We are starting to build many classroom routines! What a respectful group of 5th graders in room 305! 🙂 They have been very supportive and respectful of each other in spite of the unique start to our school year!
We are working on our first math unit, Addition & Subtraction with Fractions.
As this unit unfolds, our focus will be to master our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home. They can use the Moby Max Math site to practice their fact fluency at home.
We’re working on establishing strong independent reading.
Safety program will be starting on September 14. Mr. Cooley met with safeties on Friday to go over the schedule and expectations.
Early release on Friday, September 18
Look for information being sent home about this year’s Walk-a-thon! 🙂
A Note From the STEAM Studio-
Please note that the STEAM teachers have always used Google Classroom as a learning tool in the STEAM studio. All assignments that are posted while we are doing face to face learning will always be completed in class and should not be worked on at home. I tend to post assignments ahead of time to work out any issues and students can ignore the email that a new assignment has been posted. We use Google Classroom differently than the classroom teachers and it was causing a bit of confusion. Please reach out to Mrs. Totten (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions!
We’re wrapping up another great week at GES! These fuller days have us stretching ourselves into a little bit more of a routine. That said, please make sure your child is getting enough sleep at night as some of us are dragging a little during the day. Check a couple updates below.
Enjoy a safe and fun LONG weekend! See you Tuesday!
No school Friday, September 4 or Monday, September 7.
Students watched a video about the opportunity to serve as a safety at the end of the day. Safety applications due Wednesday, September 9.
What’s coming up? That is a great question! We are in uncharted territory, and our district leaders are working tirelessly to determine the best course of action in an unusual situation. It is my understanding that the district will be communicating with families soon about guidelines for at-home learning.
I’ve noticed that when my kids or I feel anxious or face uncertainty, we find some comfort in a consistent routine, so together we came up with a very basic structure and routine for our weekdays. Mrs. Reagan shared a some ideas on the Georgetown Elementary blog. If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen similar ideas. You could adapt sample schedules/routines according to the number and ages of children in your family.
I have assigned some math concepts on Moby Max that the kids could practice; along with fact fluency. Making a reading fort and quiet reading time is a fun way to chill and do some reading. 🙂 Keep watching the blog for updates.
Midwinter Break (No School Monday, February, 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th)
Remaining balances of the fifth grade activity fee are due by February 1.
Reminders with updated balances will be sent home on Tuesday, January 21st.
Community Education Opportunity: Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Screenagers: The Next Chapter – Tuesday, Jan. 21
As a 5th grade team, we feel this would be a great opportunity for parents to check this out as it is in line with a lot of things we’ve been noticing and observing in students as technology continues to play an important role in students’ lives. Check out the trailer for the film, Screenagers: The Next Chapter, or the original film, Screenagers, to help inform you and your family as you navigate the increasing social demands and pressures of today’s students with technology.
Screenagers: The Next Chapter Event – Tuesday, January 21st, at the Hudsonville Freshman Campus from 6:00-8:00
Community Education Opportunity: Film Screening and Panel Discussion of Screenagers: The Next Chapter
As a 5th grade team, we feel this would be a great opportunity for parents to check this out as it is in line with a lot of things we’ve been noticing and observing in students as technology continues to play an important role in students’ lives. Check out the trailer for the film, Screenagers: The Next Chapter, or the original film, Screenagers, to help inform you and your family as you navigate the increasing social demands and pressures of today’s students with technology. Hudsonville Community Education Screenagers Event Site Screenagers Official Website
We are getting into our fourth unit, multiplication with whole numbers and decimals.
To prepare and review, students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.
We’re beginning a reading and writing unit which will be investigating non-fiction texts and tackling text complexity.
Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.
We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.
We will be continuing our fourth unit, Life in the Colonies.
Fifth grade classroom holiday parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20 at 9:45 AM. There are still openings to donate an item. Please follow the link below. Thank you in advance.https://signup.com/go/VuCQOpN
Upcoming Spirit Week – December 16-20
Monday- Green/Red Day
Tuesday- Holiday Hat Day
Wednesday- Cozy Scarf/Socks Day
Thursday- PJ Day
Friday- Holiday Sweater Day
Penguin Patch Shopping Day- Tuesday, December 17th.