What’s Coming Up – Week of May 1

Camp Reminders:


  • Camp waivers and medical forms will go home today. They need to be returned by May 2.
  • Parent meeting for fifth-grade camp is Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose room at Georgetown.  A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • We will meet with fifth-grade students during the school day to provide them with the information they will need for camp, so students need not attend the evening meeting.
  • If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 8.  Details about visiting camp will be explained during our May 2th meeting. Contact your teacher for details if you plan to attend. Background Check Link



  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.




  • Measurement and Geometry


Social Studies


  • American Revolution




  • Use data to come to a reasonable conclusion
  • Construct charts, graphs, tables, and summaries to record observations
  • Ask questions, makes predictions, and draws conclusions through observations and activities




  • Informational Writing



What’s Coming Up – Week of April 17


  • Your children are working so hard on the M-STEP! Please take a few minutes to congratulate your child for his or her efforts.
  • We have two more testing days this week:
    • Tuesday, April 18
    • Wednesday, April 19
  • On Thursday, April 20, we will be providing the fifth-grade students with a pizza lunch to celebrate their completion of the M-STEP.
    • Two pieces of pizza will be provided for each student. If students wish to have a side item or a drink, they are welcome to bring something from home.
    • Please remember that Georgetown is a pop free school.
  • Next Tuesday, April 25, we will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School. One of the highlights of the visit for students is that they get to eat lunch in the cafeteria there.
    • A letter was sent home last week regarding how you can make sure that your child has money in his or her lunch account for that visit.
    • Students are welcome to bring their own lunch that day, but they will be responsible for carrying and keeping track of it.
  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 10

Welcome back! I hope all of you had a restful and relaxing spring break. Can you believe there are only nine weeks left in the school year? These last few weeks of fifth grade are packed with events and activities, so please make sure you are checking the blog for important dates and details. You can also find a list of upcoming dates for fifth grade students and parents here.


  • Fifth grade will be taking the M-STEP on the following dates:
    • Tuesday, April 11
    • Wednesday, April 12
    • Thursday, April 13
    • Tuesday, April 18
    • Wednesday, April 19
    • Thursday, April 20
    • Friday, April 21
    • Please avoid making appointments that would cause your child to miss school on these dates.
    • Please make sure your child is getting plenty of rest, eating a healthy breakfast, and bringing a morning snack to school. This is important every day, but it is especially on the M-STEP testing days.
  • Early release Friday, April 14.


  • While it is still the expectation that fifth grade students read outside of school for at least 20 minutes five times per week (100 minutes per week), I realize how busy the last weeks of school can be for families, so I will not be asking parents to sign a reading log for the remainder of the school year.
  • To keep your child interested and to make reading feel less like a chore, it is a great time of year try something different. Audiobooks, ebooks, magazines, and sharing a book on a topic of interest with a parent or sibling can all be useful strategies for refreshing the home reading routine.


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


  • 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.


  • Operations and Word Problems

Social Studies

  • Road to Revolution


  • Students are wrapping up their own historical fiction stories.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 6


  • 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!