We've been dodging germs as best as we can here in 5th grade! But unfortunately, we didn't all come through unscathed. The kids did a good job of keeping up with our studies with the subs as I was down and out myself. We've been fast and furious with the Lysol around here and our tissue collection has taken a big hit. While we are still good with cleaning wipes, we are down to 2 tissue boxes and I don't think that'll get us to the end of February. If you'd like to send in some more, I certainly wouldn't turn them away.
Also, since the business of CSW and so many absences, I didn't get out a test packet last week. (I'll still missing 2 from our last due date of 1/28 - please check and see if one is hiding in your child's folder.) I sent home another one today 2/7 to be due 2/11. The trimester will soon be coming to an end on 2/27 so the last grades are coming up in the next 2.5 weeks.
I've added my remaining pictures to the CSW slideshow I made for the 5th grade webpage. Check them out when you get a chance.
I'll also let you know that in the past 2 months, I've offered more opportunities for Extra Credit in various subjects. These are only advertised in the classroom, usually with directions/due dates on the HW board. I never advertise these to parents as I'd like to see the student take the initiative to try it out. These assignments are never required and would never detract from a grade. I have noticed only a few students taking advantage of these opportunities and while everyone is certainly welcome to complete them, I tend to see only students who maintain high caliber grades taking and returning them to me. My intent with these is to motivate those with grades that can be helped with these assignments. Please encourage your child to pick one up when available.
We'll have time next Thursday for a Valentine's Day celebration. Students may bring Valentines for the class that day. We have 17 students.
Tuesday - RDG - WLT #14
SS Ch 6 Less 1-2 Quiz
Wednesday - Religion Prayer to the HS Test
Eng Ch 4 Less 1-5 Verb Quiz
Thursday - Spell Less 18 Test
Math Dividing Decimals Test
Friday - NO SCHOOL
Have a good 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