We have created a voicethread (mini-video) which walks you through a best practice math lesson in one of our first grade classrooms. This lesson begins with a teacher modeling for the entire class, followed by two student model/guiding the class in the lesson, and concludes with all students practicing the lesson independently.
Our sister school, Raey Guang, has over 40 families that are interested in finding family penpals from our school. Your role would be simple: Get to know our sister family via email! You do not need to speak Mandarin to be a family penpal. If you are interested, please complete the survey below. Our Family Penpal Coordinator will be in touch shortly after the holidays. Mrs. Reagan
I found a site that will allows us to upload our videos about school routines for our sister school in Pingtung, Taiwan. This is a video that shows how we get to school each day: Bus. The students iat Raey Guang Elementary walk to school each day. Enjoy!
In so many ways, it is hard to believe that the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. The next few weeks will be filled with busy times at home and school–most of the energy center around holiday preparations. Please make sure that you mark your calendars for our December 4 all school Holiday Program. This will be held at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville. Directions and details are available on this blog and Mrs. Bretz’s blog (link to the left). I will also post details next week.
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to be thankful. We, the entire Georgetown staff, would like you to know how very thankful we are for you–the parents of the wonderful children we work with five days per week. Thank you for all you do to prepare them to work hard and learn well on a daily basis.
I also want you to know how thankful I am for the staff at Georgetown. Each and every person (from the teaching staff right up to the parapro and custodial staff) is so very committed to the work they do with a focus on creating the best climate for our students. I mean this very sincerely: I have never worked with such an exceptional group in my life.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families and friends. Mrs. Reagan
I was privileged to have my final Time and Talent Lunch Out today with Lucas! You are not going to believe this…we had lunch at Mr. Burger. This has been the most popular lunch destination with 4 out of 5 lunches at Mr. Burger. Lucas is a double cheese burger lover and, this is my favorite part, A BROWNIE LOVER! We had a wonderful time talking about our upcoming Thanksgiving gatherings. He is looking forward to seeing his Grandma, going to a movie (I vote for the 3-D movie) and hanging out with friends.
I had a wonderful time with all five of my lunch guests! Many thanks to all the parents who donated money so that I could have the pleasure of lunching with your children. And best of all, the money goes toward the Grace Thatcher Scholarship Fund.
I had a terrific lunch with Nicholas, one of the Time and Talent Lunch Winners. We lunched at Mr. Burger and talked about puppies, toys and Star Wars. I found out that Nicholas has a huge Christmas list with the most unusual request I have ever heard. He would like a dragon. I told him that I have never heard of anyone wanting a dragon, and that if he receives this at a gift, I would like to borrow it! Nicholas does have a cute dog named Weston who I think might be jealous of a dragon!
Nicholas is a bright, animated and personable second grader. He even missed the first snow recess to have lunch with me. Thank you, Nicholas!
To see the most updated slide show of the Time and Talent Lunch Winners, click the screen below.
The Thatcher Family would like us to know how much they appreciate your donations to our Time and Talent Auction. As a school, we contributed $2,000 to Grace Thatcher’s Scholarship Fund. A total of $17,000 was raised through various activities. To find out more, visit GRACE
Mrs. Bretz has received many questions about the upcoming holiday program on December 4. To help answer these questions for everyone, she has posted a Q & A to her blog. Please visit this to find out answers to the most common questions.
We are looking forward to sharing our musical talents with you on December 4 at 7 pm!