What we did this week:
* Lots of Advent/Christmas activities
* Christmas party on Tuesday
* Animal hibernation presentation from Ms. Beth from Pinchot Park
* Las Posadas with Mrs. Rupp & the 1st Grade
* Prayer Partner Crafts
ETC, ETC, ETC!
There are 10 days left in December and the students still have Book It calendars. I've given the kids some extra time in class these past 2 weeks to try to keep up with our 750 min/mon goal per student. These should be returned to school Jan 5/6.
I hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed Christmas holiday with your families. Many wonderful things to come in 2015 I'm sure! Thank you for all the goodies - I've been putting them under the tree at home. Avalyn will enjoy helping to open them and she's even been showing pretty good self-control not opening anything!
See everyone next year!
What we did this week:
Reading: Story - Ultimate Field Trip 3: Wading into Marine Biology
Spelling: Lesson 13 Suffixes
English: Verbs: Teach, learn, sit, set, can, may, let, leave, Test Review
Math: Larger Dividends
Religion: Liturgy Of the Eucharist
Science: Life Science - Selective Breeding, Adaptations, Test Review
SS: Egyptian Art, Literature, Buildings, Pharaohs
Our class did a WONDERFUL job at the Christmas program this week. We've been busy bees practicing whenever we had breaks - singing and working on lines in the classroom. Tuesday was a little hectic, but it was all pulled together despite a few technical difficulties backstage. I'm very proud of all the students' efforts and acting skills! Great work "Benjamin" and "Rachel" - lots of lines to learn and solos in songs.
I also told the students this week I was having an ultrasound to determine if Baby Maurer was a boy or a girl. The class has their guesses in a chart on the chalkboard. I shared with them some photos, but not yet the gender. That will be one of my planned surprises for next week. In the meantime, I have to be very careful when talking about the baby with pronouns!
Tuesday: Reading: WLT (Marine Biology)
English Unit 3 Verbs
Wednesday: SS Ch 4 Test
Math Ch 3 Test
Potato Observation Booklet Due
Thursday: Spelling: Xmas List
Friday: Religion Act of Contrition Test
Rdg Book Report Due
Like this week, we should be very light on written HW, if any. We are mostly trying to get things wrapped up before we are on our 2 week glorious hiatus. :)
Friday 12/19, students may dress down in green/red for the Christmas break.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Next Tuesday, we will be having our "Christmas Celebration." If you are interested in sending in a treat or supplies, please let me know by this Friday 12/12.
I was thinking of the following:
Styrofoam cups - Hoffacker
napkins - Roberts
plates - Roberts
plastic spoons - Hoffacker
hot cocoa packets - Snyder & Hagarman
marshmallows - Snyder
chocolate chip cookies - Hoffacker
brownies - Fout
chips - Hoffacker & Fout
candy canes - Clabaugh
Our potatoes have made wonderful progress since our experiment began almost 2 months ago on October 10! Slightly different potatoes and different conditions as they were relocated every few weeks around school has lead to exciting results. They have now all been returned to our classroom for a few days before they head home.
Final observation date will be 12/16 and our booklets are due 12/17.
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.
Email Mrs. Maurer
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Computer
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art