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.   🙂  

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 16

DEADLINE !

  • If you plan to visit Camp Henry you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16 and must notify your classroom teacher because the camp requires prior notice. Background Check Link

Miscellaneous:

  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Watch for a sack lunch order form to come home. Students have the opportunity to order a lunch from food service for our field day on June 7. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they wish.

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 9

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Miscellaneous:

  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Information was sent home with students regarding a health lesson to be presented in PE. Please be sure to take a few minutes read over these materials.

 

Camp Reminders:

  • If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16.  Details about visiting will be explained during our May 4th meeting. Background Check Link

 

Math: We have begun Unit 8 which covers measurement and geometry.

 

Social Studies: We are wrapping up our final social studies unit, A New Nation. Test will be on Tuesday, May 10; study guides were sent home earlier in the week.

 

ELA: We are working on writing persuasive essays
Science: We will be finishing up the Solar System Unit with an assessment next Tuesday, May 10th.

Reminders

  • Parent meeting regarding fifth-grade camp is tonight, Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 PM in the Georgetown Elementary multipurpose room. Chaperone meeting will follow immediately.
  • Students will be taking a quiz on the vocabulary words for social studies unit 7 on Friday, May 5. Students may review using their flashcards or, if they prefer, they may practice online by clicking here or by using the link under Social Studies on the right side of this page.

Team Whitten-Fight Like a Wolverine

The father of one of our students (Kylie Whitten, Grade 5) has recently been diagnosed with a cancer recurrence.  This has been a devastating diagnosis for the father, Torey Whitten, and his family.  His first battle was long and difficult — and now he is looking ahead to battle #2.

Kylie is determined to do everything she can to help her father and also raise money to find a cure for cancer.   As a school family, we are supporting Kylie and ask you to support her as well.

Kylie’s project: WRIST BRACELETS for $5.00 each.  The image below shows the bracelets — a tribute to her father who is a big U of M Fan and full of courage and strength.

The sale will run Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5.

kylie