I am so excited to be your child’s teacher next year! I know that back to school sales will be coming soon and if you are as eager as I am to catch all the good deals, check out the list below to see what your first grader will need for this coming year. I will provide most of the essentials, but we need some help!
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:
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.
- Login will be email@example.com
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 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.
Are you visiting our blog because you will be in this class next year?
If so, WELCOME!!!
Please take some time to explore all of the pages, posts, and links on our blog. While you are looking around, be sure to sign up for email updates by filling in your e-mail address in the subscribe by e-mail rectangle located on the upper right-hand column. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, special events, pictures, curriculum, assessments, and so much more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1. Later in the summer, I will provide information on the blog about the August open house.
Also, remember to sign up for email updates on the Georgetown School Blog. The school blog will provide updates all summer long about school wide events and important details about open houses and calendar dates.
Our final week of the 2017-2018 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. We will also be working on a special Memory Book all week as we take a look back at our favorite events and learning from the year!
June 4 – Autograph Day with Fancy Pens
June 5 – Twin Day
June 6 – 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 6 – Our Last Chat with our Friends in England!
June 7 – Movie Day
June 8 – Classroom Awards
June 8 – 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 15 – Report Cards E-mailed
Report cards will be sent via e-mail on June 15 @ 4:00 PM. 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, grandpas 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 managed to avoid most of the heavy rain!! The kids loved sharing about all the animals they saw and their favorite parts of the day. 🙂
We will be enjoying some fun themed days over the next two weeks. All of these special days are a surprise that will be revealed to the kids the day before. (Shhhhh – please help me keep all of the fun a secret!!!) I will send an e-mail the day before if something special from home is needed at school. Thank you for your help!
May 28 – Memorial Day: No School
May 29 – Pizza Lunch in the Classroom
Pizza and juice will be provided for each student (and some extra yummy treats!). You are welcome to supplement your child’s lunch with any snacks you would like. If your child is not a fan of pizza, feel free to send in their lunch, as normal, and we will all picnic together in the class.
May 29 – Last Homework Packet Sent Home
Thank you so much for helping your child complete their home work packets each week!!! Look for an e-mail with some ideas for summer learning later this week. I will also send home some books lists at your child’s just right level to help when you are looking for books to read over the summer. If you are wondering about tutoring or additional resources, just send me an e-mail.
May 29 – No Shoes Day
Send your child to school in their shoes, but we will take them off and let our feet relax in the classroom.
May 30 – Hat/Crazy Hair Day
May 31 – Sports Day
June 1 – Toy Day
June 1 – Talent Show
The 3rd-5th graders are performing. We get to watch the afternoon 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, every year, we look forward to celebrating the end of the year together outside with bubbles, sidewalk chalk,
This week our readers learned that when you love a book, you recommend it to others! In order to recommend a book, we should be able to introduce the characters, setting, and retell the story. Sharing these details gets our friends excited about trying out the books we love to read.
For the reminder of the year, I will be recommending some of my favorite books to our class. We will enjoy some new chapter books series and picture books that I love. I want your child to be excited to continue reading throughout the summer! Look for some books lists, with books at your child’s just right level, to come home next week. To keep your child’s skills fresh, reading everyday over the summer will be essential! Our school library will also be open on Tuesdays from 10-12 in June and July!
This week during writing, the first graders took their last writing assessment. Thank you for all your help with brainstorming a character, problem, and solution with your child this week. They have done amazing with making sure to write a realistic story with lots of details!
We also took some time to pass back all of the writing assessments and celebrations from the beginning of the year and put them into a book. The first graders had so much fun looking at their writing from the very first day of school. They have grown SO much this year as writers! Look for this special keepsake in the next couple of weeks! We will spend the last weeks of school reviewing and practicing all the different kinds of writing we have learned this year.
This week, we took our Unit 7 assessment – our first graders did great!!!
We started working on adding two 2-digit numbers together. We introduced a strategy called New Ten Above.
Our goal is to understand that sometimes when we add two-digit numbers – we make a new ten!!!