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What’s Coming Up-Week of December 4

Miscellaneous-

  • The annual fifth grade candy cane sale is officially here!Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you for your support and happy holidays!
  • December 4, Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe. This is an opportunity for students to purchase gifts for their family members. Our class will be shopping on Monday @ 2:30-3:15. If sending a check please have the check made out to Georgetown PTC.
  • December 14, Holiday Program at Fair Haven Church. Our performance will be at 7:30. More details to come.
  • Our classroom holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 21. from 9:15-10:30. Here is a link for more detailed information. Polar Express Party and Gift Exchange.

Writing Writing nonfiction based on our Person Expertise.

Reading- Informational Reading.

Spelling Week #14; This week’s study feature is Long Vowel Review (CVVC)

Math Unit #3- Measurement, Time and Graphs. Remember have your child practice Moby Max Fact Fluency for 5 minutes Monday-Thursday!

Social Studies- Unit TEST on Wednesday, December 5th. Watch for the study guide to come home today. Click here for a copy of the  Michigan Economy Study Guide.

What’s Coming Up-Week of November 27

Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving break. We have just 20 school days until our holiday break, and those 20 days are packed with learning as well as some special activities.

Miscellaneous-

  • Remember have your child practice Moby Max Fact Fluency for 5 minutes Monday-Thursday!
  • Watch for a reading log to come home Monday. Our minimum time spent reading each week is 100 minutes.
  • December 1, Early Release Friday dismissal @12:15
  • December 4, Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe. This is an opportunity for students to purchase gifts for their family members. Our class will be shopping on Monday @ 2:30-3:15.
  • December 14, Holiday Program at Fair Haven Church. Our performance will be at 7:30. More details to come.
  • Our classroom holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 21. Look for details and a sign up for donations and volunteers coming soon.

Writing- Personal Expertise

Reading- Informational Reading

Spelling– Week #13; This week’s study feature is Short E (e and ea) and Long E (ee and ea)

Math– Unit #3- Measurement, Time and Graphs

Social Studies- The Economy of Michigan

Moby Max- CLEVER

I reminded the class today that we are beginning to do MobyMax homework Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes each night. If for some reason your child cannot do this at home please send me a note or quick email to excuse them from this.

You must log into CLEVER to access the Moby Max program. You can find a CLEVER button on the right side of this classroom blog. Just click on that and your child will be able to log in. Once logged in once your child shouldn’t have to log in on that device again. They only need to click the button to access all the apps located in our CLEVER program.

Today I sent home QR codes that will automatically log your child into CLEVER. For them to work you need to have your camera activated on your computer.  If for some reason that doesn’t work I also sent home your child’s username and password.

To log into CLEVER you need to enter your child’s username with this attached: @hpsstudents.net

For example, my username would be entered like this: Kburdis@hpsstudents.net

Then they use their password when prompted. 

CLEVER can also be downloaded as an app on cell phones and tablets. The login process is the same.

Just five minutes a night on MobyMax fact fluency helps leaps and bounds in improving and maintaining fact fluency.

What’s Coming Up-Weeks of November 13-21

Miscellaneous-

  • Our classrooms are chilly because our school heating system is in need of booster units to move the heat through the building. These are on order … arrival date TBD. All staff will be dressing warmly next week (layers). Please send in a sweater/sweatshirt for your child to keep warm in the classroom and consider dressing them in layers too!
  • Beginning this week have your child practice Moby Max Fact Fluency for 5 minutes Monday-Thursday!
  • Watch for a suggested book list to come home on Monday, November 13. This book list will help support you in finding a good series at your child’s reading level.
  • Tuesday, November 14 is  Vision Screening for third graders. If your child wears eyeglasses please have them bring them to school on Tuesday to wear for screening.
  • November 22-26 is Thanksgiving Holiday Break
  • December 1 is Early Release Friday dismissal @12:15

Writing- Wrapping up our Persuasive Essays

Reading- We are finishing our read aloud, Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo.  We also are practicing responding to short text by using test-taking strategies and written responses. The kids are doing a great job turning in their reading logs each Monday! 🙂

Spelling– Week #12; This week’s study feature is short E and Long E using the patterns EE and EA.

Math– Unit #3- Measurement, Time and Graphs

Social Studies- The Economy of Michigan