News This Week!

Parents,
A few things to know about this coming week:

  • Multiplication Flashcards: We have started learning multiplication and have begun with the 5s facts. We have been learning different ways to understand multiplication- drawings, repeated addition, and arrays. Your child has a flashcard folder. This will come home each night for practice and should be sent back each day to school so they can be used in class.
  • Library: We have library on Wednesday. You may have seen books come home last week. Your child’s goal is to make sure they choose at least 2 good-fit books and they may choose 1 for fun. Please help your child remember to return books to school when they are done.
  • Homework Packet: A homework packet is coming home today (Monday). It will be due next Monday. The packet consists of 2 math pages and a reading and math fact log.
  • Social Studies: Our first unit is Michigan Geography. We have been studying relative and absolute location. A study guide will come home today. We will have a quiz on Wednesday.
  • Spelling: Spelling and Word Study will start next week.

Thank you!
Let me know if you have questions.

Ms Van Arkel  🙂

A Great First Day!

Parents,
We had a wonderful day today! This is a great group of kids and I’m lucky to be their teacher this year!
We talked a lot about classroom routines and procedures today and we spent some time getting to know each other too. We also shared our summer celebration. Tomorrow we will start writing about that summer memory.

Please take a moment to read some information I have put together about third grade. Let me know if you have any questions. I am not aware of any food allergies in our classroom, but please let me know if I need to be made aware.
Thank you!

information 17-18

OPEN HOUSE!

I have been getting the classroom ready and I’m excited for you to see it! I look forward to meeting you at our school open house tomorrow, Thursday, August 24. Please stop by any time between 6:30 and 7:30pm. Feel free to bring in any school supplies you have. You will be able to leave them in your desk.

Start thinking of some of your favorite memories from this summer. I can’t wait to hear all about it!

See you soon!
Ms Van Arkel  🙂

Getting Ready for 3rd Grade!!

3rd Graders and Families,

I am in the classroom getting things all set up and ready for you!! I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. As you do your school shopping, don’t forget to look at the supply list that was posted.

I’ve had a great summer!
Here is a peek at one of my adventures this summer. I wonder if you know where I went?? It’s one of my favorites! I can’t wait to teach you all about this special place!

I look forward to hearing all about your Summer adventures, too!

 

 

Box Tops and Coke Caps

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.

 

 

Summer Learning!

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:

  • 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.
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

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.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

MOBYMAX DIRECTIONS

  1. Go to www.mobymax.com/ mi1457 and enter your child’s username and password to access his or her account. Username: _________ Password: ___________
  2. Explore placement tests, lessons and much more! Mobymax will automatically increase skill level based on your student’s performance.

 

 

 

3rd Grade Supply List!

Dear Third Grade Families,                               
In case you would like to get started on back to school shopping, I have included a list of supplies that you will find helpful this year.

Highly Recommended Item
• Gym shoes to be left at school for Physical Education class

Items That Will Assist You

  • 2  writing composition books: 1 for writer’s workshop and 1 for spelling and grammar work (Feel free to decorate the front of them before the first day)
  • 1 spiral notebook for math work
  • 2 Dry Erase Markers for your whiteboard work (the thin ones work best)
  • 3 glue sticks
  • pencils
  • colored pencils, crayons, or markers
  • small (5Ă—8) pencil box to store your supplies
  • scissors if you have some
  • 2 highlighters
  • Pocket folders (5 of them):  red, purple, yellow, green, blue (plastic folders work best, but are not required)
  • tissue box or band-aids to donate to the classroom
Thank you!
Ms Van Arkel  :)

Summer Learning!

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:

  • 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.

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

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.  treagan@hpseagles.net

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

MOBYMAX DIRECTIONS

  1. Go to www.mobymax.com/ mi1457 and enter your child’s username and password to access his or her account. Username: _________ Password: ___________
  2. Explore placement tests, lessons and much more! Mobymax will automatically increase skill level based on your student’s performance.