Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 27-31, 2019

Craigs Cruisers Details

  • Friday, May 24th.
  • Gone from Georgetown…10:00-2:00.
  • Students will eat lunch at Craig’s Cruisers
  • It would be fun for the 5th graders to wear their 5th grade t-shirts! 🙂

Important Dates:

  • The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.
Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 13-17, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

Camp is Thursday, May 16- Friday, 17!  For your reference, the presentation from the parent information meeting can be viewed here.

Please review with your child the contents of the 2019 Camp Handbook. Inside the handbook, you will find a packing list and other valuable information that will help prepare your camper. Below are a few additional links for you to share with your child to help make preparations for our camping experience.

Three important documents were sent home with students on Wednesday. These need to be filled out and returned as soon as possible.

  • Camp Henry waiver (for students and chaperones)
  • Medication form
  • Pick up confirmation

Important Dates:

The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

Field Trip Information, Uncategorized, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 6-10, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

  • Parent meeting for fifth grade camp will be on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:00 PM.
  • A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • Students do NOT need to attend this meeting; we will meet with students separately during the day.

Important Dates:

  • The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

Math:

  • We are wrapping up Unit 7: Algera, Patterns, and Coordinate Graphs and will be beginning Unit 8: Measurement and Geometry

ELA:

  • We are continuing to learn how to create an argument and advocacy writing piece.

Science:

  • We are launching our third unit: To Infinity and Beyond! We will explore forces and motion using a theme of a hot air balloon journey around the world!

Social Studies:

  • We are in our final social studies unit: A New Nation. We’ll learn about how the United States formed its government.
Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 29-May 3, 2019

Miscellaneous:

M-STEP is all done for fifth grade! Whoo hoo! We are so happy to get back into routine and finish the year strong academically!

Camp News:

  • Parent meeting for fifth grade camp will be on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 PM.
  • A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • Students do NOT need to attend this meeting; we will meet with students separately during the day.

Important Dates:

The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 18-22, 2019

Miscellaneous:

5th Grade Camp:

  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones were sent home on Wed. of this week. If you are interested please return the form to school by Feb. 19th.
  • Dates for camp this year are May 16-17.

Symphony Field Trip:

  • On February 19, fifth graders will have the opportunity to travel to Holland to see a special performance by the Grand Rapids Symphony. We will leave school around 10:15 and return around 1:00.

Jet’s Pizza Night: Thursday, February 21

Field Trip Information, Holiday, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 11-15, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

  • Information regarding opportunities for parents to volunteer as camp chaperones were sent home earlier this week. If you are interested in chaperoning, please return the form to school by Feb. 19th.
  • Dates for camp this year are May 16-17.

Symphony Field Trip:

  • On February 19, fifth graders will have the opportunity to travel to Holland to see a special performance by the Grand Rapids Symphony. We will leave school around 10:15 and return around 1:00.

Valentine’s Day:

  • In fifth grade, we do not do parties for Valentine’s Day.
  • We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class. We have 27 students in our classroom.
  • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.

Math:

We are launching Unit 5 which will focus on division of whole numbers and decimals.  Once again, it is incredibly important that your child keeps practicing their math facts.  A high level of fact fluency is a great indicator for future math success!

ELA: Historical Fiction:

  • We are continuing to focus on becoming powerful readers of historical fiction texts.  Students are reading historical fiction novels in small groups as book clubs. To keep up with reading expectations, it is important for your child to honor their group’s reading plan.    
  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.

Social Studies:

We are exploring Life in Colonial America.

Science:  

We are continuing studying the unit, “Ch-ch-changes” on physical changes.

Field Trip Information, FYI, Holiday

Camp Chaperone and Valentine’s Day Information

Hello, parents.

After many days off and then a two hour delay this morning, I was so glad to see your children’s smiling faces this morning! I will provide the usual weekly update later this week, but I wanted to give you some information on some upcoming events.

  • Fifth grade camp will be here before we know it! We are looking for parents who would be interested in chaperoning at camp. Today your child should bring home a sheet detailing the dates of camp and expectations of chaperones. If you are interested in being a chaperone for camp, please follow the instructions on the sheet.
  • Valentine’s Day is next Thursday.
    • In fifth grade, we do not do parties for Valentine’s Day.
    • We will have an optional Valentine exchange. If your child chooses to participate, please have him or her bring a Valentine for each student in the class (27). It is best if your child simply fills out the “From” portion of the Valentine and leaves the “To” portion blank. This makes the distribution process much more efficient.
    • We will decorate bags to use to gather our Valentines, so there is no need to create a box or container to send in.
Field Trip Information, FYI

Important Reminders – Craig’s Cruisers and Field Day

  • Friday, May 25 –  The fifth graders will be going to Craig’s Cruisers. We will be away from Georgetown between 10:00-2:00. Fifth graders, please wear your 2025  t-shirts! 🙂
  • A sack lunch form for field day (June 5th., rain date June 6th) was sent home today. If your child needs a sack lunch for field day the form is due back no later than Tuesday, May 29th.
Field Trip Information, Weekly Updates

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!