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.
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.
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 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.
Tomorrow, June 19, our Georgetown Library will be open for book check out. This is a great time to find some books for summer reading. Stop by to see me between 9:30-10:30. I would love to meet my new students and see my second grade graduates!
Welcome to our new second grade families! Please make sure to register for email subscriptions (upper right hand corner of blog) which alerts you via email when our classroom blog is updated. We use the blog for classroom happenings, activities, and school special events.
Looking forward to the upcoming year… ENJOY YOUR SUMMER and treasure up some small moments to write about in the fall! We will post a classroom supply list during the first few weeks of July (crazy to think about).
It is with mixed emotion that I ponder the thought of saying good-bye to 25 of the MOST AMAZING second grade children. These children have become “my kiddos” and I love them all so dearly! We have treasured many memories together and grown as learners. Not only have we learned three digit addition, comprehension strategies and other curriculum concepts, but I trust that your child has gained confidence, a sense of self worth, respect for others and a knowledge of just how special they are. Indeed they are INCREDIBLY SPECIAL! Thank you for entrusting me with your precious jewels this year, they have richly blessed my life.
Our second graders will be using various strategies including proof drawings, show all totals and new groups above/below to solve three digit equations. The children will experiment with the strategies and discover which strategy works best for them. Our main focus is on explaining the steps that we take to solve an equation. We are very excited for this adventure :)!
On April 20th at 7pm in the Main Campus Auditorium, the HHS environmental team is sponsoring a free screening of the documentary Chasing Coral for the community.
The movie follows a team of divers and other scientists on their mission to document the devastating effects the human carbon-footprint has on the creatures that live in the ocean – specifically the coral reefs.
The HHS Green Team (environmental studies) has putted many hours into planning the event with the hopes that viewing the movie will have a big impact on people’s lives.
Below are links to the event (flyer and promo video).
Today we learned two strategies for how to solve two digit subtraction equations. This is a crucial skill in second grade and also something that simply takes practice to develop. The children were amazing today and worked so hard! Here is an explanation of the methods that we will be using (you may want to keep handy for upcoming homework :)).