4th Grade Open House

Thank you for joining me at our Open House last week and for ALL the school supplies! To prepare for our first day of school I would like to remind you of a few things. Please remember to send a water bottle and a snack! Also, discuss two important things: 1) what’s for lunch and 2) after school departure plans.

I look forward to a great year with you!

Box Tops

 

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!

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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

 

Happy 4th of July!

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!

Summer Learning Starts Now!!!!

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!

 

Mrs. Totten – Receives Award: Air Zoo’s Science Innovation Hall of Fame Educator Excellence Award!

Mrs. Totten, our incredible STEAM STUDIO teacher, has been selected as one of the Air Zoo’s Science Innovation Hall of Fame Educator Excellence Awardees!

Mrs. Totten excels as a teacher who implements curriculum that grows passionate learners.  Students in her classroom utilize Project Lead the Way materials  — and their K-5 participation grows each student into an innovative, creative designer and problem solver.

We feel honored to work with Mrs. Totten every day — and as a staff, we are thrilled that she is being recognized!

If you would like a sneak peak into the Mrs. Totten’s classroom, check out her STEAM STUDIO BLOG.

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March Is Reading Month!

We started “March Is Reading Month” off right! We found some Dr. Seuss books and headed to Mrs. Baker’s Kindergarten classroom, where they shared a Truffala snack (aka fruit shaped Trix) with us! We had a great time and these relationships continue to grow!

Our Winter Walk …. In The Woods

On Friday we FINALLY were able to take our walk in the woods! I usually do this walk on the first day of the new season….. but with rain on December 21 and snow days- we didn’t have a chance until February 22! I always tell the students if we can be super quiet we would have a better chance at seeing wildlife…. but it’s impossible to be that quiet with 25 students. Most of the students LOVE the walk and love looking at nature. Whatever animals were there…. had plenty of opportunity to “get away” before we got too close!  At least we got to see their tracks and we had a great time!

The Outdoor Discovery Center has many great trails and outdoor activities to experience. The Maple Trees will be tapped soon for sap, there are bird watching experiences planned and beach clean ups at the shoreline. If interested, check out the website for all the activities!