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 http://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

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 http://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!

While you are on my blog, be sure to sign up for email updates. You can sign up in the upper right corner of this blog where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

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 http://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 http://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

Camp Photos

 

  • We have collected all of the CAMP HENRY photos into one album on our school smug mug site. To access the photos, go to this link:  SMUGMUG CAMP HENRY You will be prompted for a password which is:  camphenry  (all lowercase, no spaces).
  • We are still adding some photos, so continue checking back to see pictures of our adventures!

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