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Updates from Room 205

Today a Book-It Calendar from Pizza Hut is coming home. This is OPTIONAL for your kids to fill out and return. However, if they are doing their weekly homework log they have met the requirement to earn a free 9-inch pizza from Pizza Hut.  The only extra work would be to record it on the Book-it Calendar too. Yummmm! Pizza!


  • Reading-Each Monday a reading log will come home and needs to be returned the following Monday. 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.
    • Keep working on memorizing those facts one fact at a time.


What’s Coming Up – Week of March


  • Monday, March 7 is a records day for teachers; there will be no school for students that day.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. We are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Fifth graders will be visiting Baldwin Street Middle School on Thursday, March 10. Watch for a letter to come home today outlining our schedule while visiting.
  • Please make sure your child is practicing math facts at home using Mobymax five minutes each day.  
  • The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Georgetown. Information was sent home about the All for Books competition. I encourage you to participate in this worthy cause. It allows our PTC to purchase books for or classroom libraries here at Georgetown Elementary, and Scholastic matches each dollar donated to purchase books for underprivileged kids.
  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade

What’s Coming Up – Week of February 22


  • Moby Max has replaced Math Facts Pro for fact fluency.  Both teachers and students find this fact fluency tool much more friendly to use.  Please have your child practice their facts four times a week.  
  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held March 7 – 9. A conference time reminder slip has been sent home. Please contact your teacher if your conference time needs to be rescheduled.
  • Remember homework should never exceed 50 minutes total per night.  Reading can be spread out throughout a week, but math should be done in a timely manner. I really take note of how much homework I assign and truly try to keep it well below the 50-minute rule. If the kids are making good use of their classroom time, homework should not be an issue. I hope this will be a quick reference for all of you. Our classroom homework expectations:
    • minimum of 20 minutes of reading 5 days per week for a total of 100 minutes. (or whatever time intervals works for your family for a total of 100 minutes per week)
    • minimum of 5 minutes of Moby Max fact fluency Monday-Thursday
    • math Homework & Remembering Odd problems if not completed at school each school day. (refer to email)
    • Study Island math homework, or Remembering even problems as assigned. (refer to daily Agenda)
    • any unfinished classroom assignments, if needed

Math: We have begun Unit 6 which deals with word problems using all the skills learned from units one through five.

Social Studies: We continue to research the events leading up to the revolutionary war. The unit 5 test will be on Tuesday, February 23.  Your child should bring a study guide home tonight.  Here is a link for you if needed: Road to the Revolution Study Guide

ELA: We are integrating our social studies content into our informational reading and writing units.


Please check your email for information about your child’s homework tonight on Study Island.

Detailed instructions on how to access the program are in an email sent to  you at the email address you have provided.

If you have any questions or concerns after your child’s Study Island assignment, please feel free to email me. 🙂