6th Grade Course Selections

6th grade course selections sheets are coming home today and will be due back to me by Friday, April 15.  Please go over the front and back of this sheet very carefully with your son/daughter because there are a lot of areas to sign and check to make sure your child gets the classes they would like.  If you have any questions please let me know.  Have a great evening!

Spring Break Challenge

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 images

(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.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 28

Social Studies:

We will be having a social studies test over the Revolutionary War on Friday, March 25th. A review sheet came home on Wednesday to study for this test. Happy Studying!

Miscellaneous:

    • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
    • On Thursday, March 31 at 2:00, fifth graders will view the reproductive health video.
      • Please see email sent last week for specific details.
      • If you wish to preview the videos, they will be available for parent review between March 15 and March 24. Videos must be watched at the school. If you want to review these, schedule a time with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian.  Her email:  jvandenb@hpseagles.net

 

  • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, contact your child’s teacher.  You will need to make arrangements to pick your child up early (before 2 pm) on March 31.

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 21

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Miscellaneous:

    • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
    • On Tuesday, March 22, middle school counselors will be visiting fifth grade classrooms to answer questions from students about the transition to middle school.
    • Also on Tuesday, March 22, music teachers from the middle school will be here for instrument fittings. If you haven’t made a final decision about whether your child will participate in band or orchestra next year, please have them get fitted so that the necessary information is available in case they choose to participate.
    • On Thursday, March 31 at 2:00, fifth graders will view the reproductive health video.
      • Please see email sent last week for specific details.
      • If you wish to preview the videos, they will be available for parent review between March 15 and March 24. Videos must be watched at the school. If you want to review these, schedule a time with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian.  Her email:  jvandenb@hpseagles.net

 

  • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, contact your child’s teacher.  You will need to make arrangements to pick your child up early (before 2 pm) on March 31.

 

 

​It’s time for another online learning contest.  

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 dra30 minwing 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.

60minAll 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

KMOBYMAX  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

MATHFACTSPRO

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 7

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Miscellaneous:

  • Monday, March 7 is a records day for teachers; there will be no school for students that day.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. We are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Fifth graders will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School on Thursday, March 10. We will learn a little about what to expect in middle school, tour the building, hear performances by sixth grade musicians, and eat lunch. A letter from Jenison Hudsonville Food Service explaining the process for students who wish to buy lunch will be sent home with students on Friday. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch to eat at the middle school.
  • Please make sure your child is practicing math facts at home using Mobymax five minutes each day.  
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Georgetown. We will be previewing on Tuesday March 8 and shopping on Friday March 11th.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Georgetown. Information was sent home about the All for Books competition. This allows our PTC to purchase books for or classroom libraries.
  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade

Week of February 29

 

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Miscellaneous:

  • Moby Max has replaced Math Facts Pro for fact fluency.  Both teachers and students find this fact fluency tool much more friendly to use.  Please have your child practice their facts several times a week.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. A conference time reminder slip has been sent home. Please contact your teacher if your conference time needs to be rescheduled.
  • Beginning next week Wednesday, March 2, Mrs. Walenta’s class and Mr. Gort’s class will be switching during the day.  Mrs. Walenta will be teaching a science unit on the human body systems and Mr. Gort will be reviewing math concepts and help students prepare for the M-STEP test that will begin right after spring break.