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What’s Coming Up – Week of September 14-18, 2020

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!

Math

  • 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.
  • ELA
    • We’re working on establishing strong independent reading.

Miscellaneous

  • 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 (atotten@hpseagles.net) if you have any questions!

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 7-11, 2020

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!

Miscellaneous

  • 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 – Week of March 16-20

 

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.

Stay healthy….Love, Mrs. Walenta

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 2-6, 2020

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Monday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 11)

  • Please see the email that was sent with the Spring parent-teacher conference schedule

Scholastic Book Fair March 9-13

  • Our class’s preview day is Monday and our shopping day is Wednesday.
  • Show off your 5th grade spirit! Join us in wearing our 5th grade shirts every Friday

 

 

March 3 – Symphony Trip (No chaperones needed)

March 6 – Early release

March 9 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:10 (Mrs. Walenta’s class only)

March 10 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:10 (Mrs. Wysocki’s class only)

March 11 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:10 (Mrs. Ball and Mr. Cooley’s classes only)

**March 17 7:00 PM Middle school music information night for parents at Riley Street Middle School

**March 18 7:00 PM Middle school music information night for parents at Baldwin Street Middle School 

**These meetings will include the same information regardless of location; you may attend the one that best fits your schedule.

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 17-21, 2020

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

Camp Chaperones – A letter came home outlining chaperone opportunities. Please return the form if you are interested in being a chaperone by Tuesday, Feb 18th. Parents will be notified by March 2nd.

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Monday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 11)

A reminder note came home today. An email will also be sent with this information.

February 21 – Early Release

March 3 – Symphony Trip (No chaperones needed)

March 6 – Early release

March 9 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:00  (Mrs. Walenta’s class only)

March 10 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:00 ( Mrs. Wysocki’s class only)

March 11 – Baldwin Street Middle School Visit 10:30-2:00 (Mr. Cooley’s and Mrs. Ball’s classes only)

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 10-14, 2020

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

  • Camp Chaperones – A letter came home outlining chaperone opportunities. Please return this with your level of interest by Tuesday, Feb 18th. Parents will be notified by March 2nd.
  • 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 . 
      • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.

 

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (Monday, March 9 & Wednesday, March 11)

 

    • Times will be the same as they were in the Fall. A conference time reminder will be sent home next week.

Math:

  • We are beginning unit 5, Division of Whole Numbers & Decimals.
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

 

ELA:

  • We’re continuing our reading unit which is investigating non-fiction texts and tackling text complexity.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

 

Science: 

  • We’re launching our unit: Go With the Flow which investigates invasive species and their impact on our waterways.

 

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing our fourth unit, Life in the Colonies, which examines the development and impact of growing colonial regions.

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 3-7, 2020

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

    • Early Release – Friday, Jan. 31
    • Midwinter Break – Monday, February, 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th
    • Remaining balances of the fifth grade activity fee are due by February 1. Reminders with updated balances were sent home last week.

 

  • Camp Chaperones – Be on the lookout next week for a letter outlining chaperone opportunities. 
  • 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 . 
    • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.

What’s Coming Up – Week of January 20-24, 2020

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

  • P.E. apparel sale orders due by Wednesday, Jan. 29.
  • Early Release – Friday, Jan. 31
  • 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. 

 

 

 

 

What’s Coming Up Week of Jan. 13-17

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • 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

Math:
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.

ELA:
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.

Science:
We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.

Social Studies:
We will be continuing our fourth unit, Life in the Colonies.

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 16-20, 201

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

  • Early Release – Friday, December 13
  • 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.

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