If you are looking for something to do over spring break, I have an idea for at least 120 minutes of your time off: Learning! All students whospends 120 MINUTES or MORE engaged in reading or online learning
(120 total minutes over all the days of break), will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.
Online Options: MOBYMAX (ALL GRADES), STUDY ISLAND (Gr 3-5), RAZ KIDS (Gr PK-2), MATHFACTSPRO (Gr 1-5).
Reading Options: Listen to an audio book or a REAL PERSON READ or JUST READ on your own.
Did you know that listening to a story stimulates children’s imaginations and emotions, exposes children to rich language patterns, new vocabulary words and a variety of texts? If you need ideas for great family friendly audio books, check the GEEKMOM / GEEKDAD Blog. This is a great idea if your child struggles to stay focused reading or if you are in the car traveling.
If you read or listen to a book, enter your total minutes here.
Monday is a day off for students. If you are looking for something to do, go to one of our online learning sites and earn minutes to enter a drawing for gift cards.
All students (Pk-5) who spend 30 minutes online learning will be entered into a drawing for a $10 BOOK FAIR GIFT CARD. One winner for each grade will receive a gift card. You may spend the money as you choose at the Book Fair. If you spend 60 minutes online, your name will be entered twice. This doubles your chances of earning a gift card.
All students (PK-5) who spend 60 minutes or more online learning will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD. Remember…the minutes can be earned across all the different learning sites. So time spent learning – even if it is on more than one online site, adds up!
Links to our online learning sites are below.
RAZ KIDS Gr K-2
MOBYMAX Grades PK-5 (school code mi1457)
- PK and K: Work on NUMBERS or EARLY READING Trio; Grades 1-5: Fact Fluency, Math, Reading TRIO, Science, Social Studies
STUDY ISLAND Grades 3-5
HAPPY SNOW DAY!
If you are looking for some school related activities today, check the list below for some options!
All students who spend at least 30 minutes working online will be entered into a drawing for a $10.00 BARNES and NOBLE GIFT CARD – one per grade.
Read their historical book club book.
In addition, to the Barnes and Noble drawing….I will give smile bucks to those who do one of the above online programs for 30 minutes today! 🙂
Hello Georgetown Families,
My name is Aiden Henderson. I am in fifth grade in Mrs. Walenta’s class. I have a passion for a non-profit organization called Remember Niger.
I first heard of Remember Niger through our church’s sponsorship. Remember Niger’s primary goal is to provide quality education to the Nigerian children in Niger, Africa. With an education, they can provide for their country and make their country stronger economically. Schooling is very important to us kids here in the states, and it is very important to them too. I was wondering if you would be interesting in supporting these kids in Niger and put a smile on their face.
This program is currently in need of money to purchase Mosquito nets, school supplies, desks, sponsorships of students, etc. If you would like to support this organization, visit their website: REMEMBER NIGER Next, click on one of these links: ALTERNATIVE GIVING CATALOG or GENERAL DONATION.
If you have any questions, email my mom, Mary Henderson at email@example.com
Thank you, Aiden Henderson.
During our week before vacation, Georgetown will be showing our holiday spirit! Each day we will have a theme to show off our festive side.
- Monday– Christmas HAT and/or HAIR DAY
- Tuesday– Christmas SOCK and/or SHIRT DAY
- Wednesday– Christmas CHOICE DAY – Pick your favorite holiday bling or accessory to wear today!
- Thursday– RED/GREEN DAY
- Friday– PAJAMA or UGLY SWEATER DAY (Your Choice)
Our Holiday Shop opens today. This is a top secret opportunity for our students to shop for family members! The shopping times for each class are listed below. This shop is sponsored by our Parent Club. If you send a check, make the check payable to GEORGETOWN PARENT CLUB.
Mrs. Reagan and the Parent Club
In late spring of last year, our students grade 3-5 were assessed with the new online state test called the M-STEP. This test measures all students across the state to compare their academic abilities in math and reading (grades 3-5) and science (gr 4) and social students (grade 5).
While watching our students take their first online test, we made detailed notes of systematic instructional changes to implement to better prepare our students for this coming spring’s M-STEP assessment.
One area that stuck out for mathematics was math fluency – the ability to complete basic math facts accurately and quickly. The students who had strong math fluency were able to solve simple problems quickly and devote the bulk of their math assessment time to the higher levels of work needed for reading through the multiple steps of the math problem.
We have taken on this intervention in grades 1-5 so that by the time our students reach grade 3, they are strong in addition and subtraction facts.
In order to become fluent in math facts, children must practice everyday for 5-10 minutes. We are building in as much time as possible in school through math lessons, intervention groups, multiple math apps along with one in particular called MATHFACTSPRO . We like this program because it tracks student progress over the year at school and home.
Great features of this online practice for math facts:
- Each student’s program is individualized based on the facts needing practice.
- Students who know their math facts are more confident math students and have greater success in math.
- Online math fact practice is more effective than paper flashcards. This online program provides immediate feedback (correct/incorrect) and adjusts the level based on student needs.
How does my child use MATHFACTSPRO?
- After signing in, start practicing.
- The program will stop once your child has gotten 50-100 facts correct. (Pre-set by each teacher)
- Your child will see a chart of their fact progress – and you are able to view this as well.
- GOAL : 5-10 minutes of MATHFACTSPRO each day for homework. Teachers can check the program to determine who is doing their math homework each night. Parents can also monitor progress.
Thank you for your support of your child’s learning through this simple and effective homework practice. This is one skill that goes a long way toward building math confidence and it is as simple as daily practice.