- Safety program has started this week and will continue through the remainder of the school year. Please visit mattcooley.edublogs.org/safety-schedule/ to learn more about safety teams and schedule.
- Spirit Week – September 21-25
- PJ Day (no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals)
- Silly Sock Day
- Crazy Hair Day
- Hat Day (+Walk-a-thon!)
- Maize & Blue Day
We are holding our annual WALKATHON next week which is our primary fundraiser for the year. One of our objectives in the Parent Club is to raise money to help cover costs such as classroom supplies, technology upgrades, storage solutions, books, field trips, parent/child events and other needed items for each class.
We want to promote a healthy lifestyle to our students and the community. Please help us reach our fundraising goal by supporting our Walkathon. We have teamed up with Get Movin’© to make this event fun and profitable with online mobile friendly technology!
We Need All Parents to Complete 3 Easy Steps!
- Register your Child by visiting www.getmovinfundhub.com It’s free, easy, and fast to register! For School Identifier use 5f3d669d605c9
- Consider sending an Email and/ or Text of your child’s student fundraising webpage with 10-15 friends and family. It’s super easy!
- Consider Posting on Facebook or Twitter It’s two clicks of a button to post. You’ll be surprised when donations come in from distant relatives/friends from HS/co-workers. Post and see what happens!
- We need 100% student registration please visit www.getmovinfundhub.com today!
- Each student is encouraged to raise at least $30.
- Be an Overachiever Superstar by raising at least $150.
Cool Moment During the Week- Encouraging Others
When lining up after an outdoor recess on Wednesday this week, 5th-grade students did something pretty cool. There was a PE class being run with a first-grade class. The first graders in the class were asked to run “the mile” around the field of our playground. As 5th graders were lining up, they took notice of these younger students, who were looking pretty exhausted only half-way through their run. Some students took note of this and began to clap and shout encouragements to motivate them to run harder, faster, and above all, simply keep going. Soon, the whole 5th-grade group of about 90+ students was clapping and cheering on these first graders. Once the younger students realized that the commotion happening was for them, they began to run faster with unmistakeable smiles beaming towards the finish line. The teachers looked at each other and joined in. We were impressed at the groups’ initiative to motivate younger students and temporarily disregarded our quiet line expectations. It was a good feeling as we went inside. I felt proud knowing that we have students who would take notice and think of how to encourage others! 🙂
See What Was Happening This Past Week!
We started safeties this past week!
Nolan standing at his post!
Lucah waiting for students to come!
Amelia was our “Key Keeper” this week!
Jorja standing guard!
We read safely with some 1st graders this week!
We played WAR to practice comparing fractions!
The virtual classroom is a space for students to explore a bit about me and what I am passionate about, as well as explore some links that they’ll use. By clicking on the images in the classroom, your child may find videos, photos, and books that I love and cannot wait to share with them! There’s even an activity hidden where students can create a slide that tells me a little bit about themselves! Have fun while we wait for our first day of school on Monday! Click on the image below to enter the virtual classroom!
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 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.
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I’m looking forward to a fantastic year!
Hey families! Today would have been our first day at camp and even though that’s sad, my challenge for you sometime this weekend, is to do something camp-related so we can still celebrate and do something unique and special! Below, you can find a link for a FlipGrid topic: 5th Grade Camp. Your child can access it using their Hudsonville student email address and find a few videos from me and others enjoying a little bit of the camping experience from home! Share a fun, quick video of you guys (safely) roasting a marshmallow or making an indoor s’more! Or, perhaps have a camp out in the living room and set up the tent and sleep in sleeping bags! The possibilities are endless! Share your camp fun videos and let’s focus on the positive!
Parents, grandparents, and guardians,
Thank you so much for all that you are doing to support your child during this time apart. You are standing in the gap and partnering with myself, our building, and your child, as they access materials, content, and understanding. I know that this has probably been difficult and stressful at times, but through it all, my hope is that you are forming deeper, meaningful, and lasting bonds with your children. I hope that this time will be formative for your family, strengthening you all together. Please know that I appreciate everything you are doing during this time. We are a team. We are better together even when we’re apart. Let’s continue to support one another as we navigate these uncertain times.
From myself, and the Georgetown Staff, here is a message of thanks that we’d like you to see and hear! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
Friday, April 10
I don’t know about you, but to me spring break isn’t complete without a little beach time. I’ve planned a little beach day for us, and the best part is that you won’t end up with sand in your shorts. Enjoy!
First, click here to get to the beach.
- Make the video full screen.
- Look at the sunny sky, the green trees, and the bright blue water.
- Close your eyes and imagine the warm sun on your face.
- Listen to the gentle waves and just relax.
Once you feel relaxed and ready, grab your scuba gear.
- Click here to go for a dive and see some of the amazing creatures that live in these waters.
After your diving adventure, you’re probably ready for some rest and refreshment!
- Be sure to ask an adult for help to make a smoothie.