What we did this week:
Reading: Story - Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street
Focus Skill: Main Idea and Details
Spelling: Lesson 18 Suffixes
English: Creative Writing Sample: Nothing Ever Happens in 5th Grade
Math: GCF, LCM, LCD skills
Religion: Sacrament of Reconciliation
Science: Life Science - Earthquakes and Volcanoes
SS: Natural Resources, Environmental Issues of N Africa, SW Asia, and Central Asia
Black History Month: Ruby Bridges
We had a great week here in 5th grade! We were busy, but focused. The students really enjoyed writing our "Nothing Ever Happens in 5th Grade" stories for English class. Perhaps you got a peek at your student's story. They were shared with the class today and were a big hit! We also shared our book dust jackets for February's book report. They look great! But I have to say I think the class's favorite event today was Ms. Pam's carnival in the gym. I'm sure you will be filled in with so many of the fun details. I've posted some pictures of the fun on our webpage.
We updated our Book It minute tracker today and I'm proud to report that we've beat our goal again this month. Set at 16,500, we've surpassed that and achieved 23, 238! Way to go kids!
Next Wednesday is liturgy for Ash Wednesday. As noted on the updated school calendar, this is a full liturgy - no longer a prayer service. A few 5th graders will be participating to help 4th grade with this mass. We were assigned the final mass here at the elementary school - Ascension Thursday - so one more opportunity for the students to be directly involved. Re-registration papers will also be sent home on Wednesday.
Reminder: Updated HW books should be completed and ready to go on Monday: dates & due dates
Tuesday: Spanish HW due - 2 wkshts - (in take-home folder)
Wednesday: CE Due
Friday: Science Ch 7 Test
Spelling Lesson 19
Deadline for Race for Education addresses to qualify for prizes
Have a wonderful weekend! I told the class to say prayers for Spring to come sooner and to act the part by wearing shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops all weekend. I'm crossing my fingers! I sure hope we are in school on Monday!
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