COLLECT BOX TOPS
Did you know that every BOXTOP collected earns money for our school? This summer we are asking all families to collect Box Tops and turn them in at our Open House on August 21. We will have a special container in our classroom. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!
BOXTOPS: Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00. If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750. Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers. This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here: Summer Box Tops
On the fourth of July we typically celebrate our nation’s independence with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, baseball games and family reunions. The history behind this national holiday began when the Continental Congress, on July 4, 1776, declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were to be free and independent states. In our third reading unit in fourth grade we will be learning about the American Revolution. Students will be asked to read about the people (George Washington, King George III, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, etc) and the events (The French and Indian War, The Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s ride, The Boston Tea Party, etc.) that led up to the American Revolution. We will learn about some complicated moments from the past and how these stories are chock-full of ideas about leadership, conflict, perseverance, and character. Whatever you do tomorrow, my hope for you is to have a fun, family-friend day! When you get time, I challenge you to read about a person or an event that led up to the American Revolution and to learn to think like a historian! Please email me any books you would recommend and I will put them on our site. Happy 4th of July!
Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax
Studies have shown that students can lose up to 50% of learning during the summer vacation. Georgetown is challenging you and your child to “KEEP ON LEARNING” this summer to prevent summer slide. There are two ways to record your learning time:
Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card (1 per grade). This is for their grade next year.
- First Grade: 100 minutes
- Second Grade: 200 minutes
- Third Grade: 300 minutes
- Fourth Grade: 400 minutes
- Fifth Grade: 400 minutes
- First Grade: 100 pts
- Second Grade: 200 pts
- Third Grade: 300 pts
- Fourth Grade: 400 pts
- Fifth Grade: 500 pts
- Reading: Log into this form to record the number of minutes you read. You can record each day or enter the total for each week.
- Login will be email@example.com
If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!
I am looking forward to the morning bell wishing everyone back after a long winter break! Just a few reminders about this week! First of all we have PE in the morning. I know of a few students who brought their gym shoes home, so please check the backpack! Also, don’t forget a snack and water bottle.
This week we will begin our reading homework and students have free choice to read whatever they want. In the classroom we will be in book clubs and we will be reading Adventure/Survival stories. I will be modeling lessons while reading The Hatchet. The growth mindset theme for this month is “Feedback… it’s a gift”. We will be practicing peer evaluations throughout this month while in our book clubs.
I wish you a very Happy New 2019 and look forward to our continued work to get our children ready for 5th grade!