What we did this week:
Reading: Story - When the Circus Came to Town
Spelling: Lesson 8
English: Singular Possessive & Plural Possessive Nouns
Math: Multiplication Problem Solving Methods, Powers of 10
Religion: The Eucharist: Vessels & Vestments
Science: Life Science - Moving Materials: Flow of Nutrients/Water through a vascular plant
SS: Mesopotamian Achievements
Our potatoes are in their jar homes for the next few weeks and several have sprouted roots already! We've been observing them and checking water levels to make sure they have enough to drink. You'll be able to take a peek at some of our progress when you come for conferences next week.
We took a "field trip" today to the Chapel to learn about the vessels and vestments we've studied in Religion class this week. If your child has been at altar server training, I told them to keep an eye out for a few things we learned about, but did not have direct access to here at school. While we were there, we also had an unexpected visit from Pre-K coming down to see some of the main parts of the Chapel! We shared our time and lesson with our young friends too!
Today begins a week long Sumdog contest. We spent some time in the computer lab working on math skills and playing games to earn points for SJS. Most students were already able to complete over 100 problems! Students can play over the weekend and in the evenings at home too. (All logins & passwords should be written inside student assignment books.) This contest continues through next Thursday. We will have a daily classroom top-scorers next week. I believe Ms. Pam has promised ice cream treats!
Pumpkins can come to school Tuesday-Thursday next week. Soccer/basketball size is ideal.
Very soon we will begin our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The 5th grade organizes this for the school. Any boxes you could send in for us to use would be great. If you would like to bring them at your conference time, please stack them outside our classroom by our small mailbox. These can be sent in anytime next week through the 31st. We will prep and label the boxes for distribution to all classrooms Pre-K - 8.
Tuesday: Math Ch 2 Less 1-5 Quiz
Wednesday: CE Due
English Unit 2 Nouns Test
Reading WLT - When the Circus Came To Town
Thursday: Spelling Lesson 9
Religion Ch 5 Eucharist Test
Friday: NO SCHOOL - CONFERENCES
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Lesley Maurer
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My name is Mrs. Lesley Maurer and I am the 5th grade teacher. This is my 13th year teaching in Catholic schools and my 11th year here at SJS.