What’s Coming up-Week of January 11-15, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • Jet’s Pizza Night ~ Thursday, January 14th
  • Early Release ~ Friday, January 15th.

 

Math: 

  • We are assessing our work involving the division of whole numbers and unit fractions.

 

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and will begin forming book clubs for students to focus on theme work in small groups. 

 

Social Studies:

  • We are exploring our unit on Colonization and Settlement which examines early colonial regions.

 

Week of Jan. 4-8, 2021

Hello parents!

Can you believe that we are nearly halfway through the school year? I hope that all of you had a restful and enjoyable time with your families. I am so excited to welcome your kids back into our classroom! Here is a peek at what we’ll be working on this week:

Math: 

  • We will be continuing our unit involving multiplication and division of fractions.

ELA:

  • Our instructional focus will switch back to reading. We’ll be examining theme in literature both as a whole class and in book clubs.

Social Studies:

  • We will continue our unit on Colonization and Settlement.

What’s Coming up-Week of December 14-18, 2020

 

 

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Georgetown Spirit Week:
    •  Monday, December 14  Cozy Holiday Socks and/or slippers
    • Tuesday, December 15  Holiday Headgear: Holiday hats, headbands, hair and/or scarves
    • Wednesday, December 16  Holiday Sweater Day -Ugly or Cute
    • Thursday, December 17  Holiday Theme: Holiday Spirit Day- wear your red and green and white!
    • Friday, December 18  Holiday Theme: Long Winter’s Nap- Pajama Day- Holiday themed if you have them!
  • Holiday Party:
    • We will be having a fun-filled day on Friday to celebrate the upcoming holiday. We will do fun activities in the morning and watch a movie in the afternoon. We are not asking for any donations.

Math: 

  • We will be wrapping up our multiplication of fractions learning with a test on Thursday, December 17th. 

ELA:

  • We will be completing the writing of our narrative craft by publishing our memoirs throughout this week.
  • No reading log is due.

Social Studies:

  • We will conclude our unit called Three Worlds Meet which has examined the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America.  

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 16-20, 2020

Hello parents,

I look forward to connecting with you next week during virtual conferences Please reference your confirmation emails from Calendly with information regarding the timing, Zoom link, etc. If you need anything before then, please reach out!

Miscellaneous

  • IMPORTANT THANKSGIVING BREAK UPDATE:
    • Please refer to Dr. VanderJagt’s email for more details. Thanksgiving Break is now ONE FULL WEEK- NOV. 21-29.
    • Light work, at-home packets will be sent Friday the 20th for work on Monday, 23rd-/Tuesday 24th.
    • If your child will be home this week, please pick up a packet of work from our office on Friday, Nov. 20
  • Book Fair Nov. 16-20. Our preview day is 2:30 on Tuesday, Nov 17. Our shopping day is 2:30 on Thursday, Nov 19.

The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will continue until Nov. 18.  We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in.  The class with the most items brought in by NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lane. (If allowed this year)

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kids compassion and love for others.  Thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.

What’s Happening November 9-13

 

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

  • An email was sent regarding virtual conferences on Friday, Oct. 30. Please check your inbox and sign up for a time slot on the link provided.

Math

  • We are wrapping up Unit 2: Adding & Subtracting whole numbers & decimals. We will begin work on Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions
  • We will continue to focus on mastering our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and utilize your child’s online access to MobyMax Fact Fluency homework.

ELA

  • We are continuing our writing unit on writing a personal narrative.
  • At home reading logs are due every Monday morning.

Social Studies

  • We are continuing our unit called Three Worlds Meet which examines the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America.  

P.E. CARES Food Drive

The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will be starting on November 4. We are asking for your help by bringing in non-perishable food items for Love Inc. in Hudsonville.

Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc. (please no ramen noodles, and please do not break apart packaged food)

The food drive will continue until Nov. 18.  We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in.  The class with the most items brought in by NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes (if allowed this year).

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kids compassion and love for others.  Thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.

P.E. Cares Food Drive

Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc. (please no ramen noodles, and please do not break apart packaged food)

The food drive will continue until Nov. 18.  We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in.  The class with the most items brought in by NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes. (If allowed this year)

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kids compassion and love for others.  Thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.

WHAT’S COMING UP – WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2-6, 2020

Miscellaneous

  • November 3rd – Picture Retake Day
  • Virtual Conferences
    • An email was sent regarding virtual conferences on Friday! Please check your inbox and sign up for a time slot on the link provided!
  • Fall party! Check out some pictures below of our celebration!

Fall Celebration – We “broke out” of our class escape room by solving Halloween-themed puzzles and riddles!  The kids also enjoyed playing Halloween Bingo and winning tasting treats! In the afternoon we relaxed and enjoyed viewing of the movie, Holes. We enjoyed the movie, and ate special snacks that were donated.  What a fun day!

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 26-30, 2020

Miscellaneous

  • Early Release: Friday, October 23rd
  • No school on Monday, October 26th

Fall Parties:

  • Thank you to those of you who signed up to donate items to our Fall Party. Please send in those items by Wednesday October 28th.  🙂
  • Party Day Reminders:
    • This year for our Fall Party we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms, however; this year will be different than in the past.
      • Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend.  (We will miss you!)
      •  Snacks will need to be store-bought and individually packaged and respectful of allergies (no peanuts please).

      Like previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes, if they wish.  One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day.  The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change, and limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes.  We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures.  There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related face masks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past.

      Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:

      • Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?
      • Can they fit in their seat at their desk?
      • Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?

      We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day.  Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well.

      We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.

Math

  • We are continuing our work on Unit 2: Adding & Subtracting whole numbers & decimals.  
  • We will continue to focus on mastering our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and utilize your child’s online access to Moby Max Fact Fluency homework.

ELA

  • We are beginning our writing unit to create a narrative craft.  This entails creating personal narratives and or memoirs).
  • At home reading logs are due every Monday morning.

Social Studies

  • We are continuing our unit called Three Worlds Meet which examines the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 19-23, 2020

Miscellaneous:

  • Fall Party:
    • We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Fall PartyHere’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

      1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/PAkoXJF
      2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
      3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

    • Party Day Reminders:
      • This year for our Fall Party we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms, however; this year will be different than in the past.
        • Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend.  (We will miss you!)
        •  Snacks will need to be store-bought and individually packaged and respectful of allergies (no peanuts please).

        Like previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes, if they wish.  One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day.  The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change, and limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes.  We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures.  There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related face masks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past.

        Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:

        • Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?
        • Can they fit in their seat at their desk?
        • Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?

        We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day.  Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well.

        We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.

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