Another week in the books! Thank you for continuing to work with our school families to keep everyone safe with masks, spacing, and sanitation. Today, we did a VennDiagram to compare March 13 and November 13 and their stark differences. We've come a long way since our school year was abruptly cut "short" and I'm proud and pleased that we have been in school in-person for 12 full weeks now! This gives new meaning to "It takes a village!" Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we certainly have much to give thanks for! I hope and pray that our school and school families continue to be safe and healthy.
We've wrapped up a big writing sample this week with our compare and contrast essays. Next week, our Saints projects will be due and students will share them with the class. They are looking good! Side note - I gave an oral reminder to the class that when citing their sources "Google" isn't a valid response. Google is a search engine, not a valid website to harvest facts from. Wikipedia is also off limits, but I think we kept that in check pretty well. Please keep an eye out for these. With the dates below, we wrap up our first trimester.
We've started to dive into our study of Egypt. Next week, we'll take a closer look at Hieroglyphs. Our in-class art project is a sarcophagus. Students are loving it! We are still keeping an eye on the electoral map, but it seems changes/potential changes are slow.
We learned about Veteran's Day, it's origins, and how people celebrate it today. We made cards for Vets and perhaps you've seen one of these come home. Please extend our heartfelt thanks to those in your family who have selflessly served our country. We are in your debt.
We went to Mass on Wednesday to celebrate the liturgy of the Eucharist. We stayed for a short "field trip" to get a closer look at the vessels and vestments that are used in church.
Monday - Bring in updated Bk It Calendar for our mid-month check-up
Tuesday - Division Math Quiz
Wednesday - SS CE due
Saint Project due
Thursday - Spanish HW due
Friday - Art HW due
Spelling Lesson 10 Test
Rdg - WLT #6
Have a great weekend!
God Bless You!
The excitement was running high this week as we enjoyed our SJS Election here at school. The kids were eagerly awaiting Tuesday afternoon so we could make sure all our votes were in and ready to be counted! I posted a few pictures below of our election and the results.
We've been checking on the Electoral Map throughout the week as well to see the results coming in from the national election. I can't believe people are still counting votes, 3 days later! But, in a way, it is interesting to show the class a perfect example of Democracy in action. We've had times while calculating the differences between the candidates that the numbers changed. This morning, the class had a strong reaction when I was looking at the class with my back to the whiteboard and they witnessed PA change from red to blue. I'm sure they may ask you to check the numbers/colors with them throughout the weekend. Who knows when counting will be done and official results are announced...
We've been working on some writing samples in class this week as we took a break from our normal grammar lessons. Our 2 paragraph compare/contrast essay is being wrapped up early next week. We will continue to draft, edit, and work on our Saint Projects through at least the end of next week.
We had an impromptu "Field Trip" today as the Farmer Danner was preparing to harvest his corn crop. We went out and enjoyed an informational presentation by him, which was followed by student questions. See the photos below.
Tuesday - Rel Ch 2 Test
Wednesday - Good Copy of C/C Essay due
Thursday - Religion Act of Faith Test
Friday - Spelling Lesson 9
I've been reminding the class that the end of Trimester 1 is coming quick. The last day for graded assignments is Thursday, November 19. Rediker is up-to-date if you haven't recently checked your child's academic grades.
We are now in "Winter Uniforms" per the dress code. The biggest change is basically that students should wear pants for gym Thursdays and boys should wear pants with their regular uniforms on all other days. Please also help remind your child to come to school with proper outerwear for the cooler fall temperatures - sweatshirt/hoodie minimum!
Have a great weekend! It seems as though we are in for another few days of unseasonably beautiful and warm weather!
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