Weekly Happenings 12/11/17-12/15/17

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on December 10, 2017

Need to know items:

  • Fifth-grade classes will continue to sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered the same day they are ordered. Sale ends December 15th.
  • December 14, Holiday Program at Fair Haven Church. Ask your child if they are in the “happy/love winter” group for one song. If they are they should bring a hat, earmuffs, head warmer or scarves with them to the holiday program that night.  They will use them during the performance and bring them home after the program.

Our performance will be at 7:30. Click here for Holiday Program Details

  • School Wide Pajama Day on Friday, December 15.
  • Our classroom holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 21.from 9:15-10:30.
  • Classroom Gift Exchange-For our gift exchange, we would like each child to bring in a small treat for each child in their class. Some ideas might be a pencil, candy cane, eraser, or other small items. Please make sure the item is wrapped, if it is food. We also would like each child to bring in a box wrapped in wrapping paper. The box needs to be able 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.We have 26 students in our class. There are 16 boys and 10 girls.

In The Classroom

Writing- Writing paragraphs for our informational essays/reports

Reading- Informational Reading: learning how to make sense of words we are not familiar with. 

Spelling- Week #15; This week’s study feature is Long A Vowel.  (a_e, ai, and ay)

Math- Unit #3- We are wrapping up our third unit by focusing on Time and Graphs. Remember have your child practice Moby Max Fact Fluency for 5 minutes Monday-Thursday!

Social Studies- History of Michigan:  On Tuesday we will be testing on becoming a historian. Attached is the study guide which went home last week.  History Lesson One Review   After that, this week we will be learning about the first people of Michigan.

 

 

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Weekly Happenings 12/4/17 -12/8/17

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on December 3, 2017

For your Information: 

  • The annual fifth-grade candy cane sale is officially here!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!
  • December 4, Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe. This is an opportunity for students to purchase gifts for their family members. Our class will be shopping on Monday @ 10: 00 -10:35.  If sending a check please have the check made out to Georgetown PTC.
  • December 14, Holiday Program at Fair Haven Church. Our performance will be at 7:45. More details to come.
  • Our classroom holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 21. from 9:15-10:30. Here is a link for more detailed information. Polar Express Party and Gift Exchange.

Writing– Writing nonfiction based on Personal Expertise.

Reading- Informational Reading.

Spelling– Week #14; This week’s study feature is Long Vowel Review (CVVC)

Math– Unit #3- Measurement, Time and Graphs.Remember have your child practice Moby Max Fact Fluency for 5 minutes Monday-Thursday!

Social Studies-  Our Michigan Economics unit is complete. The unit test was the first test the kids have had that asked them to apply the information they learned. If your child didn’t do as well as you had hoped, remember that this is not the only grade I took for economics. I will be looking at their performance throughout the entire unit. Next, we will start a unit on Michigan History. This is usually a favorite for the kids. 

Have a great week! 

Mrs. Flory

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Candy Cane Sale

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on November 29, 2017

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!

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Polar Express Holiday Party

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on November 29, 2017

All aboard the 3rd grade Polar Express! Our party will be from 9:15-10:30 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 on Monday, December 18th.

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

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Weekly Happenings 11-27-17

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on November 26, 2017

I hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving break, a time to be thankful for all of our blessings. Hang on tight! There are just four weeks until our holiday break, and they are filled with lots of learning and some special events too. Be sure to visit the blog regularly for updates concerning upcoming events. 

Reminders and Notices  

  •  Remember to have your child practice Moby Max Fact Fluency for 5 minutes at least 4 times per week. 
  • December 1, Early Release Friday dismissal @12:15
  • December 4, Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe. This is an opportunity for students to purchase gifts for their family members. Our class will be shopping on Monday @ 10:00 -10:35.
  • December 14, Holiday Program at Fair Haven Church. Our performance will be at 7:30. More details to come.
  • Our classroom holiday party will be on Thursday, Dec. 21. Look for details and a sign up for donations and volunteers coming soon.

Writing- Our next unit of study will be informational writing. The kids will be writing about something they feel they are already an expert in. Please help your child brainstorm some ideas about things they know a lot about. For example: taking care of a pet, certain animals, a sport they play, a hobby they have. 

Reading- Informational Reading

Spelling– Week #13; This week’s study feature is Short E (e and ea) and Long E (ee and ea)

Math– Unit #3- Measurement, Time and Graphs

Social Studies- The Economy of Michigan: Look for a review guide to come home on Tuesday for the Economics Final test. Next up will be Michigan History. Attached is the study guide answer key if you would like to help your child get a head start.    Economics Study Guide   

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Weekly Happenings in Room 207 11/20/17

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 19, 2017

  • November 22-26 is Thanksgiving Holiday Break
  • December 4 is Early Release Friday dismissal @12:15

  I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for the wonderful children I get to spend five days a week with and their wonderfully supportive parents. I am blessed to have them in my life. 

