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 21st.
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 expect 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.
The grade level meeting for the 5th grade will be Thursday, August 13th at 5:00pm. Please mark your calendars now. It would be wonderful to have 100% attendance. I will have valuable information on how I manage the 5th grade as well as examples of assignments, copybooks, projects, etc.
5th Grade Supply List 2015-2016
· 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
· 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
Welcome to Fifth Grade!
My name is Mrs. Lesley Maurer and I am the 5th grade teacher. This is my 13th year teaching in Catholic schools and my 11th year here at SJS.
Email Mrs. Maurer
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer & Spanish
Thursday - Gym & Guidance
Friday - Art