Turkey MON Trot, yes that is right MON! The Turkey Trot race has been hit by the Pokemon phenomena. To see a picture of the turkey this year, click on the link. turkey-trot-16-04
Race registration will be coming home Friday, Sept. 23. Forms are due back to us by Oct. 7 to ensure a race bag and t-shirt. Here is a link to the registration form, turkeytrotentry16
We have had a great start to PE and have been able to get the kids outside!! We love that We are heading in to begin fitness testing starting this week with sit and reach. The kids are doing a wonderful job with their stretch and strength exercises and warm-ups!!
We can not wait to see all of you again in PE for the upcoming school year!!! Don’t forget to bring your PE shoes on the very first day of school so you can keep them in your locker and be prepared to come to the gym. Remember, they do not have to be new…just clean and the right size!! See you soon! Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering
The weather was a little iffy (very cold) but we completed our field day with a smile! Here are a few pictures!
Just a reminder that the 4th and 5th gr. field day is coming up on June 7 with a rain date of June 8. If your child ordered a field day t-shirt, it will be coming home on Monday June 6!
Please have your child dress for the weather (with sunscreen) and if they take their own water bottle, they are responsible for it.
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?”.