What’s Coming Up – Week of September 23-27, 2019

 

 

Important Reminders:

  • Early Release day Friday, September 20th!
  • Popcorn Friday on Sept 20th.
  • School Safeties start on Monday, September 23rd!
  • Walk-a-thon on Friday, September 27th! Pledge packets due by Monday, September 30th! 🙂
  • Picture Day Thursday, September 26
    • Envelopes were sent home on September 18
  • Spirit Week Schedule
    • Monday 9/23- PJ Day
    • Tuesday 9/24- Crazy/Mismatched Socks
    • Wednesday 9/25- Crazy Hair 
    • Thursday 9/26- Dress Your Best (Picture Day)
    • Friday 9/27- Eagle Spirit (Blue and Gold)
  • This past Tuesday was Constitution Day…
    • Our class honored this day by watching a We the People video and discussing how this fit into our current social studies unit that looks at the structure of our US government.

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 16-20, 2019

 

 

 

Math:

  • We are working our first math unit, Addition & Subtraction with Fractions! 
  • As this unit unfolds, a focus will be to master our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and look for MobyMax homework to come soon!
  • ELA:
  • We’re working on establishing strong independent reading lives and writing narrative pieces.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

Science: 

  • We’ll begin discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding prior to our first unit.

 

Social Studies:

  • We are reviewing the structure of our government. 

 

Important Reminders:

  • Early Release day next Friday, September 20th!
  • Popcorn Friday on Sept 20th.
  • Walk-a-thon on September 27th!

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 9-13, 2019

 

 

 

Miscellaneous: 

  • Next week we will begin our first set of practice safety drills for the year. 
  • The district has adopted a K-12 behavior matrix that is familiar to Georgetown.  The district model, SOAR, blends beautifully with our school mission of BE NICE, WORK HARD, LEARN WELL.  We want our kids to SOAR wherever they are at Georgetown — and many of our existing expectations have meshed well with BE SAFE, OWN IT, ACT RESPONSIBLY and BE RESPECTFUL.  This week our SOAR focus was the BUS. In coming weeks we’ll focus on the playground, lunchroom, and hallway behaviors.  

 

Important Reminders:

Birthdays are wonderful opportunities to celebrate each child in our classroom. If a child has a summer birthday, we’ll celebrate on his or her half birthday. Some families also like to celebrate birthdays by sending in a treat for the class, while others opt not to send anything. In the interest of health and safety of all students, fifth grade teachers are asking that families do not send in food or toys as birthday treats. We will have a classroom ice cream party near the end of the school year to celebrate all of our birthdays! 🙂

Instead of bringing in a classroom treat to share, please consider sending something for the class to enjoy such as:

  • A game for the classroom
  • A classroom book (A nice touch would be to your child pick it out, sign it, and date it.)

The items listed above will still make your child feel special and they will last a lot longer than a food item.

You can find a wish list including books and other items for our classroom following this link to Amazon or you can  find a link to our wishlist on our classroom blog.

 

The Week of Sept 3-6

 

Welcome to our first official blog post of the year!

We’ve had a great start to the year!  Last week, we enjoyed getting to know each other, learning class expectations, and working on some team building exercises.  We are looking forward to this week for getting into more of a routine and begin our academic schedule.

Important Reminders:

Birthdays are wonderful opportunities to celebrate each child in our classroom. If a child has a summer birthday, we’ll celebrate on his or her half birthday. Some families also like to celebrate birthdays by sending in a treat for the class, while others opt not to send anything. In the interest of health and safety of all students, fifth grade teachers are asking that families do not send in food or toys as birthday treats. We will have a classroom ice cream party near the end of the school year to celebrate all of our birthdays! 🙂

Instead of bringing in a classroom treat to share, please consider sending something for the class to enjoy such as:

  • A game for the classroom
  • A classroom book (A nice touch would be to your child pick it out, sign it, and date it.)

The items listed above will still make your child feel special and they will last a lot longer than a food item.

You can find a wish list including books and other items for our classroom following this link to Amazon or you can  find a link to our wishlist on our classroom blog.

  • We are starting our first math unit, Addition & Subtraction with Fractions! We’ll do some fraction review and then begin building our skillset.

ELA:

  • We’re working on establishing procedures for our readers’ and writers’ workshop time.

Science:

  • We’ll begin discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding prior to our first unit.

Social Studies:

  • We’ll begin the year with a review of our government.

Box Tops

Did you know that every BOXTOP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect boxtops. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

 

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

Summer Learning

Dear Parents,

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

 

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

 

    • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

 

 

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

 

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

School Supplies

I hope the summer is finding everyone happy and healthy.  Below is a list of suggested school supplies.

Please do NOT bring a trapper keeper!  These are just  TOO BIG to store in the classroom.

Supply list:

  • Pencil Box
  •  #2 Pencils
  • 5-Spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • 4- two pocket folders 
  • 1-two pocket folder with fasteners- click here for image
  • Sticky Notes – communal use
  • 4- Dry Erase Markers
  • 2-Highlighters
  • 2- Large glue sticks
  • 1- Pair of scissors
  • 1- Package of colored pencils
  • Gym shoes to be left at school for Physical Education Class

Each student is asked to the following for the classroom to share:

  • Clorox Wipes (any disinfectant disposable wipes)
  • Box of tissues

Below are additional supplies that kids often like to bring for their private use.

  • Erasers
  • Red ink pen for editing 

Summer Learning

Dear Parents,

 

Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation.   Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide.  There are two ways to record your learning time:

 

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.

 

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • First Grade: 100 minutes
  • Second Grade: 200 minutes
  • Third Grade: 300 minutes
  • Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
  • Fifth Grade:  400 minutes
  • First Grade: 100 pts
  • Second Grade: 200 pts
  • Third Grade: 300 pts
  • Fourth Grade: 400 pts
  • Fifth Grade:  500 pts

 

    • Reading:  Log into  this form  to record the number of minutes you read.  You can record each day or enter the total for each week.

 

 

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

 

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

COLLECT BOX TOPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect box tops. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

 

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

Welcome to 5th grade! :)

 

 

 

WELCOME TO FIFTH GRADE! We are going to have such an amazing year together! I can’t wait to meet you and come together as a class! 🙂

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Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you in August at our Open House!

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