What’s Coming Up – Week of Dec. 4-8

What’s Coming Up – Week of December 4-8

Miscellaneous:

  • Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe will be at Georgetown December 4-6. Additional information was sent home with students earlier this week. Our class will be shopping on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 2:30. If you send a check with your child for the holiday shop, please make it payable to Georgetown PTC.
  • Candy cane sale Dec. 4-15. Students who wish to purchase a candy cane may bring in $1. Candy canes will be delivered to students each day.

Upcoming Events:

  • Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program is on Thursday, December 14 at Fair Haven. Watch your teacher’s blog for specific details.
  • Our classroom holiday breakfast will be on Friday, Dec. 22. To sign up to volunteer or donate items, click here.

Math Homework Help

Hello parents,

Students have math homework tonight. Some are struggling with the concept of dividing a whole number by a unit fraction or a unit fraction by a whole number.

These tutorials are available on Khan Academy. The videos are really useful for students to watch if they are feeling confused. Below each video is a practice opportunity as well as links to other videos on the topic.

Understanding Fractions as Division

Visually Dividing a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number

Dividing Whole Numbers by Unit Fractions

What’s Coming Up Week of November 6

Miscellaneous:

  • We are looking forward to seeing you at conferences.
  • Report cards will be sent home with students on Monday, Nov. 6.
  • Our PTC is hosting a Scholastic book fair next week. Our class will shop on Thursday, Nov. 9 between 11:00 and 11:15. The book fair will also be open for shopping during parent teacher conferences.
  • Jet’s pizza night is Thursday, November 9! Order pizza and mention your child’s teacher!
  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser items will be delivered to Georgetown Elementary on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Items must be picked up between 3:00 and 5:30 that day.

Math:

  • We are beginning our dive into unit 3 where we will be looking at multiplying and dividing fractions.

ELA:

  • Students are gathering evidence to write a literary essay analyzing a character from our book club books.

Science:

  • We are investigating why water levels change in the Great Lakes over time.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Oct. 16

Miscellaneous:

  • Culver’s Night – Monday, Oct. 16 5-8
  • School pictures were sent home with students today.
  • Fifth grade Halloween parties will be on Friday, Oct. 27 from 2:15-3:15. Watch your teacher’s blog for specific details.
  • For our next reading unit, students will be participating in book clubs. Groups met today for the first time to determine a reading schedule. Students will have lots of time to read their book club books in school each day, but they may need to use some of their home reading time as well to make sure that they are on track for their book club discussions. Our first book club meetings (session 1) will be this Wednesday.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Oct. 9

Miscellaneous:

  • Early release on Friday, October 13.
  • Fifth grade Halloween parties will be on Friday, Oct. 27 from 2:15-3:15. Watch your teacher’s blog for specific details.
  • Jet’s Pizza night on Thursday, October 12.

Math:

  • We are beginning our decimal unit.

ELA:

  • We are wrapping up our memoir unit and celebrating!

Science:

  • We are investigating how organisms affect the Great Lakes.

Photos from our Buddy Activity on Friday

Hello parents!

I hope your families have been able to take some time to enjoy this beautiful weekend. On Friday afternoon, we did a fun craft activity with our kindergarten buddies. You should be so proud of the leadership and kindness your children demonstrate with their buddies. We ended the day with popsicles and some time with our buddies on the playground. Miss Hutichison took some adorable photos and posted them on her classroom blog. Click here to visit her blog and your your amazing kids in action!

 

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.

No Need to Pack a Lunch on Friday!

As a reward for reaching 30 outstanding awards this year, I am providing a pizza for the class for lunch on Friday, Jan. 20.  I will provide 2 slices of pizza per student as well as brownies. Students are welcome to bring a drink or an additional side from home if they need more to eat at lunch time. Please remember that Georgetown is pop free school.