Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

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.

COLLECT BOX TOPS & COKE CAPS

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.

 

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! 🙂 I am very excited to be teaching at Georgetown again!

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It is important that you subscribe to the class blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessments, and much more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

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

Moby Max

Dear Parents,   

This would be a wonderful way for the students to stay up on skills over the summer. Below are the instructions to access Moby Max.

Mobymax is an online learning tool that Georgetown utilizes to support math facts, math skills, reading, and much more.  Mobymax can be used on a laptop, desktop, tablet/iPad or smartphone.

 

LOGIN Instructions for LAPTOP or home computer:

Open a browser (safari, firefox or google chrome.  Type one of the following into the browser address bar:

  1. Go to www.mobymax.com/mi1457
  2. Go to mobymax.com and enter mi1457 in for the school code.
  3.  Go  to mobymax.com and select Georgetown Elementary — scroll to Hudsonville, MI.
  4.  Go to the blog and click on the MOBYMAX whale.

LOGIN INSTRUCTIONS for tablets/smartphones:

  1. Open safari
  2. Type www.MobyMax.com/signin in the URL address bar.
  3. Select student.  Type mi1457 into the school code box.
  4. Click the “Action Icon.” This is the box with the arrow icon pointing up at the bottom of the window.
  5. Click “Add to Home Screen.” This is a grey square icon with plus sign.
  6. Enter the name “MobyMax” and click “Add.”
  7. A MobyMax icon will now appear on your home screen.

Once you are onto the MOBYMAX site, there are three view options that pop up.

  • Star: Incentives, goals that MOBYMAX is offering.
  • Books: Learning Area (Number Sense, Fact Fluency, Reading Trio, etc.)
  • Arrow:  Progress icon (purple), Messages from the teacher, Vibes – good messages from the teacher, etc.

 

FACT FLUENCY:   First time on, each child takes a placement test.  Addition is the first fact to be tested and mastered, followed by subtraction, followed by multiplication and then division.  Each child should spend 5 minutes a day on MATH FACT practice.

 

  • Each fact appears for six seconds.
  • If the right answer is entered, a new problem appears.
  • If the wrong answer is entered, time is allowed for a correction.
  • The five-minute fact test is broken into 5 one minute sprints.
  • At the end of each sprint, a progress update is provided.
  • Overall progress can be checked via the PROGRESS ICON.

 

Green = mastered.  Yellow = Tricky Fact.

 

Reading Lessons:  MOBYMAX also has reading modules that work together to reinforce reading skills.   Your child’s teacher will tell you which area should be the focus for your child.

 

Content Lessons:  MOBYMAX also has other learning modules for your child to keep active as a learner over the summer.

 

Field Day Reminder

Fourth and fifth grade field day will be on Tuesday, June 7 at Eagle Stadium. Rain date will be on Wednesday, June 8. A few important reminders:

  • Students should bring a sack lunch. Unless they have already ordered a sack lunch through the food service.
  • Bring a water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Students should wear their field day shirts or shirts of the assigned colors:
    • 5th-grade boys: navy blue
    • 5th-grade girls: neon yellow

Tidbits

Talent Show:

  • On Thursday, June 2, Georgetown Elementary will hold our annual GOT TALENT SHOW.  There will be two shows (9:15 and 1:30).  Because many parents can’t  make the shows due to calendar conflicts, all performances are videotaped and posted to our school YOUTUBE site.
  • A list of all the performances can be found here: 2016TalentShow

Celebration:

 

Fifth Grade Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our fifth-grade celebration will be on Friday, June 3. Parents are welcome to join us at the skating rink and/or the bowling alley. Parents who wish to skate may join us at their own expense, but there will not be space for parents to bowl. Please do not send additional money with your child; all activities and food will be covered for students. Here is our schedule for the day (times are approximate):

 

9:30 – Skating at Tarry Hall

  • Cost of skate rental will be covered for students.
  • Students who wish to rent inline skates may pay the difference of $1.
  • Students are also welcome to bring their own skates if they have them.

 

12:00 – Bowling and lunch at Hudsonville Lanes
We will end the day back at Georgetown Elementary with celebrations in our classrooms.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CAMP

 

 

 

Camp is HERE! We will be heading to camp on Monday, May 23rd! Please see the camp handbook and additional information below.

Drop your child off between 8:45 and 9:00 at the circle drive in the front of the school.  PLEASE do not arrive earlier.  We need to allow time for k-4 grade students to arrive using the  normal drop-off procedures at the circle drive.

CAMP HANDBOOK

Camp Reminders/Check-In Procedures

DON’T FORGET!!!

Bring a sack lunch  with your child’s name and teacher’s name on it.

 

  • Your child’s name must be clearly marked on luggage, sleeping bag and pillow.  Masking tape works really well for this.  (see camp handbook for packing list)

 

  • All medication must be in its original container.  

 

  • No electronic devices.

 

  • Any cash brought to camp is the responsibility of the camper.

 

Check In/Check Out

Drop your child off between 8:45 and 9:00 at the circle drive in the front of the school.  PLEASE do not arrive earlier.  We need to allow time for k-4 grade students to arrive using the  normal drop-off procedures at the circle drive.

LOOK for your child’s teacher upon arrival so they can check your child in, and mark them as in attendance.  Please do each of these steps to properly and safely check in your child before you leave.

 

  • Medication drop-off– Any medication to be administered needs to be in its original container, clearly marked with your child’s name.  An adult will cross check to make sure all medication left is listed on the med form you sent in giving written permission to administer medication.

 

  • Lunch Check In– A volunteer will check for a teacher’s & student’s name on the lunch  and place your child’s lunch in the appropriate box.

 

  • Tagging Luggage– A colored tape will be placed on your child’s luggage to help identify it upon arrival at camp.

 

  • Luggage Drop Off Luggage will be given to volunteers to load and take to camp.

 

* Plan on being back at Georgetown Elementary at 7:00 on Tuesday, May 24 to pick up your TIRED camper.   🙂