FYI, Holiday

Black History Month

This February, we would like to embark on a journey as a larger school community to bring awareness to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We recognize that these symbolic endeavors do not replace the need for systemic actions to advance our goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. For this reason, the district is currently engaging in committee work with a third-party consultant to develop a strategic plan that will promote the long-term sustainability of these efforts. 

As a district, some of our SOAR-IV goals relate to the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. Throughout the month, we will look for ways to highlight a person or event related to Black history. 

As a grade level team, we will begin by using our 5th grade social studies curriculum to guide our instruction through the history of African Americans in colonial times. Next we will explore segregation and the Civil Rights Movement. Finally we will focus on contributions from Black Americans in the area of arts, literature, culture, and science.

 

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What’s Coming Up – Week of December 14-18

Miscellaneous:

  • Georgetown Spirit Week:
    • Monday, December 14:  Cozy Holiday Socks and/or slippers
    • Tuesday, December 15:  Holiday Headgear: Holiday hats, headbands, hair and/or scarves
    • Wednesday, December 16:  Holiday Sweater Day -Ugly or Cute
    • Thursday, December 17:  Holiday Theme: Holiday Spirit Day- wear your red and green and white!
    • Friday, December 18: Holiday Theme: Long Winter’s Nap- Pajama Day- Holiday themed if you have them!
  • We will be having a fun-filled day on Friday to celebrate the upcoming holiday. We will do fun activities in the morning and watch a movie in the afternoon. We are not asking for any donations.

Math: 

  • We will be wrapping up our multiplication of fractions learning with a test on Thursday, December 17th. 

ELA:

  • We will be completing the writing of our narrative craft by publishing our memoirs throughout this week.
  • No reading log is due.

Social Studies:

  • We will conclude our unit called Three Worlds Meet which has examined the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America.
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What’s Coming Up – Week of Oct. 26-30, 2020

Fall Parties:

This year for our Fall Celebrations we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms, much like years past.  This year will be slightly different, in a couple of ways.

  1. Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend.  (We will miss you!)
  2. While we will have some snacks, I will be providing some allergy safe and prepackaged options.

Like previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes, if they wish.  One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day.  The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change, and limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes.  We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures.  There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related facemasks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past.

Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:

  • Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?
  • Can they fit in their seat at their desk?
  • Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?

We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day.  Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well.

My plan is to weave in festive activities and embrace the fun throughout the day.  We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.

Math

  • We are continuing our work on Unit 2: Adding & Subtracting whole numbers & decimals.
  • We will continue to focus on mastering our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and utilize your child’s online access to MobyMax Fact Fluency homework.

ELA

  • We are beginning our writing unit to create a narrative craft.  This entails creating personal narratives and or memoirs).
  • At home reading logs are due every Monday morning.

Social Studies

  • We are continuing our unit called Three Worlds Meet which examines the interaction between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in North America.
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What’s Coming Up – Week of Oct. 19-23, 2020

Miscellaneous:

  • Friday, Oct. 23 – Early Release
  • Monday, Oct. 26 – No School
  • Friday, October 30 – Fall Party

This year for our fall celebrations we are looking forward to having parties in our classrooms much like in years past, but this year will be slightly different in a few ways.

      1. Parents and volunteers will not be able to attend.  (We will miss you!)
      2. Snacks need to be store-bought and individually packaged We don’t have any food allergies in our classroom this year.
      3. Donated items (supplies, snacks, etc.) need to be sent in 24 hours in advance (or more). 

Look for an email later this week that will include a sign-up for snacks and other items needed for our celebration.

Like in previous years, we will be welcoming your children to wear costumes if they wish. One change this year is that children will be able to wear their costumes to school and wear them the whole day.  The intent behind this is to limit children gathering in the restrooms to change and to limit the number of children needing assistance from teachers and staff to get into their costumes. We invite you to send your children in a costume that includes no weapons or gore, and easily allows your child to participate in regular school routines and procedures. There will not be any masks other than COVID-19-related face masks allowed. There will not be time given to dress or apply makeup as in years past. 

