Valentine’s Activity

Fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 10.  We will not need parent volunteers to help run the activity, but we will send out an email regarding donations of party supplies and snacks. We will hold Valentine exchanges in our individual classrooms earlier that day. If your child wishes to bring Valentine’s cards, please make sure that they have one for each student in our class. Click here for a list of students in our classroom.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Jan. 30


  • Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade on the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 10. Individual classes will hold Valentine exchanges within their classrooms; watch your teacher’s blog for specific details.
  • Early release for students on Friday, Feb. 3 and no school for students on Monday, Feb. 6.
  • Watch for information regarding chaperones for fifth grade camp to come home during the week of Feb. 7.


  • Division with whole numbers and decimals

Social Studies

  • Life in Colonial America


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

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 12

I hope you all enjoyed your snow day today! The update for this week is short, but it contains important information about holiday activities at GES.

  • GES Holiday Program is Tuesday, Dec. 13! Mrs. Bretz and the students have been busy preparing a wonderful program for you to enjoy. Information about when and where students should report can be found on Mrs. Bretz’s blog.
  • Our classroom holiday party will be on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 9:45-10:45. Check your email for information that I sent home over the weekend including a link to sign up to volunteer or donate items.

Holiday Program News

For the first time ever, we are going to have audience participation for our final song this year!  The students are very excited to share this experience with you, however, in order to be ready to join in on the fun, we are asking families to download this free jingle bell playing app PRIOR to the holiday program on their phones if you will be attending the 3rd-5th grade performance.  THANKS!!

iJingle Bells (John Slater) is available on iPhone

Christmas Jingle Bells (Bytza Entertainment) is available for Android

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Holiday Shop and Candy Cane Sale

December is here, and that means it is time for two fun Georgetown holiday traditions: the holiday shop where students can purchase gifts for their family members, and the candy cane sale! Read on for more information on each.

A flyer was sent home last week about the Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe. Our class will be shopping on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 12:15 PM.

The annual 5th grade Candy Cane sale is officially here!
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The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our 5th-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities.
This year the sale runs from Monday, December 5 through
Friday, December 16.    
The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered.
Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!

What’s Coming Up – Week of Nov. 28


  • Early dismissal on Friday, December 2.
  • Holiday Shop December 5-8. Watch your child’s teacher’s classroom blog for shopping dates.
  • Candy cane sale from December 5-16.
  • Georgetown holiday program will be on the evening of December 13. Please watch your child’s teacher’s blog further details as this date approaches.
  • Holiday parties will be on December 21.


  • Multiplication and Division with Fractions

Social Studies:

  • Wrapping up our unit on Three Worlds Meet


  • Wrapping up Literary Essays
  • Informational Reading

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 8


  • A camp chaperone note came home earlier this week. If you are interested in volunteering for fifth grade camp on May 23-24, the note must be completed and returned by February 12th.
  • No school for students on February 8 and 9.
  • Rather than having traditional classroom parties, the fifth grade teachers have planned an activity for the entire fifth grade.
  • Moby Max has replaced Math Facts Pro for fact fluency.  Both teachers and students find this fact fluency tool much more friendly to use.  Please have your child practice their facts several times a week