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What’s Coming Up!- May 1

Camp Reminders:

  • Camp waivers and medical forms will go home today. They need to be returned by May 2.
  • Parent meeting for the fifth-grade camp is Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 PM in the multipurpose room at Georgetown.  A brief meeting for chaperones will immediately follow.
  • We will meet with fifth-grade students during the school day to provide them with the information they will need for camp, so students need not attend the evening meeting.
  • If you would like to visit Camp Henry while we are at camp, you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 8.  Details about visiting camp will be explained during our May 2nd meeting. Contact your teacher for details if you plan to attend. Background Check Link

Miscellaneous:

  • April and May are very busy months for families of fifth-grade students. Click here for a list of upcoming dates.

Math:

  • Measurement and Geometry

Social Studies

  • American Revolution

Science:

  • Uses data to come to a reasonable conclusion
  • Constructs charts, graphs, tables, and summaries to record observations
  • Asks questions, makes predictions and draws conclusions through observations and activities

ELA:

  • Informational Writing

 

 

What’s Coming Up-Week of February 27

Miscellaneous:

  • Colds and flu are running rampant, and all three fifth grade classrooms are running low on tissues and disinfectant wipes. Any donations of these items for our classrooms would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping us keep your children healthy!

Math

  • Operations and Word Problems

Social Studies

  • Road to Revolution

ELA

  • Students are reading historical fiction novels and writing their own historical fiction stories.

What’s Coming Up-Week of January 9

Miscellaneous:

  • Early dismissal on Friday, January 13.
  • Fifth graders have begun the T.E.A.M. program. T.E.A.M. stands for teaching, mentoring and educating, and it is school liaison program led by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. We are excited to have Deputy Eric Smith as our T.E.A.M. instructor this year.
  • Please try to bring your child to the public library to find a book or periodical containing information on their chosen research topic.

 

 

Math:

  • Multiplication with Whole Numbers & Decimals

Social Studies:

  • Colonization and Settlement

ELA:

  • Informational Writing
  • Informational Reading

What’s Coming Up-Week of November 28

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  • Early dismissal on Friday, December 2.
  • Holiday Shop December 5-8. Our class will be shopping on Monday, December 5. 
  • Candy cane sale from December 5-December 16.
  • Georgetown Holiday program will be on the evening of December 13. Watch our classroom blog further details as this date approaches.
  • Holiday Breakfast, December 21. Here is a sign-up sheet with details. Holiday Breakfast

Math:

  • Multiplication and Division with Fractions

Social Studies:

  • Wrapping up our unit on Three Worlds Meet

ELA:

  • Wrapping up Literary Essays
  • Informational Reading

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What’s Coming Up- Week of November 7

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at conferences next week. In case you need it, click Burdis Conference Schedule to see your scheduled conference.

Miscellaneous:Burdis 

  • Reading expectation 100 minutes per week.
  • Fifth-grade activities (Camp, Celebration, etc.) balance reminder sheet will be included with report card envelopes and given out during conference week. The remaining balance will be due by November 18.
  • Moby Max – All fifth-grade students are expected to complete five minutes of math fact fluency practice at home each night (Monday through Thursday) using Moby Max. Success in fifth-grade math is highly dependent on fact fluency and number sense.

Math:

  • Multiplication and Division with Fractions

Social Studies:

  • Three Worlds Meet: African Empires

ELA:

  • Character Analysis
  • Literary Essay

What’s Coming Up- Week of October 31

halloweenHappy Halloween!

I know that this is a busy and exciting evening for families. My treat to you is to give students the night off from Math homework and Moby Max! Have a fun and stay safe tonight!

Thank you to all of the parents who donated items, helped out, or just came to our fall party on Friday. We appreciate you! 

Miscellaneous:

  • Reading expectation 100 minutes per week.
  • Camp balance reminder sheet will be included with report card envelopes and given out during conference week.  The remaining camp balance will be due by November 18.
  • Moby Max – All fifth-grade students are expected to complete five minutes of math fact fluency practice at home each night (Monday through Thursday) using Moby Max. Success in fifth-grade math is highly dependent on fact fluency and number sense.pumpkin