What’s Coming Up – Week of March 21

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Miscellaneous:

    • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
    • On Tuesday, March 22, middle school counselors will be visiting fifth grade classrooms to answer questions from students about the transition to middle school.
    • Also on Tuesday, March 22, music teachers from the middle school will be here for instrument fittings. If you haven’t made a final decision about whether your child will participate in band or orchestra next year, please have them get fitted so that the necessary information is available in case they choose to participate.
    • On Thursday, March 31 at 2:00, fifth graders will view the reproductive health video.
      • Please see email sent last week for specific details.
      • If you wish to preview the videos, they will be available for parent review between March 15 and March 24. Videos must be watched at the school. If you want to review these, schedule a time with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian.  Her email:  jvandenb@hpseagles.net

 

  • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, contact your child’s teacher.  You will need to make arrangements to pick your child up early (before 2 pm) on March 31.

 

 

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.

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 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 .

 

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.