- If you are interested in summer tutoring for your child please contact one of our excellent tutors below. Most of them will be holding sessions here at GES.
- Bethany Gates (2nd Grade Teacher) email@example.com (Tues/Weds)
- Abbi Garrison (4th, previous first grade teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org (Weds)
- Karyn McIntire (Instructional Paraprofessional) email@example.com (Mon-Thurs)
- PRIVATE TUTORING OPTION: Achieve Tutoring, Jenison; 616-916-8989
Notes for parents:
- Please send a towel back to school with your child. With the nice weather, hopefully, we’ll be able to learn outside more again!
- For our realistic fiction writing unit, our final project will be creating a series boxed set. We would greatly appreciate the donation of cereal boxes for this project! Please send in any empty cereal boxes with your child between Monday, April 26th and Friday, May 7th.
- We only have two slots left for Mystery Readers this year! If you are interested, please view the sign-up linked here. I am looking forward to having you “join” our class for a fun read aloud!
- Monday, May 3 – STEAM, Library (last time to check-out books)
- Tuesday, May 4 – Music
- Wednesday, May 5 – Gym
- Thursday, May 6 – Art
- Friday, May 7 – STEAM
- Have cereal box sent in by today!
Star Students: Our star students from last week and this Monday were Gabba, Sawyer, Finn, Atticus, Sydney and Zoe. Here is a sweet picture from our lunch together! We also had two friends, Chase and Claire, who began the next Star Student round of bringing in a stuffie for the day.
Mystery Reader: We had Major’s dad as our Mystery Reader this week! He read the book How Many Animals Fit on My Tractor? Thanks for “visiting” our classroom for this fun read aloud!
National School Principal’s Day: To celebrate National School Principal’s Day, our class wrote about what we think Mr. Waldie does all day. We put all of the notes together in a book for Mr. Waldie!
Birthdays: This week we celebrated Chase’s birthday. Happy birthday, Chase!
Family Time: Ellery joined the Lost Tooth Club! Continue working on those shoe-tying skills.
- Quote of the Week: All of our friends have received a quote!
This week’s quote – You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to.
Writing: For this unit, our final project will be creating a series boxed set. We would greatly appreciate the donation of cereal boxes for this project over the next two weeks! This week students continued working on their realistic fiction series. We learned how to develop dialogue in our stories and “put ‘said’ to bed” by using other words such as yelled, cheered, or mumbled. We focused on how to make our stories realistic. Students were taught to write about real places and ordinary people and things INSTEAD of ninja cats that fly to outer space. 😉
Word Study: We used our word study time to fit in some assessments this week. We made sure to focus on capitalization skills in our writing and looked for our spelling rules in our reading.
Math: We completed our unit 6 test this week and started right up with unit 7! This unit covers geometry, measurement, and equal shares. The first few lessons are all about time and learning how to tell and write time in hours. We began by looking at a clock and the different parts that make up a clock. They learned the difference between the hour hand and the minute hand and that when the minute hand is on the 12, it is an o’clock time.
Reading: We have started our final reading unit of the year!! This unit is called meeting characters and learning lessons. We are putting together all that we have learned to really dig into books! It is so exciting to see our students really be able to dig into beginning readers and chapter books. We practiced taking a sneak peek, retelling our story, and worked on reminders of how to read and share with a partner.