Love your work!

Thanks student for you all of your updates on work! I want thank Julian Sanchez as he has shown me the most assignments this week! Super Job Julian!!!

A sample of Julian’s awesome work!

Keep working hard and send me pictures of your work and your life. I miss you!!!

Check this out!

I am so excited to see all of the learning going on…..

Check out these students working and playing!!!!

Keep the pictures coming! It is so nice to see you and your families!

Check out what your class mates have been working on!!!

  • This is a presentation by Anna M. about a cool animal named Aye-Aye

Happy Friday!

Fun Art

Amica did this cool computer drawing of SpongeBob and Gary!

When should I see the 3rd marking period report card?

Parents ,

Reports will be out the week of April 3. This marking period students will be receiving their report cards through Sapphire. If you don’t have an account here are some easy directions to follow. If you have one and forgot your password, there are instructions below.

Sapphire Parent Portal verbal directions

Go to district site www.pennmanor.net

Hover over Parent tab and select (click) on Sapphire Portal Information/Help https://www.pennmanor.net/parents/sapphirehelp/

Click on Community Portal Application

https://sapphire.pennmanor.net/CommunityWebPortal/Public/DistrictCheck.cfm

Enter: Comets

Follow directions and watch for an email from the Sapphire Administrator to confirm and log in.

If parents forgot their password, have them call the office number and leave a message for Jen.  She will get back to them. 717.872.9540 x3600 or press 0

News and some fun!

News first!

Hi students and families,

First, I wanted to let you know that I am calling just to see how everybody is doing! I am so happy to hear your voices and hear all of the fun things that you are doing. I miss all of you and if I did not get to talk to you today, I am definitely going to try later or tomorrow. Thank you parents for all of the neat projects and goals that you have for your children.

Starting Monday, the 3rd grade team has put together some really neat learning activities. These will not be graded and they are just for you to keep on learning. A lot of these activities you can do by yourself. Here is some information about where to find them!

  • Starting on Monday afternoon the district will have optional learning activities for students to access by grade level on the district homepage, which is www.pennmanor.net
  • Make sure that you are signed up for the Eshleman Blog as that will be the primary means of communication for the school.  Go to the PM website, select school on the top right and choose Eshleman, under the parent tab there is a subscribe to blog link.    

What are you doing?

Pony time for Bethany
Zaavi working on some fun reading!!!

Something fun for today!

My favorite science museum ever is the Franklin Institute! They are closed right now, but they have a cool collection of videos even with neat experiments you can do at home. ! The website is called spark of science. These videos are so fun and my favorite is making a hovercraft at home!

Cool website of the Day

toytheater.com

This website has fun things to do in reading , math, art, music, puzzles and games. After playing it, here were some cool things I found.

Music composer – you can make your own song!

Art – there are cool mirror and spin art features that are awesome!

Math – there are all kinds of manipulatives that you can stump your brother and sister with!

Reading – all kinds of fun word games!

What about school?

A message about school…..

The Department of Education (PDE) announced today all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. Under the new timeline, school buildings would reopen on April 7 for two days to allow school administrators, teachers and other staff time to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return to school on April 9, unless extending the closure is needed in response to the situation with the virus at that time.”

Until then……

Students and parents, this week the district is working together to provide some online schooling for students starting Monday. I will be working with other 3rd grade teachers over the next 3 days to deliver instruction and have some great activities. I am also working on a science page to go along with this learning.

A question for students and parents:

Today, part of my job is to collect student information about access. If you could please email me sometime today at kim.garvey@pennmanor.net the following:

Student name:

Do you have wifi in the home? Yes wifi or No wifi

Does your student have their password at home or memorized for google drive? Yes password or no password

Does your student have access to a tablet or computer to log onto google drive? : Yes device or no device

Please have your students collect this information as one of their jobs today! Also, if they want to send me a message, I will write back to them. I can’t wait to hear from you. I miss you very much!!! I have loved seeing all of the research that you have been doing! Great job!

During the break!

Ideas for activities that would support learning in the classroom!

Students have a variety of activities that they can do from home. Here is a list of items students may want to check out while on break. Please know that this is only enrichment and not a mandated list of activities.

Xtra math Program

Khan Academy

Scratch Projects

Students may research topics and create a google drive presentation and share it with me.

cooking with recipes with fractions

Getting fresh air

Taking naps

Reading any item of interest

Putting together legos

Playing board games or cards

Working on multiplication facts

Working together with siblings on projects to practice teamwork skills

Keeping a journal of your thoughts and activities during the break

Taking walks with your family

Taking care of your pets

Limiting screen time to what you would normally have during the school day

Eating healthy

Creating inventions out of regular household objects. Take a picture and tell me what it does

I miss all of you! I will post some things that I am working on!