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Updates from Room 201

Homework

This week’s homework is titled, Week of Feb. 19 Homework.  It contains Real World Problems and Division Properties.  Please have your child complete it on Study Island before next Monday.  Also, there are a handful of students that either 1/2 completed or didn’t start the homework from last week.  Please complete that first.

Spelling/Grammar

Spelling and grammar will look a little different for a while, probably throughout the rest of the year.  These two subjects are going to alternate weeks.  This week we are focusing on grammar and so there are NO SPELLING WORDS for this week!! 🙂 We have been writing and typing constructed responses in class and this is taking away from the spelling and grammar time, so I needed to shift some things around.

Social Studies

The History tests were FANTASTIC!  I am so proud of how well the students did on the test.  Those will be sent home tomorrow.  Next we will study Michigan Government.

Reading

We started our 2nd book club book.  The students are handling their book clubs and being willing to discuss their readings.  I am very impressed with how well the groups are communicating.

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Field Trip

The snow stayed long enough for us to be able to snowshoe!!!  Today we learned how the Ojibway snowshoed to travel the land during the winter.  We also were able to handle some artifacts and see what they were used for.  For example, did you know antlers attached to a stick could be used for a rake?  Our guide also showed us how the Native Americans made a fire using friction.  It was a great day.  I couldn’t do this without the help of the volunteers that came out to be with us!

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Valentine’s Party

We had a great time playing Minute-To-Win-It Games at our Valentine’s Day party! 

Check out some of the action below.

Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered and donated items for the party!


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Outstanding Student

We have another OUTSTANDING STUDENT!! 

Chloe demonstrates kindness and hard work in all that she does at Georgetown Elementary.  Great work Chloe!

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This week. . . .

We have an exciting week coming up!  Please send in Valentine’s before Wednesday so we can get them distributed to our friends.  If you are signed up to help, please come to school at 2:30 for instructions.  

We have our outdoor field trip on Thursday. Please dress your child in warm winter gear.  We will be outside snowshoeing for part of the field trip.  We will be back to school by lunch time so students can still order hot lunch.  I will contact parents who are coming to the field trip first thing tomorrow.

On Friday, we will have our PJ, Stuffed Animal, and Blanket day.  This sounds like the perfect way to end a busy week!

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Updates from Room 201

  • Our class earned another reward!!!  Friday is PJ, blanket, and stuffed animal day!  Students are allowed to wear their PJs to school, bring one blanket, and one stuffed animal to use during reading time.
  • There are no spelling words this short week.  The homework is on Study Island.
  • Next week is our Valentine’s Party.  On Friday we will be making our Valentine’s Bags at school.  Please feel free to send in your child’s class Valentine’s at any time. 
  • Our field trip to DeGraaf Nature Center is on February 15.  We are still looking for chaperones.  If you are interested, please let me know.  We also need to collect $1/student for the field trip.  If you have not sent in the $1, please do so by next Monday.  Our wonderful PTC is contributing the rest of the cost!

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No need to make dinner tomorrow. . .

Now that I have your attention! 🙂

REMEMBER Thursday, 2/8/18 is JET’s PIZZA NIGHT

Would LOVE to have our class win!  

Get a pizza and tell them you’re child is in Ms. VanderStel’s Class

at Georgetown! 

Bam, dinner is made! 

 

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Class List – Valentine’s Party

Our Valentine’s party will be on Wednesday, February 14 from 2:30-3:30. 

Thank you for all of the parents who signed up to donate or volunteer at our party.  

We also will be doing class Valentine’s this year.  Below is a list of class names.  You do not need to make any sort of box at home.  Next week we will be decorating bags for the students to collect the cards.

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Outstanding Student

We have another student who got recognized for her OUTSTANDING behavior at Georgetown. 

Way to go Teegan! 

Keep setting that great example for others!

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Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  It comes quickly every year! 

Our party will be on Wednesday, February 14 from 2:30-3:30. 

I made a SignUp Genius account for you to sign up to donate or volunteer at our party.  

Sign up here

We also will be doing class Valentine’s this year.  Click here for a list of class names.  You do not need to make any sort of box at home.  I will have bags for the students to decorate and collect the cards.

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