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Updates from room 205!


  • October 10- Jet’s Pizza Night
  • October 18- Early Release Friday, dismissal @ 12:15
  • October 29- Turkey Trot. Please read this post for registration and details                   concerning this year’s Turkey Trot. Deadline to Register is October 9, 2019.
  • October 29- Picture Retakes
  • October 31- Halloween part from 1:15-2:00. Click here for details.
  • Mrs. Chmura, Georgetown’s Art teacher, is hoping to get some donations to help her along with the schoolwide art project. Click here for details.


Reading- The kids are doing a good job of returning their reading logs on Mondays! Remember, have your child read for a total of 100 minutes each week. 🙂

Math-Five minutes of MobyMax each day Monday-Friday. After unit #2 I will open up MobyMax to Multiplication & Division for all students. Also, keep working on memorizing those facts one fact at a time.

Word Study: The kids are doing well establishing routines for grammar & spelling. This week we are working with patterns that make the long “i” sound.

Writing: We are wrapping up writing our small moment stories and will be editing and publishing later this week.

Reading: The kids are building routines, setting goals, doing comprehension checks, making predictions and partnering together to build  G.R.I.T. for building their reading lives.

Math: Today we reviewed for our Unit #1 Math test. A test review came home that you can review with your child. Tomorrow we will do small group work and math games before our test on Thursday.

Beginning Friday, we will take our first multiplication quiz on 5s.  Our curriculum teaches them in this order:  5s, 2s, 10s, 9s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 7s, 8s.

As your child passes each quiz, they will move to the next multiplication fact.  For example, if they pass the 5s quiz on Friday, next Friday they will take the 2s quiz.  If they don’t pass the 5s, they will take it again the following week. As they pass their quizzes they will be rewarded, Smile Bucks.

Another great tool is an app called, Flash to Pass.  It’s free and can be downloaded on most devices.  On this app, students can practice one specific grouping of facts.  This is different from Moby Max because they are all mixed together.

Growth Mindset: We continue to read books and talk about how our brain works and how we can have a positive growth mindset.





What’s Coming Up-Week of January 29


  • Watch for a note to come home Monday regarding an upcoming field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center in Holland.
  • Early Release this Friday, February 2
  • Schoolwide dress like a P.E. teacher on Early Release Friday
  • Winter Break February 5 & 6
  • Our Valentine party will be Wednesday, February 14th from 2:30-3:30. Watch for details. We will be decorating bags in class to exchange Valentines. Class List for Valentines.


  • Read 20 minutes five times a week.
  • Math Study Island assigned on Mondays and due by Friday morning.
  • MobyMax Monday through Thursday for 5 minutes, unless your child is in the Fabulous Fact Fluency Finishers. Click on the photo on the right of the blog to see our finishers.

Writing– We started our Realistic Fiction piece of writing by generating ideas and will move into writing our rough draft.

Reading– The kids are working in the unit on Series Book Clubs. Each group will be meeting this week to discuss the book’s story elements and characteristics of main characters.

Spelling- Week #19. This week’s study feature is Long E (ey, ee, ea, -y)

Math- Unit #4- We are finishing our unit on Multidigit Addition and Subtraction this week. Test on Friday.



  • In our time before the holiday break we might have time to enjoy a film together.  Please fill out the following survey regarding the chosen movies. Holiday Movies
  • Tomorrow our class will have the opportunity to shop at Santa Shop.  This is the perfect time for your child to buy holiday gifts for friends and family.
  • Friday is the last day of the 5th grade Candy Cane sale! Cost $1.00.
  • Our Holiday breakfast will be Friday, December 18.  Many of you have signed up, but there are plenty of donations and volunteers still needed. You may sign up by clicking on this link, Holiday Breakfast

Update and Information

Valentine’s Party will be on Friday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 – 12:30.  If you are sending in Valentines, please make sure that you have one for everyone in the class. Click Valentine List for a list of students in our class.
Homework tonight:
Math-Lesson 5.2
  • Homework-Evens
  • Remembering- Evens
Science – finish the pie chart worksheet if you didn’t finish it in class – due Thursday.