Today we wrapped up the 2nd trimester! This means we are not only starting fresh and new for our last trimester on Monday, but that we are one day closer to Spring....and Summer.... and warmer weather! I'm very much looking forward to it! The students were genuinely surprised when I told them to get their coats for outdoor recess yesterday because we've been so used to staying inside!
I was so excited to tell the class we were officially ready to be done with our green/blue subject folders that housed the many photocopied pages before we got our workbooks! We spent some time shuffling some things around - to the school folder, to the take home folder, and to the recycle box!
Several Volcano projects came to school this week! We have time set aside on Monday to share our reports and how they went!
As we are coming into the final trimester of 5th grade, I'm asking the students to assume more responsibility in terms of completing some work and taking notes - particularly in Science and SS. When I handed out the Science packets, I had several ambitious students complete it for HW (it was not assigned) and return it the next day for me to check over so they could begin to study for the test. As always, these study packets are due the day of the test.
Another part of increasing their level of responsibility is that now that it is March, students are to be updating their assignment books on their own in regarding to dating the pages and filling in due dates they are aware of (Ex. Book Reports, CEs, Prayer Tests, events on school calendar that affect us like Grandparent's Day, etc.) All year until now, we have done this together, now students should do this at home. Preparing ahead of time will prevent missing these important upcoming due dates and days.
Monday: Book It Book Report & Rdg Log Due
Tuesday: Math Multiplying Decimals Test
Religion Ch 14 Test
Wednesday: Science Ch 7 Test
Friday: Spelling Less 19 Test
Have a great weekend!
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