Feelin’ good mileage club is in full swing at GT. This program is sponsored by 5/3 Bank in honor of the River Bank Run. The program is designed to motivate kids to get moving at recess time. Each child gets a mileage maker card and a baggie to hold their “sticks”. (see photos)
At lunch recess on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays students can run around the track (running or walking) to earn sticks. Every time they complete a lap, they receive a popsicle stick. They are trying to earn sticks to turn in for miles marked on their mileage marker card, so 4 sticks = 1 mile. When they come to P.E. class, they bring their baggies and sticks. They will turn in sticks, multiples of 4 in exchange for miles marked off on their mileage club cards and even earn some prizes. One of the first prizes they earn is a free entry to race in the junior river bank race on May 11. (see photo). Some other prizes include a shoe lace, toe tokens and a chain.
The goal is to reach 20 miles on their cards. If they do, they earn an extra recess and a popsicle party on a nice sunny day!!!
Congratulations to all our GT Running club runners for completing the Eagle 5K on Sat., March 26. Everyone did a great job! We had some GT Runners place in the top three for their grade.
4th grade boys
1st -Owen Plummert
3rd- Austin Plummert
4th grade girls
1st -Kendall Aikens
There is also a slide show of pictures that we took, our apologizes if we missed anyone from our group. http://video214.com/play/8bAsvLD0vHdO7IGyUesDXg/s/dark
You can check out this link for more official race pictures, https://picasaweb.google.com/103802035104831924031/Eagle5K2016
We are SO excited to let you know that GT students and their families donated $8648.61 to the American Heart Association for their Jump Rope for Heart!!!! Thank you parents for helping out with this awesome cause. The thank you gifts for those students that donated will be coming in about three to four weeks. Here are a few pictures from our event….
The Georgetown Running Club papers will go home with students in 3rd-5th grade today!! As the parent, you will have until Feb. 19 to sign and send back the registration sheet for your child, if they want to participate. When we receive their sign up sheet, we will then send home their training packet. Starting in March, we will jog after school on Mondays and Wednesdays until 4:30. The Eagle 5k race this year is on Sat. March 26 at 9:00 am.
Our gym is perfect for teaching fractions!!! Our white line divides our gym into thirds and many lines help us with quarters and halves. We decided to make our middle circle into a giant pizza to teach many more fractions. There is one activity we do that is called pizza party. If a student gets tagged, they have to go sit in one of the giant slices of pizza. Mrs. VanKoevering and I then ask the students, “what fraction of our pizza is filled?”.
What a great morning we had on Monday. The 5th grade winning teams from our hockey tournament went up against our VERY talented and athletic teachers!!!!! We are excited to say that we remain undefeated A great time was had by all! Enjoy the pictures.
We kicked off our Jump Rope For Heart program in P.E and our school’s event is Feb 17, 18 and 19 during P.E. class! Pledge envelopes came home last Friday and are due on or before Feb. 19.
This is a fun and exciting event for our entire school as we work together to raise money for the American Heart Association and save lives! Last year our school raised $4,449.00 and our goal this year is to raise just as much or beat it!
Your students will be telling you about the Lifesaver puppies, so we wanted to fill you in! Each puppy teaches the kids a new way to protect their heart and avoid risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Your student can earn all 6!
If you raise $5 your student will get Super Pup at school now. If that donation is made online, they will also get a second puppy, Ninja Star. Any student who reaches $85 online will get Martia N. Mutley.
Need help raising donations? Trying using the online option! If students sign-up on-line and send out 10 emails they can earn a surprise bag from the American Heart Association. We can see who signs-up and how many emails are sent, if you become part of the Georgetown team on-line.
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Thanks for your help with the cause,
Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering
Please look for information about Jump Rope for Heart and our annual P.E. Apparel sale to be coming home Friday, Jan. 15. There are links below that will also give you the information that will be sent home. The P.E. Apparel link will show you the logo in color.
Important dates to remember:
P.E. Apparel forms due – JANUARY 28!
Jump Rope For Heart Envelopes due= ON OR BEFORE FEB. 19
2016 PE APPAREL ORDER FORM COLOR
Today Mrs. McDonalds class got to take a field trip to Hudsonville Lanes for bringing in the most items for our PE CARES! We had SO much fun…what a treat! A big thank you goes to Hudsonville Lanes for supporting all our Hudsonville El. Schools with a free trip to the bowling Lanes. Check out the pictures…
We have a favorites day this rotation and it is one of the kids best days. They get VERY hot and sweaty because they get to choose their favorite activity and play it for the allotted amount of time that they earned in class since Oct. Here are a few pictures…