What’s Coming Up – Week of September 25

 

 

 

 

Math:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • We will be wrapping up this unit this week.

ELA:

  • Memoir
  • Building agency as readers

Social Studies:

  • Government
  • Test this week; see student agenda for details.

Miscellaneous:

  • Walkathon money due no later than Monday, Sept. 25.
  • Eagle Pride Day on Friday, Sept. 29.
  • School Safety Duty begins Monday, Sept. 25!  Ask your child for details about when they will be on duty.

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 18

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Home reading logs began this  past week. Your child has attached the reading log in their take home folders. The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded. The log will be turned in every Monday morning.
  • We will be having a Social Studies vocabulary quiz on Monday, Sept. 18. The students may practice the words on my blog.  Scroll down on the home page to Social Studies……Unit 1 government.
  • School pictures on Thursday, Sept. 21. Student specific information will be sent home on Friday; please check to make sure you have correct information.
  • Walkathon on Friday, Sept. 22. Fifth grade will walk from 10:45-11:30; parents are welcome to join us.

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 11

 

 

 

Math:

Fractions concepts – equivalency, comparing fractions

ELA:

  • Establishing reader’s and writer’s workshop.
  • Home reading expectations will start on Monday; students will need parent signatures/initials on their reading logs.

Social Studies:

  • Government

Miscellaneous:

The Walkathon is coming up and is our primary fundraiser for the year and will consist of two times for different grades. The event schedule for Friday, September 22nd is as follows:

  • 9:45a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:  3rd, 4th and 5th Grade

The parent club is looking for parent participation and volunteers for setup and teardown.  If you are interested in helping out, look for information coming home with your child.

A Great Start

We have had a wonderful three days getting to know each other! What amazing kids you have…I am looking forward to growing together as a community through out the school year! 🙂

On Wednesday the students brought home a take home folder with a filled out agenda. We will be filling this out together every day. Please support your child and review this nightly to see what curriculum was covered and if there is any homework to be completed.

Have a great long weekend!

COLLECT BOX TOPS & COKE CAPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both.  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 550) 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

 

COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap.  No need to send it to school.

 

Summer Learning and Moby Max

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:

  • 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.
  • MOBYMAX Math and Reading:  We recommend that each child consistently use MobyMax each week in the core areas of reading and mathematics. If interested, you can also choose to work on other learning modules.  Spending just a few minutes each day on Mobymax will help to reduce  “summer slide” and keep your child’s learning skills fresh over the summer.

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

If you’d like to be part of Georgetown’s challenge to “Keep On Learning” please follow the instructions below.  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!

MOBYMAX DIRECTIONS

  1. Go to www.mobymax.com/ mi1457 and enter your child’s username and password to access his or her account. Username: _________ Password: ___________
  2. Explore placement tests, lessons and much more! Mobymax will automatically increase skill level based on your student’s performance.

School Supply List

I hope the summer is finding everyone happy and healthy.  Below is a post of suggested school supplies. Please check back occasionally as I will be updating our classroom blog to best serve our classroom in the upcoming school year!

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

Supply list needed for the classroom:

  • Pencil Box
  • 5-Spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • 4- two pocket folders (red, blue, yellow, green, choice)
  • 1-two pocket folder with tabs
  • 3-ring binder (1 inch)
  • Sticky Notes
  • 2- Dry Erase Markers
  • Highlighter
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils

Each Student Should Bring one each for the classroom to share:

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

Highly Recommended Item

  • Gym shoes to be left at school for Physical Education Class
  • Extra #2 Pencils
  • Glue Stick

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

  • Erasers
  • Colored Marking Pen for Editing (not black or blue)
  • Small Pencil Sharpener