We’ve Been Working!

Hi Parents!

Welcome to October!

First of all, I would like to thank you for supporting the Georgetown Walk-A-Thon! It was a HUGE success! Our classroom earned an extra recess because of all of you!

Here is a quick snapshot of what we’ve been working on…

In Reading, we’ve wrapped up our first unit of Building a Reading Life/Reading Stone Fox. Now we begin Unit 2- Analyzing Characters and Reading The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo.

We are presently revising/editing our Personal Narrative Writing! Next, we will be writing our very own Realistic Fiction Story based on our own real life experiences.

This week we will be tackling a math review and Unit 1 Test! Unit 2 is all about Multiplication! It is always very helpful for your child to practice math facts (pretty please?).

In Social Studies, each student is making a poster explaining the 6 Characteristics of a Market Economy. Those characteristics are- 1) Voluntary Exchange 2) Consumer Sovereignty 3) Competition             4) Incentives 5) Private Property Rights 6) Specialization

Enjoy your week!

Mindy

We’ve Been Working!

Hi Parents,

In addition to continuing the Getting to Know Each Other process, here is what we’ve been up to in the first two weeks of 4th grade!

Our first unit of study in Reading lays the groundwork for good reading habits. Students are taught how to set reading goals, choose a Just Right book, read actively, and build reading stamina. We are enjoying Stone Fox as our mentor text.
As we dig into writing Personal Narratives, we are learning to generate ideas of what to write by thinking about Special People, Special Places, and Strong Emotions. We also are learning to add sensory details to help the reader experience the story.
We are tackling numbers up to 1 Million in math this first unit! Students are learning how to model and read and write numbers in standard form (24), word form (twenty-four), and expanded form (20 + 4). We are also rounding numbers!
The first unit of Social Studies is all about Economics. We are first revisiting what was learned in 3rd grade by discussing Michigan’s State Economy before taking our discussions to the U.S. level.
As you can see, we have been working hard!
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Enjoy your week!

A Quick Update

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Hi Parents!

We have been very busy in our classroom!

Currently, we are in the midst of the Unit 4 math test, taking it in chunks!

In Reading, we are enjoying the Historical Fiction book Run Away Home and Be Free. This story nicely ties into an upcoming Social Studies unit on the movement of people across the United States.

We just wrapped up our Essay Unit in writing, and will begin our Information Writing Unit very soon!

After our Social Studies test on the U.S. Government, we will dig deeper into the Bill of Rights.

Science learning is all about the Sun, Moon and Earth with Mr. Bowen.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions!!

 

Holiday Music Program Information

From the Georgetown Blog:

Take a peak at the week ahead to see all the big school events that will be taking place.  Remember, our HOLIDAY MUSIC PROGRAM is DECEMBER 13.  Details on this post.

 

For the first time ever, we are going to have audience participation for our final song this year!  The students are very excited to share this experience with you, however, in order to be ready to join in on the fun, we are asking families to download this free jingle bell playing app PRIOR to the holiday program on their phones if you will be attending the 3rd-5th grade performance.  THANKS!!

iJingle Bells (John Slater) is available on iPhone

https://itunes.apple.com/cy/app/ijingle-bells/id483608543?mt=8



Christmas Jingle Bells (Bytza Entertainmet) is available for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=luculus.jinglebell

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Ski and Snowboard Club

Hudsonville is opening our Ski and Snowboard Club to elementary schools again this year!  The cards are for Bittersweet Ski Area in Otsego.  This is a great family opportunity for an inexpensive price.  Stop by the office today to get a packet.

 

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Club Card – $16

Lift Ticket – $16

Ski or snowboard rental – $16

Helmet rental – $10

 

The card is valid after 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Weekdays (non-holidays), the cards are valid from 10am – 10pm.

Please contact Karman VanderStel with any questions at kvander@hpseagles.net.

Toys For Tots

One of our Georgetown students is collecting toys for Toys For Tots.  Ainslee Tomaszewski has a goal of collecting 155 toys and we have received 62 as of Monday.  These toys will go to families who are having difficulty affording gifts this year.  

Please bring your unwrapped gift to school by Thursday, December 8!

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