Penn Manor Spirit Day

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Our spirit day on Thursday will be about showing your comet crazy kindness. Please think about doing something kind for someone around you. It could be as simple as thanking your family for taking care of you, doing your chores without being reminded, or writing a thank you note to someone who is working at a grocery store, hospital, local police department, fire department, or ambulance association. Think about posting a sign in your window to cheer up your neighbors or calling your grandparents to see how they are doing. We all need to spread kindness and take care of each other.

You can post your picture of showing kindness on Penn Manor social media and mark it #PMProud- you can also email me pictures and I can post them on our blog and Penn Manor Twitter if you want me to. Keep in touch!

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Stay in touch

Hi everyone! We would like to know who has internet access with a device your child is able to use, as we are creating optional educational opportunities for students to work on at home starting on Monday. Please respond to this message with a yes or no, and if no, what is 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 as well as set up an account on Sapphire. Report cards will be posted to view via Sapphire in the near future. Thank you for your continued support as we work through this together! 

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Miss you!

Hi second grade! I just wanted to send a message that I miss school so much! I want to see all your smiling faces soon! We will be together again, it may take a while, but it will happen. I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Enjoy your free time and your family. Take this moment to appreciate everything you have.

Don’t forget to pick up a book and read something that interests you. I am also hoping some of you will email me and tell me what you are doing to pass the time. I can’t wait to hear from you. Be good and be creative!

Miss you lots!

Mrs. Brooks 🙂

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What to do?

If you are looking for things to keep your student active with school, please try some of these at home:

Xtra Math website to practice math facts

eSpark website to practice reading and math skills- (link will be on my blog soon)-email me for username and password

Website from scholastic:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

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Update

I hope all families are safe and healthy. I am sending out the message that came from Dr. Leichliter concerning our district’s closing. I encourage you to follow the Conestoga blog (there is a link on my page) and check Penn Manor’s main district page as well for updates.

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.
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Science Matters!

We made root beer floats yesterday in Science! We labeled the picture using the three forms of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. Then we explained the physical changes that occurred while making this yummy treat- science is fun!

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Lions, Tigers, and Bears- Oh My!

Look who stopped by Conestoga this week! If you didn’t get tickets yet for “The Wizard of Oz” it’s not too late!

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We LOVE Friday!

Last Friday was Valentine’s Day and we had fun celebrating all day! First, each reading group performed a game style reader’s theater for the class. Then for writing we wrote silly stories by using adjectives that our candy hearts dropped on. During math we graphed the colors of our candy hearts. Who knew learning could taste so good!

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Football Friday

We had a fun time Friday dressing in sports shirts and playing football games. To end our day, we had teams throw a mini football into a basket and count how many times they made a basket in one minute.

Can you figure out how to only move 2 crayons and still have a field goal with the ball (eraser) on the outside of the field goal??? We did!
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Reader’s Theater

We had fun last week practicing a reader’s theater in groups. This type of reading helps with fluency and expression. After making a few signs and props we performed them for our class on Friday. Each group had a surprise for someone in their story and it gave clues for what is was. The class tried to guess the surprise by being a good audience and listening to the clues. There are some very mighty fine actors in our class!

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