The first days of Fourth Grade . . .

One the first STEM challenges we completed this year was to build a spaghetti tower.  Students had to build the tallest tower that held a marshmallow for 10 seconds. 

Their building constraints were:

1) They only had 20 minutes, 2) They only had 10 strands of spaghetti 3) 3 feet of tape 4) 2 feet of string  5) Scissors and a ruler.

Here are the results!


Want to Play an Instrument in 4th Grade?

Attention 4th grade students and parents:

If you are interested in learning more about the Penn Manor Instrumental Music Program, then please read PM Elementary Instrumental Music blog and specifically Beginner Information.

Here is the link to the online registration form.

Registrations will be accepted through August 31. Lessons will begin as soon as schedules can be developed and shared with families and teachers at each school. Please contact your child’s classroom music teacher or Ms. Almoney with questions. (All 4th graders will receive the “Do you want to play an instrument?” paper which includes instructions for those who do not have internet access.)

Welcome to Fourth Grade!


We are going to learn so many new and wonderful things together. Fourth grade promises to be very exciting as we will learn about ecosystems, algebra, Pennsylvania history, electricity, division of large numbers, and lots more! I hope you had a fabulous break, and I cant wait to meet everyone!

Classroom Computers
and Headphones

This year each fourth grade student will have their own classroom computer.  It is important that each student has a pair of headphones to facilitate their laptop work. If there is a special pair of headphones or earbuds you would feel comfortable leaving at school it would be appreciated.

Specials Schedule:

Day A: ART

Day B: GYM



*Please wear sneakers for GYM.


Please Bring . . .

  • One 2 inch binder
  • Headphones/Earbuds
  • 6 pocket folders: Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple
  • Two composition books
  • Pencils and any other writing implement
  • If you cannot find a certain supply I will provide one for your student.



August 23rd Lunch Menu

Cost: $2.35

A Lunch: Pasta with Sauce

B Lunch: Egg McComet

C Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly

D Lunch: Yogurt and String Cheese


Important Dates:

08/23     First Day of School

08/28     Martic Back to School Night