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What’s Coming Up – Week of February 18-22, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous:

5th Grade Camp:

  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones were sent home on Wed. of this week. If you are interested please return the form to school by Feb. 19th.
  • Dates for camp this year are May 16-17.

Symphony Field Trip:

  • On February 19, fifth graders will have the opportunity to travel to Holland to see a special performance by the Grand Rapids Symphony. We will leave school around 10:15 and return around 1:00. 

Jet’s Pizza Night: Thursday, February 21

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 11-15, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones were sent home on Wed. of this week. If you are interested please return the form to school by Feb. 19th.
  • Dates for camp this year are May 16-17.

Symphony Field Trip:

  • On February 19, fifth graders will have the opportunity to travel to Holland to see a special performance by the Grand Rapids Symphony. We will leave school around 10:15 and return around 1:00.
  • Valentine’s Day:
  • In fifth grade, we do not do parties for Valentine’s Day.
  • We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class .
  • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.

Math:

We are launching Unit 5 which will focus on division of whole numbers and decimals.  Once again, it is incredibly important that your child keeps practicing their math facts.  A high level of fact fluency is a great indicator for future math success!

ELA: Historical Fiction:

  • We are continuing to focus on becoming powerful readers of historical fiction texts.  Students are reading historical fiction novels in small groups as book clubs. To keep up with reading expectations, it is important for your child to honor their group’s reading plan.    
  • Reminder….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.

Social Studies:

We are exploring Life in Colonial America.

Science:  

We are continuing studying the unit, “Ch-ch-changes” on physical changes.

Hello, parents.

After many days off and then a two hour delay this morning, I was so glad to see your children’s smiling faces this morning! I will provide the usual weekly update later this week, but I wanted to give you some information on some upcoming events.

  • Fifth grade camp will be here before we know it! We are looking for parents who would be interested in chaperoning at camp. Today your child should bring home a sheet detailing the dates of camp and expectations of chaperones. If you are interested in being a chaperone for camp, please follow the instructions on the sheet which is coming home today.
  • Valentine’s Day is next Thursday.
    • In fifth grade, we do not do parties for Valentine’s Day.
    • We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class (28).
    • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 28-February 1, 2019

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

Early Release on February 1st!

Camp News:

  • Balance reminders for fifth grade activity fees were sent home last week. Remaining balances are due by February 1. Please make checks payable to Georgetown Elementary.
  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones will be coming home after mid-winter break.
  • Dates for camp this year are May 16-17.

Hudsonville P.E. Apparel

We are launching Unit 5 which will focus on division of whole numbers and decimals.  Once again, it is incredibly important that your child keeps practicing their math facts.  A high level of fact fluency is a great indicator for future math success!

ELA: Historical Fiction:

  • We are continuing to focus on becoming powerful readers of historical fiction texts.  Students are reading historical fiction novels in small groups as book clubs. To keep up with reading expectations, it is important for your child to honor their group’s reading plan.    
  • Reminder….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.
  • Social Studies:

We are exploring life in colonial America.

Science:  We are continuing to study the unit, “Ch-ch-changes” on physical changes.

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 21-25, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

  • Balance reminders for fifth grade activity fees  were sent home on Tuesday, Jan. 15th. Remaining balances are due by February 1. Please make checks payable to Georgetown Elementary.
  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones will be coming home after mid-winter break.
  • Dates for camp this year are May 16-17.

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 14-18, 2019

 

 

Miscellaneous:

Early Release: Friday, January 11th.

Camp News:

  • Balance reminders for fifth grade activity fees will be sent home on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Remaining balances are due by February 1.
  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones will be coming home shortly after midwinter break.
  • Math: We are working on a unit that focuses on multi-digit multiplication of whole numbers and decimals.  Please continue to help your child with their multiplication math facts.

 

ELA: Historical Fiction:

  • We are focusing on becoming powerful readers of historical fiction texts.  Students are reading historical fiction novels in small groups as book clubs.  To keep up with reading expectations, it is important for your child to honor their group’s reading plan.    
  • Reminder….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.

 

Social Studies: We are exploring the early English settlements and colonization.  Be on the lookout for study materials that focus on the 13 colonies.

 

Science: We are kicking off our new unit, “Ch-ch-changes” on physical changes.

 

What’s Coming Up – Dec. 17-21

Miscellaneous:

Holiday Music Program: Georgetown’s 3rd-5th grade holiday music program will be from 7:45 – 8:15 (Students report no earlier than 7:30) on Thursday, December 13th at Fair Haven Church.  Please click the link HERE to see more detailed program information from Mrs. Bretz.

Early Release: Friday, December 14th.

Holiday Class Party: Our classroom holiday party will be on Friday, Dec. 21. We will be having a breakfast.

Holiday Break: Our last day of school before holiday break will be Friday, December 21.  Have a safe and restful break. We’ll see you on January 7.

ELA: Non-Fiction Texts

  • We are focusing on becoming powerful readers of narrative and expository nonfiction texts, as well as constructing written responses that give evidence to support our thinking.
  • Reminder….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.

Science: We are wrapping up our science unit “Go with the Flow!”

Tidbits

HELLO, PARENTS!

  • We will be taking our unit 2 social studies test on Friday. Today, students brought home a study guide. Please help your child review the material for a few minutes each day and have your child keep the review in their take home folder to go back and forth from school and home.
  • If your child has a safety belt at home, please have him or her return it. The belts are share between the safety teams and should be returned to school each Monday.
  • Holiday program is this Thursday, Dec. 13. See this post for more details.

What’s Coming Up the Week of Dec. 10-14

Miscellaneous:

Candy Cane Sale:

The annual candy cane sale is coming! Our 5th grade classes will be selling candy canes to help raise money for their 5th grade activities. The sale will be  through Friday, December 14th. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you in advance for your support!
Holiday Music Program:

Georgetown’s 3rd-5th grade holiday music program will be from 7:45 – 8:15 (Students report no earlier than 7:30) on Thursday, December 13th at Fair Haven Church.  Please click the link HERE to see more detailed program information from Mrs. Bretz.

Toys for Tots:

Toys for Tots donations will be accepted until Thursday, Dec. 13. For more information, click here.

Early Release:

Friday, December 14th.

Holiday Class Party:

Our classroom holiday party will be on Friday, Dec. 21. Please use this link to donate to items for our party. http://signup.com/login/entry/377027048087720092

Thank you in advance.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 3-7, 2018


 

 

Miscellaneous:

Candy Cane Sale: The annual candy cane sale is coming! Our 5th grade classes will be selling candy canes to help raise money for their 5th grade activities. The sale will be from Monday, December 3rd  through Friday, December 14th. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you in advance for your support!

Penguin Patch Holiday ShopThe holiday shop will be available next week if the students wish to buy holiday presents for their loved ones. Our classroom’s shopping day will be Thursday, December 6th.

Holiday Music Program: Georgetown’s holiday music program will be in the evening on Thursday, December 13th at Fair Haven Church. Watch the blog for future updates.

Early Release: Friday, December 14th.

Holiday Class Party:  Our classroom holiday party will be on Friday, Dec. 21. We will be having a breakfast. Look for details and a sign up for donations and volunteers coming very soon.

Math: Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions.

Students should continue practicing their math facts using Moby Max.

ELA: Non-Fiction Texts

  • We are focusing on becoming powerful readers of narrative and expository nonfiction texts, as well as constructing written responses that give evidence to support our thinking.

 

  • Reminder….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.
  • Social Studies: We’re continuing our social studies unit called Three Worlds Meet.
  • Science: We are investigating our science unit “Go with the Flow!”

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