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. 🙂

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 29-February 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Any remaining balances for fifth grade camp/activities will be due on February 1.
  • Early release Friday, Feb. 2.
  • Mid-winter break – no school Monday, Feb. 5 and Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Watch for information on the opportunity to volunteer as a chaperone for fifth grade camp. This will be sent home after mid-winter break.

Math

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

ELA:

  • We are in the middle of our historical fiction unit. Students are participating in book clubs to deepen their understanding of the text and genre.

Social Studies:

  • We have finished our unit on the colonization and settlements of early America and will be beginning a new unit on life in the colonies.

Science:

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

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 15-19, 2018

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Any remaining balances for fifth grade camp/activities will be due on February 1 We will provide an updated account reminder early next week.

Math

  • We are continuing with Unit 4: Multiplication with Whole Numbers and Decimals.

ELA:

  • We are jumping into our historical fiction unit. Students are participating in book clubs to deepen their understanding of the text and genre.

Social Studies:

  • We have begun our unit focusing on the colonization and settlements of early America.

Science:

  • We started our new unit called “Ch-Ch-Changes.” This unit deals with matter and its interactions.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 11-15

Math

  • We will be finishing up Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions and beginning Unit 4: Multiplication with Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • ELA:
  • 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.

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing our look into Unit 2: Three Worlds Meet where we’re learning about Native American cultural regions and how climate and natural resources influenced the culture that developed in each region.

Science:

  • We are wrapping up our investigations on the causes and effects of the changing landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program is on Thursday, December 14 at Fair Haven. Watch your teacher’s blog for specific details.
  • Our classroom holiday breakfast will be on Friday, Dec. 22. Please take time to sign up to volunteer or donate items,  Walenta (5th Gr) Holiday Party
  • Candy cane sale continues through Dec. 15. Students who wish to purchase a candy cane may bring in $1. Candy canes will be delivered to students each day.

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 27-December 1

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Early release this Friday, December 1.
  • The Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe will be at Georgetown next week. This is an opportunity for students to purchase gifts for their family members. Our class will be shopping on Wednesday, December 6th at 10:00.
  • Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program is on Thursday, December 14 at Fair Haven.
  • Our classroom holiday party will be on Friday, Dec. 22. We will be having a breakfast. Look for details coming soon.

Math

  • We are continuing to work through Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions.

ELA:

  • We are focusing on becoming powerful readers of narrative and expository nonfiction texts.

Social Studies:

  • We are diving into Unit 2: Three Worlds Meet.
  • We’re learning about Native American cultural regions and how climate and natural resources influenced the culture that developed in each region.

Science:

  • We are investigating the causes and effects of the changing landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 13-17

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • I enjoyed meeting with you for conferences! 
  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser items will be delivered to Georgetown Elementary on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Items must be picked up between 3:00 and 5:30.
  •  The students will go outside for recess every day unless it is raining or below zero. Please make sure your child has warm clothes for recess everyday at school.
  • PTC meeting – Thursday, Nov. 16th at 6:30 in the Georgetown Elementary Library
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 22-24

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 6

  • We are looking forward to seeing you at conferences.
  • Report cards will be sent home with students on Monday, Nov. 6.
  • Our PTC is hosting a Scholastic book fair next week. Our class will shop on Wednesday, November 8th . The book fair will also be open for shopping during parent teacher conferences.
  • Jet’s pizza night is Thursday, November 9! Order pizza and mention your child’s teacher!
  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser items will be delivered to Georgetown Elementary on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Items must be picked up between 3:00 and 5:30 that day.

Math:

  • We are beginning our dive into unit 3 where we will be looking at multiplying and dividing fractions.

ELA:

  • Students are gathering evidence to write a literary essay analyzing a character from our book club books.

Science:

  • We are investigating why water levels change in the Great Lakes over time.