Uncategorized, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of Jan. 11-15, 2021

Miscellaneous:

  • Jet’s Pizza Night ~ Thursday, January 14th
  • Early Release ~ Friday, January 15th.

Math: 

  • We will be assessing our work involving the division of whole numbers and unit fractions by midweek.

ELA:

  • We are focusing on themes and will begin forming book clubs for students to focus on theme work in small groups.

Social Studies:

  • We are exploring our unit on Colonization and Settlement which examines early colonial regions.

Reader’s Workshop Challenge + Genre Review

Upon our return, we embarked on the Tower of Books Challenge, a
reading challenge for your child!

Here’s how it works:
Your child’s goal is to read all of the books from a variety of genre categories. They will check off one of the boxes each time a book is read. After checking off a box, it’s time for him/her to add to… their Tower of Books! In this challenge, your child will read 20 “just right” books between now and the end of the year and they will get to try some different types of books they may not have read before, and all the while have fun keeping track of their reading! Happy stacking!

Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – January 4-8, 2021

Hello parents!

Can you believe that we are nearly halfway through the school year? I hope that all of you had a restful and enjoyable time with your families. I am so excited to welcome your kids back into our classroom tomorrow morning! Here is a peek at what we’ll be working on this week:

Math: 

  • We will be continuing our unit involving multiplication and division of fractions.

ELA:

  • Our instructional focus will switch back to reading. We’ll be examining theme in literature both as a whole class and in book clubs.

Social Studies:

  • We will continue our unit on Colonization and Settlement.
Holiday, Weekly Updates

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.
Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 9-13, 2020

Math

  • We are wrapping up Unit 2: Adding & Subtracting whole numbers & decimals. We will begin work on Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions 
  • 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 continuing our writing unit on writing a personal narrative. 
  • 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.  

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

  • An email was sent regarding virtual conferences on Friday, Oct. 30. Please check your inbox and sign up for a time slot on the link provided.

P.E. CARES Food Drive

The annual P.E. C.A.R.E.S food drive will be starting on November 4. We are asking for your help by bringing in non-perishable food items for Love Inc. in Hudsonville.

Food items to consider are canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, rice, baked beans, black beans, kidney beans, peanut butter, tuna fish, etc. (please no ramen noodles, and please do not break apart packaged food)

The food drive will continue until Nov. 18.  We will be keeping track of how many items each class brings in.  The class with the most items brought in by NOON on Nov. 18 will win a P.E. C.A.R.E.S t-shirt and a bowling trip to Hudsonville Lanes (if allowed this year).

This is a great opportunity for our students to care for their community, to teach our kids compassion and love for others.  Thanks for sharing in this service project with us at Georgetown.

 

Holiday, Weekly Updates

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.
Holiday, Weekly Updates

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!
Uncategorized, Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 5-9, 2020

Miscellaneous

  • Walkathon: 
    • Thank you for your generous support of our walkathon! We are so fortunate to have a supportive school community.
  • Jet’s Pizza Night – Thursday, Oct. 8!
  • Book It:
    • Our classroom is participating in the Pizza Hut Book It program again this year.  This program will run from October through March.  Each month your student will bring home a calendar with a reading goal on it.  Every time they reach their goal they can mark it on their calendar.  Return the calendar back to school at the end of the month to receive a coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut.
  • Mask Reminder
    • Students have adjusted well to the mask requirement overall, but now that we’re six weeks into the year, some are getting a bit lax about wearing them properly. If you follow the HPS COVID-19 dashboard, you’re aware that some cases are happening within buildings in the district. It is important that we remain diligent in following masking procedures.
    • Please talk with your child about the importance of proper mask wearing. Here are some visuals that might be helpful:

  • Turkey Trot Information:
    • Turkey Trot will be a virtual race this year. More information is available on the Georgetown P.E. blog.
    • Click here for registration.
Weekly Updates

What’s Coming Up – Week of September 28 – October 2, 2020

Math

  • We are continuing to work through Unit 1: Addition & Subtraction with Fractions. 
  • As this unit unfolds, a focus will be to master our multiplication and division math facts. Please practice these at home and look for MobyMax homework to come soon

ELA

 

  • We’re working on establishing strong independent reading habits.

Miscellaneous

  • Picture day – Thursday, October 1
    • Personalized picture order forms were sent home with students earlier this week.