What’s Coming up-Week of March 29 – April 1, 2021

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown is celebrating reading for the month of March. We continue our school-wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read this week! 
    • A Daily/Weekly Reading Goal calendar will be sent home with the students. As a parent you will sign the log agreeing that your child read for the 5th grade weekly goal. Goal for 5th grade is 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes per week. If they reach this goal their name will be put in a weekly drawing. Students are to turn in their reading logs on Monday.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. Our next dress up day is Thursday, April 1. Our theme is Read and Feed. Wear PJ’s or comfy clothes for some comfy reading time.

 

Reproductive Health Video

  • The videos will be shown on April 1 with a discussion following the 2:30 video showing. 
    • If you DO NOT want your child to view the video with the grade level gender group, please contact me via email.  Please arrange to pick your child up prior to the viewing time. 

 

Spring Break

  • Friday, April 2 – Sunday April 11

 

M-STEP Reminder

  • M-STEP testing dates for 5th grade:
    • April 20, 22, 27, 29th. Please avoid any outside appointments on those days in which your child will be gone from school.

 

Camp Update

  • All fifth grade students in the district will have an extended day camp experience at CranHill Ranch.
  • The date for Georgetown students will be Thursday, June 3.
  • Students can take their normal mode of transportation to school in the morning.
  • Estimated arrival back to school will be around 9:00 PM.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to bring parent chaperones. 
  • More information coming soon!

What’s Coming up-Week of March 22-26, 2021

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown is celebrating reading for the month of March. We continue our school-wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read this week! 
    • A Daily/Weekly Reading Goal calendar will be sent home with the students. As a parent you will sign the log agreeing that your child read for the 5th grade weekly goal. Goal for 5th grade is 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes per week. If they reach this goal their name will be put in a weekly drawing. Students are to turn in their reading logs on Monday.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. Our next dress up day is Friday, March 26. Our theme is Hoedown! We welcome students to wear jeans, maybe even a belt buckle or boots.

 

Class Chrome books

  • Our chrome books have arrived! If your child wants to bring in a pair of wired headphones, we encourage them to keep their headphones in a labeled ziplock bag.

 

M-STEP Reminder

  • M-STEP testing dates for 5th grade:
    • April 20, 22, 27, 29th. Please avoid any outside appointments on those days in which your child will be gone from school.

 

Camp Update

  • All fifth grade students in the district will have an extended day camp experience at Cran Hill Ranch.
  • The date for Georgetown students will be Thursday, June 3.
  • Students can take their normal mode of transportation to school in the morning.
  • Estimated arrival back to school will be around 9:00PM.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to bring parent chaperones. 
  • More information coming soon!

What’s Coming up-Week of March 15-19, 2021

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown is celebrating reading for the month of March. We continue our school-wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read this week! 
    • A Daily/Weekly Reading Goal calendar will be sent home with the students. As a parent you will sign the log agreeing that your child read for the 5th grade weekly goal. Goal for 5th grade is 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes per week. If they reach this goal their name will be put in a weekly drawing. Students are to turn in their reading logs on Monday.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. Our next dress up day is Friday, March 19. We welcome students to wear a shirt with a word or saying on it. 

 

Class Chromebooks

Our chromebooks have arrived! If your child wants to bring in a pair of wired headphones, we encourage them to keep their headphones in a labeled ziplock bag.

 

Math: 

  • We will be assessing Unit 5: Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals.

 

ELA:

  • We are wrapping up our literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.
  • Since we’re asking students to spend a few extra minutes reading to complete the reading month calendar, we will not have our normal weekly reading homework sheet for the month of March.

 

Social Studies:

  • We are learning about the first events of the Revolutionary War.

What’s Coming up-Week of March 8-12, 2021

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

  • An email was sent to parents this week regarding virtual conferences which will be held on March 8th or March 10th. Please check your inbox for an email from your child’s classroom teacher and sign up for a time slot on the link provided if you haven’t already done so.

