What we did this week:
Reading: Story - Stormalong
Focus Skill: Cause & Effect
Spelling: Lesson 14
English: Personal Narrative brainstorming, drafting, and some editing
Math: Interpreting Remainders & Problem Solving
Religion: Liturgy of the Eucharist & Began the Communion Rite
Science: Life Science - Landforms above sea level
SS: Origins of Judaism
Below freezing highs, below zero wind chills, and a snow day: what a welcome back to school and into 2015! Although not having school on Tuesday threw us off track a bit, we managed as well as we could in the classroom. We talked about this second half of the year as one which I'll be infusing more "Middle School Skills" and habits to further encourage independence and responsibility. We've written New Years Resolutions to help keep us on track. We created our own topographic maps with landform models made from Playdoh/clay, complete with labeled elevations and matching facts. In Math, we've picked up the pace and had some fast-forwarding in the text. In Religion, we are soon wrapping up studying the mass and have been talking about different possibilities to review/study at home. ETC, ETC, ETC. We try to stay busy :)
Catholic School's Week will soon be upon us. Fliers have started to come home (and be on the look out for more shortly). Please complete & return the permission slip & parent lunch RSVP this coming week. We have already begun busily preparing in the classroom as well!
Heads up that our Box Tops collection contest will be coming to a close by the end of January. Any you can send in between now and the 30th will count. Remember, we also collect Campbells Labels and aluminum tabs throughout the year.
Wednesday: Rdg WLT #13 Stormalong
Thursday: SS Ch 6 Less 1-2 Quiz
Friday: Spelling Lesson 16
Parts of Mass Test (ALL)
Good Copy of Personal Narrative Due
Have a wonderful weekend! (Go Ravens!)
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