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Holiday Party Reminder!

Parents,

Just a reminder about our Holiday Party next Thursday, December 21! All the information can be found HERE on the blog post from a few weeks ago.
If you are planning to come to the party, make sure you have filled out a background check form: HERE.
Thank  you!

By next Wednesday (12/20):

  • send in a wrapped box
  • send in a small gift that your child will pass out to each classmate (26 students in our class). Gift suggestions: erasers, pencils, wrapped candy, small party favor, bookmark, etc.
    ****If you have questions, please let me know!

Week of December 11!

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, December 18. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. The attached words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: You will see a practice page come home today. This was completed on Friday. Attached to this practice page will be a note saying NOT YET or GOT IT! This let’s you and your third grader know what facts will need to be practiced for this Friday. Your third grader keeps track of their own progress on a graph here at school so they will know exactly what facts they should be working on.
  • We have library on Friday.
  • Snow Gear: Please make sure that your child is dressed for outdoor recess. It is helpful if hats, gloves, boots, snow pants, etc. are labeled with your child’s name.
  •  Holiday Program is this Thursday, December 14:The Georgetown Music Program is  Thursday, December 14.   The kids are excited and have been practicing very  hard! The hall from the music room is sounding great!

    The program is at Fair Haven Church: 2900 Baldwin St. in Hudsonville. Just down the road from school!

    Kindergarten through 2nd grade begins at 6:303rd through 5th grade begins at 7:45Our third grade students report at 7:30.  This link will take you to ALL the DETAILS you need to know for the music program.

    If you would like to order a DVD of the program, please fill out this paper  HolidayDVDForm-1oe9scd and return it with your payment to the office no later than Monday, Dec. 18. Checks can be made payable to WCET TV. The cost is $15.

  • Pajama Day on Friday: Our week will end with an ALL SCHOOL PJ DAY on Friday.  It will be a perfect day for us to be cozy, warm and slightly sleepy following our late night on Thursday.

Week Of December 4!

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, December 11. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. These words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • Our Michigan Economics test will be tomorrow. A review sheet came home on Friday.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: We did not do a practice page last week due to our two day week. Your child should know what multiplication facts they should be practicing for the practice page this Friday.
  • Holiday Shop: Our class will go to the Holiday Shop on Tuesday, December 5. If you would like your child to make a purchase, please send in the envelope with cash or check and your child’s name on the front. Thanks!
  • LOOKING AHEAD: Holiday Program is on Thursday, December 14.Kindergarten – 2nd grade will start at 6:30pm
    3rd – 5th grade will start at 7:30pm

Holiday Shop

Our class will be going to the Holiday Shop on Tuesday, December 5. An envelope should have come home yesterday (Wednesday). If you are sending money in with your child, please put the cash or check in the envelope and label it with your child’s name. Please make checks payable to Georgetown PTC.

Candy Cane Sale

The annual fifth grade candy cane sale is officially here!

The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Thank you for your support and happy holidays!

**If your child would like to buy a candy cane, please send in $1.00 in an envelope labeled with  your child’s name. Thank you!

Polar Express Party!

All aboard the 3rd grade Polar Express! Our party will be from 9:15-10:30am on Thursday, December 21st.  If you are interested in helping run a center on the day of the party, or are willing to donate items, please click on the Polar Express picture below (for the Signup link, enter your email, and click next). We will be decorating cookies and drinking hot chocolate at the party.  We are planning crafts, games, and snacks related to the Polar Express theme and will be combining all of the 3rd grade classes.

Also for a gift exchange, we would like each child to bring in a small item for each child in their class. Some ideas are pencils, treats, erasers, or small party items from the store. We would also like each child to bring in a box wrapped in wrapping paper. The box needs to be opened without unwrapping it (so either wrap the lid separately or choose a box with flaps that can open and close). The kids will be putting the items they brought to share in each other’s boxes. The children may start bringing them in as soon as you would like to send them. Make sure your child’s box is here by Monday, December 18th.

If  you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Classroom Update: Week of November 27

Here’s what we’ve been working hard on in 3rd grade:
Writing: We have finished our unit on persuasive writing and we begin working on informational writing. Students will need to think of a topic they know a lot about and can teach to others.

Social Studies: We are nearing the end of our Michigan Economics unit. We have learned about natural, human, and capital resources as well as scarcity, opportunity cost, specialization, and interdependence!

Math: We have started unit 3 where we are working on measurement.
See the family letter that was posted. Multiplication facts should still be practiced daily!

Reading: We begin our study of informational text. We will be reading informational texts and observing their features. We will be working on using different strategies to read informational texts.

A FEW MORE THINGS TO KNOW:

  • A new homework packet will be coming home today. It is due next Monday, December 4. A spelling pre-test with a new spelling word list should come home as well. These words should be practiced for the spelling test on Friday.
  • We have library on Friday this week. Please help your third grader to remember to return their books so they can check out new books.
  • Multiplication Fluency Practice: We did not do a practice page last week due to our two day week. Your child should know what multiplication facts they should be practicing for the practice page this Friday.
  • Early Release this Friday, December 1. Dismissal is at 12:15pm.
  • Holiday Shop: Our class will go to the Holiday Shop on Tuesday, December 5.
  • LOOKING AHEAD: Holiday Program is on Thursday, December 14.Kindergarten – 2nd grade will start at 6:30pm
    3rd – 5th grade will start at 7:30pm

 

Week of November 20

Parents,
We will not have a new homework packet or spelling words due to our two day week. Please remind your third grader to continue with daily reading and math fact practice over Thanksgiving Break.

You will see a practice page come home. Please check in with your third grader as they are keeping track of their progress. Ask them what multiplication facts they should be practicing for next Friday’s practice page.

Thanksgiving Break is November 22- 26.
Our next early release day is Friday, December 1.

Happy Thanksgiving!