hair day and an early dismissal!

We will also be having our Lesson 15 Spelling Test, which are all review words.

In Science, we are finishing up our Physics unit and will be making S’mores today! I will be taking some pictures and hope to post them tonight! πŸ™‚

NEXT Friday (February 1st) we will be celebrating our 100th day! Thursday, January 31st, the 100 items/objects extra credit project is due. If you have any questions about that please let me know!

The following Friday, February 8th we will be having our field trip to the North Museum, I know I’m just as excited as the students are! It should be a really fun morning.

Be on the lookout for class lists for Valentine’s Day. We will be making our own bags to collect the Valentine’s, in class.

Have a great (rainy) day! πŸ™‚ – Mrs. Hoke

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Hello everyone!

A few updates to keep in mind:

Tomorrow will be our Lesson 13 spelling test! Thursday will be our Chapter 6 math test on 3-digit addition.

Also, students brought home a field trip permission slip on Friday and will need to return it by January 14. Please be on the lookout for it. πŸ™‚

Thank you!

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