What’s up with 5H?

Pumpkins helped us think of some great adjectives for our writing!
Getting inspiration for descriptive writing!
Working on our Kindness Pledge
Studying cells under a microscope
Skyping with Leonardo Lanna, National Geographic Explorer

We’ve been busy as usual! We’ve learned about cells through virtual reality and by looking at them under microscopes. We Skyped with National Geographic Explorer and founder of Project Mantis Leo Lanna, and soon we will be looking at his expedition reports to decide which one should be sent to the magazine for publishing. We’ve learned about Leonardo Da Vinci and his artwork and have been writing about Thanksgiving. We’re learning about decimals in math and the beginning of the Revolutionary War in social studies. We’ve also been emphasizing kindness by creating a Kindness Pledge, comparing notes on Kindness with another class in Texas, and acting as Undercover Secret Kindness Agents for our classmates.

Next week we will be visiting the Star Lab ( a temporary exhibit at Hambright) to go inside a cell and look around. We will also teach our friends from Spain about the US on Monday through an Empatico Skype. We will also be doing STEM activities related to Thanksgiving.

Also, next week on Wednesday, November 27th, we will be sharing a simple meal together as a classroom family that we will make ourselves. If you would like to send in a food donation, please sign up at the link below. Thank you so much for supporting our classroom!

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Red Ribbon Week starts tomorrow!

This is a reminder that Red Ribbon Week starts tomorrow!
10/28 – Monday: Team Up Against Drugs. Wear your favorite sports team                     apparel.
10/29 – Tuesday: Orange you glad you don’t do drugs (wear orange).
10/30 – Wednesday: Support Red Ribbon week (wear red)
10/31 – Thursday: Be a “Jean-ious” – Don’t do drugs!

Pajamas and book characters!

Tomorrow is pajama day in 5H, however, I totally forgot it’s also Dress Like a Book Character Day! So maybe they can dress like a book character in their pajamas?!? I’m so sorry that I forgot!

We’ll also be celebrating with some pizza (for synergizing and working as a class!) and spending time with our second grade buddies at a pumpkin-decorating party. Don’t forget- tomorrow is our spelling test AND 1:30 early dismissal!

Updates from the Guidance Office

Red Ribbon Week is October 28th through 31stThe following themed days are ways that your child can participate.

 10/28 – Monday: Team Up Against Drugs. Wear your favorite sports team                     apparel.

10/29 – Tuesday: Orange you glad you don’t do drugs (wear orange).

10/30 – Wednesday: Support Red Ribbon week (wear red)

10/31 – Thursday: Be a “Jean-ious” – Don’t do drugs. Wear Jeans.    

Thanksgiving Food Drive Information:



Today we had the honor of meeting Leonardo Lanna, a National Geographic Explorer and founder of Project Mantis. Leo studies praying mantises in the rainforests of South America. He is partnered with our class for the year through National Geographic, so we’re sure to learn lots though him!

Remember to study for spelling this week!

Some photos from last week:


We had a great week, from traveling to Homefields to learning about bat adaptations (ask your child about the tongue of a pollinating bat!). Don’t forget that tomorrow is the Penn Manor Pink Out (wear pink!) and our Lesson 5 spelling test.

#bathands for National Geographic Explorer and bat conservationist Kristen Lear, who Skyped in to 5H to share all about our furry flying friends!
Looking for sources of non-point pollution on our playground

A message from the Hambright PTO:

The Hambright Family Fun Movie Night is being moved to Friday, November 15th due to a conflict with homecoming for the original date. Hambright students and their immediate family members (i.e. parents and siblings only) are welcome.
Again, the movie night will now be held on November 15th. Doors will open at 6:30. The movie will begin at 7:00 pm. 
There will be more details about the evening coming home in November.
Fyi…we will not be allowed to communicate over the blog, website, or Facebook which movie will be playing as the licensing company restricts public communication of the movie title and production company. HOWEVER, closer to the date we will send home a flyer with your child and communicate over announcements which movie will be playing.
If you have questions, please email ptohambright@gmail.com.