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: 12,150 We need a little more umph!
November: 12,053 Missing a few Rdg Calendars this month...
December: 9,506 Oh no! New Years Resolution!
January: 10,070 (Missing 4 calendars!)
February: 9,178 (Missing 6 calendars!)
March: 10,788 (Missing 3 calendars!)
School Year Goal: 76,500
A huge part of my job as your child’s 5th grade teacher is to prepare the kids for the more fast-paced and independent role that they will play in the middle school setting. As the school year progresses, I raise my expectations and look for more from each student. Everyone will be at their own level, but will still be pushed to be and do their best. I also like to emphasize to the students in the beginning of the school year how they are now the role models of the elementary school and that their behavior should be of the highest standard. Classroom and individual consequences as well as privileges will be clear from the first week of school.
5th Grade Supply List 2018-2019
· 2 hard-cover 1-subject copybooks (Language Arts & Religion, Science & S.S.)
· 2 folders (Specials, School)
· Pencil Case (no boxes)
· Sharpened/mechanical pencils: Minimum of 3 at all times
· Box of 16 crayons
· 12 inch ruler
· 2 red marking pens or pencils
· 1 highlighter
· 2 glue sticks
* 2 dry erase markers
· Scissors (To be stored in the classroom)
These supplies are to be kept in students’ desks and should be separate from Art bag supplies. No binders, white out, or individual pencil sharpeners are permitted. Also, the only pens students should have are red pens to correct work with.
For the classroom:
· 2 boxes of tissues
· 2 containers of cleansing wipes
* 1 hand sanitizer (ex. Purell)
1. An art shirt-one that is large enough to fit over the student's clothes
2. 4 No. 2 pencils
3. 1 small eraser
4. A box of crayons 16 or 24 count
5. A box of colored pencils
6. A box of markers
7. 4 glue sticks - we use these up quickly
8. 1 black sharpie permanent marker
9. A small (5" x 7" or so) notebook to be used as an art journal
Thank you so much for supporting your child's art education.
These are book suggestions. You do not need to choose a book from this list, but please email Mrs. Maurer first if you choose a different book.
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatly Snyder
Flush by Carl Hiaasen
After you finish reading your selected book:
Design a POSTER advertising this book to your classmates and other interested readers. Poster should be no smaller than 15"x15" and should include the title, author, illustrator (if there is one), drawing or image of main character, setting, list of main characters with short description of each, and conflict. You may share some plot events on your poster but DO NOT give away the resolution to the book! Make sure anything you write to advertise your book is written in your own words. Copying directly from the book is plagiarism. Anything this else you'd like to include to entice others to read the book is up to you! It should reflect an ad to get others to want to read your book. (Think about how a movie trailer makes you want to go to the theater to see the movie.) You may use any media and/or materials you'd like.
Bring your completed poster to school no later than Friday, August 25th.
We started our week with the Bishop's Closing address on Monday. He reminded us that summer is a break from school, but not a break from learning and certainly not a break from God. We also had a chance to ask questions during the live meeting and he answered questions from 2 of our classmates: Nolan and Teagan - we were thrilled!
On Wednesday, we were sad that our Field Day was postponed because of the rain, but we made the best of things and were able to enjoy our field day games with Mrs. Bortner on Thursday during a longer gym class instead. We've been learning the importance of flexibility this year so this was good practice in that skill.
Today was the due date for the Extra Credit I offered on Monday to anyone interested. This was offered for Science and Social Studies. After reading a new lesson, students were to complete ALL review questions at the conclusion of the lesson with complete sentences and a minimum of 90% accuracy. If your student completed this successfully, you will see this noted in each of those classes in the portal. If your student didn't complete this EC or it was incomplete, the grade is marked E for "Exempt."
Today we also had a fun afternoon watching the vows from the wedding of William and Catherine. In light of our current event projects this year, we talked about the Royal wedding that will be tomorrow. We talked about some British culture and the fashion of guests wearing fascinators. We even tried to make our own. I told the class they'd have a great time waking up before sunrise tomorrow to put on their headpiece and enjoy watching history!
Have a great weekend! I'm hoping the sun is planning on coming out!
Holy moly! Where has this school year gone? I can't believe we are in the final days of this school year! We had a few more activities this week including Water Fun Day, Ascension Thursday Liturgy, and Muffins with Mom! The kids LOVED the water fun day they earned from exceeding the school goal fundraising for the American Heart Association during Catholic Schools Week. The 5th grade proudly served as the choir for mass and lead our school singing so beautifully, they have been asked to sing for the 8th grade graduation! (If your child is a cantor, please check their take-home folder for information on this.)
We are coming down to the last few due dates these next 2 weeks. By the last week of April (when the final book report was due), students had come to ask me if we would have/could have a book report for May. Since there seemed to be so much interest, I handed out directions for a project that I would count as an Extra Credit project on April 25th. This project was due yesterday, May 11. I was looking to see who would take initiative to do the project on their own as I did not advertise this to parents. These EC points will be applied in the ILA grade. If your child chose not to participate, they are marked "exempt" from this grade.
There may be 1-2 other "extra credit" offers in Science and SS next week, but please understand I will only advertise these to the class as to see who could take initiative to work on them if grades could use a boost. Perhaps you could encourage your child to listen for these opportunities if they may be in need.
Monday: Religion - Ch 18 Test (Bumped from 5/11)
Tuesday: Religion - Rosary & Hail Holy Queen Test
RDG - WLT #21
Wednesday: SS: Final CE Due
Thursday: English Unit 6 Pronouns Test
Have a wonderful weekend!
The students were so thrilled that Spring (and maybe a taste of Summer!) finally arrived this week on Tuesday! More good news to report - our AC works great!
We had a bunch of GREAT country projects come into school this week! The students were really enthusiastic about sharing about their chosen country and particularly about the reason they chose that country. Our audience was also very attentive and asked great questions.
Our Holy Matrimony display is also receiving lots of compliments from those who walk by! Even the younger students love looking at the beautiful brides and handsome grooms. (See the attached pictures.) Students are coming home with a HW assignment due mid-week where they are to ask a married couple (or a least one part of it) about their wedding day and taking a few notes from your discussion. It doesn't need to be a parent, anyone who is married will do.
As a school, we participated in the Living Rosary today. It was a beautiful display of reverence and prayer devoted to our Blessed Mother.
Monday: Wear Gym Uniform
Wednesday: Math Multiplying Fractions Quiz
Thursday: SS Ch 11 Less 1-2 Quiz
Friday: Spelling Lesson 29 (Last Spelling Test)
Religion Ch 18 Test
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.
Email Mrs. Maurer
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art