Hello, 4th Graders and Parents!
I hope you’re having a great summer! 🙂 Believe it or not, “Back to School” sales fliers will be out soon! As you are out and about, you may want to start watching for deals on the following school supplies:
Items that are required:
•A pair of gym shoes – they do not need to be new, just clean. These should be kept in your locker at school.
•A backpack or tote to carry your belongings
Items that are highly recommended:
•5 folders with pockets – a different color for each subject will be helpful.
•3 or 4 wide ruled composition books
•A pencil box
•Pencils, pens, and highlighters
•1 or 2 packs of sticky notes
•Fine tip dry erase markers
Items that are optional:
I’m looking forward to meeting you at the Georgetown Open House in August!
Welcome to our 4th grade classroom! We are going to have an awesome year together!
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Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you at our Open House!
Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school? This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!
BOXTOPS: Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00. If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750. Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers. This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here: Summer Box Tops
COKE CAPS: Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection! COKE WEBSITE (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/) Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap. Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.
Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide. There are two ways to record your learning time:
Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.
- First Grade: 100 minutes
- Second Grade: 200 minutes
- Third Grade: 300 minutes
- Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
- Fifth Grade: 400 minutes
- First Grade: 100 pts
- Second Grade: 200 pts
- Third Grade: 300 pts
- Fourth Grade: 400 pts
- Fifth Grade: 500 pts
- Reading: Log into this form to record the number of minutes you read. You can record each day or enter the total for each week.
- Login will be firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan. email@example.com
Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!
Just a reminder about the M-Step testing this week…
Grade 4: May 8, 10 (9am-12pm)
IMPORTANT TESTING DAY TIPS:
Get plenty of sleep.
Arrive to school on time.
Bring: 2 healthy snacks and a water bottle.
Remind your child that all of our learning all year long has prepared us for these tests. This is our opportunity to show what we know!
Here is a quick update of what we are working on in the classroom…
Reading- Presently, we are reading/discussing Historical Fiction stories.
Writing- The 4th Graders are currently writing Informational Books on a subject of which they are experts!
Math- We will have a Unit 7 test this week on fractions and decimals and then move into learning about measurement and geometry.
Social Studies- Currently, we are working on the Bill of Rights and moving into the Core Democratic Values. We are having some awesome discussions in the classroom!
As you can see, there is much work to do in the time your child has left as a 4th Grader! Can you believe how quickly this year is wrapping up?!
REMEMBER Thursday, 2/8/18 is JET’s PIZZA NIGHT
Would LOVE to have our class win! Get a pizza and tell them your child is in …. Class at Georgetown!
A BIG Thank You goes to the Parents who helped make our Holiday Party a BLAST! We appreciate YOU!
The annual fifth grade candy cane sale is officially here!
The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you for your support and happy holidays!
Whew! Our class has been super busy!
We just wrapped up and reflected on our read aloud The Tiger Rising. Our Realistic Fiction stories are almost completed, and today we put the finishing touches on our On Demand Personal Narrative! Unit 2 Math on Multiplication Methods is presently being reviewed and tested before Thanksgiving Break. In Social Studies we are in the midst of our study of the U.S. Government.
Coming Soon… Spelling and Science!
I am Thankful for a classroom full of awesome kids and parents who support them!!
Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday!