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Update Week of 3/12


  • Book Fair all Week- We shopped yesterday and are scheduled to buy today. The book fair will also be open this evening during conferences for your convenience.
  • If your child needs to shop on Thursday, they are welcome to bring in their money and shop then too!
  • Friday will be P.J. Day for our class. We will be celebrating a long stretch of very hard, hard work!

Writing: Literary Essays


  • Homework-Read 20 minutes five times a week
  • Homework- Study Island Assignment Due each Friday
  • Beginning Biographies this Week or Early Next

Spelling: No weekly spelling tests for the remainder of the school year. We will be focusing on spelling features with word sorts and other activities based on our class needs. Progress will be tracked by assessments done in class.


  • Homework-MobyMax is still required Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers.
  • Polygons, Perimeter & Area

Social Studies: Michigan Government

Week of January 15

  • READING– Read 100 minutes per week. We are no longer doing homework logs.
  • MATH-Study Island homework each week. Assignments are due on Friday morning.
  • MATH– Moby Max for 5 minutes Monday-Thursday. If a student has mastered fact fluency they are excused from Moby Max homework. Look to see if your child is a  Fabulous Fact Fluency Finisher at the picture on the right hand side of the blog.

Week of December 18

  • There will not be new spelling words this week.
  • A reading log will not be coming home this week. Watch for new reading expectations the first of the year!
  • Social Studies Quiz came home today. You will notice a G and a M score on the quiz. The G is for a grammar grade and the M is a mechanics (punctuation) grade.
  • Please remember to have your child do Moby Max Monday-Thursday for 5 minutes.
  • Our unit #3 math test is on Wednesday. We will review tomorrow.
  • By Wednesday please send in the wrapped box and small gift for our holiday party. See previous blog posts for more information.
  • Remember to have your child wear their P.J.’s for the Polar Express party on Thursday. We will be starting promptly at 9:00.

What’s Coming Up-Week of December 4


  • 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.