Constitution Day

The Constitution is an important document that was created, through teamwork, to help protect the citizens of the United States. It is the law of our country. The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Learning about the Constitution goes hand in hand with our 4th grade Social Studies curriculum. It also works well to support our own classroom constitution as we set up expectations for behavior at the beginning of the school year.

If you would like to learn more, check out these FUN FACTS!

 

We’re Off to a GREAT Start!

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.

 

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 our United States Government. In this unit, we learn about the U.S. Constitution, which will work well with our observation of Constitution Day on September 17.

 

As you can see, we have been working hard!

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions!

Enjoy your week!

Mindy

So Nice to Meet You!

Hello All!

It was awesome to see you all at our Georgetown Open House! What a GREAT group of new fourth graders! I am so excited to start a new school year with your child (and you)!!

Each of you received an envelope at Open House with important papers from the school office. Please return these on the first day or at your earliest convenience.

Just a reminder, your child may bring supplies on the first day of school if they haven’t already done so. Don’t forget those gym shoes!

Enjoy your weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday, August 26!

Thanks!

Mrs. H.

School Supply List for 2019-2020

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

*A pencil box

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

*Pencils, pens, and highlighters

*1 or 2 packs of sticky notes

*Fine tip dry erase markers

Items that are optional:
*Glue stick(s)
*Scissors
*Colored pencils

I’m looking forward to meeting you at the Georgetown Open House in August!
Mrs. Huizenga

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Box Tops for Education

COLLECT BOX TOPS

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

Stop That Summer Slide!!

Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

 

Dear Parents,

 

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.

 

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • 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.

 

 

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

 

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

 

WELCOME!!

 

Welcome to our 4th grade classroom! We are going to have an awesome year together!

While you are here, be sure to sign up for my blog updates. You can sign up where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

It is important that you subscribe to our classroom blog. This blog will provide information about school supplies, curriculum, assessment, and much more. A school supply list will be posted in early July

Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you at our Open House!

Mrs. Huizenga

Update on What We’re Up To!

Hi Parents,

In Reading, we’ve been analyzing Informational Books as mentor texts to help us write our own Informational Book topic of our choice.

Fractions are what we’ve been tackling in Math, with Decimals coming soon! A test on Unit 7 will be happening either at the end of this week, or early next.

We are wrapping up Social Studies by Taking a Stand on a pubic issue using the Core Democratic Values of the United States.

In Science, YES! Science! We will be practicing the Scientific Method…

  • Purpose- What do you want to know?
  • Research- What can you find out?
  • Hypothesis- What do you predict?
  • Experiment- How are you going to test it?
  • Analysis- What happened during your experiment?
  • Conclusion- What did you find out?

by dissecting OWL PELLETS! It will be a ton of fun!!