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 .

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 18

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Miscellaneous:

  • We will have a math test on Monday, January 18th. A review sheet came home on Friday.
  • We will have a social studies vocabulary quiz on Friday, January 22nd. A list of the words will be sent home on Monday. They may practice the words on my blog. Social Studies Unit 4.
  • Look for information coming home from P.E. teachers regarding Jump Rope for Heart and Hudsonville P.E. apparel orders.
  • 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 11

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Miscellaneous:

  • T.E.A.M. classes began this past Wednesday with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and will continue for the next 6 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 been multiplying with whole numbers and decimal numbers and will be finishing this unit this week.  Please watch your teacher’s blog for when the test will be.  Please continue to have your son/daughter sign in and practice their math facts on Math Facts Pro several times per week.

 

Social Studies: We are wrapping up our study of early colonization and will testing soon.  Watch your teacher’s blog for upcoming test dates. Our next unit will focus more deeply on the economic development and growth of the colonies and slavery.

 

ELA:

We have started our unit on historical fiction. Students will be reading historical fiction in book clubs and then writing their own historical fiction pieces.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 7

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Miscellaneous:

  • Next week will be Santa Secret Shop watch your teacher’s blog for dates.
  • Our classroom parties will be on December 18.  Check your teacher’s blog for details.
  • Candy cane sale continues next week.
  • Reminder-When your son our daughter is using Math Facts Pro please make sure they are signing in to their account.

 

Math: We are wrapping up our math unit about multiplying and dividing with fractions.  Watch your teacher’s blog for when the test will be for this unit.  The next unit we will focus on Multiplication.  Please continue to have your son/daughter sign in and practice their math facts on Math Facts Pro.

 

Social Studies: We are wrapping up our second unit in social studies that involved learning about the regions and cultures of early Native Americans and ancient African Empires and how those cultures were affected with exploration.  Watch your teacher’s blog for test dates. Our next unit will focus on colonization and settlement.


ELA: We are working on our nonfiction writing and reading.  We will be wrapping up these unites by our holiday break.

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 16

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Miscellaneous:

  • Reminder to pick up the Goodies Factory items today from 3:00-5:30.
  • Thanksgiving break will be from November 25-29.
  • Georgetown Holiday program will be on the evening of December 1. Please watch the blog for further details.

Math:

  • We have begun Unit 3 which is about Multiplication and Division with Fractions.  One way to make this unit less difficult for students is to continually practice their math facts.  Please have your son/daughter practice on Math Facts Pro 2-3 times per week for 5-10 minutes a time.

Social Studies:

  • Our next area of study in our second unit of social studies will be focusing on early exploration.

ELA:

  • Our reading homework expectation for 5th graders is to read 100 minutes per week.
  • In writing, we will focus on informational writing.

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 2

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Miscellaneous:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences are November 2, 3 and 4 (see your teacher’s blog for date and time).
  • Goodie Factory fundraiser itemsmust be picked up at school on Thursday, Nov. 12 between 3:00 and 5:30 PM.
  • Book Fair is coming the week of conferences.
  • We are planning a fifth grade movie afternoon for Friday, November 6. Please click here to fill out an electronic permission slip for your child to participate.

Math:

  • We will be beginning Unit 3 which is about Multiplication and Division with Fractions.

Social Studies:

  • We’re wrapping up our study on Native Americans and will be beginning our study of African Empires and how they compare to Native Americans.

ELA:

  • Our reading homework expectation for 5th graders is to read 100 minutes per week.
  • In writing, we will continue to work on our character essay.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 26

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Miscellaneous:

  • The Goodies Factory orders and payment are due Monday, Oct. 26. Please send ONE check payable to Georgetown Elementary.
    • Product must be picked up at school on Thursday, Nov. 12 between 3:00 and 5:30 PM.
  • Halloween parties will be on Thursday, October 29 from 2:15-3:15.  Please make sure that your costume is school appropriate (no blood or weapons).
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are November 2, 3 and 4. Times were sent home on Wednesday.
  • Book Fair is coming the week of conferences.
  • We are planning a fifth grade movie afternoon for Friday, November 6. Please click here to fill out an electronic permission slip for your child to participate.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Sept. 28

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Miscellaneous:

  • Our safety program is up and running. You can find the current safety schedule here, and on your classroom teacher’s blog on a page tab.
  • The 6th annual HEF Fun Fest fundraiser will be Oct.2 at Eagle Stadium from 4:30-7:00 pm prior to the Hudsonville vs East Kentwood home football game.  We look forward to a great turn out.
  • Here is a link to the PE blog for information about this year’s Turkey Trot.
  • Please continue to have your child read a minimum of 100 minutes per week for their reading homework.

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 11

Miscellaneous:

  • Field day t-shirt orders are due no later than Tuesday, May 12.
  •  Lunch order forms came home last week for field day. Students have the option of ordering sack lunch from food service or bringing their own lunch for that day.
  • If your son/daughter is a safety, please have them check around for a safety belt or two because we do not have enough safety belts at school for our current safeties.
  • Don’t forget to have your children read at home. They should be reading every day with the goal of reading 100 minutes per week. Next Monday will be the last Monday to hand in a reading log.
  • Today look for a note about child pick up for the day we return from camp. Please return this ASAP.
  • We are done with spelling tests/homework for the remainder of the year.
  • Click to view the list of important Upcoming 5th Grade Dates.

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 4

 

Miscellaneous:

  • If your son/daughter is a safety, please have them check around for a safety belt or two because we do not have enough safety belts at school for our current safeties.
  • Don’t forget to have your children read at home. They should be reading and filling out their reading logs every day.

Click to view the list of important Upcoming 5th Grade Dates.