Mr. Kooiker's 4th Grade Blog

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4th Grade Supply List for 2017-18

Hi, 4th Graders and Parents!
I hope you’re having a great summer! 🙂  Believe it or not, “Back to School” sales fliers will be out soon!  As you are out and about, you may want to start watching for deals on the following school supplies:Screen Shot 2016-07-04 at 8.00.53 AM  

Items that are required:

arrowA pair of gym shoes – they do not need to be new, just clean.

arrowA backpack or tote to carry your belongings

Items that are highly recommended:

arrow5 folders with pockets – a different color for each subject will be helpful.

arrow3 or 4 wide ruled composition books

arrowA pencil box

arrowPencils, pens, and highlighters

arrow1 or 2 packs of sticky notes

arrowFine tip dry erase markers

Items that are optional:

arrowGlue stick(s)


arrowColored pencils

I’m looking forward to seeing you at our Open House on August 24 from 6:30 – 7:30!

Mr. Kooiker


MobyMax Update

We have a new way for you to get into MOBYMAX.  Please follow this link to the school blog to find out how to login! 
Also, remember our school summer learning contest.  Find out more about this follow this link:  KEEP ON LEARNING THIS SUMMER!


Every Kid in a Park

Are you looking for an adventurous outing this summer? Pictured Rocks and Sleeping Bear Dunes are a couple of amazing National Park destinations in Michigan to explore! Read the blurb from the Every Kid in a Park website for more information about how you can visit these and other National Parks in the United States…free!

Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes? Our federal public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them! You can get your Every Kid in a Park pass at, the official website where parents, educators, and kids can learn more.

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the school year.

Every year, beginning September 1st all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid in a Park pass at This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31, 2017. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting

Here is the link to Every Kid in a Park Pass:


Outstanding Year!

It truly was an OUTSTANDING year! This amazing class was recognized for outstanding behavior fifty-five times. 

The majority of their “outstandings” were earned in Art, Music, P.E. and STEAM. What makes it even more amazing is that in November, the teachers in these areas let the students know that they “will be ‘upping the game’ with a new focus to earn an outstanding certificate.” This meant that they not only expected students to work quietly, listen/follow directions, and clean up, but they would also need to excel in teamwork and inclusion. The students rose to the challenge! 

Other “outstandings” were earned throughout the day and in a variety of ways including the the lunchroom, hallway, and classroom!

This accomplishment required every student in the classroom to work hard, be a leader (using words and actions), and respond to classmates reminders to fix things up when needed. They understood that their individual choices made a significant impact on the class as a whole.

Wow! This special group of fourth graders set the bar incredibly high for all of the students at Georgetown Elementary! Way to go outstanding students of room 304! 🙂

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