Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax
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:
- 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.
- MOBYMAX Math and Reading: We recommend that each child consistently use MobyMax each week in the core areas of reading and mathematics. If interested, you can also choose to work on other learning modules. Spending just a few minutes each day on Mobymax will help to reduce “summer slide” and keep your child’s learning skills fresh over the summer.
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.
- 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
If you’d like to be part of Georgetown’s challenge to “Keep On Learning” please follow the instructions below. If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 550) 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.
Our final week of the 2016-2017 school year is here!!! I can still picture each cute little first grader on the first day of school. It is hard to believe that 37 weeks of being nice, working hard, and learning well have passed. In celebration of our amazing journey this year, we will be enjoying fun activities each day this week just like last week. Check out the list below – but don’t share too much with your first grader. Shhhhhh – each special event is a surprise!!!
June 5 – Mo Willem’s Day
June 6 – No Shoes (in the classroom) Day 🙂
June 7 – Movie and Popcorn Day
June 8 – Outdoor Fun Day!!!
Send in beach towels, sunglasses, and don’t forget to apply sun tan lotion before school!! Thank you for all the donations that have been sent in over the past few weeks!!!
June 9 – Last Day of School & Early Release Day
Students are dismissed from school at 12:15. (Sack lunches can be ordered through Food Service and will be sent home with your child. Please make sure your child knows if he or she needs to order a sack lunch.)
June 16 – Report Cards Mailed
Report cards will be sent via mail on June 16. Information about your child’s second grade teacher will be on the comments page. Class lists will not be posted due to confidentiality.
It is going to be a great week!!!
Don’t forget to continue to empty and send backpacks and blue folders right up until the last day of school. Lots of goodies are still being sent home. Thank you!!!
THANK YOU so much to all the moms, dads, and grandmas that came with us to the zoo last Monday!!! We had a great time touring the zoo, ate a delicious picnic lunch, and had lots of fun playing on all the playgrounds around the zoo and picnic area. We couldn’t have asked for better weather!!! It was a perfect day!!
May 29 – Memorial Day: No School
May 30 – PJ Day
May 31 – Twin Day
June 1 – Crazy Hair Day
June 2 – Hat Day
June 2 – Talent Show
The 3rd-5th graders are performing. We get to watch the morning show!
Please make sure your child continues to come to school with their blue folder and backpack. A lot of materials, creations, and goodies will be coming home over the next two weeks. It is hard to believe that our year is almost done – only 8.5 more days!
One last note, I have received some bubbles donations so far (Thank you, Thank you!!). If you have not donated anything yet, please consider the larger bottles of bubbles!! Feel free to send in your goodies anytime before that day. Thanks so much!
May 22 – Field Trip to the Zoo
(We will leave school around 9:15 and meet are chaperones at the zoo @ 9:40ish. Remember to dress your child for the outdoors, apply sunscreen, and send their sack lunch to school.)
May 24 – Last Library Day
Please send your child’s book back to school. We will head down to the library to turn our books in and listen to one more story from Mrs. Van.
Learning Update: We have been working on poetry and using our “poet’s eyes” during writing time. The kids LOVE writing and sharing their poetry!! During our readers’ workshop, we’ve been working on our fluency as we read our character books. During math we finished up our unit eight: practicing two digit addition. We have become experts at the: NEW 10 ABOVE strategy!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and an enjoyable Mother’s Day! I hope that all you moms out there felt appreciated for all the big and little things you do to support your families. We are so thankful for you!
May 17 – Library Day
May 18 – Marco’s Pizza Night
May 19 – Math Assessment
We finished up our nonfiction writing post assessment last week ,and have had some WONDERFUL parent volunteers that have helped to laminate, cut, remove staples, and bind books of each child’s portfolio of writing from the year! These books are incredible!! Thank you so much Mrs. Nelson, and Mrs. Hammersmith for your help!!! We have a few more to finish up this week – I can’t wait to send them home!!!
***Zoo field trip chaperones – check your e-mail for more information about the field trip tomorrow!!***