Wednesday, March 25

Hi everyone! We are currently creating optional educational opportunities for students to work on at home starting this Monday. We need to know who has internet access with a device your child is able to use to access these opportunities. On Google Classroom under Social Studies (both 4-0 and 4-G) there is an assignment titled Response Needed ASAP. Please respond to this assignment with a yes or no, and if no, what the best way to contact you to share resources: mail, phone call, or text. Also, now is a great time to subscribe to the Conestoga Blog to keep current on events, as well as set up an account on Sapphire. Report cards will be posted to view via Sapphire. Thank you for your continued support as we work through this together! 

Tuesday, March 17

To keep up-to-date, please reference Conestoga Elementary School under School Links to the right of this post:) We miss our students! – Mrs. Graham & Mrs. Ochs:)

Message from Penn Manor School District:

Penn Manor schools are closed through March 27 in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It is unclear whether that status will change or when we may be able to resume normal operations. As we all deal with this unprecedented challenge, we want to share some important information with parents:

  • The education of children is on hold as we consider options moving forward under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
  • We have decided not to pursue online learning for our students at this time. We would not be able to fulfill our legal and ethical obligation to serve every student appropriately via this means, and many of our students lack access to the internet at home. 
  • March 13 is now officially the end of the third marking period. Students’ grades will reflect assignments and assessments completed through that date. 
  • We are working to establish a system to provide breakfasts and lunches to families with children who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals, beginning Wednesday, March 18. More details will be released as they become available.
  • All buildings are undergoing a deep cleaning, including all carpeting, fabric surfaces and touch points.
  • Essential school district personnel, with minimal exceptions, will begin working from home Wednesday.
     
  • Buildings will be open to teachers and the public by appointment only beginning Wednesday, March 18. Visitors should call the school office to arrange a visit.

Square1Art Update

Due to unforeseen circumstances and the inability to distribute our Square1Art products, we have decided to push our order deadline to the end of April. Orders can be made online or by phone directly to Square1Art. Products will be distributed in May.

If you haven’t received your child’s personalized catalog, please contact Danielle at: danielle.bardo@pennmanor.net with your child’s full name and teacher. She will provide you with your child’s access code.

Click on the link below to order online after you have received your access code.

https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/Customer/login

Epic! – Books for Kids Update:

Those of you who were able to check out some of the books on the Epic library site on the Monday, March 16th Blog, this is what 4th grade has been able to accomplish so far:

22 books finished and 3.9 hours read 🙂

Monday, March 16

We really miss seeing all of you! If you have a chance today, we have a new site, Epic!-Books for Kids, for you to check out. These are the directions for getting on:

Open up your web browser and

  1. Go to www.getepic.com/students

2. Log in with your class code qyi1422

3. Select you name and you’re in!

There is one assignment for you to read an Adaptations book, but you may check out all of the available books, audiobooks, and videos. It’s a whole new library at home! If you have problems getting on, email me at lori.graham@pennmanor.net and we’ll try to work it out. You are supposed to be able to use the free educator version of Epic from 6am to 4pm Monday through Friday. Keep reading! 🙂

Friday, March 13 (Day B)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • No homework
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 22 list for the test on Friday. The Week 22 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – Monday 17

SCIENCE:

  • Now we are learning about watersheds, wetlands, and weather.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Our focus is the state legislative branch.

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) if you didn’t
  • Track and Field Day (Thursday, May 7) sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 16 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE – Thursday, March 19
  • Friday, March 13 – Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20 – End of MP 3

Thursday, March 12 (Day A)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • Metric mass sheet #1-5 & PSSA #5 & 6 (no calculator permitted)
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 21 list for the test on Friday, March 13. The Week 21 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, March 13.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – Monday 17
  • “Thursday Is Market Day” TDA – Students must turn in the good copy of this TDA tomorrow morning if they didn’t finish it in class

SCIENCE:

  • Now we are learning about watersheds, wetlands, and weather.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Ask your child to explain the difference between capital vs.capitol. Students took a 15-minute tour of our state capitol building–check it out!  Capitol Video Tour – PA Capitol

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • Track and Field Day (Thursday, May 7) sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 16 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE – Thursday, March 19
  • Thursday, March 12 – PTO meeting in the Commons (6:45 pm)
  • Friday, March 13 – Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20 – End of MP 3

Wednesday, March 11 (Day D)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • p. 812 #3, 5, 7 & PSSA (new packet) #3 & 4
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 21 list for the test on Friday, March 13. The Week 21 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, March 13.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – No homework
  • “Thursday Is Market Day” TDA – Tomorrow students will have some time to continue working on their final copy in class. Their TDA is due by Friday morning.

SCIENCE:

  • Now we are learning about watersheds and wetlands.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • Ask your child to explain the difference between capital vs.capitol. Students took a 15-minute tour of our state capitol building–check it out!  Capitol Video Tour – PA Capitol

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • Track and Field Day (Thursday, May 7) sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 16 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE – Thursday, March 19
  • Thursday, March 12 – PTO meeting in the Commons (6:45 pm)
  • Friday, March 13 – Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20 – End of MP 3

Tuesday, March 10 (Day C)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • We read with our kindergarten buddies today 🙂

MATH:

  • p. 805-806 & PSSA (new packet) #1 & 2
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 21 list for the test on Friday, March 13. The Week 21 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, March 13.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – Thursday 16
  • “Thursday Is Market Day” TDA – students shared their completed 2-column notes with a partner (aka: editor) in class today. If they need to, they may finish editing at home. Tomorrow, they will work on their final copy. Their TDA is due by Friday morning.

SCIENCE:

  • Now we are learning about watersheds and wetlands.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • Track and Field Day (Thursday, May 7) sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 16 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE – Thursday, March 19
  • Thursday, March 12 – PTO meeting in the Commons (6:45 pm)
  • Friday, March 13 – Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20 – End of MP 3

Monday, March 9 (Day B)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure
  • The Unit #4 Reading Assessment is in today’s WWE

MATH:

  • Complete metric mass worksheet (second side) & PSSA #17 A,B,C
  • After-school tutoring starts TOMORROW, March 10, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (only of students who received and returned the permission paper)
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 21 list for the test on Friday, March 13. The Week 21 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, March 13.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – Wednesday 16

SCIENCE:

  • Use the new one-page, green study guide to prepare for the Water Cycle Test next week (4-G on Tues., March 10 and 4-O on Wed., March 11)
  • You may get on Google Classroom Science and do Quizizz Water Cycle, etc.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • The 3-branches-of-PA-government quiz is in today’s WWE

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • Track and Field Day (Thursday, May 7) sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 16 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE – Thursday, March 19
  • Thursday, March 12 – PTO meeting in the Commons (6:45 pm)
  • Friday, March 13 – Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20 – End of MP 3

Friday, March 6 (Day A)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • Complete metric capacity worksheet (second side)
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 21 list for the test on Friday, March 13. The Week 21 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, March 13.
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – Tuesday 16

SCIENCE:

  • Use the new one-page, green study guide to prepare for the Water Cycle Test next week (4-G on Tues., March 10 and 4-O on Wed., March 11)
  • You may get on Google Classroom Science and do Quizizz Water Cycle, etc.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • 3-branches-of-PA-government quiz (4-O Friday; 4-G Monday). 

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) if you didn’t
  • Track and Field Day (Thursday, May 7) sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 16 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE – Monday, March 9
  • HS production of The Wizard Of Oz: February 28 and 29 & March 6 and 7. The Emerald City Event will be February 22 from 1:30-4:00. (Information was sent home in the WWE.)
  • March 6 – Conestoga Talent Show (1:45)
  • Thursday, March 12 – PTO meeting in the Commons (6:45 pm)
  • Friday, March 13 – Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20 – End of MP 3

Thursday, March 5 (Day D)

READING:

  • Read for pleasure

MATH:

  • Complete metric length 2-sided worksheet & PSSA packet # 14
  • *FYI: math mentoring is available to all 4th graders during our lunch/recess period in Mrs. Ochs’s room. So, if your child is struggling with any concepts, encourage him/her to join them.

SPELLING:

  • Study the Week 21 list for the test on Friday, March 13. The Week 21 spelling homework must also be handed in by Friday, March 13. (We will not have a spelling test on Fri., March 6 because of the talent show in the afternoon.)
  • Students can practice their words through the use of Spelling City (found under Fun Links on the right side of the blog post). It is still helpful, though, to have an adult give paper and pencil practice tests to check progress.

WRITING:

  • Do DLR (Daily Language Review ) – Tuesday 16

SCIENCE:

  • Use the new one-page, green study guide to prepare for the Water Cycle Test next week (4-G on Tues., March 10 and 4-O on Wed., March 11)
  • You may get on Google Classroom Science and do Quizizz Water Cycle, etc.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • 3-branches-of-PA-government quiz (4-O Friday; 4-G Monday). 

INFORMATION:

  • Sign & return the WWE (Weekly Work Envelope) & WR (blue Weekly Report) by Friday
  • Track and Field Day (Thursday, May 7) sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084caca92aa02-conestoga
  • FYI: Chromebooks MUST come to school fully charged each day.
  • The next instrument lesson day with Ms. Almoney is Monday, March 16 (Remember your instrument and book.)
  • Next BOOK EXCHANGE – Monday, March 9
  • HS production of The Wizard Of Oz: February 28 and 29 & March 6 and 7. The Emerald City Event will be February 22 from 1:30-4:00. (Information was sent home in the WWE.)
  • March 6 – Conestoga Talent Show (1:45)
  • Thursday, March 12 – PTO meeting in the Commons (6:45 pm)
  • Friday, March 13 – Early dismissal (1:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20 – End of MP 3