What’s Coming Up – May 21-25, 2018

Hello parents!  Hopefully, your child came back from camp exhausted and full of lots of stories of our adventures! What a wonderful couple days it was filled with excellent weather, activities, and laughs!  I would like to shout a HUGE thank you to our chaperones who came along and helped monitor, encourage and support your children to have the best time at camp! So…THANK YOU TO:

  • Mike DeYoung
  • Missy Jackson
  • Ryan Roberts
  • Marie Wise

Your assistance with head counts, up-hill hikes, gear haulin’, and your sacrifice of sleepless help make this year’s camp a massive success! I hope to have photos available on SmugMug later this week.

Please note some important things coming up!

  • Thursday, May 24 – Social Studies Test-Study our pink foldable study guide and Quizizz.
  • Friday, May 25 – 5th-grade Celebration at Craig’s Cruisers! We will be away from the building from approximately 10:00-2:00 on Friday! Today, a release form will be coming home that we need back no later than WEDNESDAY, MAY 23!

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 14-18, 2018

Hello Parents!  5th-grade camp is coming up quickly! Hopefully, you and your child are already talking about what to pack and have some things beginning to be laid out! If not, use this weekend as a kickstart to avoid “packing panic” later on in the week…we’ve all been there!!!  Help your child to be PROACTIVE!

We are still working on curriculum content and we are noticing some end-of-the-year tune out.  The weather is getting nicer and students are getting antsy.  Support your child with a positive attitude and encourage them to stay focused!

Math: We are continuing our work with Measurement and Geometry.

ELA: We are working on units in reading and writing on Research-Based Argument Essays.

Social Studies: Unit 7 – A New Nation

Science: We will continue to investigate the patterns and relationships between our Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Important Dates:

  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 15 – Camp plan for pick up due (Pink Half-Sheet)
  • May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at camp
  • May 17-18 – 5th-grade Camp
  • May 25 – 5th-grade celebration

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 7-11

Misc:

It was great to see so many of you at our parent meeting about our upcoming camp trip! Thank you so much for coming. If you weren’t able to attend, please click here to view the slideshow from the meeting. We covered lots of important information, including details about packing, student drop-off on the morning we leave, and student pick-up when we return. Please contact me if you have questions.

T.E.A.M. program started this week. T.E.A.M. stands for:  TEACHING, EDUCATING, AND MENTORING (T.E.A.M.)  and is a school liaison program put on by the Michigan State Police.  It features a school-based, “law related” curriculum, taught to by T.E.A.M. trained police officers.  T.E.A.M. will take place on Wednesdays and will be led by Deputy Smith from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Important Dates:

 

  • May 9 – Medication Form / Camp Waiver form Due
  • May 11
  • May 15 – Let your child’s teacher know if you will be visiting during the day at Camp
  • May 17-18

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 30-May 4, 2018

Hello parents!  Spring has finally sprung!  It’s about time!  I cannot believe that we are going into May this week!  We have a lot of exciting things coming up, including getting ready for camp!  Be mindful of an important meeting for camp coming up next week Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM in the GES multipurpose room.  Aside from that excitement, we are working through more curriculum content as we continue toward the end of the school year.  Never a dull moment in fifth grade!

Math:
We will be starting Unit 8: Measurement and Geometry.

ELA:
We are starting units in reading and writing about Research-Based, Argument Essays.

Science:
We will continue exploring the scientific phenomenon around forces and motion.

Social Studies:

We will be starting Unit 7: A New Nation

Important Dates:

  • May 2 – WEDNESDAY EVENING @ 6:00 PM! Parent information meeting for fifth-grade camp in the Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room! Meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • May 10 – Jet’s Pizza Night
  • May 11 – Early Release
  • May 17-18 – 5th Grade Camp

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 23-27, 2018

Misc:

Important Dates:

  • April 24 – Culver’s Fundraiser 5-8 PM.  Come and be served by your 5th grade teachers  from 6:30-7:00 Details
  • April 24- District Wide Art Show 5:30-7:00 Details
  • May 2 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp (Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room – 6:00 PM)

 

Math:

  • We will be finishing up Unit 7: Algebraic Reasoning.