 

Writing- Wrapping up our Persuasive Essays

Reading- We have started our new reading unit of reading non-fiction books. We are looking at the structure of non-fiction books to prepare to write non-fiction essays of our own. 

Spelling–With only two days this week, we will not be having a spelling list this week.

Math– Unit #3- Measurement, Time and Graphs

Social Studies- The Economy of Michigan

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Economics Quiz on Wednesday

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on November 13, 2017

After looking over the quiz, I think the kids will be ready to take it on Wednesday. The following is all they will need to know

Because of limited resources (scarcity) people have to make choices. When they make a choice then the thing that they didn’t choose becomes their opportunity cost. The kids will be given a scenario and they will have to determine what choice was made and what the opportunity cost would be.

For example: If the ice cream store was closing up for the day and they had run out of your favorite ice cream (Superman), you would have to choose to buy your second choice (Blue Moon) or have no ice cream at all. The thing you don’t choose would be your opportunity cost.

We practiced this many times at school, so they should be fine. 

 

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Weekly Happenings in room 207

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 12, 2017

Week of 11/13/17

Brrrrrrr! The cold has arrived and the Georgetown heating is on the fritz. The parts are on order, but please make sure to dress your child for a very chilly classroom.  They also go outside twice a day, so winter coats, gloves and hats are needed as well.

I enjoyed meeting with you for conferences last week. I am blessed to be able to work with your sweet children and have such wonderful parents supporting me.

Spelling: Our spelling unit this week will focus on the spelling pattern Short E and Long E (ee and ea) Please help your child prepare for the test on Friday by doing several of the suggested spelling activities this week.

Math: We have finished our two multiplication units and will be beginning a measurement unit. We will be learning about standard unit  and metric unit measurement for length, weight and liquid volume. Make sure your child continues to practice his/her facts for 5 minutes each night using Mobymax or flashcards.

Reading/Writing: We are starting a non-fiction unit in reading and will soon begin writing non-fiction as well. Your child will be choosing a non fiction topic they already know a lot about to write report. We are asking that you visit the Georgetown Public library (or your home library) to help your child find an age appropriate book on the topic they have chosen. They may bring it to school with them after the Thanksgiving break.

Social Studies: We are right in the middle of our Michigan economics unit. This week we will be learning about how waterways and other natural resources have influenced economic activities such as mining, lumbering, automobile manufacturing, furniture. I will send a study sheet home on Tuesday and we will test on Friday.

Have a fantastic week,

Mrs. Flory

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Weekly Happenings 11/6/17

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on November 5, 2017

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences: I am looking forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your child’s progress. With only two days for conferences, my schedule is packed full. Please do your best to be on time and I will do the same. My schedule is posted below. 
    • Time

      Monday November 6

      WednesdayNovember 8

      4:30

      Kaelyn

       

      4:45

      Cooper

      5:00

      Luke

      Anna

      5:15

      Owen

      Tanner

      5:30

      Reid

      Callan

      5:45

      Josiah

       

      6:00

      Kaeda

      Sam

      6:15

      Kellan

      Levi

      6:30

      Nolan

      Mason

      6:45

      Dominic

      Raegan

      7:00

      Nikko

      Maycie

      7:15

      Adrienne

      Elise

      7:30

      Ryan

      Matthew

      7.45

      Selah

      Travis

    • Math: We will be finishing up unit 2 this week and testing on Thursday. Please make sure your child is practicing his/her facts.
    • Spelling: Unit 11 will be working with the long u and short u spelling patterns. Long U will be spelt with the oo spelling pattern. Make sure your child practices his/her spelling words.
    • Social Studies: We have just started our Michigan economics unit and will test on human, natural, and capital resources. The kids will be able to use their notes, so no need for studying at home as long as they are taking notes and paying attention in class.
    • Writing: We are coming to an end of our opinion unit. The kids are getting really good at coming up with reasons, examples, and mini stories for their position statements.
    • Reading: We will soon be finishing up our unit on Characters and begin a non-fiction unit.
    • Friday: will be dress in western gear day to end our week long western themed book fair. Flannel shirts, jeans, cowboy boots, cowboyhats, bandanas are just a few ideas for the “look”. 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween 2017

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Posted by nflory | Posted in Parent, Students | Posted on November 2, 2017

Thank you for all of the donations and help with our party. It was a big success! A special thank you to Erin Fredricks for organizing the party. The kids had a great time! 

 

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