Phew! Students’ desks and cubbies are almost entirely sorted. Students’ belonging are placed in bags with their names on them. In the future, a date will be given as to when you can pick them up from the school. Remember to fill out the survey or message me about the contents of your student’s desk, if you haven’t already. Have a great end of the week!
We hope everyone is staying safe during these unprecedented times. Please use this time to read a book, learn a new skill, explore nature, and most importantly spend quality time with your families. We will be able to work on new material and catch up when school resumes. As your student does fun things at home, you are welcome to email/dojo us pictures of the cool activities they are doing. We miss everyone!
-4th Grade Team
As Penn Manor continues to work with families, teachers, and staff it is more important than ever to check the most recent activity on the district blog (https://www.pennmanor.net/). Below is the most recent updates on the COVID-19 outbreak and school closings:
Post from PMSD:
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 let students and parents know that the education of children is on hold as the district evaluates options moving forward. Penn Manor continues to follow direction from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Please understand that teachers will not be instructing students, grading assignments, or corresponding on instructional matters during the current 10-day closure. While teachers may have resources for students such as active Google Classrooms for their lessons, there is no expectation for student attendance or submission of assignments between March 16 and March 30.
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.
Spelling lists come home on Friday’s for the following weeks exam. However, the first spelling test will be on September 6th, due to the shortened weeks for Labor Day.
There is spelling homework every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Our class takes a pretest on Monday, and a Super-Speller Test on Wednesday. If your student passes the Super Speller test, without missing a word, they are excused from the test on Friday!
It has been a great first few days of school! Thank you to everyone who donated supplies to our classroom.
Here are a few important reminders:
DAY A: ART
DAY B: GYM
DAY C: TECH
DAY D: MUSIC
We do not currently have not received student planners in our classroom. As soon as our school receives them, planners will come home with students.
Wednesday, August 28th is Back to School Night, from 4-6 PM.
This Tuesday, May 7th, is Olympic Day.
Please remember to wear sneakers and dress for the weather. Water bottles will be provided by the PTO, but you are welcome to send a water bottle from home as well.
Our STEM club has started 3D printing their prototypes for their projects. They look great!
One of our 4th Grade literature groups finished “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes”, by Eleanor Coerr. As part of finishing the book students learned how to fold paper cranes. We also decided to hang the cranes in our room, in the same way Sadako did in the story.
We had a great time at the IU13 STEM Competition. Our Martic students did a wonderful job representing themselves and the school. If you see them congratulate them on a job well done.