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Keep On Learning With Reading & 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 each week.

MOBYMAX via CLEVER: https://clever.com/in/hpseagles  (login will be username@hpsstudents.net)

If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan at treagan@hpseagles.net
 
Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

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August Countdown…

There is still time to get your learning brain turned on!  Devote just 15 minutes a day to reading and 15 to MOBYMAX so you are on top of learning at the beginning of the year.  Remember…we are using a new sign in system called clever.  Here are the steps for using it.

And…here is how to learn over the summer:

  • 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.
  • MOBYMAX Math and Reading:  We recommend that each child consistently use MobyMax each week in the core areas of reading and mathematics. If interesting, you can also choose to work on other learning modules.  Spending just a few minutes each day on Mobymax will help to reduce  “summer slide” and keep your child’s learning skills fresh over the summer.

Our goals for students over the summer are below.  Students who reach or exceed goals are entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD — 1 per grade.  Point goals below are for the student grade in 2017-18.

Reading Minutes Link Mobymax Link
  • 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

Just 25 days until school begins.. open a book and read and do some MOBYMAX!

Mrs. Reagan and the ALL the Georgetown Teachers

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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!

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“Summer Slide”

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘summer slide’?  It refers to the loss of learning that can take place when skills are not practiced over the summer.    We want everyone to keep their learning brains turned on by spending a 10-50 minutes every day practicing math facts and reading.  To determine the appropriate minimum number of minutes/day for your child, multiple their grade level by 10.  For example, a first grader would spend a minimum of 10 minutes — 5 minutes on math and 5 minutes on reading.

Our school has a login for all students on MOBYMAX –  an excellent online tool for all content areas.  If your child has forgotten their password/login, email me.

On Mobymax, I recommend the following:

  • Grade K:  Number Sense, Alphabet and Reading Trio
  • Grade 1:  Number Sense (review), Math Fact Fluency and Reading Trio
  • Grade 2-5:  Math Fact Fluency (keep those facts fresh) and any of the other applications on the site.

Also, if you would like to track reading minutes over the summer, this counts too.  Simply log into this form once a week to tell me how many minutes per week or per month you are reading.  Summer learning contest ends on August 20.

All students who participate in summer learning entered into a drawing for an AMAZON GIFT CARD.  

Finally, Mrs. Vandenberg, our librarian, would love to have post photos of you reading over the summer.  If you have a photo of your reading during vacation, send her the photo at jvandenb@hpseagles.net

Hope your July is going well!

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Spring Break Opportunity

imagesIf you are looking for something to do over spring break, I have an idea for at least 120 minutes of your time off: Learning!  All students who spends 120 MINUTES or MORE engaged in reading or online learning (120 total minutes over all the days of break), will be entered into a drawing for a $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD.

Online Options:  MOBYMAX (ALL GRADES), STUDY ISLAND (Gr 3-5), RAZ KIDS (Gr PK-2), MATHFACTSPRO (Gr 1-5).

Reading Options: Listen to an audio book or a REAL PERSON READ or  JUST READ on your own.  

Did you know that listening to a story stimulates children’s imaginations and emotions, exposes children to rich language patterns, new vocabulary words and a variety of texts?  If you need ideas for great family friendly audio books, check the GEEKMOM / GEEKDAD Blog.  This is a great idea if your child struggles to stay focused reading or if you are in the car traveling.

If you read or listen to a book, enter your total minutes here.  

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