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!
- Go to www.mobymax.com/ mi1457 and enter your child’s username and password to access his or her account. Username: _________ Password: ___________
- Explore placement tests, lessons and much more! Mobymax will automatically increase skill level based on your student’s performance.
We celebrated students who achieved reading goals today. Some of our students received gift cards to TARGET for achieving reading goals and others received a certificate and Barnes and Noble Card for reading 1,000,000 words or MORE.
Congratulations to all the hard working and dedicated readers!!
Here’s what’s happening in 3rd Grade:
Writing: We are finishing up our realistic fiction writing. We have learned to think of an experience in our own life and add new, realistic parts to make the story interesting. We have made up characters and learned to use character traits. We continue working on Show not Tell. We used a story mountain to plan for our writing.
Social Studies: We are finishing up our unit on Michigan History. We will be learning about how Michigan became a state. Our unit test will be next week.
Math: We have been working on addition and subtraction. Much of this lesson has been review, but we have also learned about rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. Our unit test will be next week.
Reading: We have started our Series Book Clubs. Each student is in a group and they have a daily reading assignment that must be completed for them to meet and discuss with their group. The groups discuss the questions and predictions they have as well as what the character is doing and how they change in the story.
Please continue a consistent routine of reading 20 minutes (5 days a week) and math fact practice (at least 5 minutes/5 days a week).
It will be so important for your third grader to continue reading and math fact practice over the holiday break. Please remind your third grader to log on to MobyMax to work on math facts (or use flash cards) as well as continue with their daily reading.
Consistency is key in making progress!
Thank you for your support!
We had a great time during recess today because we had an opportunity to play GAGA BALL! We are loving our new GAGA PIT on our playground! It was a beautiful day for recess!
We also enjoyed a special treat during our reading time today. A book and a snack is a great way to end our school day on a Friday!
The biography research homework is due tomorrow. Please help your third grader to remember to bring it to school. This information will be needed in class. Thanks!
There will not be a homework packet this week. However, there may be a few pages coming home during the week.
Please continue practice on math facts (5 minutes a night) and reading (20 minutes a night). Math fact practice and daily reading is crucial for your child’s continued progress and success.
Spelling words came home today and should be practiced for the test on Friday.
In celebration of reading month we will be having some activities take place each day. Some will be done at school and some should be completed at home. A calendar will be coming home today.
A homework packet will be coming home today and it is due next Monday. It is very important that your child stay consistent with daily reading and math fact practice.
Our class has been having fun reading together in book clubs. We have been comparing and contrasting the characters and the events in the stories.
Here is a post from Jackson about his book club:
The first book my group read was the Chocolate Touch. I loved the book. It was about John and how he got the chocolate touch and every thing that he touched with his lips turned into chocolate. When he kissed his mom she turned into chocolate. Then he went to the chocolate shop and asked if he could get rid of this chocolate touch. Then he said he won’t be greedy so the shop manger undid it and his mom turned back to normal and everything turned back to normal. The second book we read was the Chocolate Fever. This book was similar to Chocolate Touch because they both got the chocolate fever and Henry got brown spots all over him.The difference is that Henry got brown spots all over him and John turned everything when his lips touched it.
Our class has earned their bonus reading time!! So tomorrow we will take some time to have some extra reading. The students may bring in a small stuffed animal and blanket if they wish. Make sure these are easily transported in the backpack or plastic bag.
We will review for our economics test on Friday and the test will be on Monday. The review sheet will come home. Please help your third grader to review over the weekend.
Our school library will be open on Tuesdays this summer! Please come and check out new books each week. This will be a great way to maintain the wonderful reading progress that has been made this year!