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.

Snow Day Activities

 

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.

Students may:

Read their historical book club book.

MOBYMAX  

STUDY ISLAND

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! 🙂

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 22

 

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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.

Math: We have begun Unit 6 which deals with word problems using all the skills learned from units one through five.

Social Studies: We continue to research the events leading up to the revolutionary war. The unit 5 test will be approaching. Watch your teacher’s blog.

ELA: We are integrating our social studies content into our informational reading and writing units.

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 15

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 will be sent home within this coming week. Please contact your teacher if your conference time needs to be rescheduled.
  • Camp chaperones will be notified on Feb. 19th. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to support this event.
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! 🙂

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 8

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Miscellaneous:

  • No school on February 8 and 9.
  • A camp chaperone note came home earlier this week. If you are interested in volunteering for 5th grade camp on May 23-24, the note must be completed and returned by February 12th.
  • Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade.

Individual classes will hold Valentine exchanges earlier in the day.  A class list for those who are choosing to do Valentine cards was sent home earlier this week.  We will be making Valentine Bags in class next week.

  • 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.

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 1

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Miscellaneous:

  • A camp chaperone note will be coming home on Monday, February 1. If you are interested in volunteering for 5th grade camp on May 23-24, the note must be completed and returned by February 12th.
  • Our Valentine’s day celebration will be help on the afternoon of Friday, February 12. Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade. Individual classes will hold Valentine exchanges earlier in the day.
  • T.E.A.M. classes began a few weeks ago with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and will continue for the next three or four weeks.
  • Reminder-When your son our daughter is using Math Facts Pro please make sure they are signing in to their account. Students should be using Math Facts Pro at home several times per week.

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 25

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Miscellaneous:

  • Our Valentine’s day celebration will be help on the afternoon of Friday, February 12. Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade. Individual classes will hold Valentine exchanges earlier in the day.
  • T.E.A.M. classes began a few weeks ago with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and will continue for the next three or four weeks.
  • Reminder-When your son our daughter is using Math Facts Pro please make sure they are signing in to their account. Students should be using Math Facts Pro at home several times per week.

Math: We have begun Unit 5 about Division.  This is usually a tough unit for students so please encourage your son/daughter to continue working hard.  One way to help make this unit a bit easier is for students to know their multiplication facts really well.  So keep practicing on Math Facts Pro!!

 

Social Studies: We are wrapping up our study of economic development and growth of the colonies and will testing soon.  Watch your teacher’s blog for upcoming test dates. In our next unit we will be researching the events that lead up to the Revolutionary War.

 

ELA:

We are completing our historical fiction book clubs. Students will be writing their own historical fiction pieces based on the time period from their book club reading .