This week we had a beautiful Christmas program to kick off the week. I'm so proud of our class who came and sang out so beautifully. Great job to those who took on the added responsibility of being a cast member in full costume or helping with a solo! You make us proud! We were also able to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation this week on Wednesday. I told the class their souls looked a little "extra shiny" when we walked out of church!
In Religion, we've begun our studies on the Parts of the Mass. Students have a variety of ways to study/review for this unit: highlighting in religion books, notes in copybook, color-coded flash cards, a mass-booklet we assembled, and of course, good ol' fashioned going to mass with your family. In Math class, we are starting to get into the wonderful world of decimals. In Social Studies, we are moving into a unit on the Origins of Judaism, Hebrews, and Israelites. In Science, in 2019, we'll be starting Life Science.
Next week, we are planning our Christmas Party for Wednesday. Please see my prior message copied and pasted here in case you missed it.
Tis the season! We are planning our Christmas party for Wednesday, December 19th from 1:00-2:30 and I wanted to send an email to see if anyone would be able to send in some goodies for the students to enjoy and/or come in as a volunteer. My plan is to have us work on a homemade nativity scene as a craft, play a game, and eat some goodies while enjoying Charlie Brown and his Christmas story.
It would be great if the volunteers (I'm looking for 2-3) could bring a hot glue gun, but I have one of my own to use as well. I would request you to be at school at 12:50 and plan to stay until the end of the school day. Please remember all volunteers need to have school approved badges.
The snacks I'd suggest are items like popcorn, pretzels, cookies, fruit, juice boxes or water bottles. We'll also need plates, napkins, and perhaps plastic silverware depending on food items.
I'd like to plan a gift exchange as well. If your child would like to participate, they should bring in a $1-2 wrapped gift that would be appropriate for a girl or a boy. These can come into school starting Monday 12/17-19. I will begin a collection for our gift exchange/game.
The items that have already been volunteered are: pretzels, juice boxes, bottle water, cookies, napkins, Hershey Kisses, plates, and candy canes.
Thank you for all your donations to our celebration!
Monday: Rdg- WLT
Wednesday: Rel - Act of Contrition Test
Friday: Rdg - Book Report& Dec. Cal. Due
I hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful Christmas with your friends and family. This will be my last newsletter of 2018. I hope we can all have fun ringing in 2019!
God Bless You!
We started out this week learning about Advent and how we can prepare not only with decorations, but with our hearts. We've been reading daily meditations about how to better ourselves through the season. We put up our tree, Nativity, and Advent Wreath. We are getting in the spirit around here! Big thanks to Enzo for bringing in fun Advent Calendars for all to take home and enjoy each day as we wait for Christmas to come!
This week we were busy with Christmas program practice. Our class should be bringing in metal pots, lids, and spoons to use for the show. If your child hasn't yet done so, they should bring it in on Monday. We will have a bit more practice Monday in the daytime for our big show Monday evening.
Mr. Ron, our visiting Seminarian from Mount Saint Mary's came to see us for one last time before Christmas. We've enjoyed our time with him and his sharing his knowledge and religious insights with us. We made him cards for the holiday and gave him well wishes for his upcoming finals. After we return to school in January, our Seminarian visits will be with Mr. Vic, a peer of Mr. Ron's.
Report Cards came home with the students on Wednesday. If you haven't already, please sign and return the envelope Monday.
Monday: SS Egypt Test
Wednesday: SS CE Due
Eng 3.1-3.5 Quiz
Thursday: Rel Ch 7 Test
Math Ch 4 Test
Friday: Spell Less 12 Test
Have a great 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 - Computer
Thursday - Gym & Spanish
Friday - Art