We had a WONDERFUL trip to the Maryland Science Center on 4/28/16. Huge thanks to all the chaperones who were able to come along and help us out. Enjoy the pictures of various activities, experiments, and exhibits we learned about.
We've been keeping up with caucuses and primaries from the start of the race to the nomination so our class was SUPER excited when it was finally PA's turn! Each student had their own ballot which they were able to fill out in our own polling booth in the classroom. Here are our results:
Clinton - 4
Sanders - 10
Trump - 6
Cruz - 11
Kaisch - 0
We also enjoyed our next Reader's Theatre: The Invention Convention!
Then, we learned about prepositional phrases using the game Candyland!
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: 12,910 Good start to the Book IT program!
November: 16,400 Awesome reading!
December: 12,830 Great work this month!
January: 10,670 Uh oh.... blame it on the snow?
February: 10,240 ...Several missing calendars...
March: 9,295 ...Several missing calendars...
Working on the phases of the moon today, we had fun getting our hands into some cookies! Students REALLY had to take good notes, because that was all they were allowed to use. (No cookie moons were hurt/consumed in our project. We had extras the kids snacked on later.)
IOWAS: Start April 18th.
Fr. Ryan was kind enough to come visit our classroom yesterday. Since we are starting the Sacraments at the Service of Communion (Vocation), I asked him to come in and talk to the kids about his own vocation and how he came to realize Priesthood is what God called him to do. The class prepared questions and asked some really good ones! We really enjoyed his time with us and I know they were excited to hear "little known facts" that we don't usually hear/think about when we think of the life of a priest. Did you know he was an Eagles fan? And that he loves dark chocolate, his childhood pet was a chocolate lab mix, he has 2 brothers (he's the middle child), and he has 2 other religious in his family. Also, his 1-year priest-iversary is coming up June 6. He's made such a strong impact and positive influence on our students and school in such a short period of time.
Today was also the much anticipated Race for Education! Our class was so excited to get to the middle school and get running! Somehow we were able to finagle the entire school into a photo that I hope to see soon. I'm sure it looks great! We got off to a great start and progressed well for our 30 minute time to run. Each runner had a bottle of water and bag of chips waiting for them at the end of the race. I know they ran VERY hard because they were exhausted the rest of the day. In the afternoon, we were surprised with cookies from Ms. Pam and ice-pops from Ms. Groft (3rd Grade) which went well with our water bottles and an afternoon movie. Then, Art of course. What a fun day! The kids should sleep well tonight and sleep in tomorrow!
Wednesday: Rel Ch 17
Friday: Spell Less 24
Have a great weekend!
Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a nice holiday and break with family and friends.
We spent time in class this week working on our stories modeled after a recent reading class story and infusing all our grammar learning this year into our work. The class enjoyed making these stories their own with some funny story lines included. We enjoyed celebrating 1st Friday Liturgy today as well. Several 5th graders were asked to help out as the 1st graders planned this mass and they served well. We also had some "April Fools Day" fun today. Be sure to ask your child how it went.
We've also been continuing to keep up with local current events and were saddened to hear that the newborn (on Monday) eaglet didn't make it and passed away on Wednesday. We are still on egg-hatch watch for #2, and hope and pray for a better outcome.
Also still keeping up with the primary voting season - PA is coming up at the end of the month. We'll be doing some voting of our own very soon...
Next week, we begin COGAT testing. We will be testing on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. As always, please ensure your child has adequate sleep and a nutritious breakfast to get the day started on a good note. I have some things included in our plans to help get our brain cells warmed up as well.
Friday of next week is our Race for Education which the students always love. Cheerleaders always welcome! Pray for nice weather!!
Tuesday: Cover Page & Good Copy of NEHI5th Gr. story
Wednesday: Science Unit D Quiz
SS CE Due
Thursday: SS Ch 11 Test
Friday: Spelling Less 23
Have a great 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