This is the expression that best matches my face when I think of returning back to school! I look forward to meeting you and getting back to doing what I enjoy most! To begin preparations, please click on the 3rd Grade School Supplies List 2020-2021 above. Check out which supplies you already have at home and begin the collection process. Please label EVERYTHING, since we will not be sharing items. Text me if you have any questions.
Because of you, we continue to SOAR!
Thank you parents!
To ALL of our Georgetown parents: Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
Because of you Georgetown SOARS!
Click on this link for access to AUDIBLE for free read alouds for your children. You can get early readers, elementary levels and beyond. Dan Gutman is the author of My Weirder School books, he has a book on this site called, Mission Unstoppable, which I think would interest many of our 4th graders. Anne of Green Gables is a historical fiction story about an orphan in Canada, and would be my first pick! Another high interest book for many of our 4th graders I think would be Shelter Dogs. It’s a collection of stories about pets that have been rescued. Please ask your child to look over the titles, look at the star reviews and make a selection. Then sit back and listen to the story.
Reading aloud helps children acquire early language skills. Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children, a potent predictor of reading success.
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|3/23San Diego Zoo
|3/24The Louvre in France – Egyptian Antiquities
|3/25The Great Wall of China
|3/26Boston Children’s Museum
|3/27Canadian Egg Farm
|3/30Guggenheim Museum, New York||3/31Live Webcams from the Georgia Aquarium||4/1Mars (Google)
|4/2Yellowstone National Park – visit several locations in the park.||4/3Hubble Control Center – Lobby
Hubble Control Center– Operations Room
**Want to add a LEGO engineering challenge each day, too? Please CLICK HERE for the 30 day LEGO challenge from https://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/.
Daily activities (weekdays only):
- Josh Gad (Olaf from Frozen) reads books every weeknight (times vary but you can also watch the recorded videos) on Twitter – #GadBookClub
- Drawing with Michael Woodside – learn to draw Disney Characters – live streamed on YouTube and Instagram daily at 10:00 am – #drawingwithwoodsy (videos are also recorded).
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems – draw with author and illustrator Mo Willems daily on YouTube at 12:00 pm #MOlunchdoodles. (videos are also recorded). For more information go to: https://www.kennedy-center.org/mowillems
- Deb’s Virtual Art School – Artist Deborah Putnoi does lessons on Facebook daily at 1:00 pm https://www.facebook.com/TheDrawingMind (videos are also recorded).
- Want more?? – Check out this spreadsheet – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/121u24nzZE7hLduT8zdDHowZ8Vvl-lUrorUP5E5UBkts/edit?fbclid=IwAR0kYHStNFWWBbz_RZH9Y-mqc_Ohh4DGaVN6jqFiZA80wCqM2Rf3P6RxNw4#gid=560148342
Calendar of Virtual Field Trips for Families
Calendar of Virtual Field Trips for Families
|5/4Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska||5/5Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands||5/6Teaching with Testimony – #strongerthanhate||5/7Polar Bears in the Tundra||5/8Careers that Count – with the NBA|
|5/11Discover Your HAPPY||5/12Undeniably Dairy-||5/13J. Paul Getty Museum, California||5/14Yosemite National Park, California||5/15Technology in Agriculture – Feeding the Growing Globe|
|5/18Celebrate 400 Years of Shakespeare||5/19Dig into Mining||5/20Smithsonian’s National Zoo||5/21Colonial Williamsburg Webcams||5/22Star Atlas – explore over 60,000 stars|
|5/25Memorial Day||5/26The Great Lakes||5/27Powering the Planet – Renewable Energy||5/28Borneo – The Symphony of the Rain Forest||5/29Ellis Island|
** Want more LEGO Challenges – click here for 31 more LEGO challenges from www.freehomeschooldeals.com
Dav Pilkey has a week’s worth of fun activities to do. Click on the link and check it out!
During our February reading lessons we learned so much about the American Revolution. On a Scholastic website I was able to watch a video of the popular “I Survived Series” author, Lauren Tarshish talk with historians about some key people who were in the war, but also some more ordinary people who also helped in the battles. You will also see weapons that were used, as well as other items that were helpful during that time period. Click on the link to watch the video: American Revolution
If interested, read about a 15 year old boy who fought in the American Revolution (Joseph Plumb Martin) Learn how Joseph and General Washington survived the Battle of Brooklyn by sneaking the army by boat to New York!
Another excellent resource that is free during this time! Check out Scholastic! It is safe, you can read about whales, the hottest and coldest places on earth, you can also get certain articles read to you and there are videos…. all FREE!
For as long as schools are closed students can instantly stream an incredible collection of Audible stories! All stories are FREE to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Check it out….. go to: