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.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 30

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Thank you for your donation of time and supplies to make our Fall Party a success! 🙂
  • Early release on Friday, November 3.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are on Monday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 8. Conference appointment times were sent home earlier this week.
  • Goodies Factory Orders and fundraising payment is due on Monday, Oct. 30. Please make as few checks as possible payable to Georgetown Elementary.
  • Goodies Factory delivery will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
    • All items must be picked up at Georgetown Elementary between 3:00 and 5:30 PM.
    • We cannot hold items overnight.
    • If you are unable to pick up your items during this time, please make arrangements for a friend or neighbor to pick up your items.
  • Fifth grade activity balance of $100 will be due by February 1, 2018

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 16

 

 

 

Hello Parents! Please check out the news and updates below!  Thanks also to those of you who mailed me about helping with our Halloween Party.  I will be sending out an email soon to those who have expressed interest to help with games, activities and small snacks.  I am looking forward to a fun afternoon!

Miscellaneous:

  • Join other Georgetown families for Culver’s Fundraiser Night – Monday, Oct. 16, from  5-8!
  • Fifth grade Halloween parties will be on Friday, Oct. 27 from 2:15-3:15. Watch our blog for specific details!

What’s Coming Up – Week of Oct. 9

Miscellaneous:

  • Early release on Friday, October 13.
  • Fifth grade Halloween parties will be on Friday, Oct. 27 from 2:15-3:15. Watch your teacher’s blog for specific details.
  • Jet’s Pizza night on Thursday, October 12.

Math:

  • We are beginning our decimal unit.

ELA:

  • We are wrapping up our memoir unit and celebrating!

Science:

  • We are investigating how organisms affect the Great Lakes.