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!
SAVE THE DATE!! Mark it on your calendar that the Holiday Program is on Dec. 13 at Fair Haven Church.
Kindergarten – 2nd grade will perform at 6:30 with drop off time being at 6:15
3rd grade – 5th grade will perform at 7:45 with drop off time being at 7:30
Room assignments will come out later.
If you would like to order a DVD of the program, please use the order form and send it in with a check. GEORGE
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Monday, November 19 is Georgetown’s night at the Culvers on 7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison! A portion of all sales between 5:00 and 8:00 will go to the PTC. You can either come in and eat or go through the drive thru.
I’m sorry to say I will not be able to be there for this event. 🙁 but please, bring your family by for dinner or get a concrete mixer and support your school! 🙂
For our next unit in reading we are focusing on Informational Texts. Each student is working on choosing a topic to read and study for about a month. A great extension for the reading we will be doing is a project through Grand Valley State University. Grand Valley has a poster competition that I’m hoping you and your child will investigate. If interested, please click on the link above to learn about rules, registration and more information.
On Friday we had firefighters from the Georgetown Fire Station come in and talk about the basics of fires. There were over 10,000 fires in Michigan last year and 1,379 of those fires were started by kids playing with matches, lighters or candles. To protect your family, it is important that you have working smoke detectors. Please change the batteries two times per year and if your smoke detector is more than 10 years old please throw it away and replace it with a new one. Also, please discuss a fire escape plan with your child(ren) and a meeting place like your mailbox or a neighbor’s house. The video we watched showing a real house fire, in a controlled setting, made it clear how quickly a fire can spread and that fire is dark, not light (because of the smoke). We are thankful to the Georgetown firefighters for visiting us and for helping to keep our community safe each day!