Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of March 1-5, 2021


  • Early release on March 5, 2021
  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
    • An email was sent to parents this week regarding virtual conferences which will be held on March 8th or March 10th. Please check your inbox for an email from your child’s classroom teacher and sign up for a time slot on the link provided.
  • March is Reading Month!
    • Georgetown will be celebrating reading for the month of March. We will have a school wide western theme of Saddle Up & Read! (tied to Book Fair’s “Wild West” theme).
    • A daily/weekly reading goal calendar will be sent home with the students. The goal for 5th grade is 30 minutes a day or 150 minutes per week.
    • Parents/guardians: please sign the log at the end of the week confirming that your child met the goal of reading for at least the 5th grade weekly goal. Students who reach the goal will their names put in a weekly drawing.
    • We will have dress up days each Friday in March. The first date, Friday March 5th, will be Hats Off To Reading. Wear a hat, bandana or handkerchief!
  • Book Fair
    • Georgetown will host a Scholastic book fair during conference week (March 8-12). Students will have the opportunity to shop in person or online. More information will be coming soon.

What We’re Learning:

  • Math 
    • We are continuing Unit 5: Division with Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • ELA:
    • We are focusing on themes and continuing to create a literary essay about the theme found in our book club books.
    • Since we’re asking students to spend a few extra minutes reading to complete the reading month calendar, we will not asking students to complete the weekly reading homework sheet for the month of March.
  • Social Studies:
    • We are learning about the events that lead to the Revolutionary War.

In Other News:

Author Chat: An Interview with Kwame Alexander!

Today we had the opportunity to listen in on “Light for the World to See: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander,” hosted by Hope College!

As a part of our Black History Month conversation, the Light for the World to See event was prompted by Alexander’s newest powerful and provocative collection of poems that cut to the heart of the entrenched racism and oppression in America and eloquently explores ongoing events.  Light for the World to See is a rap session on race. A lyrical response to the struggles of Black lives in our world . . . to America’s crisis of conscience . . . to the centuries of loss, endless resilience, and unstoppable hope.

Alexander also discussed some of his popular books that our students have eaten up this year, including The Crossover, Rebound, Booked, Becoming Muhammad Ali, and others! Full of tips for aspiring writers and inspiration for us to live and treat each other with respectful understanding, this conversation will be one that we hope students will remember for a long time!

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