What’s Coming Up – Week of October 28- November 1, 2019

Goodies Factory Fundraising!

  • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment are due on Monday, Oct. 28.
  • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order  AND BOTH WHITE AND YELLOW FORMS TO SCHOOL. 
  • Plan to pick up ALL items on Thursday, November 21st, from 3:00-5:00 PM.  Please note that we cannot hold any items overnight!
  • Turkey Trot on Tuesday, October 29
  • Picture retake on Tuesday, October 29
  • Halloween Party on Thursday, October 31. Please refer to the party link for details. 

Math:

  • We are getting into our third unit, multiplying and dividing fractions. 
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

ELA:

  • We’re beginning a reading and writing unit which will focus on theme.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

Science: 

  • We’re discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding.

Social Studies:

  • We will be continuing our second unit, Three Worlds Meet.

Picture This.. Our Class at Work!

We shared our Growth Mindset interviews with each other today!

It was great to see how much “failure” stories overlapped with each other! It’s so great to hear and learn about the failures, challenges, motivation, and encouragement from others’ experiences!

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 21-25, 2019

Goodies Factory Fundraising!

  • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment are due on Monday, Oct. 28.
  • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order  AND BOTH WHITE AND YELLOW FORMS TO SCHOOL. 
  • Plan to pick up ALL items on Thursday, November 21st, from 3:00-5:00 PM. 
  • Please note that we cannot hold any items overnight!

Important Reminders:

  • Early Release and Popcorn Day Friday, October 18
  • Turkey Trot on Tuesday, October 29

Podcast Episode #3 is Available!

  • Check out Addison, Teegan, and Caleb talking about some great books by finding us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, listening through our blog, or any other places that you find podcasts! Tune in and subscribe!

Picture This… Our Class at Work!

We had fun practicing adding decimals through games!

Partners helped each other by working together on problems and correcting each other’s mistakes.

We had fun practicing in a more relaxed and calm way!

 

Goodies Factory Fundraiser Details

The cost for fifth-grade activities this year is $100. That includes camp + celebration!  This is our main 5th-grade fundraiser! Families of fifth graders can choose to pay their $100 or can use this fundraiser to raise some or all of the money to help off-set the cost.

Timeline:  

  • Starts Thursday, October 10th
  • Orders are due on Monday, October 28th with payment for all items
  • Delivery of items is Thursday, November 21st. Please plan to pick up orders between 3pm-5pm. We cannot hold ANY items overnight!

We get 40% back from our sales.  That means if a student sells $250 worth of items, he or she will have covered the cost of the activities fee.

Please make one, total check payable to Georgetown Elementary!

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 14-18, 2019

Goodies Factory Fundraising!

  • A letter will be sent home with students on Thursday, Oct. 10 explaining the fifth grade activity fee.
  • 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.
  • Goodies Factory fundraiser orders and payment are due on Monday, Oct. 28.
  • We will kick off the fundraiser with students on Thursday, Oct. 10.
  • Please turn in one check payable to Georgetown Elementary for the entire order.
  • Plan to pick up ALL items on Thursday, November 21st, from 3:00-5:00 PM. 
  • Please note that we cannot hold any items overnight!

 

 

Important Reminders:

  • Jet’s Pizza night tonight! When you order, be sure to mention your teacher’s name.
  • Urban Hay Day October 12
    • Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Neinhuis will be in the dunk tank from 11:15-11:30!
  • Early Release and Popcorn Day Friday, October 18
  • Turkey Trot on Tuesday, October 29

Math:

  • We are getting into our second unit, addition and subtraction with decimals. 
  • Students should be completing Moby Max Fact Fluency practice at home for five minutes per day unless they have mastered all math facts.

ELA:

  • We’re working on strategies that help us bring our stories to life and continuing to write our narrative pieces.
  • Students should be reading for 20 minutes each night and filling out the reading log.

Science: 

  • We’ll begin discussing collaborative work practices and scientific understanding prior to our first unit.

Social Studies:

  • We will be continuing our second unit, Three Worlds Meet.

Picture This…Our Class at Work!

We used decimal cards with isolated place values to work with decimal numbers.

We were bombarded with decimals, numbers , and place value!

 

Podcast Episode #2: Fear, Belonging, Love, and Loss: Between the Pages of our Books and in Our Lives

Episode #2 just launched! Check it out! Today we’re talking about some books that have big feelings and emotions in them.  Araya will share about I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011, by Lauren Tarshis. Morgan will share the powerful story, Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper.  Cal will share the timeless, The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate. Join us for a conversation about powerful and relatable emotions the students discovered in their books!

https://anchor.fm/matthew-cooley/episodes/Episode-2-Fear--Belonging--Love--and-Loss-Between-the-Pages-of-our-Books-and-in-Our-Lives-e5peol

What’s Coming Up – Week of October 7-11, 2019

Important Reminders:

  • Culver’s Night Fundraiser..Monday, October 7
  • Jet’s Pizza Night 10/10!
  • Turkey Trot- See message below from Mrs. VanKoevering

Use THIS LINK TO REGISTER  and click on the PE BLOG LINK to learn more about the Turkey Trot Race.

Picture This…Our Class at Work!

We started safety duty official in the last couple of weeks!

We are excited to use our leadership skills to help others in our school!

Every day we pick up our kindergarten bus buddies and walk them to the bus!

Walk-a-Thon had us decked out in our Eagle wear and all smiles as we made our way around the track!

We had fun tossing footballs on a break from the laps!

Bubble Gum Podcast Launch!

Hey Parents! The Bubble Gum Podcast Episode 1: How to Survive a Tsunami, Middle School, and Become a District 12 Victor! is available for listening! Check out some book talks from Kellan, Bradley, and Caleb D! You can check us out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and through the blog! Happy Wednesday!