Supply List for 5th Grade

Wow! Can you believe that July is already here? I realize that we are not even halfway through summer break, but do you know what will start appearing in stores right after the Fourth of July? That’s right: school supplies! Even as an adult, seeing those huge displays of brand new notebooks, folders, highlighters, pens, and pencils fills me with excitement and anticipation for the new school year. In case you are as eager as I am to get your new school supplies, I am including a list of supplies that you will need for the new school year.

I hope you have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

-Mr. Cooley

Supply list needed for the classroom:

  • (1) pencil box
  • (4) spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • (4) two pocket folders (red, blue, yellow, green)
  • (3) packs of  3”x3” sticky notes
  • (4) dry erase markers
  • (1) highlighter
  • (1) scissors
  • (1) package of colored pencils
  • (1) pair gym shoes to be left at school for physical education class

**Please do not bring a large trapper keeper type binder.  These are just too big to store in the desks in our classroom.**

Highly recommended items:

  • extra #2 pencils
  • (2) large glue sticks

Below are additional supplies that kids often like to bring for their private use.

  • erasers
  • colored marking pen for editing/correcting (not black or blue)

If you’d like to help out, below are additional supplies that you can donate for communal use. 

  • Tissues… lots of tissues… 😉
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Extra snacks – for if a child forgets one. Nothing too “exciting!” Examples:
    • chewy granola bars (peanut free please!)
    • mini bags of pretzels
  • Gallon, quart & sandwich baggies

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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!

COLLECT BOX TOPS HELP OUR SCHOOL

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

Welcome to 5th Grade

Welcome Students & Parents!

I’ll use this blog as a way to communicate important information that affects my 5th classroom. Reminders such as, field trip dates, conferences, updates to policies etc, will be posted in here. Also, you can find information out about me, as well as the  whole 5th Grade teaching team. My goal is to communicate effectively with you to ensure a positive home and school relationship that best supports the learning that is happening in the classroom.

Please SUBSCRIBE to this blog to receive automatic updates anytime a new post appears.  This way you’ll always have the most up-to-date information on all things happening in our room!

I’m looking forward to a fantastic year!

Sincerely,

Mr. Cooley

What’s Coming Up – Week of June 3-7, 2019

Miscellaneous:

  • Field day is Tuesday, June 4 at the Eagle Stadium. Your child will need:
    • Clothing appropriate to the weather. We will be outside all day.
    • Fifth grade girls should wear pink shirts, and boys should wear orange.
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Sack lunch
  • Friday, June 7th last day of school. Dismissed at 12:15.

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 27-31, 2019

Miscellaneous:

Craigs Cruisers Details

  • Friday, May 24th.
  • Gone from Georgetown…10:00-2:00.
  • Students will eat lunch at Craig’s Cruisers
  • It would be fun for the 5th graders to wear their 5th grade t-shirts! 🙂 Not required, but optional!

Important Dates:

The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

In math, we created line plots and analyzed data from dice roll sums that we recorded.

We rolled, added, and recorded our data in a frequency table. Then, we created line plots and compared the data.

In science, we began exploring the phenomenon of the sun and seasons by looking at shadow patterns.

We started making connections about temperature and the path of the sun.

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 13-17, 2019

Camp News:

Thanks for attending the camp meeting last night!  As a reminder, 5th grade camp is Thursday, May 16- Friday, 17!  Please review with your child the contents of the 2019 Camp Handbook. Inside the handbook, you will find a packing list and other valuable information that will help prepare your camper. Below are a few additional links for you to share with your child to help make preparations for our camping experience.

Two important documents were sent home with students today. These need to be filled out and returned by Friday, May 10.

  • Camp Henry waiver (for students and chaperones)
  • Medication form

Important Dates:

The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

Conversation with Drew Formsma

Hello Parents!  Wow! Today, we had a great conversation with seventeen-year-old Drew Formsma, author of, Everyday Generosity!  Students did a great job reading their prepared questions and absorbing much of Drew’s knowledge and wisdom.  We asked questions about his work that inspires young people to be generous and how that give others, and ourselves, so much joy!  We also focused questions to help us understand how Drew interprets having a growth mindset, a theme we’ve been exploring at Georgetown and in our classroom this year.  He shared stories from his childhood and practical advice for us as students begin their transition towards middle school.  I hope students got as much as I did today and discovered that we can connect with, and learn from people we hear about and admire!

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 6-10, 2019

Hello, parents!  What a relief it is to be back into routine and starting some new things once again!  A couple things to let you in on as a class:

We’ve been talking all year about reaching out to people we admire or read about and connecting with them so that we can learn a little bit more about what they’re doing and why they chose to speak about or write about their passions.  Also, we want to the opportunity to ask some growth mindset questions in the form of an interview to see

how these people overcome obstacles. We had the opportunity to connect with Drew Formsma, a sixteen-year-old who travels the country with his father, Brad, to speak about giving and generosity.  We first heard about Drew through playing a podcast snippet of him describing the obstacles he had when launching his first business at 9-years-old (yes, you read that correctly!).

After listening, we checked out his website and found out that there was a link to connect with him.  We sent an email and he responded!  To prepare for our conversation, we have been researching a little more about him and his father’s book, websites, and other materials available online.

We pulled out our growth mindset workbooks today and looked through the interview questions and created a list of some things that we could ask during our time with him.  I will post again about how things go!

Check out some further happenings below!

Miscellaneous:

Camp News:

  • Parent meeting for fifth grade camp will be on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:00 PM.
  • A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • Students do NOT need to attend this meeting; we will meet with students separately during the day.

Important Dates:

  • The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.

Math:

  • We are wrapping up Unit 7: Algera, Patterns, and Coordinate Graphs and will be beginning Unit 8: Measurement and Geometry

ELA:

  • We are continuing to learn how to create an argument and advocacy writing piece.

Science:

  • We are launching our third unit: To Infinity and Beyond! We will explore forces and motion using a theme of a hot air balloon journey around the world!

Social Studies:

  • We are in our final social studies unit: A New Nation. We’ll learn about how the United States formed its government.

What’s Coming Up – Week of April 29-May 3, 2019

M-STEP is all done for 5th Grade! Whoo hoo! We are so happy to get back into routine and finish the year strong! 

Camp News:

  • Parent meeting for fifth grade camp will be on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 PM.
  • A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • Students do NOT need to attend this meeting; we will meet with students separately during the day.

Important Dates:

The end of fifth grade is full of exciting events. For your convenience, we’ve created a list of important dates. We’ve linked it to each of our blogs; you can view it here.