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!
I have some more detailed information regarding the football game Friday, October 5th. The high school football players were asked to give back to the community by volunteering in classrooms this fall. They were asked to think of a teacher who has influenced them and I was excited and honored to find out that a former student of mine, Ryan Szlachcic, has chosen me as that teacher. He is doing so well connecting with and helping the kids in our room! He will continue to help in our classroom every Friday through the regular football season. Ryan comes into our room for the last 45 minutes of our day.
As a thank you for hosting Ryan, the kids in our class will be receiving a free ticket to the Friday, October 5th game, I will attach it to our Tuesday Homework Packet. The kids will be invited to form a tunnel on the football field to welcome the players onto the field at the beginning of the game. The kids are asked to meet me at 6:30 on the grass fields, north of the football field. You can drop your child off there and then pick them up there after we come off the field. I will have a couple of adults to help me keep our class together. Please have your child wear Hudsonville or Maize and Blue to support our Eagles!
I am looking forward to this fun event with my students!