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!

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.

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.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Feb. 13

Miscellaneous:

  • Our 5th grade symphony trip is February 21st. We are able to take a few parents as chaperones for this annual trip. If you have an interest in joining us, email your classroom teacher.

Math

  • Division with whole numbers and decimals

Social Studies

  • Life in Colonial America

ELA

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

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 7

Miscellaneous

  • 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. We are using SignUp to coordinate snack donations. Click here to view the sign up. If students wish to have a drink, they may bring their own. Please remember that we are a pop free school.
  • Information regarding chaperones for fifth grade camp should come home today. Please note that those interested in chaperoning should return the bottom portion of the form by Friday, Feb. 10.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Jan. 30

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

Math

  • Division with whole numbers and decimals

Social Studies

  • Life in Colonial America

ELA

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

What’s Coming Up – Week of Jan. 9

I hope you all enjoyed a restful break! In room 301, we are jumping right back into our normal routine.

Miscellaneous:

  • Many thanks to all of you who donated items or volunteered for your holiday breakfast. The kids and I really enjoyed this time together!
  • Thank you for all of the lovely and thoughtful gifts! I am blessed to be part of such a kind and loving school community.
  • Early dismissal on Friday, January 13.
  • Fifth graders have begun the T.E.A.M. program. T.E.A.M. stands for teaching, mentoring and educating, and it is school liaison program led by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. We are excited to have Deputy Eric Smith as our T.E.A.M. instructor this year.

Math:

  • Multiplication with Whole Numbers & Decimals
  • Students should still be practicing their math facts for five minutes each night at home using Moby Max.

Social Studies:

  • Colonization and Settlement

ELA:

  • Informational Writing
  • Informational Reading

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.

What’s Coming Up – Week of Nov. 28

Miscellaneous:

  • 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.

Math:

  • Multiplication and Division with Fractions

Social Studies:

  • Wrapping up our unit on Three Worlds Meet

ELA:

  • Wrapping up Literary Essays
  • Informational Reading