IOWAS: On deck for the week of April 9th.
We also enjoyed mass on Monday for the Feast of St. Joseph. Big thanks to those sharing their singing talents as we have so many in the choir from 5th grade! Our next school liturgy will be April 6th, which the 5th grade is planning. Please join us if you can.
Despite the yucky weather Spring has dealt us so far, we've been as productive as possible in the classroom. We had some unfortunate eagles news this week which was a bummer, but nature is nature. The kids asked if we could observe another animal cam. I'll have to shop around and see what is available...
On Thursday, we had a school lockdown drill. Our class followed directions well as we had previously practiced, quiet and out of sight. It breaks my heart that our students today need to do a drill like this, but we all know how necessary it is to be prepared.
Monday is our rescheduled day for Reconciliation. Tuesday we have plans with our prayer partners. Wednesday we will attend Stations of the Cross and have an early dismissal at 11:45.
Monday: Science Ch 8 Test
Tuesday: Bring in a baggie of leaves, sticks, grass
Wednesday: Early date to turn in Bk Report
4/2 Final date to turn in March Bk Report & Rdg Log
(If you've been watching our accumulation of Bk It minutes on the 5th grade page, you'll notice we are in need of some help! Please remind your child to finish strong, maintain their calendars, and bring them back to school on time.)
Have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter!
Tomorrow's the day! Please refer to my letter sent home last week for the trip and hopefully this will clarify any last minute questions.
(Chaperones - please remember to park in the lot behind the gym. You may come directly to the classroom. Students should still report to the Social Hall as they do normally.)
Today we had a great assembly with a message of being kind to others and the dangers of cyber bullying. There was a flier yesterday that spoke of the presenter and her message. The students got a lot out of it. Ask them to tell you about the message THINK.
We will have no test packets coming home tomorrow. Please look for them to come home on Monday.
Monday: Math GCF/SF Quiz
Wednesday: Science Ch 8 Test
SS CE Due
Friday: Spelling Lesson 23
Have a wonderful weekend!
An important letter was sent home with your student on Wednesday regarding specific details about our field trip next Friday. If you have not seen this yet, please ask for it.
After being rescheduled for a 4th (!!) time, we are planning to do our medical screenings on Wednesday 3/14.
Tuesday: Rdg - WLT
Science Ch 8 Less 1-2 Quiz
Wednesday: Eng - Unit 5 Test
Thursday: Spelling Less 22 Test
SS - Ch 12 Less 1-2 Quiz
(I told the students this would be on Wed. - Pls alert your child of this change to modify their assign. bk)
Friday: FIELD TRIP
****PLEASE REMEMBER - We are returning AFTER school hours, refer to the letter I sent home on Wednesday for pick-up time & options.****
Have a wonderful weekend! Set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night. It's almost Spring!!
And just like that, March is here - certainly arriving like a lion!
One thing I forgot in my newsletter last week was a service project we did for those affected by recent events in Florida. After a delicate conversation about school safety, reiterating policy, drills, procedures, etc., our class participated with a few others (4th, 2nd, and 1st I believe) in writing letters full of optimism and hope to those returning to school this week. We drafted and made good copies of these on Friday 2/23 and they were mailed as requested by the FL school principal to arrive by this past Wednesday 2/28 when students would be returning to campus. We spoke carefully to tell them we were thinking of them, keeping all sentences positive, and remembering fondly our newest angels. I pray our words and colorful pictures help ease their pain. Although the good copies are now in FL, I saved the students' drafts for their writing folders for them to share with you when they are returned to students at the end of the school year.
This week, we also spent time discussing Black History Month, and more specifically the contributions young Ruby Bridges made to history in regard to integration. I paused it periodically and the students filled out a worksheet, telling how they would feel at that point if they were in Ruby's shoes. It was refreshing to hear their comments and particularly how shocked they were about why Ruby was treated differently only because she had a different skin color. Our world needs more of that innocence and compassion.
February Book Reports came in this month. The students enjoyed sharing them - dare I say it was their favorite project yet! I've been telling/reminding the students that in addition to the book report each month, they are responsible for completing a reading calendar where minutes read are documented. As the months have continued, I've only noticed a downward trend in the number of students being responsible enough to maintain this calendar through the month. As we start our last month of the program, we will work towards a 100% completion. The students who have been diligent in completing this independent of my reminders were rewarded this week. The daily goal for each student is 20/25 minutes - very attainable.
Next week, we'll discuss details about our upcoming trip. Start praying for a 75* sunny day on 3/16! Thank you for all needed items you sent in today.
Tuesday: Religion - Ch 14 Test
Wednesday: SS CE Due
Friday: Spelling Lesson 21
Religion Prayer to St. Francis Test
****Grade reports are coming home on Wednesday 3/7. Please sign and return the envelope to school the next day. ****
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