ELA:

  • The students will be crafting an informational on demand writing piece.

Science:

  • We will be exploring the force of gravity

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 16-20, 2018

Misc:

Important Dates:

April 10, 11, 12 & 17 – M-STEP testing dates for fifth grade. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day on these dates if at all possible.

April 13 – Early release

April 20 – Check out a offering from HHS Science Students.  Free Screening.  Earth Week Free Family Movie Activity:  Chasing Coral

April 24 – Culver’s Fundraiser 5-8 PM (see your fifth grade teachers from 6:30-7:00)

May 2 – Parent information meeting for fifth grade camp (Georgetown Elementary multi-purpose room – 6:00 PM)

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 26-29, 2018

Misc:

Important Dates:

March 26 – **Baldwin Street Middle School tour, lunch and registration for classes (afternoon)

March 30April 9 – Spring Break

April 10, 11, 12 & 17 – M-STEP testing dates for fifth grade. Please avoid scheduling appointments during the school day on these dates if at all possible.

April 13 – Early release

Math:

  • We will be finishing up Unit 6: Operations and Word Problems

ELA:

  • We are working on Text-Dependent Analysis which requires responding to reading through thoughtful, crafted writing.

Social Studies:

  • We will be having a social studies test on Tuesday on the Revolutionary War. Students should be using their foldable study guide and Quizzizz to review.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 19-23, 2018

Misc:

  • March 19 & 21 – Information meeting for parents of students interested in middle school band or orchestra. Meetings are identical; choose ONE date:
    • Monday, March 19 Baldwin Street Middle School – 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, March 21 Riley Street Middle School – 7:00 PM
  • March 23 – Middle school course selection sheets due; turn in to your child’s classroom teacher.

Math:

  • We are continuing Unit 6: Operations and Word Problems

ELA:

  • We are working on Text-Dependent Analysis which requires responding to reading through thoughtful, crafted writing.

Social Studies:

  • We are wrapping up Unit 6: The Revolutionary War.
  • We will be taking the Unit 6 test the week before spring break.

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 5- March 9, 2018

Misc.

  • March 9 – Early release
  • March 12 & March 14 – Parent/teacher conferences – Conference times were sent home via email on Monday.
  • March 15 – Instrument fittings – Teachers from the middle school will be coming to Georgetown from 12:00 – 3:30  and will bring band and orchestra instruments here to have the students try them out.
  • For your convenience, we’ve added a list of important dates through the end of the school year to our blogs. To view this list, click on the “Important Upcoming Dates” tab at the top of the page.
  • Chaperones for fifth grade camp have been selected; parents who expressed interest should have received an email from their child’s teacher indicating whether or not they’ve been selected.

 

 

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 26 – March 2, 2018

Math:

  • We are learning about calculating area, perimeter, and volume then starting unit 6, which deals with operations and word problems.

ELA:

  • We are continuing our research units in both reading and writing.

Social Studies:

  • We are continuing to learn about causes the American Revolution. We will be taking our unit 5 test on Tuesday, March 6. I’ve created a test review game in Quizzizz; students should check their email for a game code.

Misc.

    • All parents who submitted an interest form for chaperoning at camp will be notified whether they’ve been selected on February 28.
    • 5th grade will be attending a Grand Rapids Symphony performance on February 27th.  We will be out of the classroom from 10:00-1:00.
    • 5th grade will be heading to Hudsonville High School on Thursday, March 1 to learn information about upcoming middle school exploratory course choices. We will be out of the classroom from 12:30-2:30.
    • Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Monday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 14. Conference confirmation times will be sent via email on Monday, February 26.