Our class enjoys learning about a variety of curriculum topics which include:
* Brings Recorders on Mondays
* Gym uniforms on Thursdays
* 10/2 School Liturgy (5th Grade will plan)
* 10/11 NO SCHOOL for K-5
* 10/14 NO SCHOOL
* 10/24 Lifetouch Retake School Pictures Day
* 11/1 School Liturgy
*3/16-20 COGAT Testing
* 3/30-4/3 IOWA Testing
Goals for this year include:
If all three of these items are successfully completed and turned in on time, the child will receive a pizza certificate from Pizza Hut.
Monthly Class Goal: 12,750
October: Minute check up: 10/16
November: Minute check up: 11/15
December: Minute check up: 12/17
January: Minute check up: 1/15
February: Minute check up: 2/13
March: Minute check up: 3/17
School Year Goal: 76,500
Today there are some important fliers coming home along with your child's Lifetouch photos. I also had a class picture printed and everyone has a copy from the day we spent with our PK4 friends.
One of the fliers tells about our Safe Environment Program. It contains links that you can check out to see the lessons that are covered. These lessons are taught in 1st and 5th grade only. After you peruse the info, you will only need to fill out the bottom and return it to school if you DO NOT want your child to participate. Otherwise, no action is needed on your part.
Parent/Teacher conferences are tomorrow. If you haven't yet returned your "Parent HW", bring it to the conference. Please remember that each conference is only scheduled for 15 minutes. Since the majority of my conferences are back to back for several hours straight, please understand that I will have to stick to a strict time frame. If we decide that there is more to discuss after our initial conference, we can schedule another meeting the following week after school.
Monday - NO SCHOOL
Wednesday - Religion Act of Hope
Friday - Spelling Lesson 8
(I'm still working on next week's plans so there may be something else added to that list. Check your child's HW bk on Tuesday for other updates.)
Otherwise, have a great long weekend!
We had a wonderful celebration of the Eucharist with mass on Wednesday. Every single 5th grader had a responsibility at mass and things went so well! I'm very proud of their reverence and kind gestures to help make the mass so beautiful. Afterwards, we stayed and I gave them a short tour of the Sanctuary space as we will soon be starting our studies of the Mass and these will be helpful details to know.
We had a fun science experiment this week with the students using what they understand of the properties of matter to decide what they think was hidden inside shoeboxes around the classroom.
Next week, we have a firemen's assembly coming up and Parent/Teacher conferences on Friday. Please remember that each conference is only scheduled for 15 minutes. Since the majority of my conferences are back to back for several hours straight, please understand that I will have to stick to a strict time frame. If we decide that there is more to discuss after our initial conference, we can schedule another meeting the following week after school. This would be no trouble at all if needed.
Monday - Music Test
Wednesday - CE Due
Eng 2.1-2.5 Quiz
Religion Ch 4 Test
Thursday - Math Ch 2 Test
Friday - NO SCHOOL
Our class will be able to shop at the Book Fair on Wednesday. Please remember 6% tax is charged.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Our big news this week is excitement over the arrival of our Math textbooks. Trees everywhere are thanking us!
We have been learning about the first Sacrament of Baptism in Religion class. Our wall of Baptism photos and SO many blessed babies is quite the eye-catcher. We've received lots of compliments! Thank you so much for sharing these photo memories with us. See image attached to this email.
Wednesday - SS: CE Due
Thursday - Eng: Noun Test
Rel: Ch 3 Test
Friday - Spelling Test 5
Happy Friday the 13th! (So far, so good here at school today!)
We had our Student Council Election yesterday. We listened to candidate speeches on Wednesday AM and made our choices Thursday. The results are in: Congratulations to Laura, Matt, Riley S., and Adam in Middle School. 5th graders also send representatives to SC meetings. For trimester 1, our representatives are Ray & Chris. Our class does not vote for these, they are students selected based on the student expressing interest to myself and/or Mrs. Oliver and then following up by setting a good example in the classroom and around school.
Yesterday, we had a visitor! See photos attached. Msgr Lyons just stopped in to check on our religion studies. He also asked our class for their advice on what he should stay to the 2nd graders as they are preparing to receive 2 very important sacraments this year. I think we helped him out!
Our first CE assignment went well this week. We had an array of topics from weather, penguins, the York Fair, and much more. Thank you so much for helping the students make good article choices. These assignments will be due every other Wednesday.
Next Friday is picture day. Your child should wear what you'd like them photographed in, this means not necessarily the school uniform, but remembering school appropriate choices. Forms for this came home on Wednesday.
Tuesday - Rel: AM Offering Test
Baptism Photo Due
Wednesday - NO SCHOOL
Friday - Spelling Lesson 4 Test
Science - bring in 100 of something
(Small items, fit in a sandwich baggie. These will NOT be returned. ex: small cereal pieces or uncooked pasta, craft items like small puffballs)
Have a wonderful weekend!
We practiced more Current Event assignments this week and I feel I should give you a heads up: one was about people eating bugs for nutritional value, protecting the food supply on the planet, cost effective, etc. I was going to purchase some packaged/processed bugs on Amazon for the students to try, but then considered the possible feedback. Hence, I'm telling you in case your child is genuinely interested, he/she may ask/tell you about our "buggy" conversation. But, good news, the kids were so grossed out by the article, they did a WONDERFUL job finding the 5Ws and responding to the questions. This is the last week we will practice together (this makes #4) and next week, students will complete their assignment independently at home. For our first few, please help guide your child in a good article choice, especially if they ask your advice.
Also, our 2nd test packet is coming home today. My normal routine is to give a 2 school day deadline. Most weeks, the test packet will come on a Friday, this means, return it to school by Tuesday. I know we are busy and full of errands over the weekend, so this can work for most. I tend to write notes to students and/or you on the individual tests instead of the slip, unless there may be a different kind of concern/comment I need to share with you that isn't test related. You may write comments/questions as needed on this slip.
Monday - English Nouns Quiz
Wednesday - Current Event Due (This means the article was chosen, read, and the assignment page completed)
Reading - Weekly Lesson Test (WLT)
Thursday - Religion Ch 2
Friday - Spelling Lesson 3
Math Ch 1 Test
Baptism photo due by 9/17
Have a wonderful weekend!
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
My name is Mrs. Lesley Maurer and I am the 5th grade teacher. This is my 14th year teaching in Catholic schools and my 12th year here at SJS.
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Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art