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Thank you!

Dear Parents,

The school year has flown by and now we only have one more school day until summer vacation. I want to thank each of you for sharing your children with me this school year. I feel so blessed to have been a part of your child’s life. 

Also, thank you so much for the outpouring of volunteerism and donations for our class this year.  I truly could not have had all the activities and have them run so smoothly if I hadn’t had such great support.

Have a safe, healthy, and happy summer! 

Blessings,
Karman VanderStel
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School Supply List

Hi Parents!!  It’s July 1 and I want to give you a heads up on the school supplies your child will need for 3rd grade.  Hopefully you can pick them up throughout the summer when they are on sale!

Supply List Needed for the Classroom That Will Assist You

  • (3) pocket folders: red, green, choice of color (plastic folders work best, but are not required)
  • (2) 3 prong pocket folders. (yellow & blue if possible)
  • (5) spiral notebooks (wide rule)
  • (1) 3-ring binder (1 inch)
  • (2) dry erase markers for your whiteboard work (the thin ones work best)
  • (2) glue sticks
  • colored pencils (a small pack; 12 count or lower) or crayons (also a small pack, please)
  • small (5×8) pencil box or smaller to store your supplies
  • scissors
  • highlighter

Each Student Should Bring One Each for the Classroom to Share

  • Clorox Wipes (any disinfectant disposable wipes)
  • Box of Tissue

Highly Recommended Item

  • Gym shoes to be left at school for Physical Education class
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Welcome!

WELCOME TO THIRD GRADE!   We are going to have such an amazing year together!  I can’t wait to meet you and come together as a class! 

While you are here, be sure to sign up for email updates. You can sign up in the upper right corner of this blog where it says “Subscribe by Email.” Once you enter your email address and register, you will receive notifications of my blog posts.

It is important that you subscribe to the class blog. Our class blog will be the site for information about school supplies, curriculum, assessment, and much more.  A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you at our Open House on Thursday, August 22nd @ 6:30!

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Keep On Learning With Reading & Mobymax

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:

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
    • 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.

 

  • Login will be username@hpsstudents.net

 

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!

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Class Picture

 

This class is something special!  We had way more ups than downs. We learned together, played together and grew together.  I wish everyone a wonderful summer and will look forward to hugs in the fall!

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Boxtops and Coke Caps

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAPS 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.

 

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Summer Learning

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:

Our goals for students over the summer are below. Students who reach or exceed goals will be entered into 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

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 via CLEVER:  https://clever.com/in/hpseagles

Login in will be username @hpsstudents.net

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!

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Talent Show

Our class wanted to do the Macarena Dance in the talent show this Friday.  We will be the first act on stage at 2:00.  If you can, you are welcome to watch us.  If you cannot make it, it will be on youtube and you can watch it with your child.  (There is no preparation at home at you need to do for this!!)

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Hat Day/Crazy Hair Day

Happy Memorial Day!  What a great, HOT weekend we have been having!  This is a quick school interruption to remind you that. . .

tomorrow is Hat Day and/or Crazy Hair Day!

Now go back to enjoying the rest of your weekend!!  🙂

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Last 10 Days of Third Grade

Tomorrow will be the start of our Last 10 Days of Third Grade activities!!!  Each day we picked something fun to do that goes along with spelling out Third Grade.  Some times students will need to do or bring something from home.  I will remind the students the day before as well.

As you will see, tomorrow we are following the Tradition in honoring our veterans with wearing red, white, and blue to school.

Last Ten Days Activities-20gflwf

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