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown will be celebrating reading for the month of March. We will have a school wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read!  (Tied to Book Fair’s “Wild West” theme.)
    • A Daily/Weekly Reading Goal calendar will be sent home with the students. As a parent you will sign the log agreeing that your child read for the 5th grade weekly goal. Goal for 5th grade is 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes per week. If they reach this goal their name will be put in a weekly drawing.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. Our next dress up day is Friday, March 12. We welcome you to dress like a cowboy or cowgirl and wear flannel or plaid. 

Book Fair

  • As in the Fall, there will be a book fair for the kids to shop in person or online during conference week. Our preview day is Monday and our shopping day is Wednesday.

Class Chromebooks

Our chromebooks have arrived! If your child wants to bring in a pair of wired headphones, we encourage them to keep their headphones in a labeled ziplock bag.

What’s Coming up-Week of March 1-5, 2021

Miscellaneous:

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

  • An email was sent to parents this week regarding virtual conferences which will be held on March 8th or March 10th. Please check your inbox for an email from your child’s classroom teacher and sign up for a time slot on the link provided.

March Reading Month

  • Georgetown will be celebrating reading for the month of March. We will have a school wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read!  (Tied to Book Fair’s “Wild West” theme.)
    • A Daily/Weekly Reading Goal calendar will be sent home with the students. As a parent you will sign the log agreeing that your child read for the 5th grade weekly goal. Goal for 5th grade is 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes per week. If they reach this goal their name will be put in a weekly drawing.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. The first date, Friday March 5th, will be Hats Off To Reading. Wear a hat, bandana or handkerchief!
    • Book Fair
  • As in the Fall, there will be a book fair for the kids to shop in person or online during conference week. Watch for more information.

 

Early release on March 5, 2021

Math: 

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

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and continuing to create a literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.
  • Since we’re asking students to spend a few extra minutes reading to complete the reading month calendar, we will not have our normal weekly reading homework sheet for the month of March.

Social Studies:

  • We are learning about the events that lead to the Revolutionary War.

What’s Coming up-Week of February 22-26, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • Parent teacher conferences will be held in early March. Like in the fall, our conferences will be held via Zoom. Watch for an email with a sign up link coming soon.
  • STAR Testing reports will come home in a white, sealed envelope on Friday, February 19. These are sent home on behalf of the district to fulfill State of Michigan requirements. We will discuss and interpret these at our upcoming parent-teacher conferences in March. 
  • Quick reminder to relay the importance of having your child wear their mask appropriately while in school. 

 

What’s Coming up-Week of February 15-19, 2021

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather

Math: 

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

 

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and will begin writing a literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.

 

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing to explore our unit on life in colonial America.

STEAM

A message from Mrs. Totten Georgetown’s STEAM teacher.

  • Our class will record their concussion videos in STEAM on Monday, Feb. 15. They are welcome to bring props and dress up! 🙂

Week of Feb. 15-19, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather. Boots, snow pants, gloves, and hats are all highly encouraged! 😉

Math: 

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

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and will begin writing a literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing to explore our unit on life in colonial America.

Valentine’s Day

In fifth grade, we do not have individual parties for Valentine’s Day. We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class.

Valentine’s Day

  •  In fifth grade, we do not have individual parties for Valentine’s Day.
  • We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class. I will send an email with a class list.
  • We will decorate bags to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container at home.

Celebrating Black History Month

This February, we would like to embark on a journey as a larger school community to bring awareness to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We recognize that these symbolic endeavors do not replace the need for systemic actions to advance our goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. For this reason, the district is currently engaging in committee work with a third-party consultant to develop a strategic plan that will promote the long-term sustainability of these efforts.

As a district, some of our SOAR-IV goals relate to the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Throughout the month, we will look for ways to highlight a person or event related to Black history.

As a grade level team, we will begin by using our 5th grade social studies curriculum to guide our instruction through the history of African Americans in colonial times. Next we will explore segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. Finally we will focus on contributions from Black Americans in the area of arts, literature, culture, and science.

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