We've been chugging along here with our new collection of photocopied worksheets. Thank you for your patience. There is flier coming home today from Mrs. Mummert addressing the budget issue and a suggestion on how our school families can help. Please be sure to ask your child for this paper if they do not give it to you after school today. There is also a link on the front of the school page for you to see this information.
Regarding these photocopies, I've been instructing/reminding the students that they should be keeping them until a test has come and gone. Example: This coming week, we have a math QUIZ. Students should use these lesson/practice pages to review, but then KEEP them until after the Ch 1 TEST is over. As of now, the only papers that are ok to toss are Lesson 1 Spelling pages. If you/your student are unsure as to if a particular page can be tossed, please ask.
Tuesday: Reading Weekly Lesson Test (WLT) Rope Burn story
Science Ch 1 Less 1 Quiz
Wednesday: Religion Ch 1 Test
Thursday: Religion 7 Sacraments
Math Ch 1 Less 1-4 Quiz
Friday: NO SCHOOL
I plan on spreading out our next spelling lesson over 2 weeks since we have 2 short weeks, so our next spelling test won't be until the following week.
Have a great weekend!
We've had a wonderful first few days back to school! We've used this time to talk about expectations and responsibility in 5th grade as well as working to make sure we are making good choices in and out of the classroom to be good role models for the younger students. I hope your child has already been able to share with you some of our classroom activities so far. We got-to-know each other with several activities including interest inventories, our HW bags, a partner poster project, and sharing our book reports. I even challenged the kids this afternoon with a marshmallow/spaghetti assignment - be sure to ask your child for details. It was a LOT of fun.
I was really excited to see all of the wonderful posters that came into school for the students' summer reading projects. So many creative design ideas and materials used! I was also impressed to hear how the students shared their work, several having such enthusiasm in their voices, encouraging others to read that book as well.
We are off to a great start and the students know we will really be getting down to business next week. Please bear with us as you will see lots of "worksheets" coming home in lieu of workbooks. I tried to explain to the class as best as I could what the hold-up is on their books, but in the meantime, I'll be making lots of copies. Come on budget!
Next week, we will have our first Spelling test on Friday. No other assessments are planned.
Have a great weekend!
Not too much summer left...BOO!
But gearing up to start our school year, I wanted to let you know that I have OODLES of copybooks and folders. I will have available copybooks and folders on the windowsill of our classroom during our parent meeting if you'd like to pick out 2 of each for your child in lieu of purchasing them from the 5th grade supply list.
A few people have asked about items that I need for the classroom. As of now, paper plates or looseleaf would be great. Construction paper also needs to be replenished through the year - any color. Thanks so much!
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.
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Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer & Spanish
Thursday - Gym & Guidance
Friday - Art