We had a nice visit from our Seminarian, Mr. Phillip, this week. He wrote and shared a devotional song with us that he wrote himself. We also enjoyed his guitar playing. The students enjoyed the chance to sing along! His message was "Don't put milk in your gas tank!" Hopefully, your child can explain this to you. He also had the class do an activity with rocks on paper that students can explain to you as well.
Grandparents Day was a a hit! We filled our classroom with so many visitors and enjoyed sharing our work with our loved ones!
There is a very important letter coming home today with youngest and only students. Please ask for this if it was not already shared with you.
Monday: Rel. Saint Report Due
Tuesday: Rdg Book Report & Rdg Log due
Wednesday: SS CE Due
Friday: Spelling Lesson 8
Have a wonderful weekend!
We had a few more visitors this week in the classroom. Father Ryan came in Wednesday and had prepared a combo lesson of Science, Social Studies, and of course Religion. The kids enjoyed his lesson about how God's love is ever-present in so many ways. Talk about cross-curricular studies! We also had a special visit from Mrs. Livia Riley and Mrs. Margaret Barrett - the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of the Diocese of Harrisburg schools! They enjoyed greeting the students, seeing the classroom, and hearing/seeing what we've been studying.
We had time this week in the computer lab to do research for our Saint Reports. I'm glad to see and hear that so many students told me they took initiative to begin to prepare their research at home last weekend. Many students are about ready to start their good copies. These may be typed or handwritten neatly on looseleaf paper. Students have a rubric with directions on how to prepare this report.
Current Event assignments were looking great this week! We've had quite a variety of article topics ranging from hurricane cleanup, Our Lady of Fatima, monarch butterflies, Halloween candy, dogs helping kids swim, and the CA wildfires.
We also had our 1st Book It minute check today. We are up to 6,125 minutes with a class goal of 12,750 to hopefully achieve by the end of the month. Keep up the good work!
Tuesday: Rel Ch 4 Test
Wednesday: Math Ch 2 Test
Rdg WLT - The Night of San Juan
Friday: Halloween Spelling Test
Remember Grandparents Day is next Thursday. If you will allow your child to go home with the visiting grandparents, you will need to send in a note to school by Wednesday.
Have a wonderful weekend!
This week at school we had some visitors. We had a wonderful Fire Prevention assembly on Tuesday. I even got to dress up in the real gear - much heavier than you'd think. I was told it weighs about 70-80lbs with the complete mask and oxygen tank! Mrs. Kilkelly also came by to speak with the students about the Spiritual Adoption Program. They especially liked seeing the 10 and 12 week old model babies! By the end of the week, we were singing about photosynthesis - a song I hope the students soon learn and can sing to you!
I hope you have heard about it by now, but students should be working on keeping up with daily reading on the Book It log and have a book report due 10/31. We also just began talking about a project for All Saints Day. We picked Saints to study Thursday in school. Some ambitious students told me they were going to get a head start on some research this weekend! Awesome!
Thank you to everyone for taking time from your busy schedules to have a conference about your child with me. Working collaboratively for the benefit of your child is our collective goal. For those of you that asked, the last day of the first trimester is November 15th.
Tuesday: Rel Act of Hope Test
Wednesday: CE Due
Science Ch 2 Less 1 Test
Thursday: SS Ch 4 Less 1-2 Quiz
English Unit 2 Test Nouns
Friday: Spelling Lesson 7
Have a wonderful weekend!
We were able to share another beautiful liturgy as a school today. As this was our mass to plan, we prepared cantors, readers, and gift bearers. Needless to say, planning for a school mass is SO much nicer now that we have a built-in church this year. Transforming the gymnasium at Baltimore Street was a lot of work and preparation! Msgr Lyons made some nice comments about our class. Thanks to those who helped make it wonderful.
We kicked off our Book It Program this week. October through March, we are working towards individual and class goals. Your child should be documenting their minutes read at home and at school on the monthly calendar I provided last week. Mid-month and at the end of the month through the program, we will imput our minutes into the website to check our progress and to see if we are on track or have some reading to improve on. Remember book reports are due the last day of the month we are in school and count as a Reading grade.
If you have not yet seen your conference time confirmation, all slips have been stapled into assignment books. You may remove these to use as your own reminder.
Due to some scheduling changes and added events for our upcoming 3-day school week, we will not have any quizzes/tests. Students should still use some HW time to review daily lessons via copybook notes and/or study guides.
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Have a wonderful long weekend!
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