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!
On Friday, we will participate in our Walk-A-Thon school fundraiser! Your child is invited to dress up as a Super Hero to show their support. Please check out this link to get all the details
Super Hero Walkathon
Busy, Busy, Busy!
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!!
Please help your child remember to take in his/her Valentines Box and Valentines so all the deliveries are complete before our party on February 14! Thanks!
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
Christmas Jingle Bells (Bytza Entertainmet) is available for Android
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!