Welcome to 4th Grade and our upcoming Open House!

The classroom is ready for a new school year and I’m excited to see you at the Open House on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:30-7:30. Below is the list of supplies we will use throughout the year. If you can, please bring them with you to the Open House!  Parents: please email me at cgreenlu@hpseagles.net if you have any questions or if you would like to tell me about your child and begin conversations about his/her educational needs. 

4th Grade School Supplies 2018-19

Our 4th grade classroom in the fall will be ready with supplies, but if you are able… it would be helpful to bring the following things with you to school during our Open House or on the first day of school.  One note of caution:  If it “looks” like a toy, it is a toy (for example, if your child is shopping with you and wants animal erasers…. they are animals/not erasers… so I recommend to not purchase items that fit in that category for school ) .

1. Backpack

2. Gym shoes (these are kept at school for gym class only) Traditionally, we send the gym shoes home during the Christmas holidays and again before spring break for you to check on shoe size changes

3. A dozen No. 2 pencils (please have your child sharpen them) + pencil sharpener (basic yellow pencils are the best)

4. Erasers

5. 4 Elmer glue sticks

6. Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers.    We use them every day for Math work.  (The skinnier markers last longer than the thick ones)

7. ONLY ONE  Pencil box 5″ X 8″ X 2″

8. Colored pencils

9. Markers

10. Scissors (please write last name on scissors)

11. Post it notes

12. 2 boxes of Kleenex

13. 1 container of Disinfectant Wipes

14. 1 game (to keep at school for the school year) your child can teach the rest of the class how to play during indoor recesses.  It will be returned at the end of the year.  Please write your child’s name on the box or bag.  It is important that your child knows how to play the game.  Also, it is best if the game can be played in 20 minutes or less (games like Monopoly take too long and seldom get used).

15. 2 red pens, 2 blue pens, 2 purple pens

16. 2 Highlighters

17. Folders – 5 folders with pockets- labeled Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science

18. 1 Composition Notebook (for math notes and formative assessments)

19. 1-1/2 inch binder  (for writing)

20. 1 plastic folder with pockets (for home reading log)

Happy 4th of July

On the 4th we celebrate our independence. Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. I hope this day finds you enjoying the warm weather with family and friends! Have fun!
*** School supplies begin going on sale after the fourth. Please check the page on my blog for my list of school supplies that we will use this coming school year!
 

 

Summer is here…..

 

Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

Dear Parents,

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.

 

Reading Minutes Mobymax
  • 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 username@hpsstudents.net

 

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

COLLECT BOX TOPS & COKE CAPS

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. 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

 

COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (https://us.coca-cola.com/give/)   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.

 

M-STEP information

The M-STEP State testing for grades 3-5 will take place this spring.  To find out more information about this required statewide test, visit this link: M-STEP: WHAT IT IS and HOW IT WORKS.

Please avoid all doctors appointments and vacation days on the dates that your child is scheduled to participate in the state wide M-STEP testing.  Thank you for your attention to these dates.

NOTE: If your child is ill, we will administer the tests on make-up dates.  Do not send your child to school ill. We ask only that you avoid late arrivals, doctor appointments and vacation days on the dates listed below.

  • Grade 5: April 10, 11, 12, ,17 (9am – 12pm)

  • Grade 3: April 24, 26 (9am-12 pm)

  • Grade 4: May 8, 10 (9am-12pm)

IMPORTANT TESTING DAY TIPS:
  1. Get plenty of sleep.

  2. Arrive to school on time.

  3. Bring:  2 healthy snacks and a water bottle.

  4. Remind your child that all of our learning all year long has prepared us for these tests.  This is our opportunity to show what we know!

Blubber Experiment

Today in science we asked the question, “What internal structures help grizzlies survive?”  After our initial predicting was complete we did the following experiment.  The following video explains our experiment.  ENJOY!

Phenomenal Science

In fourth grade we have started working on our first Phenomenal Science Unit called Built for Science. We are trying to answer the question: What external structures does the plant have that help it survive in its environment. The class was able to watch short video clips and then began working on their models.