Please consider the questions below when deciding on a costume:

    • Can they take it off themselves to use the bathroom?  
    • Can they fit in their seat at their desk? 
    • Can they go down the slide or sit in the swings?  

We ask that you save bulky, inflatable, or extravagant costumes for home use, and dress in a fun and simple costume for the school day.  Fall or pumpkin t-shirts are a great alternative as well. 

My plan is to weave in festive activities and embrace the fun throughout the day.  We are thrilled at the opportunity to celebrate with your children and look forward to creating another fun and memorable school event for them.

  • S.O.A.R. Kickoff!
    • This week, we launched our PBIS OUTSTANDING TICKETS. Students went on a TOP SECRET MISSION to find two SOAR agents! The scavenger hunt ended back in our classroom with students needing to find an Outstanding taped underneath a table. When individuals or the whole class earns an Outstanding ticket for excellent behavior or SOARing in some way, everyone benefits! We’ll celebrate when we reach a total of 15 Outstandings!
Holiday

Constitution Day

Today is Constitution Day. We celebrated by reading We the Kids, by David Catrow and watched a short video about the Constitution. We wrapped up by doing a Constitution-themed escape room. I’m happy to report that all of the groups escaped, some just in the nick of time!

Lauren was out of the room at photo time, but a gracious volunteer helped make sure she was represented in her group’s picture.

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What’s Coming Up – Week of Dec. 16-20, 2019

Miscellaneous

  • Upcoming Spirit Week – December 16-20
    • Monday- Green/Red Day
    • Tuesday- Holiday Hat Day
    • Wednesday- Cozy Scarf/Socks Day
    • Thursday- PJ Day
    • Friday- Holiday Sweater Day
  • Wednesday, December 18 – Penguin Patch Shopping Day
  • Friday, December 20 –  fifth grade classroom holiday parties will be held
    • We still have items available on our sign up. Click here to see what is still needed.
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What’s Coming Up – Week of Dec. 9-16, 2019

Miscellaneous

  • Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program will be held on Thursday, December 12.
    • Find more details here.
  • Early Release – Friday, December 13
  • Upcoming Spirit Week – December 16-20
    • Monday- Green/Red Day
    • Tuesday- Holiday Hat Day
    • Wednesday- Cozy Scarf/Socks Day
    • Thursday- PJ Day
    • Friday- Holiday Sweater Day
  • Penguin Patch shopping day for our class is Wednesday, December 18.
  • Fifth grade classroom holiday parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 20.
    • Please visit our sign up to see opportunities to volunteer or donate items.
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What’s Coming Up – Week of November 18-22, 2019

Miscellaneous

  • Early Release – Friday, November 15
  • Parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 18 and 20. 
      • Find our class conference schedule HERE.
  • Report cards – you will receive your child’s report card at your conference.
  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser Item Pick Up on NOVEMBER 21 from 3:00-5:00 PM!
    • If your child participated in the fundraiser, items must be picked up on Thursday, November 21 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
    • If you’re unable to pick up items during this time, please make arrangements with a friend, neighbor, or family member.

Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program will be held on December 12.

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

Miscellaneous

  • Early Release – Friday, November 15
  • Parent-teacher conferences will be held on November 18 and 20. 
    • Individual conference times were communicated earlier last week.
    • Your can also check your appointment time here.
  • Goodies Factory Fundraiser
    • If your child participated in the fundraiser, items must be picked up on Thursday, November 21 between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
    • If you’re unable to pick up items during this time, please make arrangements with a friend, neighbor, or family member.
  • P.E. Cares Food Drive runs through November 21. You can find more information here. 

Georgetown Elementary Holiday Program will be held on Thursday, December 12.

 

 

Math:

  • We are getting into our third unit, multiplying and dividing fractions. 
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

ELA:

  • We’re beginning a reading and writing unit which will focus on theme.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

Science: 

  • We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.

Social Studies:

  • We will be continuing our second unit, Three Worlds Meet.