School Supply List

Happy July! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday! I will give your child many tools that we will use every day ( pencils, folders, notebooks), but I would love some help with these specialty items.

Please bring these supplies to our Open House on Wednesday, August 22. 

  • pencil box (make sure that it can open and close easily)
  • earbuds¬†(please label with your child‚Äôs name, a piece of tape works well)
  • gym shoes (kept in your child‚Äôs locker)
  • 1 box of dry erase markers (any size and color)
  • sticky notes (3√ó3 size)
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 highlighter
  • 1 pair of child‚Äôs scissors, labeled with your child‚Äôs name
  • 1 box of Kleenex
  • 1 box of bandaids
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • 1 small pack of 24 crayons, to fit in pencil box
  • ¬†notebook, wide ruled

Important items your child should bring to school every day.

  • backpack (big enough for a lunchbox, folder, library book, and winter snow gear)
  • filled water bottle (water only, no juice please)
  • 2 healthy snacks (one for the morning and one for the afternoon‚Ķ second¬†graders get hungry!)

Donation Items: (items we will all share) :OPTIONAL!!! 

  • box of graham crackers
  • washable markers
  • large box of crayons
  • page protector sheets
  • colored pencils
  • disinfectant wipes

Thanks so much for helping your child get ready for second¬†grade! Please email me if you have any questions.¬†ūüôā

Ms. Yankee (

Welcome to Ms. Yankee’s Second Grade…

Welcome to second-grade families! I am thrilled to have your child in my classroom this year! I can’t wait to start learning together!¬† ¬†Please make sure to register for email subscriptions ¬†(upper left-hand corner of the blog) which alerts you via email when our classroom blog is updated.¬† We use the blog for classroom happenings, activities, and school special events.

Looking forward to the upcoming year… ENJOY YOUR SUMMER and treasure up some small moments to write about in the fall!  We will post a classroom supply list during the first few weeks of July (crazy to think about).

Collect Box Tops and Coke Caps…

Did you know that every BOXTOP and every COKE CAP collected earns money for our school?   This summer we would like you to work hard to collect both. The money we earn will go toward a basketball hoop on our K/1 playground!

BOXTOPS:  Every completed BOXTOP sheet is worth $5.00.  If every child from Georgetown (approx 570) fills  one sheet this summer, our school will earn $2,750.   Many thanks to Lori Simpson and all of you who are on her team of BOX TOP counters, trimmers and packers.  This is a great program that pays off because of all of YOU! Download your form here:  Summer Box Tops

COKE CAPS:  Super easy. Save the caps and go online to enter collection!  COKE WEBSITE  (   Select Georgetown Elementary and enter the code on the cap.   Now you can recycle the cap. No need to send it to school.

Keep on Learning with Reading and 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 ‚ÄúKEEP ON LEARNING‚ÄĚ 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 for each week.


  • Login will be


If your child is new to the school and you would like login information, email Mrs. Reagan.

Have a great summer…and keep on learning with READING and MOBYMAX!

End of the Year Memories…

I can’t thank you enough for a wonderful year! I had the most supportive, caring families this year that made my job so much easier. Thanks for sharing your child with me. I loved every personality in this group that made up a wonderful group of learners. This first year in second grade with your child has been incredible! I have loved every day of it, I feel so lucky! Thanks for all you did to support me this year. Thanks for sharing your child, they will all forever hold a special place in my heart. I wish you all a wonderful summer of great family memories!

Love, Ms. Yankee



Our Field Trip 2018…

Thanks to our amazing chaperons who joined us last week at Blanford Nature Center! Many kids were saying, “this is the best field trip ever!” And thanks to all the wonderful parents who came to join us at lunch time! It was a wonderful day, here is just a glimpse at our adventures…


Math Update…

Our second graders will be using various strategies including proof drawings, show all totals and new groups above/below to solve three digit equations.  The children will experiment with the strategies and discover which strategy works best for them.  Our main focus is on explaining the steps that we take to solve an equation.   We are very excited for this adventure :)!

Art Show and Culver Night Approaching…

Coming up on Tuesday, April 24th the Georgetown Art Show will be taking place from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Hudsonville City Council building along with a night at Culver’s (Jenison location) from 5-8:00 pm. I signed up to¬†be Culver’s food runner from 5-5:30 pm. I then plan to attend the art show to follow from 5:30-6:30 pm! If you can come join me at both these times I would love to see my amazing 2nd graders then! ūüôā We have so many amazing artists to celebrate and dining at Culver’s will be a hit too! Looking forward to it! Please mark your calendars!¬†