The G-Dub Hub

February 2019

From The Principal's Desk

Oh the weather outside is frightful...but our school is so delightful. So many great things happening around GW. Our behavior referrals are down, our reading fluency is increasing, and our students are soaring through their math facts.

This month a select group of 4th graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that George Washington’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

Mrs. Nicole Nemecek

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Mrs. Karen Beim - 4th Grade

Mrs. Beim’s 4th grade class has been learning about expository writing. We are completing favorite animal reports with how their animal adapts to its environment, and including a picture and caption! We are also exploring poetry by analyzing descriptive words, meter, similes, and metaphors. Learning those math facts is a must as well! In science we are learning about the eyes!
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Coovert's Corner by Mr. Alex Coovert, Student Services Coordinator

We all know that life for a kid is stressful. On February 7th and 8th, George Washington students will have a stress free afternoon. Students will learn what stress is and how to handle ongoing stress in positive ways. They will learn multiple strategies for dealing with stress including laughter, healthy eating, coloring, exercise and yoga to name a few strategies. Feel free to ask your student after school what their favorite stress management technique was and try some out as a family.

Mr. Kevin Bogert - 4th Grade and Mrs. Rebecca Bogert - 5th Grade

Mr. Bogert’s fourth-grade class and Mrs.Bogert’s fifth-grade class have had the opportunity to create and develop stories to share with each other this year. The goal is for the students to improve their writing. When the students exchange papers with the other class, it gives the students an additional audience. This gives students an added purpose for writing. It also helps them to develop those critical revising and editing skills.

Earlier this year, both classes were tasked with designing and selling a haunted mansion. Recently, the students were asked to create and design an ugly sweater. After creating an “ugly sweater” the students were to write a persuasive ad. Classes exchanged anonymous works. Each class discussed which works met the criteria of being a persuasive ad and then chose their top three favorites.

With the start of the new year, both classes will continue to expand their knowledge of writing skills. One of the first upcoming projects will be choosing and selecting resolutions and goals to guide us for the new year. We look forward to a great second half of the school year.

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