Hello parents!  Hopefully, your child came back from camp exhausted and full of lots of stories of our adventures! What a wonderful couple days  filled with excellent weather, activities, and laughs!  I would like to shout a HUGE thank you to our chaperones who came along and helped monitor, encourage and support your children to have the best time at camp! So…THANK YOU TO:

  • Mrs.  Miedema
  • Mrs. Palmer
  • Mrs. Smit
  • Mr. Banninga
  • Mr. Denhof
  • Mr. Impens
  • Mr. Pfeffer
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Your assistance with head counts, up-hill hikes, gear hauling, encouragement to kids, and your sacrifice of a sleepless night helped make this year’s camp a massive success!

Please note some important things coming up!

  • Wednesday, May 23 – Social Studies Test-Study our foldable study guide
  • Friday, May 25 – 5th-grade Celebration at Craig’s Cruisers! We will be away from the building from approximately 10:00-2:00 on Friday! Today, a release form came home that we need back no later than WEDNESDAY, MAY 23!

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 14 – May 18, 2018

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

On Friday, May 25th the Georgetown 5th graders will be going to Craig’s Cruisers to celebrate the end of their elementary years. We would love to have some parent chaperones join us at Craig’s Cruisers. Please visit the link below to sign up for this fun filled event.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: parent chaperone for celebration
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Math: We are continuing working through Measurement and Geometry.

ELA: We are working on units in reading and writing on Research-Based Argument Essays.

Social Studies: Unit 7 A New Nation

Science: We will continue to investigate the patterns and relationships between our Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Important Dates:

  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 15 – Camp plan for pick up due (Pink Half-Sheet)
  • May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at Camp
  • May 17-18 – 5th Grade Camp
  • May 25 – **Fifth grade celebration

What’s Coming Up the week of April 30-May 4

 

 

 

Hello parents!  Spring has finally sprung!  It’s about time!  I cannot believe that we are going into May next week!  We have a lot of exciting things coming up, including getting ready for camp!  Be mindful of an important meeting for camp coming up next week Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM in the GES multipurpose room.  Aside from that excitement, we are working through more curriculum content and focusing on some more of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students as we continue towards the end of the school year.  Never a dull moment in fifth grade!

Math:
We will be starting Unit 8: Measurement and Geometry.

ELA:
We are starting units in reading and writing about Research-Based, Argument Essays.

Science:
We will continue exploring the scientific phenomenon around forces and motion.

Important Dates:

  • May 2 – WEDNESDAY EVENING @ 6:00 PM! Parent information meeting for fifth-grade camp in the Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room!
  • May 10 – Jet’s Pizza Night
  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 17-18 – 5th Grade Camp

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 16-20, 2018

 

 

 

 

Misc:

Important Dates:

April 10, 11, 12 & 17 – M-STEP testing dates for fifth grade. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day on these dates if at all possible.

April 13 – Early release

April 20 – Check out a offering from HHS Science Students.  Free Screening.  Earth Week Free Family Movie Activity:  Chasing Coral

April 24 – Culver’s Fundraiser 5-8 PM (see your fifth grade teachers from 6:30-7:00)

May 2 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp (Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room – 6:00 PM)

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 12- March 16, 2018

 

 

 

Misc.

Conferences – We are looking forward to meeting with you at conferences.

March 15 – Instrument fittings….Teachers from the middle school will be coming to Georgetown; they  will bring band and orchestra instruments here to have the students try them out.

School Safety Request from Mr. Cooley

  • If your child is a safety, please check at home for any brightly-colored safety belts that may be around.  We need those to rotate to new safeties each week. Thank you!

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 5- March 9, 2018

 

 

 

Misc.

March 9 – Early release

  • March 12 & March 14 – Parent/teacher conferences. Conference times were sent home by e-mail on Monday. Please let me know ASAP if your time does not work.
  • March 15 – Instrument fittings…Teachers from the middle school will be coming to Georgetown  and will bring band and orchestra instruments here to have the students try them out.
  • For your convenience, we’ve added a list of important dates for 5th graders through the end of the school year to our blogs. To view this list, click on the “Important Upcoming Dates” tab at the top of the page
  • Chaperones for fifth grade camp have been selected; parents who expressed interest should have received an email from their child’s teacher indicating whether they’ve been selected.

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 26- March 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

Math:

  • We are beginning Unit 6: Operations and Word Problems

ELA:

  • We are continuing our research units in both reading and writing.

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing our work on the our unit: The Road to the Revolution.

 

Misc.

    • All parents submitted an interest form for chaperoning at camp will be notified whether they’ve been selected on February 28.
    • 5th grade will be attending a Grand Rapids Symphony performance on February 27th.  We will be out of the classroom from 10:00-1:00.
    • 5th grade will be heading to Hudsonville High School on Thursday, March 1 to learn information about upcoming middle choices. We will be gone from Georgetown from 12:30-2:30.

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 12-16, 2018

 

 

Valentine’s Activities

  • Our Valentine’s activity for fifth grade will be a classroom activity.
  • We will NOT need parent volunteers for our activity, but we will be asking for snack donations. Please follow this link to sign up for Valentine’s Day!

    Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: 
    1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/10669963268589780122
    2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
    3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

  • We will have classroom Valentine exchanges on February 14. If your child chooses to participate, please send in a Valentine for every student in the class.

Parent chaperones are needed for fifth grade camp, which is on May 17-18.

  • A form came home this past week with information about volunteering as a chaperone.
  • If you’re interested in volunteering, please return the form no later than Wednesday, February 14.  
  • Names of interested parents will be entered into a drawing.
  • All parents will be notified whether they’ve been selected on February 28.

Math

  • We are continuing Unit 5: Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals.  

ELA:

  • We will begin a research unit in both reading and writing.

Social Studies:

  • We are finishing up our unit on Life In the Colonies. Students will have a test early this week on this unit. Study guide has been sent home.

Science:

  • We continue our unit called, “Ch-Ch-Changes,” that has to do with matter.

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 5-9, 2018

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Mid-winter Break – 1/2 day Friday and no school on Monday, February 5 or Tuesday, February 6
  • At home reading logs:
    • Students will hand in a reading log of 100 minutes from Monday, Jan 29 -Tuesday February 6th. We will not have a reading log for the week of Feb 7-Feb 12th.
  • Parent chaperones are needed for fifth grade camp, which is on May 17-18.
    • After break look for a form to come home with information about volunteering as a chaperone.
    • If you’re interested in volunteering, please return the form no later than Wednesday, February 14.  
    • Names of interested parents will be entered into a drawing.
    • All parents will be notified whether they’ve been selected on February 28.
  • Valentine’s Activities
    • Our Valentine’s activity for fifth grade will be a classroom activity.
    • We will NOT need parent volunteers for our activity, but we will be asking for snack donations. Look for an email with information from your child’s classroom teacher regarding donation opportunities.
    • We will have classroom Valentine exchanges on February 14. If your child chooses to participate, please send in a Valentine for every student in the class.
  • Supply donations:
    • Thank you for the Kleenex and Clorox wipes donations. If you are able, our classroom could always use more of these supplies. 🙂