Social Studies Test and Practice Opportunities

We have had all kinds of fun learning about events leading to the American Revolution. We will be taking our unit 5 vocabulary quiz on Wednesday, March 22 and our unit test on Friday, March 24. On Monday, students should bring home a study guide to help them review for the test. I have also set up a fun review on Quizzizz as another way for students to practice. To access it, students should follow these instructions:

Open join.quizizz.com

Enter the code 202108

All of the test questions are represented on the Quizzizz activity, so it is a great opportunity for students to practice.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 13

What’s Coming Up-Week of Mar. 13

Miscellaneous:

  • I’m looking forward to seeing all of you at conferences this week.
  • Report cards were sent home with students today. Since the end of year report cards will be mailed or sent by email, there is no need to return the envelopes.
  • Book Fair is this week. We had a chance to preview today, and students made wish lists. Our class will shop on Wednesday, March 15.
  • We had a guest reader today! Dr. Ceglarek came to our classroom and shared a favorite book of his, The Magician’s Hat, by Malcolm Mitchell, and avid reader and a member of the New England Patriots football team. Dr. Ceglarek introduced the book with this video. We really enjoyed learning about Malcolm Mithcell and reading his book.
  • Health movie on March 30.

Math

  • Operations and Word Problems

Social Studies

  • Road to Revolution

ELA

  • Students are wrapping up their own historical fiction stories.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 6

Miscellaneous:

  • Early Release on Friday, March 10.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 13, 14, and 15. You can double check your scheduled conference time here.
  • Book Fair is the week of conferences. Watch your teacher’s blog for your class’ time.
  • Colds and flu are running rampant, and all three fifth grade classrooms are running low on tissues and disinfectant wipes. Any donations of these items for our classrooms would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy!

Reminder: Morning Snacks

Hello, parents.

I wanted to remind you that fifth-graders at Georgetown do not eat lunch until 1:05. Please be sure that you are sending in a morning snack with your child. Over the last few weeks, about five students have come without a snack each day. I try to keep a few extra snacks on hand in the cabinet for students who forget to bring one, but I think some students are relying on the emergency snacks rather than bringing their own. Thanks for your help!

What’s Coming Up – Week of Feb. 24

Miscellaneous:

  • Colds and flu are running rampant, and all three fifth grade classrooms are running low on tissues and disinfectant wipes. Any donations of these items for our classrooms would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy!
  • Your children were so well behaved and respectful on our trip to the symphony. We enjoyed the music as well as the opportunity to see art by some Georgetown students.

Math

  • Operations and Word Problems

 

Social Studies

  • Road to Revolution

 

ELA

  • Students are reading historical fiction novels and writing their own historical fiction stories.

Summer Learning Opportunities

Does your child love science or writing? If so, you may want to look into these summer day camp opportunities.

2017 Laker Writing Camps

These camps are an outreach of the Lake Michigan Writing Project, and there are a few date and location options to choose from. I have participated in a Lake Michigan Writing Project program for writing teachers, and it was an amazing experience!

Van Andel Education Institute Summer Camp

This is a weeklong morning camp, and there are two different weeks to choose from. The focus for students going into 6th grade in the fall is “Environmental Forensics: What’s in the Water?” I’ve had the opportunity to visit the VAEI facility, and spending time in their labs and classrooms would be exciting for curious young scientists.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Feb. 20

Miscellaneous:

  • Parent/Teacher conference slips were sent home on Monday.  Please check the date and time to make sure that it fits well with your schedule.
  • Our 5th grade symphony trip is February 21st. We are able to take a few parents from each classroom as chaperones for this annual trip. If you have an interest in joining us, email your classroom teacher.
  • Two slices of pizza will be provided as lunch for the 5th graders when they return to Georgetown. Please send in a beverage for their lunch and their usual morning snack.
  • Scholastic book orders were made available for students interested in ordering. You can also shop online here; our class code is LJLP2.  Book orders are due on Friday, Feb. 24.