In planning for next week, we'll have a "Halloween celebration" next Friday. If you would like to send in treats, please remember they should be prepackaged and individually wrapped. We have 18 students. Next Friday is also a free orange and black dress down day.
This week, we completed our "Safe Environment" program during Religion class. Information about the program can be found here: https://www.youthprotectionhbg.com/protect-children/#1522019325396-3a26bedf-8659 The lesson plan can be found here: https://www.youthprotectionhbg.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Lesson-Plan-on-Safe-Environment-Grade-5.pdf If you are interested in seeing what your child completed for classwork, this is located inside their 5th grade journal. That copybook usually just stays at school, but they are able to go home for a day and then return back to the classroom.
Math books are here! Yay! No more packets and folders!
I have yet to receive our box from the scholastic book orders. Ugh. I'll soon be forwarding you the newest message I received in regard to the order.
No test packet today. However, yesterday, 2 graded assignments came home: math factor trees and the SS study guide. These do not need to be signed and returned.
Please ask your child about our adventures with Double Dutch! Some students braved the ropes to work on the skill inspired by our story this week from Reading class. I took a few photos and even a video! These persistent kids have come a long way in just a week's time!
Next week for Spelling, we'll have a fall/Halloween word list. The class will glue the list into their assignment books.
Next Friday is an orange/black free dress down day.
Below I've attached 2 photos of the class working on some mummies as we prepare to study the ancient Egyptian civilization in SS.
Wednesday - Eng Pronouns Test
Friday - Spelling Halloween List
Book It Book Report Due
11/1 - Book It Reading Log Due
If anyone has empty TP tubes at home or empty/clean small, plastic fruit cups, I could use some in the classroom. (The more the merrier!) Also, I'm in need of a bottle of iodine. If someone has this on hand and would like to donate it, I need it for science next week and don't think I'll be able to get to the store this weekend. The bottle I have is a 2oz bottle "decolorized iodine", but won't be enough for what we need for our experiment next week. Please "reply all" if you have this on hand or could donate it. Two 2oz bottles (or one larger size) would be great! Thanks so much!
Have a great weekend! God Bless You!
Just a quick one today:
Wednesday - SS CE Due
Thursday - Math X Test
SS Ch 3 Test (& packet due)
Friday - Spelling Test 6
Rdg - WLT #4
*October Bk Rep Due 10/29
*October Rdg Log Due 11/1
Have a great weekend! God Bless You!
Another busy week checked off in 5th grade! Here are a few highlights:
* We've finished up a few projects for Science and Math. Models of particles within a solid, liquid, and gas are on display in the hall. And Snoopy is living in a forest of factor trees from math in the back of our classroom.
* Our Baptism wall is well decorated and now labeled with the sacramentals and vocab words we've located in your photos! (See below!)
* We "field tripped" down to the church to get an up-close peek at the baptismal font, blessed oils, and other various items.
* Our Current Events are THRIVING this week! Man, we really focused on Science with our news: volcanos, bears, Mars exploration, giant penguins, dinosaurs, monarchs, ETC!
* In Science class, students decided on tests to perform on sealed boxes with mystery items inside to attempt to discover the item's properties. We then made predictions based on our findings. I've left the class in suspense: we'll get to open the boxes next week!
* Book It is off to a great start! Students should be doing their best to track minutes read and mark these on the orange October calendars. By the end of next week, I'll have the Book Report assignment ready for them.
* Finally, today, we discussed Fire Safety/Prevention Week. Since we can't have the firefighters in for an assembly yet, I brought the topic into the classroom today. We created a journal entry about it and completed a few activities. This weekend's "HW" is all about smoke detectors, planning a meeting place, and doing a fire drill at home.
I'm looking forward to meeting with many of you tomorrow. I'll have the most recent test packet to review as well as their journal so you can peruse some of your child's thoughts. If you have time to complete your "Parent HW", please bring that along as well. Feel free to sneak a peek in their locker and desk, I told the class to make them beautiful to show off to you.
Have a great long weekend! God Bless You!
Today is the first day of the Book It Program. If your child has not already shared it with you, ask them for the purple parent letter I gave out yesterday. It outlines the plan for the 6 month program as well as our goals. I did not create a packet as referenced in the letter for several reasons. (Apologies, I didn't get to revise the text of my letter in time.) The reading calendar and reading log are orange for October and should be kept by the student for documentation of minutes and books read. The book report assignments will vary from month to month, but come mid-October, I will pass out this month's project. I've found that handing it out early leads to rushed, subpar work. Also, waiting until mid-month gives adequate time to get into their book choice and have ample time to read most of it. If you aren't sure if your child's book choice is appropriate for their ability, the best thing to do is send it to school and have him/her show it to me. Finally, in years past, I've had students that were unaware that they had to read the entire book to complete the book report fully. I've mentioned this in class, but reinforcement at home, especially if the month is soon ending, and the due date is near. October's due date for the reading calendar, log, and report is 10/29.
Tuesday - Bible "Scavenger Hunt" Quiz
Wednesday - Rdg: WLT #3
SS CE Due
Thursday - Spelling Lesson 5 Test
Eng 2.1-2.5 Quiz
Friday - NO SCHOOL : P/T Conferences
Have a wonderful weekend! God Bless You!
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 - Technology
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art