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Weekly Planner Sheet and Reading Homework

Hello, parents!

Research shows that daily homework has little to no effect on elementary-age students. For the most part, the only daily work your child will have at home is reading. Because students have choice in what they read, they should be more than willing to complete this daily assignment. Here is what is expected of students each day for their reading homework:

  • Bring an independent reading book to and from school and home each day.
  • Read for at least 20 minutes outside of school.
  • Record reading on the home reading calendar, which students keep in their take home folders.

I encourage you to talk with your child about what he or she is reading.  Visit this page for some ideas about talking to kids about books, or start with one or more of these questions:

  • Who are the characters in your book? What problem are they facing?
  • When and where does the story take place?
  • Is there a character in the story to whom you can relate? Why?
  • Who is your least favorite character in the story? Why?

Although reading will be the main homework, there will be times when students need to study, finish projects, or practice skills for mastery. You can keep up with what we’re working on in class as well as with any work that may be assigned by checking your child’s weekly planner sheet. We fill this out together daily, and you can also find a copy that is updated daily on the “Weekly Agenda” tab of the blog.

Open House Info

It was an absolute pleasure getting to meet so many smiling faces at Open House on Wednesday, and I want to extend a HUGE thank you for all of the families who have donated supplies to our classroom. Your support is greatly appreciated! For your convenience, I’m linking Open House handouts at the bottom of this post. Remember that you can send in any paperwork this week with your child and I will file it with the office.

A couple other reminders:

Monday morning at 8:55 we have our first day of Music! Woohoo!! Our special rotation goes, Music, P.E., Art, and STEAM.

If you are sending your child with a snack, please remember to be sure that it is nut-free. All of 5th grade will be nut-free this year to help keep our students safe.

Rest, relax, and enjoy your last summer weekend! I cannot wait to see bright, shining faces on Monday morning!


Mrs. Wysocki


Here are the handouts from Open House…

Snack and Birthday Treat Reminders


Tell Me About Your 5th Grader


Transportation Info



Open House Packets from the Office

Keep Learning with Reading and 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.

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!

Collect Box Tops to Help Our School

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

Welcome to Fifth Grade!

WELCOME TO FIFTH 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, assessments, and much more. A school supply list will be posted on July 1.

Have a safe and happy summer and I’ll see you in August at our Open House!


Mrs. Wysocki