What’s Coming Up – Week of November 12-16, 2018

Miscellaneous:

Just a few reminders about the winter weather:

  1. The kids go outside at every recess.   We only keep them inside if the wind chill is below zero.
  2. WINTER CLOTHING is a must.  Boots, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants. Write your last name on the snow pants’ tag — or get a white permanent marker and write it on the inside lining.  Use that same marker on the boots and jacket linings.

Goodies Factory fundraiser items will be delivered on Tuesday, November 13. Please make arrangements to pick up your order at Georgetown elementary between 3:00 and 5:00 PM that day.

Culver’s Night… is on Monday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00! Come to join families and staff to enjoy some yummy Culver’s! Mr. Cooley and Mrs. Ball will be there from 5:30-6:00 delivering food! Bring your family for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school! You can either come in and eat or go through the drive-thru! Culver’s restaurant is located at 7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428

Check out some learning in the classroom:

Students modeled comparative fraction bars during math.

They needed to make decisions on how to represent the fraction statement.

Students had to challenge themselves to write multiplicative comparisons to represent their situations.

GEORGETOWN CULVER’S NIGHT!

WHO: You and your family!  Parents and staff get to help deliver food. Mr. Cooley will be there from 5:30-6:00 delivering food!

WHAT: Bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school! You can either come in and eat or go through the drive-thru.

WHERE: Culver’s restaurant located at 7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison, MI 49428

WHEN: Monday, November 19 from 5:00 – 8:00

WHY: Culver’s is donating a portion of the profits to Georgetown Elementary from every customer!

Come out and support Georgetown! Hope to see you there!

What’s Coming Up – Week of November 5-November 9, 2018

Miscellaneous:

  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on November 5th and November 7th. A conference time slip was sent home last week. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. See the master schedule here – Cooley Conference Schedule.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Georgetown next week. Our class will preview on Monday and shop on Wednesday. Help your child get excited about some new books!
  • Goodies Factory fundraiser items will be delivered on Tuesday, November 13. Please make arrangements to pick up your order at Georgetown elementary between 3:00 and 5:00 PM that day.

Math: Unit 3: Multiplication and Division with Fractions.

  • Students should continue practicing their math facts using Moby Max.

ELA: In ELA, we are wrapping up our book club discussions and using the evidence we’ve gathered to plan our literary essays focusing on character analysis.

  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.

Social Studies: We’re beginning our next unit called Three Worlds Meet.

(Mini) Read-a-Thon Tomorrow!

Tomorrow we will be using a portion of our morning to have a mini read-a-thon. During this time, we will be conducting Session #4 of our book clubs, listening to our read aloud, Ms. Bixby’s Last Day, and doing some independent reading.  Students may bring a blanket, pillow, one stuffed animal, and their own reading from home if they wish! Tell them to get ready to snuggle up with some good books!

Conferences are Coming Up!

Hello, parents!

I am looking forward to meeting with you next week to discuss your child’s progress.

  • Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 7.
  • Appointment slips indicating the day and time of your scheduled conference were sent home with students on Friday. For your reference, my conference schedule is also available here.
  • If you aren’t able to make your scheduled time, please contact me as soon as possible to reschedule.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 29-November 2, 2018

Happy Weekend, Parents! I hope you’ve had a great week! Please find some important updates and reminders below, as well as some snapshots of what we’ve been up to in class.  I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend!

Miscellaneous:

  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on November 5th and November 7th. A conference time slip is being sent home today. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress. Please email your child’s teacher ASAP if your conference time needs to be rescheduled. 
  • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment due on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
    • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order.
    • The 5th-grade activity fee of $100, minus any money earned by fundraising, is due on or before February 1, 2019. Once the fundraiser is complete, you will be informed of the remaining balance due.
  • We have our UNIT 2 MATH TEST on Tuesday! Look in the “Subject Areas” tab and in “Math” to find some online unit 2 review resources. Also, look for some review resources coming home this weekend and on Monday!
  • Fall parties will be on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 2:15-3:15. Students are to bring their costume to school. Time will be given for the kids to change into them prior to the party.
  • Early release on Friday, November 2.

Look out for this slip of paper serving as your confirmation for conferences! This is coming home tonight-Friday, Oct 26!!!

We had fun working on a small project with Ms. Hutchison’s kindergarteners last week!

Students worked together to “disguise” a pumpkin so that it wouldn’t get turned into pumpkin pie!

They had to select materials to use for their disguise!

They had fun coming up with ideas, working together, and helping out!

We’ve been playing some games to help us review for our upcoming math test!

Students are practicing different decimal forms- Standard Form, Word Form, Expanded Form, and Expanded Form using Powers of Ten!

It’s always fun to move around to room to work!

 

Be NICE, Be SAFE, Be an UPSTANDER!

Throughout the year, we have many discussions and teachable moments around the topic of bullying. This week, we will be focusing on specific ways that students can respond if they see or experience bullying behavior. Click here to see the slideshow used as a guide for classroom discussions this week.

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 22-26, 2018

Hello parents! Wow! These weeks are flying by-AND what an exciting week we’ve had! We had a special visit from Mr. Cooley’s father, Michael Cooley, Sr. who shared some advice on writing! He published a book called, The Power of Forgiveness, and shared about the writing process.  As you know, we’ve been working on writing and finishing up our memoirs and his advice was perfect timing to help give us one last push of motivation to finish our writing to make it the best it can be! Thank you, Mr. Cooley (Sr.), for coming and speaking with us!

Miscellaneous:

  • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment due on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
    • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order.
  • Fall parties will be on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 2:15-3:15. Calling all Volunteers! Click HERE if you are willing or able to help on the day or send something in for our fall party! FALL PARTY SIGN UP!

Math: Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting Decimals.

  • Students should continue practicing their math facts using Moby Max.

ELA: In ELA, we are beginning a unit where students will be joining book clubs and looking deeper at characters and traits that they exhibit.  

  • Reminder….The students are expected to read 100 minutes a week. As a parent please initial the log when they read at home, showing you confirm your child has read for the minutes recorded.

Science: We are continuing to make claims based on evidence and reasoning and will apply these to our upcoming science investigations.

Mr. Cooley’s father, Michael Cooley, Sr, introducing his book.

He shared stories about the process of writing his book and told some stories from the book.

He took some time to listen to students’ memoirs.

Some asked for advice on how to improve their writing.

Telling a story included in the book.

It was great to be able to have some one-on-one time to share our writing.

We enjoyed some donuts and cider! Thanks, Mr. Michael Cooley, Sr. for sharing with us!

Goodies Factory Fundraiser!

Parents,
Today your child has received a Goodies Factory Fundraiser packet.  The dates, times, and information are on the cover page of the packet.  Attached here is a copy of the presentation that was shown to students at an assembly this morning.  Email if you have any questions or concerns!
Have a great weekend and happy selling!
Matt